Moran Been-noon (Independent)
Moran Been-noon is a Dublin-based visual artist, independent curator, and writer. As a curator she is primarily interested in multiplatform group exhibitions, with a commitment to expanded practice. Her current focus is on feminist artwork created on the spectrum between contemporary art practice, and traditionally-feminine creative crafts.
Moran is also a co-founder of angelica.network, an Ireland-wide network which amplifies the voices of artists based on the island of Ireland who self-identify as women or minority genders, from underrepresented cultural or ethnic backgrounds.
Alongside her independent curatorial practice, Moran develops exhibitions for glór in Ennis as part of her 2020-2021 curatorial residency with glór. She has curated projects in gallery spaces and off-site for independent galleries throughout the island of Ireland. She produced and led creatively Platform Art Belfast’s in Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm in 2016, and a pop-up gallery in Electric Picnic Festival 2009. Her writing has featured in such publications as Circa Magazine, The Sunday Times Ireland, and Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet. She is an active participant in the Irish arts community, and worked in the past as a co-director at Platform Arts Belfast and Basic Space Dublin.
Curator’s Areas of Interest:
I am interested in visual art (in the wider sense) that tells stories about our life. I usually work with art that is or can be percived as political, or create exhibitions that provide a political context for the art. I have no preferred medium, including sound art, digital work, sculpture, and occasionally painting and drawing. Often I find that important oucomes happens when artists question and explore through their work not only their subject matter, but also the very material they are creating with.