Belen Cerezo

Spain, United Kingdom (residence) °1977
research interests: artistic research, performance, photography, moving image, practice as research, visual culture
affiliation: Nottingham Trent University, Primary Studios (Nottingham)

Belén Cerezo is a photographer-artist and researcher, she completed a practice-led PhD at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 2015. She is also interested in art education and currently she is an associate lecturer in Photography at NTU. Within her practice and research, photography operates as the guiding notion to explore the muteness, the lack of innocence and the codification of photographs and how images mediate our experience when they are also mediated by other images. 


Belén Cerezo lives in Nottingham where she is a resident artist at Primary. In 2018 she developed the project Viviendo el Dia (Living the Day) at Centro Cultural Monterhermoso, Vitoria, Spain. 2016 she has undertaken a residency at the Fundacion BilbaoArte (Bilbao) in which she develope the project 'Volver, Ver, Mover'. In 2015 she conducted the project 'Rehearsing Memory, Belton 2015' in collaboration with the artist Rebecca Lee. In 2012 she took part in the workshop ‘The Methodology of the Project’ led by Antoni Muntadas in MUSAC, Leon, Spain. Belén Cerezo co-coordinated the Education Department for Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010. She published the photo-book Somewhere Better, Nowhere Better in 2009. She had the solo exhibition Plastic People at CAB, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos in Burgos, Spain, in 2008 and she has taken part in several international collective exhibitions. Belén Cerezo studied a BA (Hons) Fine Art at the Universidad del Pais Vasco in Bilbao, Spain and a BA (Hons) Art and Visual Culture at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Belen studied an MPhil in Photography and New Audio-visual Media at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.