Claudia Jarman Memorial Lecture

Gabriela Salgado

Claudia Jarman Memorial Lecture 2019 

Thursday 12th September 2019 

from 5.30pm

Tauranga Art Gallery

We warmly welcome International curator, Gabriela Salgado, to speak at the Tauranga Art Gallery at the annual Claudia Jarman Memorial Lecture.

The current Artistic Director of Te Tuhi Contemporary Art in Auckland has curated exhibitions and lectured in over twenty countries. Salgado will discuss her perspective on the culturally diverse global south, which includes Latin America, Africa, and South East Asia; the parallels and connections between their art practices, which are largely overlooked in favour of Western art history.

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The Claudia Jarman Memorial Lecture honours Claudia Jarman (below) and her passion for art education. She was an acclaimed local artist and art history teacher who inspired two generations of teenagers in the Bay of Plenty to practice and appreciate art.

Gabriela Salgado is an Argentine-born curator. She has been based in London from 1995-2017, and holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art.
She currently lives and works in Aotearoa New Zealand, where she is Artistic Director of Te Tuhi Contemporary Art. Gabriela has curated a large number of exhibitions and has lectured in over twenty countries. She specialised in Latin American art as curator of the Latin American Art Collection at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005) and was curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern (2006-2011).
She curated La Otra Bienal in Bogotá, Colombia (2013) and the 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece (2009) and acted as jury member for the Prince Claus Awards, Holland, and Videobrasil Festival, Brazil. In 2011 she set up ‘Transatlantic Connections’ a programme of creative exchanges for African and Latin American artists..