Born in 1978 in USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA


Genesis Belanger stages psychologically charged mise-en-scènes composed of idiosyncratic versions of everyday objects. Working in a multitude of handcrafts — welder, ceramicist, and seamstress — Belanger conjures installations of unresolved tension on the edge of a temporal collapse. Her vocabulary is lifted from the 1950s, specifically from the dawn of American advertising, and she infuses her tableaux with a sense of lobotomized capitalist productivity, choosing liminal spaces, such hotel lobbies or office waiting rooms, as subject-matter. In Belanger's practice, the body is absent, inviting the viewer to enter as purposeful actor. In her immersive scenes, objects become surrogate for the female body: pursed lips emerge from matching stoneware lamps, fingers sprout from a bouquet, and a hot dog wiggles itself into a wedge heel. Belanger's three-dimensional work, although situated within the legacy of Claes Oldenburg and Robert Gober, is principally concerned with the manifestation of capitalist myths on a gendered psyche.

In 2021, Genesis Belanger was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Consortium in Dijon, France. In 2020, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, in Ridgefield, Connecticut dedicated a solo exhibition to her work and published a catalogue on the occasion. In 2019, Belanger created an installation in the New Museum’s Storefront Window, New York. 


2012 Master of Fine Arts, Combined Media, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts coursework, Rhode Island School of Design, RI, USA

solo shows

Blow Out, Perrotin, Paris, France

- Another Man's Treasure, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- We Were Never Friends, The Consortium Museum, Dijon, France

- The Party's Over, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
- Through the Eye of a Needle, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, USA

- Coins for the Ferrymen, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Holding Pattern, New Museum, New York, NY, USA

- A Strange Relative, Genesis Belanger & Emily Mae Smith, Perrotin, New York, NY, USA

- Cheap Cookie and a Tall Drink of Water, Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY, USA

group shows

Funk You Too!: Humor and Irreverence in Modern and Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA
Pleasure Principle, curated by Genesis Belanger, François Ghebaly, New York, NY, USA
Day Jobs, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA

Mirror Mirror: Fashion and the Psyche, MoMu Fashion Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
Les Fleurs du Mâle, Musée d'Art Naïf Anatole-Jakovsky, Nice, France 
- Finger Bang, curated by Genesis Belanger and GaHee Park, Perrotin, Paris, France 
Performing Femininity, Mrs. Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- Marinaro, New York, NY, USA
- WOMEN, ARKEN Museum of Moderne Art, Ishøj, Denmark
- Sausage Party, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

Anniversary, Mrs. Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- Clay Pop, Jeffrey Deitch Inc, New York, NY, USA
- The Shoo Sho, curated by Julie Curtiss, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- Bitter Nest, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
- Time Takes a Cigarette, Josh Lilley, London, UK

- Artists for New York, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, USA
- Good Pictures, Jeffrey Deitch Inc, New York, NY, USA
A Love Letter to a Nightmare, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY, USA

- Dark Laughter, curated by Barry Schwabsky, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
- Magnetic Fields, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
- No Patience For Monuments, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- Group Show, Howard’s, Athens, GA, USA

- Distortions, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- Liquid Dreams, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Objects Like Us, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, USA
- Uncanny Memories, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
- Body So Delicious, Reyes Projects, Birmingham, MI, USA

 - Genesis Belanger, Melissa Brown, Roy de Forest, Mimi Gross, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 - Scarlet Street, Lucien Terras, New York, NY, USA
 - Happiness and Other Forms of Self Delusion, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 - Frida Smoked, Invisible Exports Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 - Nature/Gesture, Project Art Space, New York, NY, USA
 - Spring Break/Art Fair, New York, NY, USA

public collections

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL, USA

  • February 1, 2023

  • January 1, 2023
    Artforum — 2 PAGES

  • December 1, 2022
    Connaissance des Arts — 2 PAGES

  • November 29, 2022
    Stirpad — 8 PAGES

  • October 29, 2022
    The Steidz — 8 PAGES