Monica Bello

Head of Arts@CERN
Arts at CERN

Monica Bello is an experienced curator with over 15 years of experience in curating and managing cultural programs in some of the leading art, science and technology organisations in Europe. Since 2015 she is the Head of Arts at CERN, the official arts program of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva (Switzerland). As the cradle of the World Wide Web and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is an eminent centre of science and technology with great contemporary cultural relevance. Arts at CERN, its arts programme, engages with art at the cutting edge of scientific research and fosters the creation of new expert knowledge by extending artists’ practice in connection with fundamental research and particle physics.

Bello's main focus is to promote new opportunities for art-led research and interdisciplinary innovation. During the period of 2010-2015 she was Artistic Director of VIDA, Art and Artificial Life International Awards, founded in 1999 by Fundacion Telefonica in Madrid (ES), one of the leading organizations that fostered art research and production around the theme of life, with a clear focus on emergent technologies. Before she run the department of Education at Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (ES) (2008-2010). She co-founded Capsula - curatorial platform for research on art, science and nature.

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