Gilda Posada is from Southeast Los Angeles, CA. She received her A.B. from UC Davis in Chicana/o Studies and Comparative Literature. She is a third year dual-degree candidate at California College of the Arts in the MFA Social Practice program and the Visual and Critical Studies program.
Her artistic practice is rooted in working from and with the Xicanx community. As a visual artist she utilizes printmaking, fabric/weaving, and a digital process to bring forward concepts of intersectionality dealing with: identity formation, feminism, queerness, gender, nepantla, mestizaje, radical third-world feminism, trauma, liberation, alternative healing methods, democracy, and decolonial practices.
Gilda’s curatorial practice is rooted in organizing intersectional, multidisciplinary and intergenerational exhibitions which challenge patriarchal hetero-normative oppressive structures.
Her research interest includes decolonial theory and its formation through Xicanx Studies, the evolution of Xicanx identity and its visualization through art and curation, and Xicanx art social engagement in methodologies and curriculum.