I am an artist, researcher and educator. I am interested in the intersection between theory and embodiment, performace and pedagogy, the body and sculpture. 

My practice explores the poetic-political relationship between the body and memory, the body and place. 
Through a research-based process I create installations and performances that complicate the relationship between visible or so called invisible narratives; and their historical relation to time and place. I am interested in the relationship between history and narrative as a space to create new ways of animating the present moment.
In my work the body acts as an axis or hinge through which I articulate disparate ideas, histories, places, or narratives.
The relationship between the body and the everyday places in which it performs is fundamental in the process of developing gestures that compose poetic actions: a unifying principle where materials, bodies, and place converge.
From this perspective, my work is the consequence of a constant attempt to intervene the present moment and through this connection reflect about larger poetical and political conditions.


Mi práctica explora la relación entre el cuerpo, la memoria, y la noción de "lugar". A través de procesos de investigación creo instalaciones, coreografías, o intervenciones que complican la relación entre narrativas visibles y aquellas 'desdibujadas'; reflexionando también acerca de la relación histórica entre tiempo y lugar. 
La relación entre el cuerpo y los lugares cotidianos en los cuales éste actúa, es fundamental para el desarrollo de gestos que componen acciones poéticas: un principio unificador a través del cuál el espacio, la presencia del cuerpo, y los materiales-objetos convergen.
Así mi trabajo es la consecuencia de un constante impulso a intervenir el momento presente y a través de la conexión con el momento reflejar y encarnar condiciones complejas  de lo poético y lo político.


BIO
Guadalupe Martinez grew up in Buenos Aires where she completed a BFA at the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte. In Vancouver where she has been living since 2008, she completed an MFA at University of British Columbia.
She is currently developing her reseacrh in performance and pedagogy with the support of the BC Arts Council Early Career Development Program.

In 2010 Martinez attended the Master Class Residency with Ken Lum at The Banff Center for the Arts which significantly influenced the development of her work. In 2013 she was invited to work at Dorchester Projects with artist Theaster Gates, extending her research into deeper levels of interaction, pedagogy and engagement.
Guadalupe Martinez has worked as a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Contemporary Art at UBC and is a member of the Board of Directors for LIVE Biennale, Vancouver´s performance art festival. She now teaches independently at Univeristies in Vancouver and Buenos Aires.
Martinez has attended residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (AB), Hammock Residency (BC), The STAG (BC), Elsewhere Collective (NC), The Vermont Studio Center (VT), and Rebuild Foundarion in Chicago (IL).
Her work has been shown locally at Morris and Helen Belkin Arts Gallery (graduate exhibition), Access Gallery, The Commons, Satellite Gallery and grunt gallery among others; Palais de Glace, Museo del Grabado, Centro Cultural San Martin and Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires; also in Mexico, US, and Italy.
Her graduate research was awarded the support of SSHRC, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, BC Arts Council, and University of British Columbia’s Faculty Graduate Grant Award.

Martinez currently lives and works between Argentina and Canada.

Guadalupe Martinez nace en Bs As donde completa una Licenciatura de Artes Visuales en el IUNA. A finales de 2008 se muda a Canadá seleccionada para realizar la residencia de arte Master Class Residency con el prestigioso artista Ken Lum, en The Banff Center for the Arts.
Posteriormente reside en Vancouver desde donde desarrolla su practica y realiza numerosas residencias entre las que se encuentran Hammock Residency (BC), The STAG (BC), Elsewhere Collective (NC), The Vermont Studio Center (VT), and Rebuild Foundarion in Chicago (IL).
En 2012 inicia una Maestría de Bellas Artes en University of British Columbia, con Beca completa y un subsidio de investigación del departamento de investigación de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades del Govierno Canadiense. Participa de festivales de Performance en Venecia 2013, de una residencia de arte social con el artista Theaster Gates en Chicago, y de diversas exhibiciones y charlas. Trabaja en la Universidad como profesora adjunta y ayudante de cátedra y en 2015 es invitada a dictar cursos intensivos de Performance para las clases de la artista Dana Claxton.
Es vice-presidente de la Bienal de Performance Vancouver: LIVE Biennale desde 2011.
Actualmente desarrolla un proyecto documental en Argentina, y proyectos de arte y curaduría en Vancouver.
Su obra ha sido exhibida en Morris and Helen Belkin Arts Gallery (graduate exhibition), Access Gallery, The Commons, Satellite Gallery and grunt gallery among others; Palais de Glace, Museo del Grabado, Centro Cultural San Martin y Centro Cultural Borges en Buenos Aires; también en Mexico, EEUU, e Italia.

Actualmente Martinez vive y trabaja entre Argentina y Canada.