becoming will screen with the NMC 10 exhibition at Cassidy Theatre @ Chicago Cultural Center CAA Conference (Chicago) on February 13th from 12:00-2:30pm and February 14th from 5:30-8:00pm
Llewellyn Gallery @ Alfred State College January 20-February 7, 2014
Sleeth Gallery @ West Virgina Wesleyan College January 14-30, 2014
Brick City Gallery @ Missouri State University March 4-15, 2014

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Desert Monster #3

Won 3rd Place!
Project 01

Desert Monster #3: Mushroom took 3rd prize

Desert Monsters: Mushroom won 3rd place at Radius 250. Curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions University of Richmond Museums Richmond, VA On View at Artspace, RVA until August 18th.


To screen in multiple venues
Project 02

becoming to view in multiple locations!

becoming was chosen by Heather Darcy Bhandari for inclusion in the NMC10 Video Programme

Starry night Residency

January 2013
Project 03

Starry Night, Truth Or Consequences NM

Was Awarded an artist Residency at Starry Night in Truth or Consequnces, NM, January 2013.

Lecture at the Cleveland Institute of Art

September 2012

Lecture at CIA, Sept 2012

Lecture on Social Utopias, Recent work at CIA, September 2012


Belinda Haikes, is a South African born, Canadian raised Philadelphia based artist, designer and writer who creates conceptually driven projects that examine digital and social relationships. Recent exhibitions include the Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, The Los Angeles Center for the Digital Art, Village Nomad, France, Digital Fringe, Australia, the Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina and with Pilottone in the New Museum's Flash:Light Festival, New York.

She is a member of the experimental sound and multi-media ensemble group, Pilottone, as well as the Video-Gang Collective. She has a MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and was recently awarded a Phd, in Media Art and Text from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her writings have appeared in HZ Journal, and the New Media Caucus Journal. Currently she is Assistant Professor of Art at West Chester University building the interaction design courses.


My practice is guided by my fascination with art, technology and people and how those three things intersect to create and form relationships. My body of work ranges from animations that investigate institial sites, Social media projects, websites, drawings and critical writings.

Still want to know more? Take me out for coffee, or click here for a long PDF version (coming soon).

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Things that are awesome.

Life, the Universe and Art
Underacademy College

People who are awesome.

Lane Cooper
Joseph Hu
Deb Whistler
Sterling Shaw
Nate Larson
Rosemary Jesionowski
Jennida Chase
Hassan Pitts
Judith Baumann
Andrea Marquis
Barbara Campbell Thomas
Christopher Funkhouser
Theresa Pfarr

Recent Goings On

  • Performed with Pilottone at InLight Richmond through 1708 Gallery, November 2013
  • Presentation on Authenticity and the Internet at the Mid-Atlantic Pop Culture Conference, Atlantic city, NJ, November, 2013
  • Desert Monsters: Mushroom won 3rd place at Radius 250. On View at Artspace, RVA until August 18th.
  • Successfully defended my doctorate in May 2013- yep really finally. Long story best for beer
  • Gave a very short talk on my site responsive animations through the New Media Caucus at the National Academy Museum & School, NY on Feb. 13th
  • Becoming is Screened at the Bronx World Film Cycle, 2012 on December 9th at La Nacional, NY, NY
  • Art Residency in T or C, NM January 2013
  • Presentation on Art, Intimacy and the Internet at the Humanities and Technology Conference, Bowie, MD October 5th, 2012
  • LOF Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Spet. 14, 2012
  • Pilottone Performed as part of the RVA Noise Fest, July 1st, 2012 at Strange Matter in Richmond, Va.
  • becoming was a finalist at the Digital Graffiti Festival in Alys Beach, FL. June 8th & 9th
  • Became Fakulty at the UnderAcademy College!
  • The Crow screened at the Arts on Division Festival in Somerville, NJ, May 17-20, 2012.
  • The Crow will screen at Lightworks, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire, UK, March 16th, 2012
  • Performing with Pilottone on March 9th at the Shop in Richmond, VA
  • Was part of the Billboard Art Project in Richmond, VA- going up in April