|(Born)||1978 in MA, USA|
|(Based)||New York, NY, USA|
Genesis Belanger is known for her mysterious installations made from pastel-toned ceramics and cast-concrete objects. Her sculptures of everyday items take on human features, thereby making them alluring and slightly uncanny at the same time. Underneath all these soft pastel tones, Belanger’s work takes a darker turn. Recurring motifs in her work such as cigarettes, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics address the manipulative power and the feeling of dissatisfaction caused by capitalism and advertisement in our contemporary society.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Belgium; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Mueum, Ridgefield, CT USA; François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA USA; New Museum, New York, NY USA; and an installation at the New Museum’s Storefront Window, New York, NY, USA.
Belanger has participated in group shows at Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark and Musée d’Art Naïf Anatole-Jakovsky, Nice, France.