Miranda Bellamy (b. 1987, Aotearoa) and Amanda Fauteux (b. 1983, Canada) are partners and artistic collaborators who extend the stories of wild plants through site-specific research and experimentation. Working through ideas of reciprocity, animacy, and the personhood of non-humans is central to their practice. By listening to plants and responding through interdisciplinary projects, they queer the constructs that separate human beings from non-human beings and make space for the critical revision of human histories.
Bellamy holds a BFA from the Dunedin School of Art and Fauteux holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal. Since their collaborative practice began in 2019 they have attended artist residencies in New York and Vermont, USA, and have exhibited their work in Aotearoa, Canada, and the USA. In June 2020 they were digital artists-in-residence with Artspace Aotearoa and in May 2021 they presented radiata at Blue Oyster art project space, Dunedin Ōtepoti. Bellamy and Fauteux live and work in Ōtepoti, Aotearoa.
Bellamy and Fauteux have been commissioned to create a new artwork for the 2022 Aotearoa Art Fair with generous support from The Chartwell Trust.
Image: Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux, radiata (2021), sculpture and sound installation, Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Image courtesy of the artists. Photo: Miranda Bellamy