Ron Martin was born in San Francisco. He grew up in Mexico City and South New Jersey. He asks, why do people/artists forgo personal health and wellbeing in favor of production? Can we accurately visualize this dynamic and change it? His art also re-imagines large and expensive technologies as small affordable devices to be used by wide audiences. Examples include making a mini-wind generator mounted to a bicycle and an inexpensive 3-D printed ultrasonic wristband to help diagnose osteoporosis. Martin harnesses the energy and data produced by these devices to make informative, critical art installations that manifest hidden ideologies in the global urban context. He studied art at the Cooper Union and the Staedelschule. He’s shown work, published articles and lectured at the Portikus Galerie in Frankfurt and the 2009 Venice Biennale.

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