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Jennifer Lauren Martin

Jennifer Lauren Martin is an artist filmmaker (writer/director) whose practice spans film, fine art, and writing, focusing on belonging

Their characters frequently undergo a journey in which psychological tension and drama manifest as physical effects. Bodies, in their breakdowns, surface what has been felt and suppressed. In this way, the body becomes another actor or writer in the narrative. 


Lauren Martin's UK solo exhibitions were held at galleries Turf Projects, Primary, and Kingsgate Workshops. Their short film 'TEETH' (2020) won 'Best Screenplay' at SOUL Fest and was nominated for 'Best Experimental Short' at BlackStar Film Festival. Their work has additionally screened in competition at festivals, including Alchemy Film and Moving Image, RIDM, EMAF, Kasseler Dokfest and British Shorts Berlin.


Lauren Martin is a Film London Lodestar Artist Filmmaker. They were part of the 76th class of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and We Are Parable x Channel 4's Momentum for black British filmmakers. They are a member of not/nowhere, a black-led analogue filmmaking cooperative based in London. 

Email: jennifer.martin@rsa.ox.ac.uk


A dark room with a screen at the far end, showing the head of a person looking up, suffused with a warm orange colour.
TEETH' by Jennifer Lauren Martin, Primary Nottingham, Photo by Reece Straw, 2020