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Coco's Portfolio and Bio
Coco Martin is a self-taught photographer, architect and educator born and raised in Peru.
He lives between Lima and New York and exhibits regularly since 1991. His art work has been featured recently
at the Museo Arte Contemporáneo in the context ofthe 2014 Bienal de Foto in Lima, Perú.
Martin’s work was also shown at the First Biennial of Photography of Puerto Rico (1998), Second Biennial of Lima, Peru (2000) and at the Biennial of Photography of Quito, Ecuador (2001) and at the Organization of American States Museum in Washington, D.C. (2008).
He has been recognized with the Exhibit Grant Award from the Council on the Arts for Staten Island, New York, and selected to exhibit at the 2005 Annual Juried Exhibition at Staten Island Museum.Opus Incarnate, his most ambitious series to date, was shown in La Galeria and Lima Photo Art Fair in August 2012, where he introduced scannographies as part of his photographic research and creative practice and getting wide press coverage.
Back in August 2010 his solo show entitled New Neighbors was held in La Galería (Lima, Peru) and became a traveling exhibition at the Peruvian American Cultural Institute - Arequipa (Nov. 2010) and Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C (Sep. 2011). This body of work was also selected to participate in Peruvian Art Now, a group exhibition at the Isabel Aninat Gallery in Santiago de Chile and runner-up for the Forward Thinking Museum, 4th Quarter Photography Contest in 2010.
( for a complete list including group shows please visit Coco's bio on his website )
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Coco is an observer of life documenting his surroundings, as well as a conceptual artist.
A perfectly well rounded recipe for expression.
His sensual, dramatic imagery is deeply rooted in intellect and modesty
characterizing his photographs as very calm and peaceful with a delicate but powerful edge.
A pleasure to look at and withdraw into his wonderland, be it real or made up.