Sylvie Bélanger

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Sylvie Bélanger was born in Montréal, Canada. She is now based in Toronto. She received an MFA from York University, a BFA from Concordia University and a Baccalauréat in Philosophy of Religion from Université de Montréal.

Before joining SUNY Buffalo, she taught at The University of Windsor, San Francisco Arts Institute, University of Toronto/Sheridan College and Concordia University.

Bélanger’s art installations use photography, video, audio and computer imaging processes, which explore the technological image, its relation to reality, and the inherent tension between representation and presentation. She investigates the constant transformations that affect our understanding of personal, cultural and social identities.

She has exhibited her multimedia installations across Canada, in the USA; in several cities in France, Germany, Spain, England and the Netherlands. In Asia she has exhibited in Yokohama, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Shanghai.

Several catalogues on her art practice have been published and, reviews of her work can be found in ArtForum, Art in America, ArtPress, Parachute and others.

Bélanger’s works are in collections of Gemeente Museum, The Netherlands; Za Moca Foundation, Tokyo, Japan; Oakville Galleries, Canada; Windsor Art Gallery, Canada; Musée du Québec, Canada; Galeria Oliva Arauna, Spain; Art Bank of Canada; MacDonald Stewart Art Center, Canada; Woodlawn Arts Foundation, Toronto, Canada; York University, Canada and private collections.

She was the recipient of the Stauffer Award, and has received numerous professional grants from The Nuala Dresher Fellowship, New York State, the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the External Affairs of Canada.

Sylvie Bélanger has delivered papers on subjects related to the development of technology in relation to arts, architecture and the notion of identity. She was one of the editors for the journal Public, Toronto, Canada. She also served on various boards of directors of cultural and artistic institutions in Canada.

Sylvie Bélanger is represented by Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

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