An art photographer, Claude Bélanger is the founder of Manif d’art. In 1985, he co-founded the artist-run centre L’Œil de Poisson and assumed its coordination until 1999. He has done graduate work in sociology and holds a post-graduate certificate in project management. He has been involved in numerous regional and provincial associations ( RCAAQ, RAAV, SODART, Méduse, CCRQCA ) and has served on selection committees for several cultural events and organizations.
He acted as an independent curator for exhibitions such as Bestiaire mutant, Machines et Machines, Deux générations Deux sensibilités, Corpus and Latinos del Norte (in Mexico City) and was co-creator of Mirabile Visu. Since 1989, he has shown his work in over 100 exhibitions in Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico and the Ukraine and has been commissioned to create a number of public artworks. He has been a recipient of grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2004, he received the Prix François, Samson, awarded for cultural development in the Québec City region.
Foto: Renaud Philippe)