Silvia Salgado

Born in Columbia and educated at New York University in Art and Art Education, Salgado lived in New Zealand in the early 1990s teaching printmaking at the Wellington School of Design.

"During that period she developed her first public sculptures, participating in Tareitanga and Kupenga, sculpture symposia, and the creation of a permanent public sculpture installation consisting of 9 bronze water sculptures in Wellingtons' Midland Park, as well as having monumental stonework at the Efildoog, public sculpture park."

Since that time Salgado has lived in Columbia and Washington DC. Her practice has expanded into collaborative and participatory art working with "with marginal groups, such as homeless children and victims of armed conflict, both reinserted soldiers, and displaced people, as well as working-class communities". Salgado continues to teach art.

See also:

Silvia Salgado, ‘Nga Korerorero – Ongoing Talk’ (1996), Midland Park, CBD, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022