Moran Been-noon is a Dublin-based visual artist and independent curator. As an artist she predominantly makes moving image installations, with a subject matter focus on political identity and post-migration living. Her recent work involves exploring physical actions in order to examine questions of foreignness and belonging. In 2021, Moran was awarded the Arts Council Ireland’s Artist Bursary to develop a project that looks at compound ethnical identities in relation to a 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-founder 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 develops exhibitions for glór in Ennis as part of her curatorial residency with glór. She has curated projects in gallery spaces and off-site for independent galleries throughout the island of Ireland. She 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.
She is currently working with Clare Arts Office on the development of the Tones Residency