Helen Marten (b. 1985)
Dust and Piranhas (2011)
Evian Disesase (2012)
Helen Marten (born 1985, Macclesfield, UK) is an artist living in London who works in sculpture, video, and installation art. Her work has been included in the 56th Venice Biennale and the 20th Biennial of Sydney. She has won the 2012 LUMA Award from the (LUMA Foundation) and the Prix Lafayette in 2011.
Writing about year-long touring exhibition, Almost the exact shape of Florida at Kunsthalle Zürich, Plank Salad at Chisenhale Gallery in London (2012) and No borders in a wok that can't be crossed at the Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture at Bard College (2013), the curators of the three exhibitions called them "one of the most fertile, and one might say febrile, artistic productions of our time, cannily utilizing the potential of both the analogue and digital to make sculptures, videos, and installations that collapse traditional forms and boundaries of matter, language, and meaning." Jörg Heiser has written of her work, "Marten treats physical stuff the digital way: she drags and drops, compresses and unpacks, crashes and reboots."
Marten studied at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford, 2005-2008 and Central Saint Martins, 2004.