Martha, Tirzo

Martha, Tirzo


Tirzo Martha was born on Curaçao in 1965 and grew up in the neighborhood Buena Vista. His urge and necessity to create art has its origin in his humanitarian and social engagement. Already as a child he would respond critically to the conditions in his neighborhood.







Click here for the website of Tirzo Martha.


Below interview with Tirzo Martha by IBB exchange student Katherine Kennedy:


Solo exhibitions
2011 Afro-Victimize, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, The Netherlands.

2010 San Juan San Pedro, Centre Contemporary Art, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

2010 Performance Captain Caribbean “The Conquest of the Netherlands”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2010 Performance Captain Caribbean, "The Initiation of Captain Caribbean", National Heroes Park. Kingston, Jamaica.

2008 The Republic Of The Caribbean, Instituto Buena Bista, Curaçao.

2006 Made in Curacao with a Dutch Component, intervention.

2004 Digestion, Art Studio Insight, Aruba

2003 Destiny; Shunning the Journey, BCN Art Directe, Barcelona, Spain.

2002 De Drenkeling, Center For Contemporary Art Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

2001 Requiem, The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao.

2000 To do Stations of the Cross, Curaçao Post Office, Curaçao.

1999 Climaxx, Buurtcentrum Otrobanda, Curaçao.

Group Exhibitions
2012 Happy Island, The Aruba contemporary art Biennial, Aruba.

2012 Noordkap Tour, Noordkaap Arspace, The Netherlands.

2012 Caribbean Crossroads of the World, Queens Museum of Art, New York (US).

2012 Who More Sci-Fi Than Us, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

2012 High Tech Low Tech, Oi Institute, Flamengo, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

2011 6a Bienal de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil

2011 The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989, Museum Contemporary Arts ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

201116th Bienal de Cerveira, Cerveira, Portugal

2011 Adios Holanda, WhiteBox. Munich, Germany.

2011 In the Spirit, Inter American Development Bank (Staff Gallery), Washington (US).

2010 Antepasado di Futuro, Museo di Korsou, Curaçao.

2010 Vous êtes ici, Habitation Clément, Martinique.

2010 1st International Triennial of the Caribbean, Museo Arte Moderno, Rep. Dominicana

2010 Art Pie, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2009 Licht aan Zee, Kunsthal 52, Den Helder, The Netherlands.

2009 Caribbean Crossroad of the World, Curaçao.

2009 Bienale de La Habana, Habana, Cuba.

2008 Jorge and Jimmy and the Piraten Club, Gallery Metis-NL together with David Bade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2008 Caribe Synthesis, Museo de Arte Moderno, Rep. Dominicana