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).
Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore and Grunt Gallery, Vancouver
Updated with descriptive documentation on selected artworks, performances, and publications, this site details over thirty years of Belmore's groundbreaking practice. We hope this will serve you, your colleagues, and students as a resource for research and enjoyment. Please share with anyone you think might be interested.
rebeccabelmore.com is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada. This project was also supported by the Audain Art Museum.
grunt will also be releasing Wordless: The Performance Work of Rebecca Belmore in July 2019, a publication focusing on some of Belmore's most iconic performances with texts by Kathleen Ritter, Jen Budney, Richard Hill, and others. Launch details to come at grunt.ca.
2010, 08:15 minutes, colour, English
1992, 25:00 minutes, colour, English/Cree
by . The Toronto Star, May 21, 2017.
by . Canadian Art, Spring 2012, v. 29, no. 1.
by . Border Crossings, May Spring 2012, v. 1, no. 122.
by . Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion, 2011.
by . Border Crossings, June 2011, v. 30, no. 2.
by . Canadian Art, Fall 2011, v. 28, no. 3.
by . Fuse, Jan. Winter 2007, v. 30, no. 1.
by . C Magazine, Summer 2007, no. 94.
by . Canadian Art, Summer 2006, v. 23, no. 2.
by . Canadian Art, Summer 2005, v. 22, no. 2.
by . Border Crossings, Aug. 2005, v. 24, no. 3.
by . Sketch Magazine, Mar. Spring 2005.
by and . Fuse, Feb. 2005, v. 28, no. 1.
by . Blackflash, 2003, v. 21, no. 1.
by . Matriart, 1992, v. 3, no. 2.
by . Regeneration, 1990. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1990.