Curatorial Projects

Matarile Ediciones
Matarile Ediciones is a small publishing company founded and managed by Martha Naranjo Sandoval. It focuses on artists who are immigrants, their children, or part of a recent diaspora.

Nueva Luz, The Apartment Gallery Issue 
Nueva Luz is a photography periodical that showcases artists of color. It was launched in 1985 by the New York organization Enfoco.

This issue was curated by Martha Naranjo Sandoval and groana melendez. They selected people whose work had been featured in the Apartment Gallery Series, who are part of marginalized genders, and whose work focuses on themselves and their own history. Featured artists: Courtney Garvin, Carmen Lizardo, Yelaine Rodriguez, María del Mar Hernández Gil, Samantha Box, Vicky Charles, Monique Islam, Felicita “Felli” Maynard, Sofie Vasquez, and Vanessa Rondón.

After the Fact
After the Fact is the follow-up book to the conversations sparked by the symposium After The Fact, organized at the International Center of Photography School. The symposium explored how we process personal and political information, how we view and contextualize art, and how both fact and fiction inform our everyday realities and our senses of self. It examined the place and potential of The Event—natural disasters, encounters with works of art, acts of political resistance, the genesis of authentic love— all points of no return. What happens when we feel, live, and experience the intensities that emerge, as if out of nowhere, as miraculous forces? How do we relate to contingencies, which change the way we perceive ourselves and engage in our world?

Edited by Martha Naranjo Sandoval, Art Direction by Matthew Papa, Project management by Groana Melendez. Contributions by Jean Marie Casbarian, Nona Faustine, Alex Fialho, Katherine Hubbard, Steffani Jemison, Ivana Larrosa, Minny Lee, Bia Monteiro, Verónica Puche, Milagros de la Torre, Carrie Schneider, T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko, and Martha Wilson

Interviews for Baxter Street Blog
Along with artist Groana Melendez, this project compiles interviews with eight artists of different mediums and backgrounds. The conversations focus on each artist's process and on how their identity shapes their practice. Artists interviewed were Joiri Minaya, Mario Navarro, Verónica Puche, Elle Pérez , Daniel Terna, Alejandro Yoshii, Elia Alba, and Andrea Wolf. This interviews were posted in the Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York blog during the months of October, November, and December of 2016, when Martha and Groana were their guest-bloggers.

Mexican Tertulia
Co-organized with artists Groana Melendez in collaboration with Baxter St at CCNY and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival. An event of 7-minute lightning talks featuring 14 artists of Mexican heritage. The evening featured a series of short talks by the artists presenting their work.

The artists who presented were Irma Bohórquez-Geisler, Paul Barcena, Benji Bustamante, Adhat Campos, Karla Carballar, Livia Corona, Gabriel Garcia Roman, Dr. Oscar Gil-García, Jessica Magallanes Martinez, Sofía Muñoz Boullosa, Alan Ruiz, Cinthya Santos Briones, Eric St. James-Lopez, and Alejandro Yoshii. 

The event took place on October 30th, 2016 at Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York.