Martha Naranjo Sandoval

Martha Naranjo Sandoval is a Brooklyn-based artist, publisher, cataloguer, and bookseller from Mexico City. She holds a degree in film from Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión in Mexico City, and an MFA from the International Center of Photography and Bard College. She is the co-founder of the editorial project Matarile Ediciones, which publishes work by artists who are immigrants or part of a recent diaspora. She published her book Sangre de mi Sangre (edited by Justine Kurland) in 2021 and Dashwood Books published her book Como Agua para Ajolote a year later. Miriam Gallery (Brooklyn) presented The Stench of Orange Blossoms, a solo exhibition of her work, from January to March 2023.

In 2014 she won the Conacyt-FONCA scholarship (awarded by the Mexican Government) for studies abroad and in 2017 was part of the Flux Factory Artist in Residence, for which she organized the community project Día de Muertos. Along with artist-curator groana melendez, she organizes platforms to showcase artists and promote critical conversations, including a rapid-talk event with Celebrate Mexico Now and the Camera Club of New York, and the Apartment Series Issue of the Nueva Luz Magazine.

Martha’s Classes

  • Martha teaches self-portraiture for StrudelmediaLive.