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  • BORN: Alfredo Luis Martinez, 4/15/67, Brooklyn, NY

    EDUCATION: 11th grade

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    1999    Weapons Specialist/Consultant on Ghost Dog by Jim Jarmusch
    1998-2000     Assistant to Rick Washburn, Weapons Specialist
    1994-1999     Studio Assistant to Donald Baechler

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
    2006 Arsenal for Democracy-War Corporatism, The Canal Chapter, NYC
    2004 Diesel Art Gallery, NYC
    2003 The United States of America vs. Alfredo Martinez, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    1999 WHO DARES WINS, Donahue/Sosinski Art, NYC

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

    2008 Self-Portraits 1966 - 2008, James Fuentes LLC, NYC
    2008 Gothic Intrusion, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    2007 Surge, Main Exhibition Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
    2007 SCOPE NYC, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    2006 SCOPE Miami, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    SCOPE NYC, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    GUNS MAI (Museum of Art and Industry of Saint-Etienne), MIAM
    (International Museum of Modests Arts, Sete) France
    2005 SCOPE London, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    SCOPE NYC, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    SCOPE Miami, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    Hello Kitty 30th Anniversary, Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
    A WAR LIKE PEOPLE, curated by Lara Taubman, Shade Projects@
    Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
    2004 SCOPE Miami, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    SCOPE Los Angeles, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    SCOPE London, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    SCOPE NYC, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    2003 SCOPE Miami, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    SCOPE NYC, The Proposition Gallery, NYC
    2002 Welcome to the Playground of the Fearless, Entropy, Brooklyn, NY
    2000 QUIET Broadway, NYC indoor firing range designed by Martinez
    1999 Generation Z, P.S.1, L.I.C., NY
    Paradise 8, Exit Art, NYC
    Surface to Air, 17th Street Gallery, NYC curated by Chris Kelly
    1998 CAMBIO, Sandra Gering Gallery, NYC, Mexico curated by Kenny Schachter
    Surface to Air I, 17th Street Gallery, NYC curated by Chris Kelly
    Downtown Arts Festival, NYC
    1997 The Experimentors, Lombard Fried Gallery, NYC curated by Kenny Schachter
    NY Biennale, 450 Broadway Gallery, NYC
    Extremely Refrigerated, Fake Shop, NYC curated by Jeff Gompertz
    Auto Portrait, Exit Art, NYC
    1996 Death of the Death of Painting, 480 Broome Street, NYC curated by Kenny Schachter
    1995 Notes on the Way to a Nervous Breakdown, Blackout Books, curated by
    Diane Gibson
    Imaginary Beings, Exit Art, NYC
    Organic Anxiety, Eighth Floor Gallery, NYC
    Freaks, Times Square Gallery, NYC
    Doom, Installation at Pseudo, NYC
    Weapons Show, Exploding Sky, NYC
    Way Cool, Exit Art, NYC
    Intoxication, Max Fish, NYC curated by Carlo McCormick
    1994 How You Play the Game, Exit Art, NYC
    Let the Artists Live, Exit Art, NYC
    Bong Show, Alleged Gallery, NYC
    The Agent Artist, P. S. I, L.I.C., NY
    Skater Angels, Pat Hearn Gallery, NYC, curated by Diego Cortez and David Greenberg

    PRESS & REVIEWS:
    2008 Vice, “Raw China - The Red Gas Station - Part 1,” by Jocko Weyland
    2007 TimeOut Beijing, “Manhattan Project,” p.10-11, by Stacey Duff
    Village Voice, “Trigger Happy,” by Michael Spies
    2006 Mass Appeal, “Studio Gangster,” by MacLean Jackson
    Sleek, “The Consequences of Bastardising Basquiat. Interview with Alfredo Martinez”
    New York Post, page 11 “Art stunt a double barrel o’ laughs,” by Todd Venezia and Murray Weiss
    2004 Art in America, “Alfredo Martinez at The Proposition,” by Sara Valdez
    Dazed and Confused, “The Art and Artillery of Alfredo Martinez,” by Dave Calhoun
    New York Magazine, “The Hunger Artist,” by Anthony Haden-Guest
    Artnet, “Weekend Update,” Walter Robinson
    Artnet, “Scope Miami,” Walter Robinson
    Flavorpill, Featured Exhibition, November 18-24, Paul Laster
    New York Post, Page six, “Pen and Clink,” by John Lehmann
    2003 Black Book, “The Artist and the Forger,” by Chris Lee
    New York Post, “Fraud Artist Finds Prison Less Filling,” John Lehmann
    2002 Art & Auction, “The Man Who Would Be Basquiat,” by Steven Vincent
    Artreview, “Wannabe Bigshot is Busted,” by Anthony Haden-Guest
    New York Post, Page Six, “Bust in Bogus-Basquiat Case,”
    New York Post, “Painter Hopes Brush With Law Boosts Career,” John Lehmann
    2000 The New York Times, Art in Review: “Na’er Do Wells,” by Roberta Smith
    1999 Art in America, “Generation Z: Slacker Than Thou,” by Nancy Princenthal
    Zing Magazine, “Generation Z”
    New York Times Magazine, “Death of the Death of Painting”
    The Village Voice, “The South Bronx Story,” by Kim Levin
    New York Newsday, Way Cool
    New York Daily News, Way Cool

    CURATIONS:
    2007 Dream Palace, A-SPACE, Beijing, China
    2005 Pretend Friendly, the:artist:network, New York, NY
    Crime, the:artist:network, New York, NY
    2001 Welcome to the Playground of the Fearless, Entropy, New York, NY
    2000 Na’er do Wells, DNA Studios, New York, NY
    Splitscreen, Void, New York, NY
    1999 Ragnörak, Sharp Communications, New York, NY
    1998 Misanthropes, 519 Broadway, New York, NY
    1995 Soon to Be Picturesque Ruins, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
    Pseudo Museum, Jupiter Interactive Productions, New York, NY
    1994 Impossible, 600 Broadway, New York, NY

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