Emerging Artist Award


Wb Illich Castillo

Gala Berger is an Argentinian artist born in 1983. She lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina and San José, Costa Rica.


Berger has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Arte (UNA) (2007). She co-founded the “Museo La Ene”, “Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo” (2010-2017) and the art spaces “Inmigrante” (2012-2014) and “Urgente” (2014).


“Much of my work is intrinsically linked to speculative fable, science fiction and institutional criticism. […]The science fiction genre that interests me is not aesthetic but political, in which probabilities become alternatives to allow our resistances of transformation and invention to be part of broader realities.”– Gala Berger


She has curated several exhibits and participated in residencies and exhibitions around the world including museums and galleries in Argentina, Peru, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the United Arab Emirates and Germany.



Photo courtesy of the artist


A Look Inside:


Villa Gesell, Argentina. September 15, 1983. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina and San Jose, Costa Rica.




Program for artists UTDT. Universidad Torcuato di Tella. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013); Agent for CIA, Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011); Internship at LIPAC- UBA, Laboratorio de Investigación en Prácticas Artísticas Contemporáneas, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010); Bachelor in Visual Art, UNA, Universidad Nacional de Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2002-2007).




Galería Península, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2017); Bikini Wax, Mexico City, Mexico (2016); Artist-in-residence, Puerto Mitla, R. A. T, Mexico City, Mexico (2013); Artist-in-residence, Strategies and techniques, Colección Barbosa, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012); Artist-in-residence, Kutsu, Tampere, Finland (2010); Artist-in-residence, Sap, Anyang, South Korea (2009).


 Selected Exhibitions 



“Sin Valor Legar”, Big Sur. Buenos Aires Argentina (2017); “Casa W”, Galería Península. Porto Alegre, Brazil (2017); “La montaña que come hombres”, Museo Histórico. Villa Gesell, Argentina (2017); “Status Quo”, Mite. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); “Ya ves”, Galería Urgente. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014); “El Precio de la Diferencia”, La Ene. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014); “El Otro Lado”, Galería Urgente. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014).




“Latin American Contemporary Art”, SEMA. Seoul, South Korea (2017); “Frestas Trienal de Sorocaba”, SESC. Sorocaba, Brazil (2017); “Karaoke continuado”, La Bolivia Diaz. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); “La Ene al Aire Libre”, Plaza Roberto Arlt. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); “Drive In”, Seoul Art Center. Seoul, South Korea (2016); “Alo Teresa”, Bisagra. Lima, Peru (2016); “Sucursal”, Bikini Wax. Mexico City, Mexico (2016); “Drive-in”, Monster Box. Seoul, South Korea (2015); “Draken”, Supermarket. Estockholm, Sweden (2015); “Solidaridad Obrera”, ArtDubai. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2015); “Sucursal / colección”, Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland. Lima, Peru (2015).