Sam Belinfante is an artist living and working in London.

Along with filmmaking and photographic work, his practice incorporates curating, sound and performance. Recent exhibitions include This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016-17); The Curves of the Needle at BALTIC 39, Newcastle and The London Open at Whitechapel Gallery, both 2015 and the solo show Many Chambers, Many Mouths, Southard Reid, London (2013). He curated and participated in The Voice and The Lens, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, which toured to Whitechapel Gallery as part of Spitalfields Festival in June 2014. Recent performances include Feedback at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017) and On the One Hand and the Other at Camden Arts Centre and Supernormal Festival, UK (2016).

Recently Belinfante won the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open. His exhibition Listening opened at BALTIC 39 in September 2014 and toured to the Bluecoat, Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield and the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery; and First Site and Art Exchange, Colchester.    

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Solo Exhibitions

2013

2011

  • A Bocca Chiusa, Concrete at the Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2010

Selected Performances and Screenings

2018

  • ‘They are Waiting for You', with Laure Prouvost and Pierre Droulers, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis and Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, New York, US

2017

  • ‘Feedback’, with Musarc, Do Disturb!, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2016

  • ‘On the One Hand and the Other’, Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park, UK
  • ‘Feedback’ and ‘The Blue Bird’, Wysing Polyphonic, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
  • ‘Feedback’, with Elaine Mitchener, Wellcome Collection and BLOCK UNIVERSE, London, UK
  • ‘On the One Hand and the Other’, with Mark Sanders, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
  • ‘Corpus Sonus’, with Musarc, The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

2014

  • ‘Focus’, The Voice and the Lens, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
  • 'Mural', with James Weeks and EXAUDI, Spitalfields Festival, London, UK
  • The Changing Room, with Bruce McLean, Leeds City Art Gallery, UK

2013

  • ‘Stop, Look, Listen!’, Art Licks Weekend, Old St Roundabout, London, UK

2012

  • Slow Boat with IYP and Propeller, IKON and Chisenhale Galleries, Birmingham and London, UK
  • ‘Corpus Sonus’, with Musarc, A Sonic View, Bold Tendencies, London, UK, Antistrophe, V22, London, UK and Late Night Live: Landmark, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK,
  • ‘The Blue Bird’, with Musarc, OMA/Progress, Barbican Centre, London, UK

2011

  • A Cut A Scratch A Score, with Bruce McLean and David Barnett, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK
  • ‘Stimmung’, Restless Times, Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London UK
  • ‘The Taos Hum’, A Bocca Chiusa, Dan Graham Pavillion, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
  • ‘The Gorge, The Plain, The Mountain’, Point of Conversation, 918 Bathurst, Toronto, CA
  • Penumbra, mima, Middlesbrough, UK

2010

  • ‘The Taos Hum’, Be Glad for the Song Has No End, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
  • ‘Penumbra’, Scratch Nights, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
  • A Hot Potato on a Dark Background, with Bruce McLean, TESTBED1, London, UK

2009

  • ‘A Christmas Gift for You’, Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, Tate Live, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • ‘Penumbra’, Process New Music and Arts Festival, Vilnius, LT
  • The View from Here, Radio Drama, BBC World Service, International Broadcast

2008

  • ‘Tube Lines’, Brilliant Noise, Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London. UK
  • ‘Arco’, Sonic Arts EXPO, The Basement, Brighton, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
  • This is a Voice,  MAAS, Sydney, AU

2016

  • Love Among the Artists, with Laure Prouvost, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, CH
  • This is a Voice, Wellcome Collection, London, UK

2015

  • The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
  • The Curves of the Needle, Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK

2014

  • Foam, Project Number and AND/OR, London, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
  • The Reversing Machine, with Simon Lewandowski, The Tetley, Leeds, UK

2013

  • Copy, Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK

2012

  • The Voice and the Lens, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  • Pieces of Eight, Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Fantastiche Zeitmachinen, Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin, DE
  • East Wing X: Material Matters, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK

2011

  • A Cut A Scratch A Score: a comic opera in three parts, Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee, UK

2010

  • Henji (Trace), Sanhe Museum, Hangzhou, CN
  • Cage Mix: Sculpture and Sound, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2009

  • Notes on a Return, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • REMAP 2, parallel to the 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, GR
  • Interplay, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk, UK

2008

  • Illumination, Interval at the Servicepoint Building, Manchester, UK
  • Taenu (Trace), tactileBOSCH, Cardiff, UK

2007

  • Trace, Stoltzestrasse 11, Frankfurt, DE

Selected Curated Projects

2014-16

  • Curator, Listening, Hayward Gallery Touring; BALTIC 39, Newcastle; Bluecoat, Liverpool, SITE and SIA Gallery, Sheffield and First Site, Colchester, UK

2014

  • Curator, with Third Ear, The Voice and the Lens, Whitechapel Gallery, Rich Mix and Spitalfields Festival

2012

  • Curator, with Third Ear, The Voice and the Lens, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2010-11

  • Curator (public programs), John Cage: Everyday is a Good Day, Hayward Gallery Touring; BALTIC, Gateshead; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield; Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea and Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2010

  • Curator, with boyleANDshaw, The Scuttler, for Live Weekends, ICA, London, UK
  • Curator, ‘Loops’, Shall I Stay or Shall I Go?, Chelsea Space, London, UK    

2009

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

2008

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

Awards and Residencies

  • Artist in residence, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
  • Artist in residence, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
  • University Research Scholarship, University of Leeds, UK
  • Artist in residence, Eileen Shona, Scotland, UK
  • Casio G-Shock Award (Shortlist), London, UK
  • Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Award (Longlist), London, UK
  • Anna Mahler Fellowship, Spoleto, IT
  • Artist in residence, Process New Music and Arts Festival, Vilnius, LT
  • Dolbey Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK

Selected Bibliography

2016

2015

  • Rachel Campbell-Johnston, ‘The London Open’, The Times, 24 July, London, UK
  • Luke Healey, ‘Listening’, Frieze, May, London, UK
  • Abi Bliss, ‘Bites’, The Wire, May, London, UK
  • David Briers, ‘Listening’, Art Monthly, London UK

2014

  • Interview with Anna McNay, Studio International, 29 December, Online
  • Edwina Attlee, ‘Listening’, this is tomorrow, 7 November, Online
  • Lauren Velvick, ‘Listening’, Corridor 8, 20 October, Online
  • Sarah Kent, ‘Listening’, The Arts Desk, 10 October, Online
  • Joe Turnbull, ‘The Voice and the Lens’, Garageland, 8 July, London, UK

2012

  • Jonathan Watkins, ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward: Part 2’, Frieze, 21 December, London, UK
  • Sam Belinfante, ‘Aperture’, Art Licks, issue 7, April, London, UK
  • Nick Ahad, ‘Pieces of Eight’, Yorkshire Post, 20 April, Leeds, UK

2011

  • Giles Sutherland, ‘A Cut a Scratch a Score’, The Times, 1 November, Scotland, UK

2010

  • David Ryan, ‘Be Glad for the Song Has No End’, Art Monthly, November, London, UK
  • Barbara Hodgson, ‘Cage Mix art has plenty to say’, The Journal, 7 June, Newcastle, UK

Education

  • University of Leeds, PhD Fine Art (2011-15)
  • Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, MA Fine Art (2006-08)
  • University of Leeds, BA Fine Art (2002-06)