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Gabriela Salgado

Born in 1971 in Argentina
Lives and works in London and Latin America

Gabriela Salgado is an Argentine-born curator based in London, UK. Since obtaining an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art she has worked independently in the UK and Latin America. She has curated a large number of exhibitions and has organised international workshops and residencies programmes in the UK, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia and Spain.
She was curator of the Collection of Latin American Art at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005) and curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern (2006-2011).
In 2009 she co-curated the 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki in Greece ‘PRAXIS: Art in Times of Uncertainty’.
She currently works independently as a curator and consultant in Europe and Latin America and continues to contribute articles and essays to art publications and to participate in international conferences and symposia. She is currently working in a programme of artistic exchanges between African and Latin American countries.

2013 – Visual Poetry: The experimental path of intermedia traditions in Latin America – Maddox Arts, London, UK
2013 –  Phase 2 Africa-Latin America Exchange Project in Douala, Cameroon with Colombian artist Juan Fernando Herrán, to participate in Salon Urbain Douala, by Doual’art, Dec 2013
2012 –  Once upon a Time by Monica de Miranda in Lisbon and Luanda, Angola
2012 –  I Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM), Buenos Aires Argentina. Works by Finnish duo IC-98 and screenings of international artists videos.
2012 –  Phase 1 Africa-Latin America Exchange Project in Colombia with Senegalese artist Kan Si, lecturing and researching in Chocó, Cali and Bogotá
2012 –  VISION exhibition, editorial project in Beijing, China. Lectured at Himalayas Museum, Shanghai and Yitel, Beijing
2011 –  Guest Curator in residence at HIAP/FRAME in Helsinki, Finland
2011 –  Curator and web editor in The Future is Social project by artist Sonia Boyce, funded by the AHRC and University of the Arts, London
2009 – 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki – Greece, ‘PRAXIS: Art in Times of Uncertainty’
2008 – Cildo Meireles: Malhas da Liberdade/ Meshes of Freedom – Tate Modern
2008 – Humanos Dereitos – Galeria E. F., São Paulo, Brazil
2007 – The Fight – a collaborative project by Humberto Velez, Tate Modern
2006 – Casa Abierta/Open House – Argentine ambassador’s residence in London
2006 – La Octava Región – Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006 – León Ferrari, A Relentless Critique of Power – University Gallery, Colchester, England
2005 – Curator of international performance workshop Tucumán Chicano – Tucumán, Argentina, funded by Prince Claus Fund.
2005 – Nostalgia of the Body – Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, England
2004 – Arena Mexico – University Gallery, Colchester, England
2003 – Chromointerference and Chromosaturation : Carlos Cruz Diez installations – at the University Gallery, University of Essex and Firstsite Gallery, England
2002 – Modernity and Identity: Architectures, the nature of the City – Gallery 32, London
2002 – León Ferrari: The Architecture of Madness – University Gallery, Colchester, England
2002 – Alex Gama – Gallery 32, London

2012 – Visiting lecturer at Universidad Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, MA Curatorial Studies: Curaduria para el Sur Global seminar
Visiting lecturer at CCA (Centre of Contemporary Art)  Lagos, Nigeria, and FIAC Algiers, Algeria
Lectured extensively in Argentina, Austria, Mexico, Algeria, Chile, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Poland, Nigeria, Spain and the UK, including Trinity College, Cambridge, INIVA, The Photographers Gallery, Sotheby’s Institute, University of the Arts and Arts Admin.

2013 – Participated in a discussion with artist Zineb Sedira in Tunis, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunisia
2012 – Guest speaker at Simposio Fotográfico Sur-Sur held in Caracas, Venezuela
2012 –  Guest lecturer at the Rencontres Dak’Art 2012, Dakar Biennale, Senegal

Published writings include:
2 Thessaloniki Biennale: Art in Times of Uncertainty, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Greece, 2009
Inspiring Action. Museums and Social Change, A Collection of Essays, MuseumsEtc, Edinburgh, 2009
Contemporary Art in Latin America, Black Dog Publishing, 2009
Light Works, Studio Orta, Black Dog Publishing 2010
Grzegorz Klaman, Wyspa Foundation, Poland, 2010
Puno MOCA First Draft: A Museum as an Exercise of Human Exchange, University of South Florida Creative Capital, New York Foundation for the Arts and LAN Peru Airlines, 2011
Conversations across Borders, Seagull Press, London , New York, Calcutta, 2011
Regularly contributes articles and essays to art publications, including Art Nexus and Flash Art.

Jury roles
September 2011
Appointed member of the jury for the 17th Videobrasil Festival organised by Associação Cultural Videobrasil
December 2010
Member of the jury for the selection of the 2011-12 exhibitions programme at Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile

Professional Qualifications/Development
MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London, 1995-1997
Talented  management, Tate Modern, 2007
Languages: English, Spanish, French and Brazilian Portuguese.
Member of IKT  International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art

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