Emily Martinez is a queer Latinx, 1st generation Cuban immigrant/refugee, raised by Miami, now living in Los Angeles. She is new media artist, digital strategist, developer, educator, activist, and serial collaborator who believes in the tactical misuse of technology. Her most recent works take on the sharing economy, digital labor struggles, algorithmic bias, surveillance capitalism, crypto colonialism, tech bros, and tech culture at large. Long-term projects/departures/returns explore trauma, queerness, and in/visibility.
When Emily is not making art, she works and volunteers with Color<Coded>, a POC tech and pedagogy collective in Los Angeles that centers historically-excluded people in the co-teaching, co-creation, and co-ownership of new technologies.
Emily’s art and research has been published in Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), Entreprecariat (Institute of Network Cultures), Temporary Art Review, and Filmmaker Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at The Wrong Biennale, Transmediale (Berlin, DE), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), MoMA PS1 (New York), V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, NL), WRO Media Art Biennale (Wroclaw, Poland) and The Luminary (St. Louis, MO).