audiovisueel - experimenteel - film - installatie - cross-over
Tess Martin is an artist/filmmaker based in Rotterdam. Her work is informed by hand-made animation techniques and their potential to explore the human condition. Persistent themes are our place in nature, our relationship to the past, and how memory and perception inform identity. Her practice results in short films, videos, interactive installations, and paintings/prints.
Her prize-winning films and installations have been exhibited at international galleries and festivals such as TOKAS Hongo (JP), IFFR (NL), Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), and more. She was selected as an artist-in-residence at, among others, the Camargo Foundation (France, 2019), the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy, 2017), Djerassi Resident Artist Program (USA, 2016). She has been funded by the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, the CBK, Stichting Droom en Daad, Amartefonds, the city of Rotterdam, and the Dutch Film Fund. Tess holds an MA in Animation from AKV St Joost (2014) and a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from the University of Brighton, UK (2007).