Kyle Alden Martens is a queer interdisciplinary artist based in Montréal. He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2015 with a BFA in Intermedia. He has exhibited solo exhibitions with AXENEO7 in Gatineau, the Khyber Centre for the Arts in Halifax as well as his exhibition PORTABLE CLOSETS, which was shown nationally at Stride Gallery, Centre Clark, and Eastern Edge Gallery. Martens has also presented work with Bradley Ertaskiran, Pop Montreal, Eyelevel Gallery, and the Centre for Art Tapes among others. He is a current MFA candidate in sculpture at Concordia University where he is supported by the Dale and Nick Tedeschi Arts Fellowship, the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC), and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC).
Throughout my interdisciplinary practice I employ themes of anticipation, subtlety, and humour with a steady undertone of queerness. I’m interested in examining queer identity without pinpointing sex through an exploration of closeted sexuality, the display and concealment of identity, and celebration of the subversive. Each series presents a combination of friendly and fetishized objects, installations, and videos—cute yet unruly, softly rebellious.