Rebecca Belmore


Rebecca Belmore
Scar
antler, hair and polyester


17 ins x 16 ins

Estimate: $1500
Price Realised: $1700

Art With Heart Auction
Date of Auction: 10/27/2003
Lot 74

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Bio:
Born in Upsala, Ontario, Rebecca Belmore is an internationally recognized artist known for her provocative installation and performance art. Belmore is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has been exhibiting work that deals with themes of history, place and identity since 1987. She has been at the forefront of what has been called a “renaissance” in native North American art over the past twenty years. Her sound installation Speaking to their Mother (1991-1992), is exemplary of Belmore’s political and poetic vision. A response to the Oka Crisis of 1990, this project featured a large wooden megaphone that provided a unique platform for Aboriginal communities across North America to share their voices. Belmore has exhibited her work across Canada, in the United States, Mexico, Cuba and Australia. She was Canada's official representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale and she has participated in many exhibitions, including two solo touring exhibitions The Named and the Unnamed (2002) and 33 Pieces (2001).

Birth Location:
Upsala, ON

Artist Dates:
b.1960