Martha De la Cruz is an Afro-Taino artist who, through video, installations, and sculpture, investigates issues of coloniality, decolonization, identity, race, and power. Her practice is guided by her colonial wound and the desire to change the realities of the global south.
She received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, and is currently an MFA candidate at The Ruskin School of Art at University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Her work has been part of many exhibitions in spaces across Florida, including the USF Contemporary Art Museum, CoCurate 224 (the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St.Petersburg College), BigArts Sanibel, and more. She is a two-time recipient of the City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant in recognition of her work in the progression of the arts and culture of the city.