Simon S. Belleau


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Currently lives in Rome, IT

EDUCATION
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. 
2013-2015
BFA, Major in Studio Arts & Art History, Concordia University, Montreal. 2007-2010

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2024 réplique/replica, Fonderie Darling (main room), Montreal
2022 Untitled, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, SIGHTINGS 36, curated by Julia Eilers Smith, Leonard &
Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal
2022 Outline of a Screenplay, Parc Offsite, Eli Kerr, Montreal
2021 For a few acres of snow, AXENÉO7, Gatineau
2020 COMÉDIE, Cassandra Cassandra gallery, Toronto
2019 Champs Élysées, Parisian Laundry, Montreal
2017 Bronze by gold heard the hoofirons, steelyringing, Raising Cattle gallery, Montreal
2016 SOIF, Centre d’art contemporain OPTICA, Montreal

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2023 Liste Art Fair Basel, solo project, Parc Offsite, Eli Kerr, Basel, Suisse, June 12 - 28
2023 Hors Scène, curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau, Galerie Stewart Hall, Montreal
2023 Plural Foire d’art contemporain, Parc Offsite, Eli Kerr, Montreal, April 21 - 23
2022 Papier Art Fair, with Maggy Hamel-Metsos, Jean-François Lauda, Parc Offsite, Eli Kerr, Montreal,
August 26 - 28
2021 La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, curated by François LeTourneux & Mark Lanctôt,
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal
2021 Everything merges, appears, then fades again, curated by Milly-Alexandra Dery, Fonderie Darling -
Place Publique, Montreal
2021 Maison Modèle III: House of Heartbreak, fundraising exhibition for Centre CLARK, Montreal
2019 Chicago Invitational Art Fair, Presented by NADA, Parisian Laundry, Chicago
2019 May West, VICKI, Newburgh, New York
2019 Le voile de l’illusion, curated by Jean-Michel Quirion, galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal
2018 Laboratorio Aperto, at Asilo Sant’Elia, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Lake Como, Italy
2018 Du côté de chez Soon, galerie René Blouin, Montreal
2018 Épisode Laurier, Art Fair, various locations, Montreal
2018 In Practice: Another Echo, in collaboration with Elena Ailes, curated by Allie Tepper, Sculpture Center,
New York
2018 When things become thoughts (...), organized by VIE D’ANGE, MAW gallery, New York
2017 Beau Travail, Beau Travail, Montreal
2017 Minimal(ist) efforts, Angell gallery, Toronto
2017 Indice Éternité II, organized by Dominique Sirois, The Ottawa School of Art gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2017 Glimmergate, Siliqoon/Qway publication & group exhibition, Marsèlleria gallery, New York
2017 Cas d’absence, with Claire Burelli & Caroline Mauxion, Centre Regart, Lévis, Canada
2016 Vie D’ange, curated by Eli Kerr and Daphné Boxer, VIE D’ANGE, Montreal
2016 INDEX, curated by Patryk Stasieczek, Gallery 295, Vancouver
2015 Viafarini Open Studio, Viafarini/Docva residency, Milan, Italy
2015 Video Store, curated by Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2015 Connexions, screenings organized by David K. Ross, Centre Dazibao, Montreal
2015 MFA thesis exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
2015 Monochrome, with Alain Urrutia and ATOI, Beers London gallery, London, UK
2014 EXPO Chicago Art Fair, curated by José Lerma, Chicago
2014 Surface Tension, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
2013 46.18, -74.86, Les Territoires Gallery, Montreal
2013 Video Store, curated by Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee, Access gallery, Vancouver
2012 Combine 11, curated by Jake Moore, at FOFA Gallery, Montreal

RESIDENCIES
2023 CALQ Québec Studio in Rome, January-July residency, Rome, Italy
2022 Micro-publishing residency, centre Sagamie, Alma
2021 AXENÉO7 residency, AXENÉO7, Gatineau
2019 Montreal studios residency, 3 years program (-2022), Fonderie Darling, Montreal
2018 Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Artists' Research Laboratory with Christina Mackie, Como, Italy
2015 Viafarini/Docva residency, Milan, Italy
2015 Vermont Studio Center residency, Vermont, Maine
2013 Le Cabinet, Espace de Production Photographique Montreal
2013 Listhús Artist Residency Program, Olafsfjordur, Iceland

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2023 CALQ Studio in Rome grant, Quebec Arts Council
2022 Studio generously sponsored by Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2022 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2021 Prix Pierre-Ayot, finalist, City of Montreal and AGAC
2021 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2021 Studio generously sponsored by The Ouellette Family Foundation, Fonderie Darling
2020 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2020 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2020 Studio generously sponsored by the Audain Foundation, Fonderie Darling
2019 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2019 Studio generously sponsored by the Audain Foundation, Fonderie Darling
2018 Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2017 Prix Pierre-Ayot, finalist, City of Montreal and AGAC
2016 Acquisition Grant, Quebec Arts Council
2016 Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2016 Prix Jeune Tête d’Affiche, Centre Dazibao
2015 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2015 Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2015 Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2015 Luminarts Cultural Foundation Fellowship, nominee, Chicago
2014 Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2014 Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship award, VCS Residency Program, Vermont, USA
2013 Incentive Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2013 Project grant, LOGIQ, Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Quebec

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, WRITING, LECTURES/TALKS
Simon S. Belleau: Monograph, with writings by Dalie Giroux, Joyce Joumaa, Marie-Eve Beaupré, Vincent
Bonin. Published by Parc Offsite - upcoming in 2023
Film projection & presentation ‘The Spectators’, CASTRO Projects, Rome, Italy. March 28th 2023
233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL.. Screening and presentation by Simon Belleau. Leonard & Bina Ellen
Art Gallery, Montreal. November 2022
Testimony-Images and Speculations (...), Espace Art Actuel Magazine. Text by Emmanuelle Choquette,
Spring-Summer 2022
Artists in conversation with Daisy Desrosiers: Simon Belleau (in french). Artists’ interviews for the exhibition
La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal. Winter 2021
Exhibition catalogue, La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, Musée d’Art Contemporain de
Montréal. 2021
Canadian Art Magazine: Features & text by Simon Belleau; Pasolini’s St.Paul. Winter 2020 Issue
How to Begin, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, XXIV CSAV - Artists' Research Laboratory, Invited Artist:
Christina Mackie. Pages:116. Ed. Compagnia
Du Côté de chez Soon, galerie René Blouin, review by Marie-Ève Charron, Le Devoir. June 2018
In Practice: Another Echo, exhibition catalogue with text by Allie Tepper. Published by Sculpture Center, New
York

Canadian Art: exhibition review for Bronze by gold heard the hoofirons, steelyringing at Raising Cattle, by Ji-
Yoon Han, Spring 2018 Issue

Siliqoon Qway: Glimmergate 2nd issue, digital publication. May 2017
Canadian Art: Art in 2016 : A View from Montreal, by Loreta Lamargese
Art Viewer, Vie D’ange at VIE D’ANGE gallery
OFluxo, Vie D’ange at VIE D’ANGE gallery
SAIC MFA Catalogue, essay by Shawn Michelle Smith, May 2015
Book of Longing, edited and curated by Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, May 2014
SAIC MFA Catalogue, essay by MCA curator Karsten Lund, May 2014

OTHER
Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer, Sculpture dept., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2019-2021
Board of directors, Fonderie Darling, 2019-2022
Soon.tw gallery, co-director, Montreal, Canada 2017-2019
jeux d’été, artist/curatorial collective, co-director with Elena Ailes, Chicago
Curating project: Valérie Blass, solo show, jeux d’été, EXPANDED Art Fair, MANA Contemporary, Chicago
Curating project: As the World Turns, Agnes Bolt and Kevin Stuart, jeux d’été, Chicago
Curating project: The Coat, Corin Sworn and Tony Tomano, jeux d’été, Chicago

COLLECTIONS
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Private collections


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