María Belén Sáez de Ibarra

María Belén Saéz de Ibarra is a curator, editor, and cultural manager. She studied Law at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá and holds a Master’s in Environmental and International Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. Following her work with the Colombian Ministry of Culture, where she was an Arts and Heritage Advisor, she has been in charge of the Cultural Heritage Direction at Universidad Nacional since 2007. Through a transdisciplinary approach, she has dedicated this public program to artistic commissions and producing large-scale experimental projects. She is a member of the Arts Advisory Board for the Cultural Division of Colombia’s Banco de la República, and Fragmentos, Espacio de Arte y Memoria. She was co-curator at the Shanghai Biennale (2018–2019) and has curated exhibitions, musical and theatre productions, monumental works, and peace and mourning actions in an effort to contribute to cultural activism for peace in Colombia and the implementation of the peace agreement.