About the Artist
A member of Lac Seul First Nation (Anishinaabe), Rebecca Belmore is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Montréal.
Rooted in the political and social realities of Indigenous communities, Belmore’s works make evocative connections among bodies, land and language. Her notable exhibitions, performances and artworks include Rebecca Belmore: Rising to the Occasion, Vancouver Art Gallery (2008); The Named and the Unnamed, performance (2002); the sculpture Trace at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; Fringe, White Thread, and Untitled 1, 2, 3, photographs; and Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother, performances (1991,1992,1996, 2008). Belmore received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2013, the Hnatyshyn Visual Arts Award in 2009, the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award in 2004, and an OCAD University Honorary Doctorate in 2005. Also in 2005, she was Canada’s official representative at the Venice Biennale.
In 2016, Rebecca was awarded the prestigious Gershon Iskowitz Prize by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
#Land_Art_Nation is a studio and seminar course developed to create a significant and unique learning experience for participating students as part of a coordinated national curriculum and network of collaborative, contemporary art projects. In partnership with LandMarks2017 and Partners in Art, the #Land_Art_Nation course will be a forum for collaboration, knowledge sharing, negotiation of differing perspectives, indigenous epistemologies, and discourses of place, environment, and the construction of identities.