Gilda Posada

Gilda Posada is a Xicana cultural worker from Southeast Los Angeles. Gilda received her AB from UC Davis in Chicana/o Studies and Comparative Literature. In 2017, she graduated with a dual degree from California College of the Arts in the M.F.A. Social Practice program and the M.A. Visual and Critical Studies program. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the History of Art program at Cornell University. Prior to her graduate work, she served as the Curator for Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, CA and Assistant Director for Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer in Woodland, CA. 

Gilda’s work explores decolonial theory and its formation through Xicanx Studies, the evolution of Xicanx identity and its visualization through art, and Xicanx art social/public art engagement. Her interdisciplinary practice is rooted in working from, with, and by the Xicanx community. Gilda’s projects are invested in decolonial practices that challenge hegemonic patriarchal and heteronormative oppressive structures.