Mónica Bello

Curator and director of Arts at CERN

Spanish curator and art historian. For the past twelve years she has focused on multidisciplinary perspectives and narratives of today's technoscientific culture. Her research and curatorial projects deal with how artists drive new conversations around emerging phenomena in our society and culture, such as the role of science and new knowledge in the perception of reality.

She currently directs the Arts at CERN program at the European Center for Nuclear Research in Geneva, where she is in charge of research-oriented artist residencies and new art commissions that reflect on conversations and interaction between artists and particle physics professionals. 

Before moving to Geneva she held the position of artistic director of VIDA (2010-2015) at Fundación Telefónica (Madrid), a pioneering award that fostered cross-cultural expressions around the idea of life. She set up and directed (2007-2010) the Education Department at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón). She has worked as curator of exhibitions and international events with contemporary artists, creators and thinkers from different disciplines. As an internationally recognized figure in art and science networks, Bello regularly participates in conferences, selection committees, advisory teams and mentoring programs.