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Nadia belerique

Nadia Belerique | web (candle)
2016 | Inkjet print | 18" x 13"

A photograph of an angel holding a perfectly lit candle sits in a large white frame, situated behind a broken pane of glass. The nostalgic subject is interrupted by the broken surface and is characteristic of Belerique’s interest in surface, and image as object. In Web (candle) broken glass composes part of the photographic structure, not a material transgression.

Nadia Belerique is an installation artist who lives and works in Toronto. Unusual photographic practices combine with sculptural works in Belerique’s installations, pushing perception and questioning the performance of images in contemporary cultural production. Often referencing the body through form, or function, Belerique’s work provokes awareness of ones specific point of view, and movement through space. Belerique received her BFA from York University, Toronto and her MFA from the University of Guelph. Recent solo exhibitions include Bed Island, Have You Seen This Man, and (In Order of Appearance) at Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto. She has been included in numerous group shows including are you experienced?, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario; Blue Times, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna; What you call a space is really nothing but a vast plane, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto; The Mouth Holds the Tounge, The Power Plant, Toronto; and —-, Tomorrow Gallery, New York. Belerique’s work is also included in the 2016 Montreal Biennale and 2016 Gwangju Biennale, South Korea. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery.

This work was donated to Plug In ICA's 2017 Gala and Art Auction, proceeds from the sale of this piece support Plug In ICA's artistic and educational programming. 



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