Born in Poznań, Poland, in 1991.
Martyna Marciniak is a Polish, Berlin/Germany-based digital artist and researcher working at the intersection of sculpture, 3D art, animation, and film.
After completing her architectural education at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London/United Kingdom in 2017 (M.Arch), she worked as an exhibition designer and design tutor. She also held the post of researcher at Forensic Architecture in London between 2018–2021, as well as similar posts with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. During this time, she developed and applied new spatial research methodologies and storytelling devices to communicate complex stories of human rights abuses and environmental violence.
Her co-established research group Border Emergency Collective investigates and documents stories of victims at the Polish-Belarusian border since 2021.
She began her artistic practice during her time as an architectural student when she developed an interest in narrative-driven design processes and digital animation.
This approach evolved during her residency at the Bauhaus Stiftung in Dessau/Germany, while her recent digital experiments emerged from the 2021 Digital Arts Residency. Her artwork relies on speculative fictions and allegories to explore connections between aesthetics, digital reconstruction, visual/spatial jurisprudence and politics. She has exhibited at the Warsaw Biennale in Poland, Kinema Icon in Bucharest/Romania, Haus Gropius in Dessau and deTour Festival in Hong Kong/China, among others.