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Bio

Born and raised in Spain, Belen spent her adulthood in NY and now lives and works between Malaga and New York. Belen’s own visual language brings together her multicultural background and environmental concerns.

Her "biomorphic abstractions" or "hybrid creatures" reflect on the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature as well as the precarious balance between life and death, chaos and order, damage and renewal that is currently being challenged by human intervention.

Solo exhibits

"HÍBRIDA". Jardín Botánico La Concepción. Feb-March 2022. Málaga,  Spain.

"(Des)Arraigos" Ethnographic Museum Riogordo, Malaga, Spain May-June 2021.

“Peridermis” Sala de Exposiciones Alhaurin el Grande, Málaga, January-February 2019.

“Entropia(S)” Sala de Exposiciones El Portón, Málaga, December 2017-February 2018.

“MoonAge DayDream” Colegio Oficial de Odontólogos de Málaga, April 2016.

 “WaxWorks” Sala de Exposiciones BIC Euronova (PTA), Málaga, October-November 2015.

 “Nature Rewards the Bold” Sala de Exposiciones Juan Carlos I in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, Spain, September-October 2015.

“Excavations” Centro Cultural de Paracuellos del Jarama, Madrid, Spain, December 2014-January 2015.

“Nature in Motion” Sala de Exposiciones Lope de Vega, Madrid, Spain, November 2014.

“Pintar con Fuego” Centro Cultural La Jaramilla. Ayto. de Coslada, Madrid, Spain, October 2013.

“Nature in Motion” Sala de Exposiciones de El Casar, Guadalajara, Spain, March 2013.

Group exhibitions

USA

"In the Balance." Art Ramble 2022. Outdoor Public Art Installation in Concord, MA. September-November 2022.

“Paliengenesis” Collective show curated by Michael David at M. David, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, September 2019.

“Encaustic Artists in the XXI century” Collective show, Encaustic Art institute, New Mexico, summer 2016.

“Nuances of the Americas” II International art show at the Queen´s Bee Art and Cultural Center, San Diego, August-September 2015.

 “Expressions, Shapes and Colors” San Diego Latino Theater Festival, July 2015.

“Collective Show” at Fifty-Seven Degrees Gallery, San Diego, curated by Guy Lombardo, June 2015.

“Devil is on the Straight Line” at the BakeHouse Arts Center, Miami, Florida, September 2014.

 “Untitled Group Show” at the Latino Art Museum, Pamona, CA, November 2014.

“Nuances of the Americas” I International art show, Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park, August 2014.

Collective show at Art Upstairs, Phoenicia, NY, September 2014.

Collective show, Encaustic Art Institute, New Mexico, summer 2012.

Collective show at Art Upstairs, Phoenicia, NY, June and July 2012.

Collective show at Art Upstairs in Phoenicia, NY, July 2010.

 

Portugal

UPP Collective Show, Albufeira Marina, Albufeira, August 2015.

“25 Years Retrospective” United Photo Press, Algarve, June 2015.

Collective show by Trilhos da Terra Art Gallery, Aveiro, March 2015.

Spain

"Tesoros sobre seda" Salas Mingorance del Archivo Municipal. July-September 4, 2022.

"Luto Land Art Installation" - Diputacion de Malaga - Presencias Exhibit - Calle Pacifico 54, Malaga, Spain, Jan 24 to Feb 22, 2020.

“Corazon Blanco-Corazon Negro” Sala de Exposiciones Alahurin el Grande, Marzo-Junio 2019.

“Arte Malacitano – Biblioteca Provincial de Malaga, Septiembre-Diciembre 2018.

“Culturama en Gira" -- Convento de la Encarnacion, Coin and Cuevas, Malaga, March-April and July-August 2017."

“De la Figuracion a la Abstraccion – Presencias 44“ Pacifico 54 Espacio Expositivo, Diputacion de Malaga, April-May 2017.

“Art against War Collective Show” Sala Juan Carlos I in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, Enero 2016.

ARTSevilla, Seville International Art Fair, sponsored by Espacio Tres, Malaga, September 2015.

Exposición Colectiva Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios, Málaga. May 2016.

“Espacio Tres Collective Show” at Espacio Tres Gallery, Málaga, May 2015.

“Caprichos” Art Intervention in Malaga´s Botanical Garden, Málaga, April 2015.

“Presencias 41” Diputación de Málaga, Malaga, March 2015.

Collective show by Fiarte at the Centro Cultural Churriana, Granada, April 2015.

Collective show by United Photo Press at the Palacio de Quinta Alegre, Granada, April 2015.

“Presencias 40” Sala Manuel Barbardillo, Málaga Malaga, December 2014.

“Presencias 38” Centro Cultural Provincial María Victoria Atienza, Málaga, August 2014.

“Mujeres Pintoras” Ciudad de la Justicia, Málaga, March 2014.

“Live Surfaces” Sala Barbadillo, Málaga, February 2014.

“Presencias 36” Diputación de Málaga, Malaga, January 2014.

 “Colectiva Pequeño Formato” Aplama, Málaga December 2013.

“Presencias 35” Diputación de Málaga, Málaga, October 2013.

Education

Judy Pfaff Foundation/M David Summer Art Residency - Tivoli, New York, summer 2020.

M David & Co. Art Residency - Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, summer 2019.

Certified by R&F in Advanced Teaching Encaustics, New York, 2015.

Studio classes at the Art Students League of NY and the Woodstock School of Art, New York, 2005-2008.

Graduate courses Art History – Hunter College – 2003, New York, NY, USA.

Master Degree in Communications – Columbia University -- SIPA – 1993, New York, NY, USA.

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude – Mount Holyoke College – 1990, MA, USA.

Art membership

Asociación Colectiva - Observatorio Cultural Feminista, Spain

IEA (International Encaustic Artists) - USA.

Encaustic Art Institute - USA.

MAV - Mujeres en las Artes Visuales - Spain.