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Ariana Martinez

Ariana Martinez (@MartinezAriana_) is an artist working across audio and visual media. They are a member of the 2019 Community Advisory Group & will co-facilitate the 2019 New To Audio Meetup alongside Andrea Gutierrez, welcoming new audio-makers & subverting the existing audio "playbook" through experimentation and peer collaboration.

They use these mediums to understand the specific geographies that have shaped them—their extended family’s past and present home of Lajas, Puerto Rico their mother’s New York City neighborhood in the Bronx, and the various towns across the U.S. where Ariana spent their childhood. In 2018, Ariana was named an AIR New Voices Scholar and received the inaugural Signal to Noise Award from UnionDocs & Gilded Audio. In 2019, they were a Third Coast | Ragdale Radio Resident.

Ariana is the sound designer and editor for Queer Public , has produced radio feature stories for BBC Radio 4's Short Cuts and has contributed to KCRW's The Organist and WFMU's The Blind Tourist . In their spare time, they dream of hybrid art forms that resist their names and mountains that go on forever.


Third Coast International Audio Festival, or Third Coast, is an independent nonprofit arts organization based in Chicago, serving a global community of storytellers and makers. Since our founding in 2000, we have steadfastly advocated for the medium of audio, the art and craft of sonic storytelling, and the people who build our world in sound.