Martha Naranjo Sandoval is a New York-based filmmaker and visual artist from Mexico City, born in 1989. Her work focuses on the materiality of image; in the difference between how time is portrayed in moving and still image; and in how images gain significance culturally.
She holds a degree in Film a Television from Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión (Mexico City) and an MFA from the International Center of Photography and Bard College. Her short films Vacío para Compartir, A Propósito del Dr. Alfonso Sandoval, and Autorretrato con Extraños y Uno Que Otro Conocido were shown in festivals worldwide. She was part of the .357 Estudio y Espacio Creativo photography residency in 2012, in 2014 she won the Conacyt-FONCA scholarship for studies abroad, and in 2017 she was part of the Flux Factory Artist-in-residence. She edited the book After the Fact, which included pieces by Martha Wilson, Katherine Hubbard, and Nona Faustine, among others. Along with artist-curator Groana Melendez, she organizes platforms to showcase artists and promote critical conversations, including a series of interviews for the Camera Club of New York and the event Mexican Tertulia in conjunction with the festival Celebrate Mexico Now.