Born in Argentina, Gabriela Salgado is based in London. She has a postgraduate degree in curating contemporary art from the Royal College of Art and has been responsible for international art events and exhibitions since 1990.
She directed the Fundacio Llorens Artigas in Barcelona (1990-1995); and was curator of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art -UECLAA from 1999 to 2005. Working as a freelance curator in the UK and Latin America since 1999, she has been a member of the San Francisco performance group La Pocha Nostra, collaborating with artistic director Guillermo Gomez-Pena as a curator, writer and artist. She has been responsible for a large number of exhibitions including Leon Ferrari: The Architecture of Madness (2002); Arena Mexico (2004); La Octava RegiÃ³n (2006); Open House (2006), and organised symposia, performance programmes and workshops. She regularly lectures, having participated in events in Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and the UK.
In 2006 she was appointed curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern where she devises a programme of educational activities including symposia and conferences, artists’ projects, courses and workshops for adults. She writes articles and essays for art publications in Latin America and the UK.