Martha Rosler


Born in New York, USA

Martha Rosler’s work often focuses on the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life, especially as they affect women. Rosler has for many years produced works on war and the “national security climate,” connecting life at home with the conduct of war abroad. In 2004 and 2008, in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, she reinstituted her now well-known series of photomontages House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, originally made as a response to the war in Vietnam. Her photographic series on places of passage and systems of transportation have been widely exhibited. In 2012, she presented her photographic project Cuba, January 1981 and also held the Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at MoMA in New York. In 2014 her exhibition and public project Guide for the Perplexed: How to Succeed in the New Poland was held at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. She publishes often on art and culture; her book Culture Class, on artists and gentrification, was published in 2013. In 2013 Rosler’s series of public banners on drone warfare and surveillance was first exhibited at the Look3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia, the US home of anti-drone legislative efforts and activism.