Sam Belinfante

b. 1983, Bristol, UK. Lives and works in London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Many Chambers, Many Mouths
Southard Reid, London, UK

2011
A Bocca Chiusa
Concrete at Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Penumbra
MIMA, Middlesborough Museum of Modern Art, UK

2010
Sam Belinfante: Three Works
Southard Reid, London, UK

SELECTED PERFORMANCE WORK, CURATED PROGRAMMES AND SCREENINGS

2015
Sonus Corpus
The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, UK

2014
Winner of Hayward Curatorial Open: exhibition Listening to open at Baltic, September 2014

The Voice and the Lens
Held at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK – first at IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK in 2012 – programme of performance and screenings curated by Sam Belinfante and Third Ear

The Changing Room
An opera in collaboration with Bruce McLean, performed at Leeds City Art Gallery, first performed at Merevale Hall, November 2013

2013
The Full Gamut
Art Licks Weekend, Old St Roundabout, London, UK

2012
Slow Boat
IKON Gallery, Birmingham and Chisenhale, London, with Benedict Drew

Corpus Sonus
V22 and Bold Tendencies, London, and Turner Contemporary, Margate, with Musarc

The Blue Bird
Barbican Centre, London, as part of ‘OMA/Progress’ with Musarc

2011
A Cut, A Scratch, A Score: a comic opera in three parts
Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Scotland, with Bruce McLean and David Barnett

Stimmung
Performance as part of ‘Restless Times’, Tate Britain, London, UK

The Gorge, The Plain, The Mountain
Screening, ‘Point of Conversation’, 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto Canada

2010 – 2011
John Cage: Everyday is a Good Day
Curator (Public Programs), Hayward Gallery Touring Show; BALTIC, Gateshead; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield; Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK

2010
The Taos Hum
Screening and performance as part of ‘Be Glad For the Song Has No End’, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

Penumbra
Performance as part of the ‘The Scuttler’, ICA, London, UK

Aria
Performance with Linda Hirst and BlahBlahBlah, BALTIC Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Penumbra
Performance as part of ‘Scratch Nights’, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

A Hot Potato on a Dark Background
Performance with Bruce Mclean, TESTBED1, London, UK

2009
Penumbra
Performance, Process New Music and Arts Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania

The View from Here
Radio Drama, BBC World Service International Broadcast

2008
Rhizome, with Neil Luck and EXAUDI
BIG DRAW National Launch, Wellcome Trust, London, UK

Tube Lines
Brilliant Noise, Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London. UK

Arco
Sonic Arts EXPO, The Basement, Brighton, UK

2007
Round
(re)stage, Garage Theatre, University College London, UK

Rhizome, with Neil Luck
Image/Music/Text/Turtle, Slade Research Centre, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Curves of the Needle
Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK

2014
Foam, Project Number and AND/OR, London
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and One Thorseby Street, Nottingham

Axolotl
MODEL, Liverpool, UK

The Reversing Machine
With Simon Lewandowski, Tetley Gallery, Leeds, UK

2010
Henji (Trace)
Sanhe Museum, Hangzhou, China

Cage Mix: Sculpture and Sound
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2009
Notes on a Return
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Giatrokou 28
REMAP 2, parallel to the 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece

Interplay
Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk, UK

Fair Play by Foul Means
Sycharth Gallery, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

2008
Illumination
Interval at the Servicepoint Building, Manchester, UK

Postgraduate Printmaking in London
Clifford Chance, London, UK

Shot/Countershot
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

Taenu (Trace)
tactileBOSCH, Cardiff, UK

2007
Trace
Stoltzestrasse 11, Frankfurt, Germany

OTHER PROJECTS

UK Founding Editor, Turn Press
Publishers of Artists’ Books, London, UK

2010
Curator, with boyleANDshaw, The Scuttler
for Live Weekends, ICA, London, UK

Curator, Loops
Chelsea Space, London, UK

2009
Founding Editor, Soundbox; Sound and Performance Archive

Curator, The View from Here
Slade Research Centre / BBC Bush House, London, UK

Curator, with Neil Luck, The Voice and Nothing More
Slade Research Centre, London, UK

2008
Curator, with Neil Luck, Notations
Slade Research Centre / Resonance 104.4 FM, London, UK

SELECTED PRESS

May 2015  Frieze, Listening by Luke Healey

May 2015  The Wire, Bites by Abi Bliss

Feb 2015   Art Monthly, Listening by David Briers, p. 19

Dec 2014   Studio International, interview with Anna McNay, online

Nov 2014   This is Tomorrow, Listening by Edwina Attlee, online

Oct 2014    Corridor 8, Listening by Lauren Velvick, online

Oct 2014    The Guardian, Listening by Robert Clark

Oct 2014    The Arts Desk, Listening by Sarah Kent, online

July 2014   Garageland, The Voice and the Lens by Joe Turnbull

Jan 2014    The Guardian, The Reversing Machine by Robert Clark

Dec 2012    Frieze, Looking Back, Looking Forward: Part 2 by Jonathan Watkins

April 2012   Art Licks, Issue 7, Aperture by Sam Belinfante

Nov 2011    The Times, A Cut a Scratch a Score by Giles Sutherland

Nov 2010    Art Monthly, Be Glad for the Song Has No End by David Ryan

Feb 2009     Dazed Digital, interview with Stephanie Cotela Tanner

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2015
Camden Arts Centre
London, UK

2013
Eilean Shona
Scotland

2010
Anna Mahler Fellowship
Spoleto, Italy

2009
Artist in residence, Process New Music and Arts Festival
Vilnius, Lithuania

Honorary Research Assistant in Sound
Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Dolbey Travel Scholarship
Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Slade Project Award(s)
Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

EDUCATION

2011 – 2015 PhD candidate, Fine Art, University of Leeds

2006 – 2008 Slade School of Fine Art, London, MA Fine Art

2002 – 2006 University of Leeds, BA Fine Art

2001 – 2002 Gloucestershire College of Art & Design, BTEC Foundation Studies