Angel Bellaran is a curator
devout calligraphist, art-historian, educator, and one of the original organizers of the Nasty Women Exhibition movement. As a socially-engaged artist and activist previously based in Dublin, Ireland, and San Francisco, Bellaran's multidisciplinary practice combines research, collaboration, curatorial and public engagement to build solidarity amongst artists, communities and organizations.
2018 | Brooklyn
Independent curator and academic, Bellaran has spent the last decade divided between The United States & Western Europe, pursuing a passion for contemporary art and - specifically - the study of international curatorial and artistic practices.
While living in New York City, Angel specialized in art logistics; previously she has worked for Dietl International Services, Crozier Fine Arts and Christie’s Auction House. These exceptional art industry platforms provided her with a combination of strong client service skills and knowledge of operations, while simultaneously fueling her interest in exhibitions. Meanwhile, in Dublin, Ireland, Angel was the Manager to FOUR, a artist-led gallery of contemporary art based in City Centre. Simultaneously enrolled in MAVis, an experimental Master's programme in art-making, curating and art criticism, Angel harnessed an international cultural network of artists, musicians, designers, curators, cultural historians, and art theorists. As a result of a life in art academia on both sides of the Atlantic as well as the Pacific Rim, Angel's expertise now covers a global range of media that connects an amazing group of fellow artists and collaborators. In addition to the management of artists and their studios, Bellaran's practice includes creative consulting, curatorial and project management, exhibition planning and administration, art direction, production design, public speaking and fine art logistics.
Recent projects and collaborations include: Sirius Arts Centre's Brian O’Doherty (Patrick Ireland) ONE HERE NOW Restoration Project (2018-19); 440 Gallery's 13th Annual Small Works Show in Park Slope, Brooklyn (November 2017); Nasty Women of the North at Collar Works in Troy, New York (October 2017); LeRone Wilson's Ancestral Hive at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (March 2017); Artist-Run Spaces: Conversations Across The Atlantic at Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Ireland (August 2016); GREY Book II, photographed by Nan Goldin and styled by Valentina Ilardi Martin for the fashion editorial "Girls" (May 2016).
A third-generation mixed-race American, born at the shore in New Jersey and raised between there and North Carolina, Angel currently resides in Brooklyn with her mixed-breed rescue pup, Luna.