Belén Cerezo is an artist, researcher and lecturer based in Nottingham and Bilbao.
She produces moving-image multi-channel installations, videos, photographs and writings. Within her practice and research, photography operates as the guiding notion and she is interested in exploring the functioning of images through performance.
In 2015 she completed a practice-led PhD at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) where she is an associate lecturer in the Photography Department. Her PhD research ‘What is it “to move” a photograph? Artistic tactics for destabilising and transforming images’ enquired into how artistic practices, intervening in existing images, ‘move’ images in the sense of destabilising and transforming. The notion ‘to move’ led this investigation and it offered new insights on the operations of de-contextualisation and re-contextualisation, montage, the categories of the still and the moving image and the ‘affective encounter’ based on touching. In parallel to exploring the artistic tactics of gleaning, working with archives, the performance-lecture, montage and a tactic I have called ‘performing documents’. Thus, this enquiry argues for a ‘performative materiality’ to renovate the discourse on images. Specifically, the work makes evident a form of ‘affective encountering’ of images which acknowledges their materiality.
She has experience in publishing and presenting her research at an international level.
Belén Cerezo is also part of the collective Film Free and Easy.
Selected Residencies, Works and Exhibitions:
- ‘Living the Day’, first iteration, Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain.
- ‘Home Home’, collaboration with Heather Connelly, part of the group show ‘Home on the Move’, Whitstable Biennale.
‘To Come Back, To See, To Move’, project resulting from the residency at Foundation Bilbaoarte.
‘Rehearsing Memory, Belton 2015’, National Trust commission for Belton House.
‘Re(in)sistencia, Inmersiones’, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
‘The methodology of the project’, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla Leon, Leon, Spain.
‘La colección (Artistas Burgaleses) [I+E]2′, CAB, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain.
‘Plastic People’, CAB, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain.
‘Migration Addicts’, curators Karin Gavassa and Biljana Ciric, Collateral Events, 52 Venice Biennale, Italy.
‘Fuori è un giorno fragile’, curated by Karin Gavassa and Lorena Tadorni, Imbiancheria del Vajro, Torino and Gallery Studio Legale, Caserta, Italy.
- ‘Presencias/ Ausencias. La Colección (4)’, CAB, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain.
- ‘Trancity, Geografíe della Città’, curators Karin Gavassa, Elena Ragusa and Lorena Tardoni, Associazione Culturale Machè, Torino, Italy.
‘Otros hábitos’, Otras miradas, PHotoEspaña, INJUVE.
Rosario Montero, ¿Qué significa mover una imagen?, 2015, Atlas (online magazine)
Tomás Ariztía. THE JOURNEY OF THINGS, 2012, Contrahilo (online magazine).