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 On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017); This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016-17) and To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, Radar at Loughborough’s Carillion (2018). Recent performances include They Are Waiting for You, with Laure Prouvost and Pierre Droulers at Kaaitheater, Brussels (2019), Feedback at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017) and On the One Hand and the Other at Camden Art Centre where he was artist in residence 2015-16.

In 2021 Belinfante will be present a new chamber opera at Zabludowicz Collection and a commission for Folkestone Triennial. 

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Solo Exhibitions

2018

  • To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, Radar at Loughborough’s Carillion, UK

2013

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

2011

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

2010

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

Selected Performances and Screenings

Forthcoming

  • ‘A convenient place for our rehearsal’, Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, postponed until 2021

2019

  • ‘To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells’, Le Marteau sans Maître, Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London, UK
  • ‘They are Waiting for You', with Laure Prouvost and Pierre Droulers, Kaaitheater, Brussels, BE

2018

  • ‘Accordion’, Art in Coventry, CET Building, Coventry, UK
  • ‘They are Waiting for You’, with Laure Prouvost and Pierre Droulers, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

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; 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; 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

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

Forthcoming

  • Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, Kent, UK, 2021

2020

  • Love Among the Artists, Netwerk Aalst, Belgium, BE, 2020

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/OR, London and 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, with Simon Lewandowski, 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

2020

  • Curator, with Griselda Pollock, Lessons in the Studio, Studio in the Seminar, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and Fine Art Building, University of Leeds, UK

2019

  • Curator, ‘The Orrery’, with Musarc, London Contemporary Music Festival, London, UK

2017

  • Curator, The Fold, Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation, University of Leeds, UK
  • Curator, ‘unearthed’, re-creation day, Rochester Square, London, UK

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 (2017)
  • Artist in residence, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2016-17)
  • University Research Scholarship, University of Leeds, UK (2011-14)
  • Artist in residence, Eileen Shona, Scotland, UK (2013)
  • Casio G-Shock Award (Shortlist), London, UK (2012)
  • Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Award (Longlist), London, UK (2011)
  • Anna Mahler Fellowship, Spoleto, IT (2010)
  • Artist in residence, Process New Music and Arts Festival, Vilnius, LT (2009)
  • Dolbey Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (2009)

Selected Bibliography

2019

  • Adam Harper, ‘Le Marteau Sans Maître’, The Wire, September, London, UK

2016

  • Stacey Sewell, ‘The Listening Reader’, Tempo, December, Cambridge, UK
  • Ben Beaumont-Thomas, ‘Wysing Polyphonic’, 3 July, The Guardian, UK
  • Lydia Thomson, ‘This is a Voice’, Exeunt, 18 April, Online
  • Sam Belinfante and Joseph Kohlmaier eds., The Listening Reader, London, UK

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, February, 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

2011-15

  • University of Leeds, PhD Fine Art

2006-08

  • Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, MA Fine Art

2002-06

  • University of Leeds, BA Fine Art

2001-02

  • University of Gloucestershire, Foundation in Art and Design