Monica Bello (art historian)

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Mónica Bello
AwardsInéditos Emergent Curator Award 2004[1]
Scientific career
FieldsArt curator and historian

Mónica Bello is a Spanish curator and Art Historian. Over the last 15 years she has focused on the multidisciplinary perspectives and the narratives of today’s techno-scientific culture. In her curatorial research she discusses the way artists instigate new conversations around emergent culture and societal phenomena, such as the role of science and new knowledge in the perception of reality.

Since 2015 she is the Curator and Head of Arts at CERN[2] at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva. At CERN she curates the research-led artistic residencies and the new art commissions that reflect on the conversations and interactions between artists and particle physicists and engineers. Prior to her arrival to Geneva she held the position of Artistic Director of VIDA VIDA (2010-2015) at Fundación Telefónica, Madrid (Spain), a pioneering award that fostered cross-cultural expressions around the notion of life. She initiated and ran (2007-2010) the Department of Education at Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijón (Spain). She has curated exhibitions and events internationally with contemporary artists, creators and thinkers of different disciplines. As an internationally recognised figure within art and science networks, Bello is a regular speaker at conferences and participates in selection committees, advisory boards and mentorship programs.

In 2018 she invited as Guest Curator of the Audemars Piguet Art Commission for Art Basel 2018. In her curatorial role she selected a number of artists for the commission and curated the final exhibition launched during the art fair. Semiconductor, the artist duo based in Brighton, were the recipients of this prestigious commission. Their project HALO was selected and commissioned. HALO.

She has authored numerous articles on the interrelationship of science and art and she is member of advisory board of various committees.

Recent curatorial projects[edit]

  • Quántica, an exhibition on art and physics at CCCB, Barcelona. Opening on April 9, 2019
  • Broken Symmetries, at FACT, Liverpool. November 2018- March 2019
  • Audemars Piguet Arts Commission, Art Basel, Basel. June 2018
  • In the Light of Ideas, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona. October 2017
  • Vanishing Points. Centro Nacional de las Artes, Ciudad de México, September - November 2015
  • VIDA Awards Annual Exhibitions. 2010-2014


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