Dr. Milagros Bello has developed her career combining knowledge both in art and sociology. She obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology with a thesis is Sociology of Art at Sorbonne University (Universite de Paris VII-Jussiu). She obtained a French master’s degree in art history (1986), and a French master’s degree in social sciences (1984) at Sorbonne University. She studied her doctorate under the supervision and tutoring of well-known French sociologist of art Jean Duvignaud at Sorbonne University (Universite de Paris VII, Jussieu) in Paris. She wrote a doctoral thesis in Sociology of Art focusing on the emergence of New Figurative painting in Latin America, and Venezuela.
Dr. Bello has developed her career for over 30 years in diverse levels of the visual arts, as a curator and art critic, as an art coaching and mentor, as a professor of art in universities, as an art writer, and art consultant to collectors and their collections.
She has developed extensive curatorial projects focused on contemporary art and on the new languages in the visual arts. Her main goal as a curator is to encourage emergent voices of the present-day art scene. She is since 2010 to present the director and chief curator of Curator’s Voice Art Projects (CVAP) in Miami. Curator’s Voice Art Projects, founded in 2010, is a curatorial space/gallery that fosters emergent artists and contemporary art, as well as mid-career artists, and it regularly presents curated shows by curator Dr. Bello or other invited curators.
Dr. Bello is an art coach and mentor to artists, setting artistic and curatorial strategies to expand and develop their careers, assessing and orienting their artworks to increase competitiveness and to get the best exposure in the art field. She works with seasoned artists as well with art beginners in one-to-one sessions performed remotely or in the artists’ studio.
Dr. Bello has been teaching in universities since 2000 to present. She taught at the Art Institute Miami International University, at the Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and at the MARANGONI Istituto of fashion in Miami.
She writes art articles and art books. She has been the editor and writer for artists’ books such Rosario Bond. Whishfull Thinking and Mario Burztein. Geometries. She wrote on the Lorien Suarez-Kanerva’s book Coalescing Geometries, and on The Universality of the Immaterial book published by the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). She has written numerous articles for Arte Al Dia art magazine, Art Districts, Arte al Limite, among others.
She has been juror to art contests in contemporary art. She focuses on new practices in art and look for new emergent voices in the current international and national scenes.