Coco Martin is an architect and a photographer. Since 1991, Martin’s work was exhibited 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). Additionally his work has been exhibited and published in Peru, USA, Chile, Spain and throughout Latin America such as El Salvador and Argentina among other numerous group exhibitions.
Martin‘s art work has been recognized with the Exhibit Grant Award from the Council on the Arts for Staten Island, New York, and selected to perform at the Annual Juried Exhibition at Staten Island Museum both in 2005. His work has been published at different art magazines such as ARTE GLOBAL AL LIMITE (Chile); NYARTS Magazine (NY, USA); GATOPARDO Magazine (Colombia); ARTMOTIV (Lima, Peru); Revista HELIO (Lima, Peru); and LOCUS Magazine (Baltimore, USA) among others. He has participated at the 2005 Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival in NY and in the AELLA FotoLatina in Paris in 2006.
His latest solo show entitled ‘New Neighbors’ was held in La Galeria (Lima, Peru) in August, 2010 and is now a traveling exhibition. Also in 2010 his work has been selected to participate in PERUVIAN ART NOW, an group exhibition at the Isabel Aninat Gallery in Santiago de Chile and for the Forward Thinking Museum, Artist Level Runners-Up: Finalist of Photography Contest, 4th Quarter 2010. Recent group shows in 2011, includes: New Directions 2011 | Moments of Being at Wall Space Gallery Santa Barbara in California, curated by David Bram (Fraction Magazine Editor); Lima Photo 2011, Art Fair Exhibition, Center for the Image, Lima-Peru; Prix de la Photographie Paris, PX3 2011 Competition - Bronze Award, Portraiture - Culture Category; The Center for Fine Art Photography, 'Center Forward' Juried Exhibition 2011; and One Life Photography Project, International Photography Competition, Top 100 runner-up.
After 8 years as a professor of photography in a private School of Visual Arts in Lima Coco now lives and works in New York City.