Mónica Bello is an art historian and curator. Since 2015 she has been Curator and Head of Arts at CERN at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva. Under her role she leads the arts programmes of the Laboratory: artistic residencies, art commissions and exhibitions, as well as the partnerships and international collaborations. She is curating the exhibition Exploring the Unknown at CERN Science Gateway, the inaugural exhibition which opened in October 2023. In 2022 she curated the Icelandic Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale with the artist Sigurður Guðjónsson. Previous appointments were the curation of Quantum/Broken Symmetries; as guest curator of the Audemars Piguet Art Commission for Art Basel; artistic director of VIDA at Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, and as head of the Department of Education at Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijón.
Brief text: The Arts at CERN program fosters meaningful dialogue between artists and physics within one of the world's largest laboratories. With a rich history spanning the past twelve years, the program provides artists with exclusive access to scientific facilities and nurtures the dialogue with the Laboratory’s community. Arts at CERN serves as a methodological departure point, enabling artists to explore and articulate some of the most complex questions within contemporary culture. In the upcoming lecture we will explore some of these inquiries a how artists convey their findings during and after their residencies at CERN.
Talk by Mónica Bello
Monday 28th November 2023
11:00am - 12:00am
[Image credits: https://arts.cern/]