Owen Martin served as Curatorial Assistant at PUMA.Creative from 2011-2013. In this position, he assisted Mark Coetzee, then Chief Curator of PUMA.Creative, on variety of innovative projects taking place across Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and South America. He played an important role on the highly successful films4peace (www.films4peace.com), PUMAVision’s annual short film commission inaugurated in 2011.
Martin's passion is for fostering cross-cultural exchange and collaboration in multiple arenas of the arts, including dance, video, photography, painting, drawing, writing and music.
He was previously Curatorial Assistant at the H&R Block Artspace (Kansas City, United States), a hub for contemporary art practice and discourse in Kansas City. In 2008 he curated an exhibition there entitled "Political Persuasion: Street Posters for Barack Obama."
He has also completed research for the Rubell Family Collection (Miami, United States), University of New England Press (Lebanon, USA) and Thames & Hudson (London, UK).
Martin studied Visual Art and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, United States) and Art History at McGill University (Montreal, Canada).