"On the first day of high school my principal gave a speech, and one thing he said still resonates with me: “Curiosity and doubt are the basis of knowledge. Question everything, even what you think you know.” Trying to find an answer to problems develops your critical thinking skills, and that’s why I love teaching art: it encourages more questions than answers. It also connects the viewer to the artist, to history, and to our eternal quest for knowledge. I believe the most meaningful learning experiences are fun and approachable, but they have to be thought-provoking as well. If learning becomes our favorite meal, once we savor it, we’ll have a lifelong appetite for it. That’s why it’s so important to teach art history with humor, games, and questions that you adapt to your audience. By connecting our own ideas to what we see, we can become the protagonists, making the experience of seeing an active, memorable one."
Belén earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts at the Universidad de las Artes, Buenos Aires. After arriving in Paris, she studied art history at the École du Louvre, before earning her MA in Contemporary Art and New Media at Université Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis. She combines her career as a visual artist with her passion for cultural mediation, working on the development of exhibitions, art books and catalogs, and as a certified French national guide.