About/À propos

Contextual and site-specific, Martine Viale’s work is based on action art and is grounded in a practice of presence. Working regularly in the public space and unusual places that can facilitate unpredictable encounters with passers-by, she is interested in the momentary loss of landmarks and in the use of actions as a tool for analyzing certain personal and social conditioning. The body in action is at the centre of her practice and she is inspired by the interval between art and the everyday and by the multiple bridges of encounter between the two. She uses time both as a driving force and as a means of spatial and relational negotiation.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Martine Viale lives and works in Perpignan, France. Since 1999, her work have been presented in several festivals, galleries and site-specific context across Canada and internationally in Brazil, Israel, Poland, Cyprus, United States, Brittany, France, Belgium, Serbia, The Philippines, Japan, Scotland, Spain, Ukraine and Denmark.

She has also given several intensive performance art workshops in Montreal (Studio 303; La Centrale galerie powerhouse), Chicago (Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery), as well as in France (Frac Lorraine, Metz; Le Quartz, scène nationale de Brest; Espace o25rjj, Loupian), Belgium (La Cambre, Brussels), Ukraine (School of Performance, Lviv), New Castle Upon Tyne (Northumbria University) and Spain (Acciónmad!18, Madrid).

 

 

Contextuel et spécifique au site, le travail de Martine Viale est basé en art action et s’ancre dans une pratique de la présence. Travaillant régulièrement dans l’espace public et dans des lieux insolites pouvant faciliter des rencontres imprévisibles avec les passants, elle s’intéresse à la perte momentanée de repères et à l’utilisation d’action comme outils d’analyse de certain conditionnements personnel et social. Le corps en action est au centre de sa pratique et elle est inspiré par l’intervalle entre l’art et le quotidien et par les multiples points de rencontre entre les deux. Elle utilise le temps à la fois comme force motrice ainsi que comme moyen de négociation spatiale et relationnelle.

Née à Montréal, Québec, Martine Viale vit et travaille à Perpignan. Depuis 1999, ses œuvres ont été présentées dans plusieurs festivals, galeries et contexte in situ à travers le Canada ainsi que sur la scène internationale notamment au Brésil, Israël, Pologne, Chypre, États-Unis, Bretagne, France, Belgique, Serbie, Philippines, Japon, Écosse, Espagne, Ukraine et au Danemark.

Elle a également donné plusieurs formations en art performance à Montréal (Studio 303; La Centrale galerie powerhouse), à Chicago (Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery) ainsi qu’en France (Frac Lorraine, Metz; Le Quartz scène nationale de Brest, Espace o25rjj, Loupian), en Belgique (La Cambre, Bruxelles), en Ukraine (School of Performance, Lviv) à New Castle Upon Tyne (Northumbria University) et en Espagne (Acción!Mad18, Madrid).

 

 

 

CV

Selected actions&interventions:

2019 Espace o25rjj, Loupian, France

2018 AccionMad18, Madrid, Spain

2018 Days of performance art in Lviv, Ukraine

2018 Ciclo Exchange Girona, a project by Isabel Leon, Bòlit centre d’art contemporani, Girona, curator Denys Blacker

2018 Nit de performance 14 women X 14 space, Bòlit centre d’art contemporani, Girona, curator Denys Blacker

2018 Soirée art performance, espace o25rjj, Loupian, France organised by Pascale Ciapp

2017 Actus V, Brussels, Belgium, organized by Béatrice Didier

2017 PAO Performance Art Oslo, Norway

Frac Lorraine, during the exhibition Ressources humaines curated by Virginie Jourdain

FEM_16, residency and action art, Bòlit centre d’art contemporani, Girona, Spain,

curator: Denys Blacker

2016 Exchange Live Art, exchange Spain-Canada, Accion! MAD Festival, Spain

La Muga Caula, Girona, Sapin, curator: Joan Casellas

Keep the process warm, exhibition on performance art; Montauban, France,

curator: Marc Giloux

Interakcje, Poland, curator: Tomasz Szrama

PAErsche, performance laboratory, Köln, Germany

2015 Circa art actuel, Montreal, Canada

Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago

Format sans titre ajouté, intervention at librairie Formats, Montreal

2014 5 Hours/5 Minutes, performance-collaboration with Michelle Lacombe

Ma Interval infiltration in public spaces, presented with Dare Dare, duration 1 year

Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal

Art Souterrain edition 2014, Montreal, Canada

2013 ZAZ Festival, Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel; curator: Tamar Raban

Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago; curator: Joseph Ravens

Ma Intervalle @ La Centrale, Montreal, duration; 7 days

Cyprus international performance art, Nicosie, Cyprus; curator: Christina Georgiou

International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Curitiba, Brazil

Curator: Fernando Ribeiro

2012 Time, body, space, objects-Part 2, Boston; curators: Alice Vogler and Vela Phelan

Visualeyez Canada’s annual festival of performance art, Edmonton, Canada

Duration: 7 days, curator: Todd Janes

Echo d’un fleuve 5th edition, Montreal, curator: Danny Gaudreault

Fado Performance Art Center, Toronto

2011 Out of Site Chicago, curator: Defibrillator Gallery

**the performance was accompanied by a lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago

Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal, Canada

VIVA! Art Action, Montreal, Canada

Infiltrate! Performance Art Festival@Fountain New York, curator: Grace Space

Trampolim_Plataforma de encontro com a arte da performance, Rio de Janeiro and

Vitoria, Brazil; curator: Marcus Vinicius

2010 Soirée de performances Martine Viale/Jeff Huckleberry Le Lieu, Centre en Art Actuel, Quebec, Canada

7a*11d’s 8th International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto

Articule centre d’artistes autogéré.artist run center, Montreal,

Special projects Drift Lines/À la Dérive

2009 Off Biennale of Montreal, organised by Dare Dare, Montreal

2008 Fountain Art Fair, NYC, curated by Grace Exhibition Space

The National Review of Live Art 2008, Glasgow, Scotland

2007 Le Quartz, Scène National de Brest, Brittany

IMAF 07, International Multimedia Festival, Belgrade, Serbia

Contaminate II, Boston

Grace Space, NYC

2006 Rencontre Internationale d’art Performance de Québec 2006 (RIAP), Le Lieu, Quebec

Festival City Sonics, Brussels, Mons and Avignon

3rd Tupada International Action Art event’06, Philippines

2005 Live Biennial of Performance Art, Western Front, Vancouver BC.

Contenedores (05), Muestra international de arte de action, Seville, Spain

2004  Chashama Center, NYC

Galerie La Centrale Powerhouse, Montreal

2003 4th Performance Festival in Odense, Denmark, Ostéoblastes

Festival Off Avignon, France,

Grants

2015 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, Chicago

2013 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, Israël

2013 Canada council for the arts travel grant, Curitiba, Brazil

2013 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, Nicosia, Ciprus

2011, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2010 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, creation grant

2008, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and CAC, Glasgow, Scotland

2007 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, creation grant

2007, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant Serbia

2006, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant Brussels/France

2004  Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, creation grant

2003  Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, creation grant

2003, Canada council for the arts, travel grant, Denmark

2003, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, travel grant, Avignon, France

2002  Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, creation grant 

2002 Canada council for the arts, creation grant

2001 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, creation grant

1998 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, creation grant, Japan

1998 Canada council for the arts, creation grant

1995 Canada council for the arts, perfectionning grant, Japan

1994 Canada council for the arts, Perfectionning grant, Japan

Videos

2012 Intra Muros (exerpt of a performance/installation), Les informelles#3; La Revue Diapo presented at Point Éphémère, Paris, France

Programming: Florian Gaité and Clarisse Tranchard

2007 Ostéoblastes, L’art de la performance by Pascal Keiser, maison Jean Vilar, France

2005 Objet Sculptural III, 2nd Tupada International Action Art Event, Manila, Philippines

2004 Ostéoblastes, La Boite à image, Avignon, France

2003 Ostéoblastes,e bent festival,Vìdeo  a la carta, Ediciò 2003, Barcelona, Spain

Teaching-Performance Art Workshops

2019 RAIQ (Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaire du Québec), Montreal, Canada

2019 Espace o25rjj, Loupian, France, organized by Pascale Ciapp

2018  AccionMad!18, Madrid, Spain, organized by Nieves Correa

2018 Contemporary Art Guest Lecturer, lecture and workshop at Northumbria University, New Castle, England

2018 School of Performance in Lviv #10, Ukraine, organised by V. Kaufman

2017 La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium, organized by Antoine Pickels

2017 Frac Lorraine, Metz, France, organized by Virginie Jourdain

2015 La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, organized by Virginie Jourdain

2010 Defibrillator performance art gallery organized by Joseph Ravens, Chicago

2008 Canal Danse, Paris, France organized by Céline Coyac

2007 Le Quartz Scène Nationale de Brest, Britanny, France, co-organized by L’atelier MO and the Quartz, Scène Nationale de Brest

Nantes, France, organized by Émilie Olivier

Paris, France, organized by Céline Coyac

1999- 2015 Studio 303, Montreal, regular programming workshops for professional artists

Press and publications

-Contenedores Muestra Internacional De Arte De Acción- Una década de performance en Sevilla (2001-2010) a project of Rubén Barroso, publication on the history of the festival, Sevilla, Spain.

-More Caught in the Act, an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, edited by Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, Artexte Edition, Montreal- YYZ Books, Toronto,

-Inter, Art Actuel#121/Pauvreté, Dépouillement et Dénuement

-Performance is Alive, Presenting the work of contemporary performance artists+actionists; Artist Feature, Interview with Quinn Dukes 2015

-this moment: missives from another world thirty years of performances photographed by Bob Raymond copyright 2015 Marilyn Arsem; a publication of Mobius, Inc. printed in Massachusetts

-Dare-Dare 3 DIS/LOCATIONs, Projet d’articulation urbaine, Square Cabot/ Parc Walter- Stewart, Quartier des spectacles 2015

-VENTRILOQUIST, Volume01, Number01, May 2015, by Whitney Lynn

-Dans l’atelier du Performeur par Jonathan Lamy, Inter Art Actuel#118, Avant l’oeuvre 2014

-Emergency Index Volume 2, documenting performance annuly, Ugly Duckling Presse, dec. 2013; editor: Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary

-Martine Viale (Canada) Intra Muros III, Cyprus International Performance Art Festival blog, June 2013; text by Christina Georgiou

-Ma (Intervalle) de Martine Viale à la Centrale, by Audrey Laurin, Projet Vivarium,

Sept. 04-2013

-Performance artist Martine Viale explores the void, by Robyn Fadden, Blouin Artinfo 2013

-Martine Viale (Canada) Intra Muros III, by Christina Georgiou, Cipafestival blog, june 2013

-On being vulnerable:Martine Viale by Amber Landgraff, Visualeyez Performance Art Festival, Blog 2012

-VIVA! art action: D’où performons-nous? by Sylvie Tourangeau, ETC, Revue de l’art Actuel, REPRÉSAILLES, Févr., mars, avril, mai 2012

-Martine Viale (QC)/Alice de Visscher (BEL), by TOUVA collective, Viva Art Action/Blog, October  11

-Électrons libres en performance, by Guy Sioui Durand, Inter Art Actuel#108, Agir/Pratiques et Processus, May 2011

-A beach within reach/Drift Lintes exhibit invites viewers to take a vacation from the winter blues, by Dana Drori, culture writer, The McGill Daily, January 25th 2010

-Histoire de l’oeuf, by Yann Lafleur, BlofOff, Off Biennale of Dare Dare, May 2009

-Divers types de déplacement : cinq propositions pour le faire, by G.R Fartel, Inter Art Actuel, Arts de la rencontre, spring 2007

-Contaminate II @Midway studios, by Jed Speare, Big Red&Shiny, online Arts journal

for Boston

-Objet Sculptural, Victoria Singh, Front Magazine, Vancouver, September/ October 05

-Offrande au Corps Commun, Émilie Olivier, #54 Esse Arts + Opinions, May 05

-Ostéoblastes , de la terre à la pierre, Thierry Alcaraz, journal Le Dauphiné Libéré

Avignon, France 29 July 03

-Ostéoblastes, voyage autour d’un corps, A.H, journal La Marseillaise, Avignon,

France, 26 July 03

-Ostéoblastes, Catherine Guizot, journal La Provence, Avignon, France 31 July 03

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