BIO

Kyle Alden Martens is an 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 recently exhibited a solo exhibition titled HEAVY FABRIC at AXENE07 in Gatineau. He has shown his solo exhibition PORTABLE CLOSETS nationally at Stride Gallery, Centre Clark, and Eastern Edge Gallery. Martens has also presented his work with the Khyber Centre for the Arts, Eyelevel Gallery, and the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, Canada. 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, and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et culture.





ARTIST STATEMENT

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.



k.aldenmartens@gmail.com

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