Martina Gruber (born 1968) is a photographer, traveller, a wanderer, a gatherer of inspiration from journeys.

As an artist Martina explores the medium of still and moving images, printmaking and is drawn to the seemingly unremarkable, peoples’ stories, reflections and the wide view. Her works are observations of her changing surroundings in the social landscapes and tell narratives around the beauty and challenges of everyday life. Currently Martina lives and works in Zimbabwe and Austria.

In 2016 Martina won 1st Prize for her submission ‘Manmade meets Natural’ at the Water and Me – Future Water photographic competition and exhibition at University of Cape Town. Martina’s recent exhibitions include A Day at Sea, a two-woman show at the Irma Stern Gallery in Cape Town (South Africa: 2017), Walks of Life at Luni Gallery in Cape Town (South Africa: 2017), BalanceForBetter : Redesigning A Woman’s Space at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare (Zimbabwe: 2019), Augenblicke : Instants a solo exhibition at Artillery Tribal and Contemporary Art in Harare (Zimbabwe: 2019) and The End of a Season – a solo exhibiton currently on show at 15YORK in Harare (Zimbabwe: 2021). In 2019 Martina was awarded 1st Prize in the photography category for the International Labor Organization (ILO) ‘s call Fast Forward – The Future of Work in a Green Economy.

Currently Martina lives and creates work between Austria and Zimbabwe.