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Bel Andrade (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist born in Wellington, New Zealand, currently living between Toronto, Canada and New York City.

Bel is a sculptor, metalworker, and performance artist, regularly working in multiplicity through the editioning of their works and through the performance of repetitive obsessive actions and stims. Bel is transmasc, neurodivergent, and lives with a post-viral nervous system disorder, integrating elements of their queer-crip identity into their work through the visual analysis of systemic collapse, rhizomatic intersections, and intentional failures. Their public art practice invites viewers to appreciate the complex and interconnected nature of the human experience, seeking to dismantle and disrupt systemic barriers in the building of a crip-Utopian future.

Bel obtained their Masters in Fine Art in Studio Arts from Parsons School of Design at the New School (New York, USA) in 2023, and completed their Bachelor in Fine Arts in Sculpture and Installation at OCAD University with a Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies (Toronto, CA) in 2020. They’ve received a Parsons School of Design Graduate Research Award (New York, 2023), the ArtScape Foundation Launchpad Bursary (Toronto, 2020), the Bluma Appel Thesis Award (Toronto, 2020), and the Toronto International Film Festival Battle of the Scores Best Score award as member of the disbanded Porcelain Citizen (Toronto, 2015).


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The work I plan to produce during this residency falls under my “Affects of Inflammation” body of work, which uses the visual languages of root systems and metal infrastructure to examine the interpersonal consequences of long-term inflammation on the body as a result of Covid-19. The sculptures in this collection convey not only the physical manifestations of inflammation but also the emotional and interpersonal consequences, making the invisible aspects of Long Covid tangible and relatable to a broad audience.



The Art of Disruption; Artprize Fall Preview
* Heartside Park; Grand Rapids, MI.
09/14/23 – 10/01/23

Matter as Fallen Light
Kellen & Arronson Galleries; New York, NY.
04/24/23 – 05/07/23
As I Live & Breathe
Xpace Cultural Centre; Toronto, ON.
05/27/22 – 07/02/22
Daily Reminders
* Graffiti Interventions; Lower Manhattan, NY.
Sex, Money, Trash
25 East Gallery; New York, NY.
11/15/21 – 12/03/21
Role Models
* Wheatpaste Interventions; Toronto, ON.
GradEx 105: Digital Exhibition
OCAD University; Toronto, ON.
12/15/20 – present
Modes of Inhabiting
Beaver Hall Gallery; Toronto, ON.
02/27/20 – 03/10/20
Delivery Notice
Beaver Hall Gallery; Toronto, ON.
04/09/19 – 04/19/19

Interests and medias


Sculpture, Sound art

Sculpture medias

Bronze, Plaster, Stone, Wax, Wood, Cement, Ceramics, Metal, Plaster, Plastic, Synthetic resin, Wax, Plaster, Found objects, Wood

Sound intermedias

Sound installation, Sound sculpture