Residency Unlimited

Gabriela Galván

Artist Name: Gabriela Galván
Residency Dates: February-July 2021
Born: 1974
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Lives & Works: New York
Education: Studied Visual Arts and New Media at ‘La Esmeralda’ in Mexico City and Sculpture at the National School of Fine Arts of Mexico.

Gabriela Galván was born in Mexico City and lives and works in New York. Working across disciplines in installation, public art, sculpture, video, drawing, design, and performance, she creates formal meditations on everyday and found objects that function as catalysts for human relationships and experiences, as well as personal and social transformations.

Galván’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries including the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, ESP; Zacheta National Gallery, PL; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, DE. In her native Mexico at Museo Tamayo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo de la Ciudad de México (in collaboration with the Centre George Pompidou), OMR Gallery in Mexico and Haydee Rovirosa Gallery in New York, among others. Her works are included in several collections in New York and Mexico.

Her public projects include “Aquatic Random” at Staten Island Ferry Terminal in New York. Galván is a grantee of Rema Hort Mann Foundation Community Engagement Grant, NY; Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA), MEX. She participated at several international artists residencies including Fundación Casa Wabi-MEX; OMI International Arts Center-NY; The:artist:network-NY, and the International Studio & Curatorial Program of New York.

Galván has combined her practice with art education as an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and on International projects with the Museum at FIT. Brooklyn College/ City University of New York, Dedalus Foundation, BRIC House in New York and in Europe at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland as a part of her participation at Mediations Poznań Art Biennale.

Galván is working at Atelier Mondial developing a diverse body of work exploring processes using flowers, plants and human experiences. She is also working as a collaborator in a publication with editors Agata Rogós and Stanislaw Ruksza in collaboration with Humboldt University Berlin and TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art.


Gabriela’s residency program is generously supported by Atelier Mondial.

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