Reviewing Portfolios at Photoforum

On April 29, 2012, Bettina was one of the reviewers at Photoforum, a portfolio review event in contemporary photography at the gallery Les Territoires. Photoforum connected 41 emerging artists with 31 professionals from the art world. On the 28th and 29th of April, curators, gallerists, writers and art critics participated in this event dedicated to the analysis of the work and portfolio of emerging photographer-artists as well as advising them in the development of their career.

In collaboration with Les Territoires and Matière Grise, Plio Art Portfolio produced a series of videos featuring advice by art professionals about preparing a good photographer’s portfolio. See the entire series of videos here, or see the video with Bettina Forget here.


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Guided Tour at the PAPIER12 Art Fair

Bettina Forget gave a guided tour of the art fair PAPIER12 on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Organized by the Association des Galeries d’Art Contemporain (AGAC), PAPIER12 offered over a thousand contemporary artworks on paper by hundreds of national and international artists.

Collaborating with the AGAC were Matière Grise, who produced a series of videos featuring tips and advice about collecting art from industry insiders. To see the entire series, click here. To view the video capsule with Bettina Forget, click here.


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Myriam Goyette from Montréalités interviews Bettina Forget

Myriam Goyette is a third year undergraduate Concordia University studentmajoring in Creative Writing and double minoring in Professional Writing and History.
One of her professional writing projects was an interview, so she sat down with Bettina to talk about running an art gallery and Montreal’s contemporary art scene. The interview has been published on the website


Despite the bleak neighbourhood of the Belgo Building, its inside is milled by contemporary galleries and bustling workers. On the fourth floor, Bettina Forget, the German expat, owner and curator of the Visual Voice Gallery, receives me with a warm smile to her half-gallery half-workshop space for an interview on art and art galleries.

Read the entire interview here:
(scroll down past the header)

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Art by Women in 2012 | Interview with Jeanette Kelly on CBC Radio’s Cinq à Six

Jeanette Kelly CBC Radio - Cinq à Six

Bettina Forget was invited to the CBC Radio show Cinq à Six with Jeanette Kelly to discuss contemporary art and feminism. The spirited, engaging discussion included Leslie Johnstone, curator of the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal and Line Ouellet, director of the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec.

From the CBC website:

Art by women in 2012


There are three conconcurent exhbitions on right now at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art: Valerie Blass, Ghada Amer, and Wangechi Mutu.

Three powerful female voices, all dealing with issues of the female body, sexuality, and even pornography.

You might be tempted to call it a feminist exhibtion.

Not so fast.

We invited three other prominent women of the Quebec art world into the Cinq à Six studio, to tackle the question of what is the place of l’art au feminin in 2012.

Lesley Johnstone is a curator at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. She curated the Valerie Blass exhibition.

Bettina Forget is a multimedia artist, blogger, and author of The Belgo Report.

And Line Ouellet is the director of the Musee national des beaux arts in Quebec City.

Listen to their conversation:

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The Belgo Report is now a Book!

Bettina Forget’s online magazine The Belgo Report is being released as an art book.
The Belgo Report, Edition 1 highlights the most significant art exhibitions which took place in the galleries of the Belgo building from 2008 – 2011.

The Belgo Report Book launch:
February 4, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Visual Voice Art Gallery
space 421
Belgo Building
372 rue Ste-Catherine West

For more information about the book, please follow this link.

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Bettina is the Keynote Speaker at the ARTpreneur Conference

Bettina Forget has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the ARTpreneur conference in Cornwall, Ontario on November 24, 2011. The conference program will focus on the business needs of the artistic entrepreneur and teach creative people how to succeed at their business endeavors.
Bettina will speak about her life as an artist, about her experience running an art gallery, and about her forthcoming book The Belgo Report, Edition 1.

ARTpreneur website

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