Gabriela Salgado is an Argentine-born curator based in London, UK. After 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.
Her border experience born of her cultural displacement, and six years of experience as curator of the Collection of Latin American Art at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005) provided the unique opportunity to operate across Latin American countries beyond the national paradigms, a vantage point only reserved to those working outside Latin America.
From 2006 to 2011, she was curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern where she devised encounters between international artists, thinkers and the diverse audiences of the UK, as an attempt to breach the artificial divide between the traditional roles of curator of exhibitions and curator of education, which limits the work of museums around the world.
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 continues to contribute articles and essays to art publications and to participate in international conferences and symposia.