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Born in Upsala, Ontario, Rebecca Belmore is an artist currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and is internationally recognized for her performance and installation art. Since 1987, her multi-disciplinary work has addressed history, place and identity through the media of sculpture, installation, video and performance. Belmore was Canada's official representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally including two solo touring exhibitions, The Named and the Unnamed, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2002); and 33 Pieces, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga (2001). Her group exhibitions include Houseguests, Art Gallery of Ontario (2001); Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1995); Land, Spirit, Power, National Gallery of Canada (1992); and Creation or Death: We Will Win, at the Havana Biennial, Havana Cuba (1991).

Selected Bibliography

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Group Shows

2007

The Named and the Unnamed

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, Toronto, Ontario

2007

Global Feminisms

Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, New York

2007

Blink

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2006

Nuit Blanche 2006

(collaboration with Osvaldo Yero) Toronto, Ontario

2006

Ephemeral Monuments: The Interventions of Rebecca Belmore and César Saez

Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2006

Sydney Biennial

Sydney, Australia

2006

About Face: Self-Portraits by Native American, First Nations, and Inuit Artists

The Wheelwright Museum of The American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005-06

Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists

Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

2005

In My Lifetime

Quebec City, Quebec

2005

Tirana Biennale

Tirana, Albania

2004

Doublures: Vetements de L'art Contemporain

Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Québec, Montréal, Québec

2004

Thinking Textile

Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia

2003

Hearts on the Ground

group performances, Sakewewak 1st Nations Artists' Collective, Regina, Saskatchewan

2003

Light Conditions

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario

2003

Rebecca Belmore and Shelley Niro

MacKenzie Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

2003

Chiasma

online performances, grunt gallery, LIVE Biennial of Performance Art Festival – Art and the Academy, Vancouver, British Columbia

2001

House Guests

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

1998

Sydney Biennial

Sydney, Australia

1998

Canadian Performance Tour

Germany, Richard Martel

1997

InSite 97

San Diego, California

1997

The Red River Crossing

Swiss Art Institute, New York, NY

1996

Liaisons

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1996

Metissages

Galerie Optica, Montreal, Quebec

1995

Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby

Insite, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1994

History 101: The ReSearch for Family

The Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri

1994

6th Native American Fine Arts Invitational

The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

1993

Margins of Memory

Art Gallery of Windsor. Windsor, Ontario

1992

Land, Spirit, Power

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

1992

Indian Princesses and Cowgirls: Stereotypes from the Frontier,

Oboro, Montreal, Quebec

1991

Between Views

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta

1991

Okanata

A Space, Toronto, Ontario

1991

Interrogating Identity

Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York

1991

A Likeness

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario

1990

Telling Things

Art Metropole, Toronto, Ontario London Regional Art & Historical Museums, London, Ontario

Solo Exhibitions

2006

Parallel

Urban Shaman / aceartinc., Winnipeg, Manitoba

2006

como in cielo cosi in terra

Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Torino, Italy

2006

The Named and the Unnamed

The McMaster Museum of Art McMaster University

2005

East/West

grunt gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005

Fountain

2005 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2005

The Capture of Mary

March

Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2004

Temperance

Tribe, Saskatoon, SK

2004

The Named and the Unnamed

Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

2003

Extreme

Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2003

The Named and the Unnamed

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

2003

33 pieces

Definitely Superior Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario

2003

33 pieces

WP Kennedy Art Gallery, Capital Centre, North Bay, Ontario

2003

Private Collection

Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2002

The Named and the Unnamed

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2002

33 pieces

Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

2001

The Indian Factory

High Tech Storytellers: An Interdisciplinary Aboriginal Art Project, Tribe/AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1999

Many/One

Galerie Optica, Montreal Quebec

1999

Dreamers

Keyano College Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, Alberta

1993

Wana-na-wang-wong

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Solo Performances

2006

Back to the Garden (performance)

Urban Shaman / aceartinc., Winnipeg, Manitoba

2003

A Simple Truth

Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia

2003

A Way of Making

Collaboration with Bently Spang), FADO, Toronto, Ontario

2002

Vigil

Talking Stick Aboriginal Arts Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia

2002

Crimes of Passion in Paradise and Beyond

Caribbean Contemporary Arts Centre, Port of Spain, Trinidad

2001

Reservoir

LIVE Biennial of Performance Art, grunt gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

1999

Manifesto

Time Time Time, Performance Art Festival, FADO, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1999

Don't take your guns to town

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick

1999

For Nunavut

White Mountain Academy of Art, Elliot Lake, Ontario

1997

Interview with the Ghost of Luna

Apocolypso, Banff residency, Banff, Alberta

1997

Lecture: In the Wild Garden

Apocolypso, Banff Residency, Banff Alberta

1997

For Dudley

7a*11d Performance Art Festival, Toronto, Ontario

1996

Ayumee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother

Borrowed by the Assembly of First Nations on First Nation's Day in protest of First Ministers conference, Ottawa, Ontario

1995

Tourist Act #1

Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995

From the Same Earth,

Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1994

Affiliation/Affliction (with Reona Brass)

Recontre internationale d'art performance de Quebec, Le Lieu, Quebec

1993

I am not a Fucking Squaw!

Student Graduation Banquet, Sioux Lookout, Ontario

1993

Are We Violent?

Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee, Sioux Lookout, Ontario

1993

Nah-doe-tah-moe-win: Means an Object that You Listen To

Niagara Artists' Centre, Saint Catherines, Ontario

1992

Ayumee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother

Solo Canadian Tour

1991

August 29, 1990

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta

1991

Creation or Death: We Will Win

IV Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba

1990

A Painting, A talk, A Ritual

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario

1990

August 29, 1990

1990 Premiere biennale d'art actuel de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec