Martine Syms

Martine Syms

Keynote Speaker: Video & Performance Artist Focusing on Racial Issues

Martine Syms Biography

Martine Syms uses video and performance to examine representations of blackness. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the Museum of Modern Art, Hammer Museum, ICA London, New Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among other institutions. She has lectured at Yale University, SXSW, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and MoMA PS1, among other venues. Syms’ recently presented exhibitions include Projects 106: Martine Syms, Museum of Modern Art; Borrowed Lady, Simon Fraser University Galleries, Vancouver; Fact and Trouble, ICA London; COM PORT MENT, Karma International, Los Angeles; Vertical Elevated Oblique, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York.

From 2007-2011 she was the co-director of the Chicago artist run project space Golden Age, and she currently runs Dominica Publishing, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness in visual culture. She is the author of Implications and Distinctions: Format, Content and Context in Contemporary Race Film (2011). Her first US solo museum exhibition Projects 106: Martine Syms, premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in May of 2017. She is a faculty member in the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts.

In 2018 she was named to Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 Art and Style list.

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Martine Syms Videos

Martine Syms | HOW TO SEE Projects 106 with Martine Syms
Made in L.A. 2016: Martine Syms
Martine Syms: Fact & Trouble

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Martine Syms for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Martine Syms, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Martine Syms or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Martine Syms?

Booking fees for Martine Syms, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Martine Syms, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Martine Syms?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Martine Syms for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Martine Syms for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Martine Syms or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Martine Syms or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Martine Syms is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Marketing, Diversity and Race Issues. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Martine Syms can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas and Angélica Dass. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Martine Syms for an upcoming event.

Martine Syms Videos

Martine Syms | HOW TO SEE Projects 106 with Martine Syms
Made in L.A. 2016: Martine Syms
Martine Syms: Fact & Trouble
Barbara Kasten in conversation with Martine Syms

Martine Syms News

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    Martine Syms on Forbes. ... Los Angeles-based Syms calls herself a "conceptual entrepreneur." Her artwork incorporates live performance, video, lectures and ...

  • Martine Syms - The New Yorker

    Martine Syms. By. In the video at the heart of this nuanced exhibition by the promising young L.A.-based artist, a performer pairs hand gestures with spoken ...

How to book Martine Syms?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Martine Syms for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Martine Syms, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Martine Syms or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Martine Syms?

Booking fees for Martine Syms, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Martine Syms, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Martine Syms?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Martine Syms for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Martine Syms for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Martine Syms or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Martine Syms or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Martine Syms is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Marketing, Diversity and Race Issues. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Martine Syms can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas and Angélica Dass. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Martine Syms for an upcoming event.

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