Gabriela Salgado

(this page was last updated in March 2018)

Lives and works in London, UK.
Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2017. 

Gabriela Salgado is an Argentine-born curator based in London since 1995. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She has curated a large number of exhibitions and has lectured in over twenty countries. She specialized in Latin American art as curator of the Latin American Art Collection at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005) and was the curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern (2006-2011). She acted as a member of the jury of the Prince Claus Awards and Videobrasil Festival. Gabriela works internationally as curator and consultant and is currently directing ‘Transatlantic Connections’ a long-term programme of collaborations between African and Latin American artists. Her website is

Selected exhibitions and projects include La Otra Bienal, Bogotá, Colombia, (2013); 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece, ‘PRAXIS: Art in Times of Uncertainty’, (2009); Embedded Souths Artists’ film Festival, Saigon, Vietnam (2016);  Crosswords Hangar, Lisbon (2016); A Serene Expectation of Light, works by Mario Cravo Neto, Autograph ABP, London, (2016); Miroir-Effacement, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, (2015); Mogaje Guiju – Abel Rodríguez: El nombrador de plantas, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, (2014); Visual Poetry, Maddox Arts, London, (2013); Once Upon a Time, Lisbon, Portugal, (2012-13); Humanos Dereitos, Galeria E. F., São Paulo, Brazil, (2008); La Octava Región, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (2006); León Ferrari, A Relentless Critique of Power, University Gallery, Colchester, (2006); Nostalgia of the Body, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, (2005); Arena Mexico: works by Demian Flores Cortez, University Gallery, Colchester, (2004); Chromointerference and Chromosaturation: Carlos Cruz Diez installations at the University Gallery, and Firstsite, (2003); Modernity and Identity: Architectures, the nature of the City, Gallery 32, London, (2002); León Ferrari: The Architecture of Madness, University Gallery, Colchester, (2002) and Ernesto Neto: Stella Nave, University Gallery, Colchester, (2001)

Publications include Norton Maza, Santiago de Chile, 2017; Mario Macilau, Growing in Darkness, Kehrer, 2016; Carl de Keizer, Cuba: La Lucha, Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels 2016; Mad for Real volume 2; Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2014; Julio Le Parc, in Geometric Abstraction in Latin America, Anthology, Art Nexus, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013, p.82-85; Cruz Diez 90 años, Galeria Cayón, Madrid, Spain, 2013; Curator of VISION exhibition, editorial project in Beijing, China; Gabinete, catalogue essay, exhibition of Paula Dittborn and Marcos Sanchez at Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, Chile, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, 2011; Conversations across Borders (with Guillermo Gómez-Peña), Seagull Books, London NY, Calcutta, 2011; 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; Grzegorz Klaman, Wyspa Foundation, Poland, 2010; Light Works, Studio Orta, Black Dog Publishing 2010;  2 Thessaloniki Biennale: Art in Times of Uncertainty, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Greece, 2009; The Fight, in Inspiring Action. Museums and Social Change, A Collection of Essays, MuseumsEtc, Edinburgh, 2009; Contemporary Art in Latin America, Black Dog Publishing, 2009.

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