Bio
11 March 2017

Erik Martinson (Canada/Latvia) is an independent curator and writer based in London, UK. He worked in Toronto at Vtape, a not-for-profit video art distributor, from 2005-2014, and was a member of the Pleasure Dome curatorial collective from 2006-2014. He has curated screenings/exhibitions for: Art Star 3 Video Art Biennale at SAW Gallery (2007); Vtape’s Curatorial Incubator (2009); the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (2010, 2011); the Images Festival (2012); A Space Gallery (2012); Art Gallery of Mississauga (2013); Institute of Contemporary Arts London (2015); Chalton Gallery (2016); DIY Space for London (2016); LUX (2016/2017); Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (2016); The Ryder, London (2017); and Toronto International Film Festival’s Wavelengths Series (2017). He participated in the Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive on Time-Based Media, New York (2013) and was on the selection jury for Videonale.15 at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2015). He was assistant editor for the Nuclear Culture Source Book (edited by Ele Carpenter) published by Black Dog Publishing in partnership with Bildmuseet and Arts Catalyst (2016). Recently he completed his MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London (2016) and was in residence at Rupert, Vilnius (2016). His screening series ‘Its origins are Indeterminate’ is being supported by the inaugural Stuart Croft Foundation Special Projects Award and will premiere in 2018.