Born March 22, 1960, Upsala, Ontario, Canada

1984-1987 Ontario College of Art and Design

Venice Biennale
The Capture of Mary March (installation/photographs), Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Temperance (installation), Tribe, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The Named and the Unnamed (sculpture/installation), Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

A Simple Truth (performance), Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote, Misquote, Fact, Kingston University, Kingston, Ontario
Rebecca Belmore, Shelley Niro (installation), MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Extreme (photographs), Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
The Named and the Unnamed, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
A Way of Making (collaboration with Bently Spang), FADO, Toronto, Ontario
33 pieces (installations), Definitely Superior Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario
33 pieces, W.P. Kennedy Art Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

Vigil (performance), Talking Stick Aboriginal Arts Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Named and the Unnamed, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
33 pieces, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Crimes of Passion in Paradise and Beyond (performance), Caribbean Contemporary Arts Centre, Port of Spain, Trinidad

33 pieces, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
Private Collection, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

The Indian Factory (performance/installation), Tribe/AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
on this ground (installation), Rhode Island Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island

Many/One (installation), Galerie Optica, Montréal, Québec
Dreamers (installation), Keyano College Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Don't take your gun to town (performance), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Untitled (installation), Sacred Circle Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Ayumee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother (performance/protest), Assembly of First Nations, Ottawa, Ontario

Tourist Act #1 (performance), Institute of American Indian Art Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wana-na-wang-ong (installation), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Nah-doe-tah-moe-win: Means an Object that You Listen To (performance/installation), Saw Gallery,Ottawa, Ontario
Nah-doe-tah-moe-win: Means an Object that You Listen To (performance/installation), Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario

Ayumee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother (gathering/performance), National Canadian Tour

Artifact 671B (performance in support of Lubicon Cree boycott of Olympic Flame), Thunder Bay, Ontario

Thinking Textile, (installation: tarpaulin), Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia

Hearts on the Ground, (performance: Walk of the Righteous), Sakewewak Artists' Collective, Regina Saskatchewan
Dress Signal, (video: Vigil), Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
The Political is Personal, (photograph: to rest and to dream), Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
Chiasma (web transmission: Tent City), Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Far Horizon, (performance/installation: seam), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Permeable Borders, (installation: superpower), WaveHill, The Bronx, New York
Talking Stick Aboriginal Art Festival, (performance: Vigil), Full Circle, Vancouver, British Columbia

Live: Biennial of Performance Art, (performance: Reservoir) Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

I, Witness, (installations: Many/One; in memory), Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
High Tech Storytellers, (The Indian Factory), Interdisciplinary Arts Festival, TRIBE/AKA, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Material Culture, (installation: Many/One; performance: Bury My Heart), Paris Gibson Square Museum, Great Falls, Montana

Time Time Time, (performance: manifesto), FADO, Toronto, Ontario

Sydney Biennial, (installation: Paradise), Sydney, Australia
Canadian Performance Art Tour, (performances: various), Germany

The Red River Crossing, (installation: Us. With a Landscape), The Swiss Art Institute, New York, New York
7a-11d Performance Festival, (performance: for Dudley), Toronto, Ontario
InSite 97, (installation: Awasinake: On the Other Side), San Diego, California

Liaisons, (installation: Temple), The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario
Métissages, (installation with Florene Belmore: Imposition), Galerie Optica, Montréal, Québec

Site Santa Fe, Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby, (installation: New Wilderness, performance:
From the Same Earth), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rencontre internationale d'art performance de Québec, Le Lieu, (performance with Reona Brass;
affiliation/affliction), Québec City, Québec
6th Native American Fine Arts Invitational, (installation: a blanket for "sarah"), The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Faret Tachikawa Art Project, (permanent public installation: I wait for the sun), Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
History 101: The Re-Search for Family, (installation:X mark), Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri

Margins of Memory, (sculpture: Rising to the Occasion), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Stand, (Shifting the North Line: 16 Pictures), Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania

Land Spirit Power, (installation: Mawu-che-hitoowin: A Gathering of People for Any Purpose), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Indian Princesses and Cowgirls: Stereotypes from the Frontier, (performance: Road Trip West), Oboro, Montréal, Québec
Havana Biennial, (performance: Creation or Death, We will Win), Havana, Cuba

Between Views, (gathering/performance: Ayumee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother), Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
Okanata, (August 29, 1990), A Space, Toronto, Ontario
Interrogating Identity, (sculpture: Rising to the Occasion), Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York

Biennale d'art actuel de Québec, (performance: August 29, 1990), Québec City, Québec
Multi-Media Works: A Native Perspective (Nah-doe-tah-moe-win: Means an Object That You Listen To), AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Telling Things, (Nah-doe-tah-moe-win: Means an Object That You Listen To), Art Metropole, Toronto, Ontario
Young Contemporaries 90, (Nah-doe-tah-moe-win: Means an Object That You Listen To, Ihkwewak
Kayamihwat: Means Women Who Are Speaking), London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario

Sarah Millroy, "Trauma and triumph", The Globe and Mail, Saturday, October 8, 2002
Laurence, Robin, "Racing Against History: The Art of Rebecca Belmore," BorderCrossings, Issue 83, 2002
Fischer, Barbara, ed., 33 pieces, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, 2001, Mississauga, Ontario
Newlands, Anne, Canadian Art from Its Beginnings to 2000, Firefly Books, Willowdale, Ontario
Material Culture: Innovation in Native Art, 2000, Great Falls, Montana
Burgess, Marilyn, "The Imagined Geographies of Rebecca Belmore," Parachute 93, Jan/ Feb/ Mar 1999
Ryan, Allan J., The Trickster Shift: Humour and Irony in Contemporary Native Art, UBC Press, 1999, Vancouver, British Columbia,
Fleming, Kathleen, "Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby," Parachute 82, April/May/June 1996
Temple, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 1996, Toronto, Ontario
Mitchell, Charles Dee, "Introducing SITE Santa Fe," Art in America, October 1995
Laurence, Robin, "Rebecca Belmore: Wana-na-wang-ong," Canadian Art, Spring1994
Townsend-Gault, Charlotte, "Rebecca Belmore," Parachute 74, April/May/June 1994
Rushing, W. Jackson, "Contingent Histories, Aesthetic Politics," New Art Examiner, March 1993
Watson, Scott, "Whose Nation?," Canadian Art, Spring 1993
Houle, Robert, Diana Nemiroff, and Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Land, Spirit, Power: First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 1992
Barkhouse, Mary Anne, "Land, Spirit, Power," Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, 3:2, 1992
Phillips, Ruth, "Woodlands Indian Souvenir Art as Visual Text," Reinventing Iconology in the Post-Colonial Age, Texts 8, Summer 1992
Podedworny, Carol, "Okanata," C magazine, No 32, Fall 1991
Townsend-Gault, Charlotte, "Having Voices and Using Them," Arts Magazine, February 1991
Weiss, Rachel, "Interrogating Identity," High Performance, No 56, 1991
Lacey, Liam, "Native artist puts new spin on the western," The Globe and Mail, September 22, 1991

VIVA Award 2004
Steam Whistle Art Award 2004: Best Museum Show

The National Gallery of Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario
The Mendel Art Gallery
The Norman MacKezie Art Gallery
Agnes Etherington Art Gallery
Art Bank of Canada
Private collections (USA and Canada)