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Sarah Belden from SBFA is an international art consultant.





 Sarah Belden, an artist advisor, curator and dealer. Sarah's life can be summarized as "bold" in one sentence: While still in her early 30s, Sarah left her job as




 Director of a prominent contemporary art gallery Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop

in Chelsea, NYC to move to Berlin and establish her own gallery Curators without Borders.


 Platform for experimentation in curatorial practice.




 Sarah found a financial supporter, a major  Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop

collector from NYC, to help the gallery. Sarah curated galleries that were both sophisticated and elegant to help finance the gallery.


 By Berlin's high-conceptual standard it's incredibly innovative. Sarah was also the organizer of numerous shows with young artists during this period.




 They have been applauded by critics.




 Invisible Invincible, one of Sarah’s provocative  Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop

shows, featured the Polish artist Agnieszka Curant's piece -- a live parrot.


 The course included Kurant saying "I do not believe that I'm a bird," questioning his own existence. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum eventually granted a commission to Kurant to create The




 End of Signature, an interactive digital art  Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop

installation on the museum's façade, was eventually acquired by the Guggenheim to be part of its permanent collection.


 The risk of putting a bet on emerging artists and giving them carte blanche to create innovative works was a sign that the gallery's program was less




 It's easier to access than the typical white cube gallery. Although this made her work as a dealer more challenging, it also cemented Sarah's reputation in the




 Berlin art scene, an exciting young curator/galerist




 Sarah also exhibited Daniel Knorr (Romania's  Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop

representative at the 51st Venice Biennale), and two young Canadians in Curators Without Borders


 Michel de Broin and Jeremy Shaw were both awarded the prestigious Sobey Art Award. They have shown their work at major art galleries and museums since the award.




 The Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Sarah co-curated the live performance Opening and Closing with David Levine, a crossdisciplinary artist. Levine




 She was an artist in residence at MoMA,  Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop

New York, and was given the Guggenheim fellowship.



 SB: You're aware that I had to shut down my Berlin gallery after the 2008 financial crisis. It proved to be that there was a silver lining in the whole thing.




 This enabled me and my husband to move to  Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop

Spain, where we were previously in a long-distance relationship. After he finished his Ph.D.


 He was offered a job in Japan at the University of Okayama, so we moved to Japan in 2011. It wasn't until my son could start nursery school in Japan that




 I was able to return to work, despite being laid off.




 From that moment on, I felt the urge to return  Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop Tune Crop back to the art world. I have always felt a need to curate, collaborate with artists and continuously discover.




 Studio visits with new talent This is something I enjoy doing. It's my favorite.




 I also needed to be able to pay my expenses. I had the full international experience so I was able to make use of my connections to turn my experience into a profit.




 Experience in creating a sustainable business model I have the ability to run my business from Japan or any other location. Retrospectively the pandemic, and its subsequent revival of the




 I have found this new norm to be remote working and WFH extremely helpful.


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