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Born in Montreal, Quebec, Martine Viale lives and works in Perpignan, France. Based in action art, her work is contextual and Site-specific. Working in the public space and unusual places that can facilitate unpredictable encounters with passersby, she is interested in the momentary loss of bearings and the use of actions as a tool for examining personal and social conditionings. The body in action is at the centre of her practice and she is inspired by the interval between art and the everyday and the multiple points where the two can intersect.

Since 1999, her work has been presented in several festivals, galleries and site-specific contexts internationally, including Brazil, Israel, Poland, Cyprus, the United-States, Britain, France, Belgium, Serbia, the Philippines, Japan, Scotland, Spain, Ukraine and Denmark.

She also conducted several workshops on action art and performance art practices as a guest artist in Montreal (Studio 303; La Centrale galerie powerhouse), in Chicago (Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery) as well as in France (Frac Lorraine, Metz; Espace o25rjj, Loupian; Le Quartz scène nationale de Brest; Canal Danse, Paris), in Belgium (La Cambre, Bruxelles), in Ukraine (School of Performance, Lviv), in the UK (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne) and in Spain (Acción!Mad18, Madrid).

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Link to Out of Site Performance 2020 in collaboration with Michal Samama: