Martha Rosler

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Martha Rosler at New Langton Arts in San Francisco, March 1980. Photo: Fred Lonidier.
Born July 29, 1943(1943-07-29)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Web UbuWeb Film, Aaaaarg, Wikipedia
Collections MoMA, Van Abbe, Stedelijk

Martha Rosler (1943) is an American artist. She works in video, photo-text, installation, and performance, as well as writing about art and culture. Rosler’s work is centered on everyday life and the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience. Recurrent concerns are the media and war, as well as architecture and the built environment, from housing and homelessness to systems of transport.




Books, catalogues[edit]

  • Service: A Trilogy on Colonization, New York: Printed Matter, 1978; repr., 2008.
  • 3 Works, Halifax: Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1981; 2006.
  • Rights of Passage, Kortrijk: Kanaal Art Foundation, 1997. With essays by Alexander Alberro and Anthony Vidler.
  • In the Place of the Public: Observations of a Frequent Flyer, Ostfildern: Cantz, 1998. With essays by Rosler and Anthony Vidler. (English)/(German)
  • Martha Rosler. Positions in the Life World, ed. Catherine de Zegher, Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, and Vienna: Generali Foundation, 1999, 294 pp. With interview by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh with Rosler; texts by Alexander Alberro, Sabine Breitwieser, Silvia Eiblmayr, Annette Michelson, Martha Rosler and Catherine de Zegher.
    • Martha Rosler. Positionen in der Lebenswelt, ed. & intro. Sabine Breitwieser, forew. Dietrich Karner, Vienna: Generali Foundation, and Cologne: Walther Koenig, 1999, 400 pp. [1] (German)
  • Passionate Signals, ed. Sprengel Museum Hannover and Inka Schube, Ostfildern: Cantz, 2005, 288 pp. With texts by Beatrice von Bismarck and Inka Schube. [2] (English)/(German)
  • Martha Rosler: Irrespective, New York: Jewish Museum, and Yale Unversity Press, 2018, 256 pp. With essays by Darsie Alexander, Rosalyn Deutsche, and Elena Volpato, and a conversation between Molly Nesbit and Martha Rosler. Exh. review: Haigney (NY Times). Publisher. Exhibition.


  • "In, Around, and Afterthoughts (On Documentary Photography)", in 3 Works, Halifax: Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1981; repr. in The Context of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography, ed. Richard Bolton, MIT Press, 1989, pp 303-325, IA; repr. in Photography: A Critical Reader, ed. Liz Wells, London: Routledge, 2000.
    • "I, omkring og ettertanker (om dokumenterende fotografi)", UKS-Forum for Samtidskunst 1-2, Oslo, 1979. (Norwegian)
    • "Drinnen, drumherum und nachtragliche Gedanken (zur Dokumentarfotografie)", in Martha Rosler. Positionen in der Lebenswelt, ed. Sabine Breitwieser, Vienna: Generali Foundation, and Cologne: Walther Koenig, 1999. (German)
  • Imágenes públicas: la función política de la imagen, Gustavo Gili, 2007. [4] (Spanish)