Gilda Posada (1988) is a Xicana cultural worker from Southeast Los Angeles. She received her AB from UC Davis in Chicana/o Studies and Comparative Literature. She graduated with a dual degree from California College of the Arts in the MFA Social Practice program and the M.A. Visual and Critical Studies program. Prior to her graduate work, she served as the Curator for Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, CA. Gilda also served as Assistant Director for Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer in Woodland, CA, where she assisted in coordinating Chicana/o programming and in leading free silk-screen workshops for underrepresented youth and community members. Currently, Gilda is a Ph.D. candidate in History of Art at Cornell University, where she was awarded the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship in 2018.
Gilda’s work explores Indigenous-Xicanx decolonial practices through prints (silkscreen and digital). Her projects are invested in challenging and unlearning settler-colonial ideology, while simultaneously re-centering indigenous thought. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably in the 6th Chicana Chicano Biennial and The Contemporary Indigenous Art Biennial.