Ariana Martinez is an artist of the Puerto Rican diaspora making images, objects, and audio documentary. Their practice investigates the impact of geography, architecture, and infrastructure on individual and collective experience.
Ariana uses responsive processes—like life drawing, audio field recording and oral history, mapping, replication and reenactment—to engage with the ecological, cultural, and historical facets of natural landscapes and built environments. Through repeated engagement with their surroundings, Ariana works toward a collaborative dialog that responds to each place’s existing qualities, systems, memory, and imagination.
Ariana lives and works in Bronx, New York.