Sabel Gavaldon (b. 1985, Barcelona) is Head of Public Programmes at MACBA. Before that he was Curator and Head of Programmes at Gasworks in London, an organisation internationally known for its residencies programme for artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America. During that period (2018–2023), he presented solo exhibitions by Mercedes Azpilicueta, Adam Khalil, Ingela Ihrman, Bassam Al-Sabah, Libita Sibungu, Pedro Neves Marques, Patricia Domínguez, Eduardo Navarro and Gala Porras-Kim, among other artists. Together with Manuel Segade he was curator of the touring exhibition “Elements of Vogue: A Case Study of Radical Performance”. First presented at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2017–2018), then at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2019–2020), this exhibition transformed the museum into a dance floor and made it available to a multitude of dissident bodies. Other exhibitions as an independent curator include: “¡Porque tengo lágrimas!” at CaixaForum, Barcelona (2023); “A Thousand Horsepower” at Can Trinxet Factory, L’Hospitalet (2016); “M/Other Tongue” at Tenderpixel, London (2015); and “A Museum of Gesture” at La Capella, Barcelona (2013). He has taught in alternative art education programs (Syllabus III, Komisario Berriak, Escuelita CA2M) and published essays on platforms such as e-flux Journal. He was a “la Caixa” Foundation Graduate Fellow at the Royal College of Art (2010–2012). In 2016, he was nominated for the ICI New York Independent Vision Curatorial Award.

Photography: Belén de Benito