Cristóbal Martínez is an artist and publishing Liberal Arts and Sciences scholar. He has been a member of the interdisciplinary artist collective Postcommodity since 2010, and founded the artist-hacker performance ensemble Radio Healer in 2003. As a solo and collaborative artist, Cristóbal positions metaphors to mediate complications within sites of dromological, spatial, social, cultural, political, ecological, and economic anxiety. Within these locations, Martínez often aestheticizes complexity to engage publics in co-intentional generative inquiry and deliberation for recovering and connecting knowledge. By creating work that engages human dilemmas, taboos, fears, desires, and contradictions, he intends to catalyze opportunities for publics to experience tranformations that move beyond the human instinct to simplify. Martínez describes his work as spreading brujerías and curanderías — aesthetic experiences that reveal the vexing nature of our complex memories, amnesias, behaviors, beliefs, assumptions, choices, and relationships.

Cristóbal has exhibited work in prominent national and international exhibitions and festivals including the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sundance Film Festival, Adelaide International, Contour the 5th Biennale of the Moving Image, Nuit Blanche, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, 2017 Whitney Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art in General, documenta14, and the historic land art installation Repellent Fence at the U.S./Mexico border Near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON.