Angel Bellaran is a curator
currently living in Brooklyn, and one of the original organizers of the Nasty Women Exhibition movement. A socially-engaged artist + activist previously based in Dublin, Ireland, and San Francisco - Bellaran's multidisciplinary practice combines research, collaboration, curatorial + public engagement to build solidarity amongst artist communities, organizations and movements.
Bellaran is an alumna of the Institute of Art, Design & Technology's MAVis programme in Ireland and Mason Gross, the arts conservatory of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
2017 | Brooklyn
An independent curator & devout calligraphist, Bellaran has spent over the last decade divided between The United States & Western Europe pursuing a love of contemporary art and 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.
In Dublin, Ireland, Angel was the Manager to FOUR, a artist-led gallery of contemporary art based in City Centre. Enrolled in MAVIS, an experimental Master's programme in art-making, curating and art criticism, Angel was provided with an international cultural platform working with artists, musicians, designers, curators, cultural historians, and art theorists.
As a result of her experiences on both sides of the Atlantic, her expertise now covers a broad range of media, from painting, sculpture and photography, to works on paper and video. In addition to assisting artists with the management of their studios, Angel's practice includes creative consulting, collection management, curatorial advisement, exhibition planning and administration, art direction & production design, public speaking and, of course, fine art logistics consulting.