About the Belgo Report
The Belgo building, Montreal’s largest centre of the visual arts, is situated in the heart of down-town Montreal. The Belgo is currently home to over 30 art galleries and artist’s studios.
The Belgo Report features information about exhibitions and events taking place in the galleries of the Belgo building. We also publish reviews reviews of the art shows and events we visited here.
We hope that this on-line magazine will inspire you to visit the Belgo galleries and enjoy the fantastic contemporary art on exhibition here.
Please note that none of the contributors to The Belgo Report work for the Belgo Building or its owners. This is an independent blog.
Producer, editor, writer
Bettina Forget is a visual artist living and working in Montreal, Quebec. Born in Germany, she has studied art at Central St-Martins School of Art in London, England and at Curtin University in Perth, Australia and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. Bettina launched The Belgo Report in 2008 after noticing that the Belgo building – as well as the local contemporary visual arts scene – lacked visibility. Bettina is the owner and director of the Visual Voice Art Gallery, located in the Belgo Building. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) as Visual Arts Representative and President.
Greta Rainbow, originally from Seattle, Washington, is pursuing degrees in Art History and Cultural Studies at McGill University. She experiences, makes, reads and writes about art, from the most ostentatious Rococo sculpture to the most conceptual contemporary film.
After recently completing her Master’s in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London, Stephanie has moved back to Montreal in order to start her career in the Canadian art world as a writer and critic. She enjoys politically engaged art, contemporary photography, films by Wes Anderson and Denis Villeneuve, getting lost in foreign cities, and any four-legged animal.
Jean-Michel Quirion est candidat à la maitrise en muséologie et pratique des arts, volet muséologie, à l’École multidisciplinaire de l’image (EMI) de l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. Il s’implique activement dans la communauté artistique de la région Gatineau-Ottawa. Il travaille présentement au centre d’exposition Art-Image ainsi qu’à la Galerie UQO à titre d’assistant à la direction. Jean-Michel a aussi le privilège d’être assistant de recherche de la professeur Mélanie Boucher et d’être chargé de projet au centre de production DAÏMÔN.
Eleonora was born in Venice (Italy) and currently based in Montréal. She has been awarded with a BA in DAMS Visual Arts in Bologna, Italy, and a MA in ISIA, Cultural Heritage Photography in Urbino, Italy. She is a Art editor and a photographer primarily interested in participatory art and in photography projects focusing on contemporary urban landscapes.
Kelly Stock is an arts and culture writer, and photographer, who is passionate about exploring the work of creatives from around the world and sharing their stories. Originally from Australia, but living in Montreal for the past seven years, she has a bachelor in journalism and a master’s degree in publishing from the University of Sydney. Her interests include: art in all its forms, short stories, dachshunds, and capturing reality through artistic practice.
Kara Williams has been painting since 1999, and graduated from the University at Albany in New York with a BFA in Painting in 2001. She typically paints large figurative works inspired art history and mythology, with a contemporary, expressive feel. She favours large format canvases in oil, and often has worked with self-portraiture or images of people in dramatic psychological studies or tableaux.
Kara Williams’ work is in private collections in North and South America and Europe, and in the Colart Collection in Montreal.
Visit her webpage: http://karawilliams.com
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