born in 1968 in Montreal, Canada, lives and works in Perpignan, France.
Viale creates installations using the process of performance.
In her work she values time, a direct engagement with the space and process action, allowing her to develop many perspectives at once.
For the last fifteen years, Martine Viale has been offering intensive workshops in Montreal, Canada as well as in Chicago, France and Brussels and more recently in Catalonia, Spain.
Since 1999, her work has been presented in numerous performance art festivals, galeries and site specific locations in Montreal Circa Art Actuel, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Viva!Art Action, Québec, Rencontres Internationales d’art performance de Québec (RIAP) Le Lieu, Québec and Canada, FADO Performance Art Center, Toronto, Live Biennial of Performance Art, Western Front, Vancouver. Her work has also been shown internationally, notably at Actus V, Brussels, PAO Festival, Oslo, Norway, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France (for the exhibition Ressources humaines), FEM_16, action art residency at Bòlit centre d’art contemporani, Girona, Spain, Interakcje Festival, Poland, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago, ZAZ Festival Tel Aviv, Israel as well as at the Curitiba International Biennial, Brazil. Her work has been featured in performance art focused publications such as Contenedores, Mustra Internacional De Arte De Acción-Una décida de performance en Sevilla (2001-2010), a project curated by Rubén Barroso, Sevilla, Spain; Caught in the Act, an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, edited by Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, Artexte, Édition, Montreal, YYZ Books, Toronto.