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Rebecca Bellantoni (Visual Art, 2024)Documentation of ‘Condition the roses, accept the vision. C.R.Y’ Frieze LIVE 2020 Photographer: Katarzyna Perlak

Rebecca Bellantoni

Shortlisted in 2024 for Visual Art

Rebecca Bellantoni is a London-based artist who draws from everyday occurrences and abstracts them. She works across moving image, installation, performance, photography, textiles, printmaking, sculpture, sound-text, and ceramics. Through these mediums, Rebecca investigates the layered lens of Black women’s writing (fiction and nonfiction), psychogeography, philosophy, religion and spirituality and their aesthetics. She gently prises apart the concept of the accepted/expected ‘real’ and the experiential ‘real’; looking at how these removed borders may offer sanative experiences. Her practice is an ongoing entanglement with the layers of experience and often uses auto/biographical stories as a foundation. 

Bellantoni’s recent projects include Condition the roses, accept the vision. C.R.Y (REVISED), Tate Britain, London (2023); La Position de l’Amour, CNAC Magasin, Grenoble (2023); In the house of my love, Brent Biennial, London (2022); Frieze Live London (2021); Aggregates, Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Switzerland, 2021); Coalition of Care, PUBLICs (Helsinki, Finland, 2019); La Manutention, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France, 2019; in collaboration with Rowdy SS). She is the recipient of bursaries and awards from Fluxus Art Projects (2023), a-n The Artists Information Company (2023), Womxn of Colour Art Award (2022), and Jerwood Arts (2020). In 2022, she was nominated for The Max Mara Art Prize for Women.