field recordings, electronics
Seeking to generate a social and political critical reflection, and often exploring stealth as a communicative situation of deep relevance currently, Israel Martínez works, either for research or as a thematic line, with sound as a starting point to create pieces and projects usually materialized in multichannel audio installations, video, photography, actions and texts.
In 2007, he was granted an Award of Distinction in Prix Ars Electronica, and in 2019, he was a winner of the CTM Radio Lab Call in Berlin. He has had solo and group exhibitions in spaces such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MuseumsQuartier, MACBA, Moscow Biennale, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, daadgalerie, Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, MUAC, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Museo Arte Carrillo Gil, MUCA Roma, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, among others.
In 2012 he was part of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, and in 2014 of the residence program of MuseumsQuartier in Vienna. He has published discography and editorial work through Sub Rosa, Errant Bodies Press, Aagoo, The Wire, Hatje Cantz, Abolipop Records and Suplex.