Martha Naranjo Sandoval is a Brooklyn-based visual artist, publisher, photobook seller and cataloguer from Mexico City.

contact [at] mnaranjosandoval [dot] net

Martha also runs the publishing company Matarile Ediciones, is the Library Manager at the International Center of Photography, manages and designs zines and small publications at Dashwood Books, teaches photobook workshops in multiple organizations, and an undergraduate photobook course at The New School.


Solo Exhibitions and Screenings
  • The Stench of Orange Blossoms, 2023, Miriam Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Any Time Soon, 2020, online exhibition, curated by Verónica Puche, Notas al Futuro
  • Ofrenda de Día de Muertos, 2017, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  • How This Has to Be Told, 2017, screening, Point Green Studio, Brooklyn, NY
  • How This Has to Be Told, 2016, thesis show, ICP-Bard MFA Studios, International Center of Photography, Queens, NY


Group Exhibitions
2023
  • The Rose, curated by Justine Kurland, The Lumber Room, Portland, OR
  • Embodied, curated by Grace Sanabria and Paula Lycan, Hercules Art Studio Program, New York, NY

2022
  • Here is Elsewhere, two person show with Kat Shannon, private residence

2021
  • Featured Photographers from En Foco, online exhibition, Social Documentary Network
  • La Frontera: A New Latinx Lexicon, online exhibition, Humble Arts Foundation

2020
  • Stories, three-person show, Haul Gallery, Brooklyn, NYFull House, miniature exhibition broadcasted online, Localhost Gallery
  • Reflections on Spring: an Online Exhibition in 3 Parts, online exhibition, Top Cat Gallery
  • All Together Now; Starting From Scratch, Top Cat Gallery, New York City, NY

2019
  • Flux Factory Annual Art Auction, LICA Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, NY
  • Baxter Street Benefit Auction, Baxter Street at The Camera Club of New York, New York City, NY
  • Everyone Is Asleep But Me, The Collective Art Tank, Ashbury Park, NJ
  • RUB – Now Wave and Graphic Activism, Flux Factory, Long Island City, Queens, NY

2018
  • Flux Factory Annual Art Auction, LICA Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, NY
  • Let’s Talk About Love, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY
  • Anything!, Flux Factory, Long Island City, Queens, NY 
  • Mixed Media Showcase, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY
  • Talk in Images: Work, Curated by Wesley Verhoeve, International Center of Photography Museum, New York, NY
  • Collage Survey, Curated by Brooklyn Collage Collective and Con Artist Collective, Con Artist Collective,  New York, NY
  • Source Material, online exhibition, Curated by Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation
  • Notas al Futuro, Salón Acme, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Re: Frame, Curated by Jane Cavalier and Nicole Kaack, Re: Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

2017
  • Notas al Futuro, Galería Breve, Mexico City, Mexico
  • The Body of the Artist, Curated by Justine Kurland, Studio Duo and Long Island City Open Studios, Queens, NY
  • Notas al Futuro, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Colors of Distance, three-person show, Curated by Bia Monteiro, Studio Duo and Long Island City Open Studios, Queens, NY

2016
  • The Ties that Bind, Poster Show, Curated by Charlotte Cotton, International Center of Photography Museum, New York, NY
  • The Ties that Bind, ICP-Bard MFA final group show, Curated by Charlotte Cotton, Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York, New York, NY
  • All at Once, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2012
  • Exposición de Proyectos Fotográficos, .357 estudio / espacio creativo, Estado de Mexico, Mexico


Film Screenings
  • NYSOUNDCIRCUIT 8.2: How this has to be told, 2021, NYSoundCircuit online
  • Remote Flux Thursday, 2020, Flux Factory online
  • El Cine que Viene: Retrospectiva, 2014, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mexican Shortfilms, 2013, Festival Internacional de Cine Hermosillo, Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico
  • Tres Escuelas, Muchos Cortos, 2013, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Monsieur Guillaume Selection, 2013, Organized by Chris Marker, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Jornadas de Reapropiación, 2013, Short Shorts Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Short Film Selection, 2012, Fort Myers Film Festival, Fort Myers, Florida
  • El Cine que Viene, 2012, Cinépolis Antara, Mexico City, Mexico


Talks
  • Printed Matter, Inc Presents: Narratives in Print – Exploring the Latin American Photobook Landscape, conversation with Oswaldo Garcia and Carlos Loret De Mola, moderated by Sonel Breslav, 2023, Photofairs New York, New York NY
  • August Brooklyn Photo Talk: Featuring Martha Naranjo Sandoval, Sofie Vasquez, and Carson Gomas, 2023, Hope Gardens Community Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Independent Publisher, conversation with Lindsay Buchman and Luis Cobelo, 2023, International Center of Photography, Photobook Fest, New York, NY
  • Interactive Talk, 2022, Baxter Street and Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, New York, NY
  • 10x10 Salon #55, 2022, Center for the Book Arts, organized by 10x10 PhotoBooks, New York, NY
  • Visita de Estudio, 2020, Aura, Mexico City, online, 
  • Fotografía, Archivo y Memoria, talk with Yvonne Venegas, moderated by Begoña Irazábal, 2020,Notas al Futuro, online 
  • Family Pictures And Art: A Survey, 2019, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  • Innovation, Arts and Culture Meetup, 2018, Digital Future Lab, Brooklyn, NY 
  • How this has to be told, 2017, Point Green Studio, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nomadique Artist Dinner, 2017, Nomadique, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Colors of Distance, 2017, Studio Duo and Long Island City Open Studios, Queens, NY
  • Mexican Tertulia, 2016, curated by Martha Naranjo Sandoval and Groana Melendez, Baxter Street and Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, New York, NY
  • Slidefest: [in]flux, 2015, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
  • .357 estudio / espacio creativo, 2012, Estado de Mexico, Mexico

Press
Books
  • Bodega Rider, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, 2023, published by Matarile Ediciones
  • Como Agua Para Ajolote, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, 2022, published by Dashwood Books
  • Sangre de mi Sangre, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, ed. Justine Kurland, 2021, published by Matarile Ediciones
  • Everyone Is Asleep But Me, ed. Marisa Sottos and Angelina Lin, 2019
  • Con Artist Collective // Brooklyn Collage Collective, ed. Morgan Jesse Lappin, 2018
  • After the Fact, ed. Martha Naranjo Sandoval, 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, 2016
  • How This Has to Be Told, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, 2016, Self-published
  • This Is Not Archival, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, 2015, Self-published
  • Petén 411, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, 2014, Self-published

Collections
  • Proyecto Bachué, Bogotá
  • International Center of Photography Library
  • Museum of Modern Art Library
  • Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Hessel Museum of Art at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
  • Franklin Furnace Artists’ Books Collection at Pratt University
  • The Flip Collection at Print Room, Rotterdam
  • Museum of Modern Art Library
  • .357 estudio / espacio creativo, Mexico City
  • Mediateca del Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión, Mexico City

Residencies
  • Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New Work, 2023
  • Flux Factory, 2017
  • .357 estudio / espacio creativo, 2012

Education
  • MFA in Advanced Studies in Photography, International Center of Photography and Bard College
  • Licenciatura (BFA) in Film and Television, Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión