Anna Belleforte


CURRICULUM VITAE 


EDUCATION

MA Architectural Conservation & Heritage Planning, University of York, England

MA Architectural History, magna cum laude, Queen's University, Canada

HBA Art History & Fine Art, summa cum laude, University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

EXHIBITIONS

October 2022, Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

September-October 2022, NECTAR Art & Urban Nature, Sint-Joriskerk, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

November 2021, Thuis in Textiel, Galerie De Ploegh, Amersfoort

September-October 2021, Finalist in the Salt Spring National Art Prize, BC, Canada 

July-September 2021, Geschetst, Galerie Paterswolde, Drenthe, the Netherlands

June-July 2021, Lost Places, Haus der Niederlande, Münster, Germany

May-June 2021, Dieptes in Vlaktes, Galerie De Ploegh, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

September-November 2020, 75 years of National Artists Society De Ploegh, Museum Flehite,  Rietveld Pavilion, DePleogh Gallery, Amersfoort, the Netherlands 

February 2020, 50 Shades of Green, Terra Art Projects, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands 

October 2019 (& 2017), Kunstmoment, Diepenheim, the Netherlands

September 2019, Nieuwe Leden, De Ploegh, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

July 2019, Kunstroute Openstal, Oldeberkoop, Friesland, the Netherlands

February-March 2019, Ruimte in en om ons, St Pieters & Blokland, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

October 2018 (& 2016), Vreemde Gasten, Amersfoort

June 2018, BARTR artist residency show, Budapest, Hungary

February 2018, Global Portraits, Still Point Arts Gallery, Maine, USA

September 2017, A Sense of Place, De Ploegh, Amersfoort

April-October 2017, Art on the Canals & Heilige Huisjes, Amersfoort

November 2016, Art Arnhem Fair, Arnhem

October 2016, Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

August 2016, Bewegter Wind, Nord-Hessen, Germany

May-November 2016, A Place in my Heart, Meander Medical Centre, Amersfoort

February-March 2016, Aaibaar (duo-show), Archipel, Amersfoort

November 2015, Kunstmaand Ameland, the Netherlands

October 2015, Kaalstaart beta-art, Amersfoort

Summer 2015, Mondriaan VaarRoute, Amersfoort (outdoor installation)

June 2015, 7-inch Magnitude, Manifest, Cincinnati, USA

June 2015, Kunstschouw, Zeeland, the Netherlands

September 2014, Humor, Linus Galleries California

October 2013, C-Fordt, Maarssen, the Netherlands

September 2013, Annual Dutch Art Fair, Amsterdam

May 2013, Still Point V, Still Point Arts Gallery, Maine, USA (online & Quarterly magazine)

March 2013, Urban Vacancy, Rietveld building De Zonnehof, Amersfoort

 

ABOUT

I create mixed media work that speaks through architectural forms. I am interested in exploring architecturality, which is to say an architectural state of being, and how this translates: how structures and spaces shape our lives and form our sense of self. To this end, I have made architecture-themed series about memories, building fantasies, documentation and the tactility of place. Drawing on a background in architectural conservation, my art looks at the histories and significance of buildings/spaces/places, whether from a personal or collective perspective. My love of craftsmanship and the act of making by hand – which is distilling the essence of things at an overseeable scale – motivated me to make the transition back to art. Now I draw, paint, cut and paste to build artworks that depict buildings and environments that feel both familiar and surreal.