Foto: Pedro Wazzan, 2019 in my studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami

Gabriela Gamboa is a visual artist working with a broad range of media, including photography, video and performance, sound and printmaking.

Though she was born in Pittsburgh she has spent the better part of her life in Venezuela.
Her work draws strongly on current affairs and the effect of disruptive political agendas resulting in displacements and upheaval, of which she speaks from the heart.

After three years at Universidad Central de Venezuela studying Biology, she went on to obtain her Bachelor Degree of Art and Design at the University of Chicago.

Gabriela worked as a still photographer in the film industry for many years and considers this experience the cornerstone of her strong belief in collaborative and participatory artistic work.

In the early nineties she co-founded the experimental multimedia group Polyburo, and participated in the sound collective Musikautomatika, developing performances deeply rooted in the physicality of communication and the politics of language, using the interrelation between multiple media as it refers to current affairs.

In 1992 Gamboa participated in the creation of the video department for the nascent Instituto Superior de Artes Armando Reverón in Venezuela, where she began a teaching career that continues to the present.

She has been a guest lecturer in many universities, most recently at Rice University in Houston, The International Center of Photography in New York, Maryland Institute College of Art and Cerquone Porject in Madrid.

She was the recipient of the Juan Lovera Prize 2002 at the prestigious Michelena Bienal in Valencia.

Gabriela Gamboa also has a Masters of Art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.




Graphic Design at Institute de Diseño, Caracas, Venezuela

Art and Design, University of Chicago, Bachelor of Art and Design

MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Photography and Film workshops

Eugene Ionesco, University of Chicago.

Christian Belpaire, Instituto de Diseño, Caracas

Antoni Muntadas, Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad Central de Venezuela

Nelson Garrido, Caracas

Ricardo Armas. Caracas

Luis González Palma, Caracas.

Solo shows

2017               MS17 Art Project, New London CT

2014               Campos de Fuerza, La Caja, Caracas, Venezuela

2012               Dis/Placements, Expressions Gallery, New London, Conn.

2010               Sounding board, Galería 39, El Hatillo, Venezuela

2010               Expressiones Gallery, New London Conn

2001               Another pretty face, Ateneo de Caracas

1999               Devotions, Ecopermformia, Caracas

1995               Silentium, Alianza Francesa de Barquisimeto

1980               Ephemeral, degradable installation, Chicago

Group Shows

2019               For Now, Coral Gables Museum, Miami

2019              Another Beautiful Day in Miami, Bakehouse Art Complex

2019              Crónicas Migrantes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Peru

2018              Untitled Environment, Miami Institute of Photography

2018              FORT POINT GALLERY, Boston. Artist and curator

2017               Caracas Intervenida, Trinidad Alta, Caracas

2015               Trópico, Oficina No.1, Caracas

2015               Feelers, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston

2015               Electroestática Ambiental, Centro Cultural BOD, Caracas.

2014              Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, USA

2013               4 + 4, Galeria 39, Caracas

2011               ARTEACHORROS, Caracas.

2011               Woman’s World: Global Images, Connecticut

2010               LNVA, University of Connecticut

2010              Biennale Internacional, Mérida, Venezuela

2004              Barro de América, Centro de Arte Lía Bermúdez, Maracaibo

2001               Retrospective Video Art in Venezuela, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas

2001               60 Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia

2000              Video/habitats, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas

2000              58 Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia

1998               13 Women in Latin American Art, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Santiago.

1998               23 Salón Arte de Aragua

1998               56 Salón Michelena

1997               55 Arturo Michelena Visual Art Salón, Valencia

1997               ECOPERFORMIA, Caño Amarillo, Caracas

1997               A Frame for the Earth, Moderno Art Museum, Maracaibo

1996               VIII Eugenio Mendoza Biennale, Sala Mendoza, Caracas

1996               VIARTE, Catholic University, Caracas

1995               Time, Galería Ars Forum, Caracas

1994               Video Today, Sala Mendoza, Caracas

1993               IV Young Photography Salon

1992               I Visual Art Salon, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas

1991               Salón Fundarte, Caracas

1990               III Oriental Bienalle, Cumaná, Venezuela

1990               I National Visual Arts Biennale, Mérida

Multimedia Installations/ Performance

2001              Writing on the wall, Caracas.

1997               Devotionary II, Ecoperformia, Caracas

1996               Devotionary I

1993               Utsiegaiane, Caracas, Valencia and Mérida

1993               Electronic Cabaret, Caracas

1992               Water, Espacio Balzac, Caracas and Valencia

1992               Mudwoman, Science Museum, Caracas

1991               There will come soft rains, Videoescultura 91, Ateneo de Caracas y Valencia

1990               Galileo, Caracas

Teaching and lectures

2018             Guest Speaker, Rice University Art History Department, Houston

2018             Guest Speaker, Maryland Institute College of Art

2018             Guest SpeakerInternational Center for Photography, NY

2017              Guest Speaker at Lugar Común, Caracas

2016              Guest Speaker at Brandeis Art Department

2016              Guest Speaker Video Arts at MassArt

2011-2017    Teacher at CIEF VE and FotoArte, Caracas.

2010               Guest speaker Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

2008               Video Art in Architecture, with Gary Hill, Universidad Central de Venezuela

1996               Sala Mendoza, Nuevos Medios y el Arte

1992-1999    Professor Video Art at Institute Armando Reverón.


2011                Artist Grant, Residency Vermont Studio Center

2001               Written on the Wall -video installation. Juan Lovera Prize, Salón Michelena

1985               Best Photography, Premio del Consejo Municipal de Caracas.

Research Projects

 2012              De la Autoconstrucción a las Comunidades Cerradas with Antoni Muntadas

1992-1994    Instituto Armando Reverón Alternative Media Media  curriculum

1993               FUNDARTE grants -Paisajes Sonoros/Sound Landscapes –w/Stefano Gramitto

 Artists Books

25%               Still Life

25%               RayaPuntoRaya

21                  Venezuelan Women Photographers , Maria Teresa Boulton

2000            Photography in Venezuela, Juan Carlos Palenzuela


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Galería de Arte Nacional de Venezuela, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela, Colección Embajada de los Países Bajos, Colección Banco Exterior, Caracas, Venezuela

Colección David Zune.