Biography

Moran Been-noon is a Dublin-based visual artist and independent curator. She predominantly makes moving image installations, using animation, archived material, and non-traditional projections. Her practice has a subject matter focus on political identity and post-migration living. It incorporates manipulations of the body, its movement in a place of belonging, and a consideration of the link between folkloric places (real or imagined) and the self. She uses her own identity to explore how compound ethnicities influence one's sense of belonging. 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-initiator 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 completed a 2-year curatorial residency with glór in Ennis, County Clare. She has curated projects in gallery spaces and off-site for independent galleries throughout the island of Ireland. She is responsible for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Lexicon gallery's engagement programme for 2022-2023. Moran 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.

In 2022, Moran was awarded the Home Residency with Digital Arts Studios in Belfast, and a visual arts residency at Axis, Ballymun in Dublin, which includes creating community engagements that link with her practice focus. In 2021 she exhibited two acculturation-related projects in Dublin: ‘On Belonging’ at The Library Project; and a digital commission for The LAB. She was awarded the 2021 Arts Council Ireland's Artist Bursary to pursue her projects as an artist.