Gabriela Salgado is the current Director of the Showroom in London.
Born in Argentina and based in London, over her 30-year career Salgado has worked with an emphasis on the artistic scenes of the global South, developing projects in Latin America, Africa, Oceania and Southeast Asia, as well as focusing on research-based, experimental art practice and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Salgado served as Artistic Director of Te Tuhi Contemporary Art, Aotearoa New Zealand (2017-2020), curator of public programmes at Tate Modern (2006-2011), curator of the Latin American Art Collection at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005), and directed the Fundació Llorens Artigas in Spain (1990-1995). As an independent curator and consultant, Salgado has directed Transatlantic Connections, a long-term programme of collaborations between African and Latin American artists. Other exhibitions highlights include Claudia Casarino, CAAM, Las Palmas, Spain, 2017; Embedded South(s) Moving image festival, Vietnam, 2016; Crosswords, Hangar, Portugal, 2016; A Serene Expectation of Light, Autograph ABP, London, 2016; Mogaje Guiju – Abel Rodríguez, Prince Claus Fund, NL, 2014; La Voix de la Voix dans la Voix, dance performance for the Dak’art Biennale, Senegal, 2014. She was a jury member for The Prince Claus Fund Awards, 2014-2016 and VideoBrasil Festival 2013. She was also a Guest Curator of Performance as Process at Delfina Foundation, London, 2015; Curator of La Otra Bienal, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013, and 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009.