Simon Belleau (1986) is an artist and filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. Belleau’s work in sculpture, video, installation and painting borrows from the tropes of theatre and cinematography. The mechanisms that define theatre and politics are often catalysts in his work, with a particular interest in the negotiations that occur between the visible realm of spectacle and what is hidden behind the scenes. Historical events, texts and places often function as starting points from which the projects further explore the philosophical implications of narration, translation, montage and time. He has realized projects for Parc Offsite, Montréal (2022); AXENÉO7, Gatineau (2021); Fonderie Darling, Montréal (2021); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (2021); Cassandra Cassandra, Toronto (2020); Parisian Laundry, Montreal (2019); Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy (2018); Galerie René Blouin, Montreal (2018); Sculpture Center, New York City (2018); Raising Cattle, Montreal (2017); Marsèlleria, New York City (2017); Optica, centre d’art contemporain, Montréal (2016); and Vie d’ange, Montreal (2016). Belleau completed an MFA in studio arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, in 2015, where he was the recipient of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellowship. He is also one of the nine laureates of the Fonderie Darling’s 2019-2023 Montreal Studio Program. Between 2019 and 2021, he was an Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Concordia University sculpture department.

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