Gabriel Glaiman

Gabriel Glaiman

Buenos Aires, South America, Argentina

About Gabriel Glaiman

I was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. Since a very early age, I related to art. My mother was an actress, my father a photographer and my grandfather a well known goldsmith, which brings up my first memories from drawing. Once out from high school, considered becoming -although not too convinced- a graphic designer. It was also in those days, when I began taking painting classes with Miguel Dávila, a painter with whom I would set a long apprentice relation. As a student first, later on as his assistant and friend. In August 1998, my daughter Valentina was born and, paradoxically, though I had abandoned my graphic design pretences, became teaching staff at the faculty I had left.

In 2001, I was awarded a British Council fellowship that led to a degree MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK. It also, led to meeting the band apart of colleagues that are my transatlantic friends.

My painting delves between two traditions that I feel are quite different. The one from Rio de la Plata, which in my opinion seeks the idea of the transcendent and that perceived during my stay in the UK, which is (again in my view) more distant and objective.

I am currently living, painting and teaching in Buenos Aires, Argentina


Central Saint Martins '02 - MA Fine Arts
Private tuition with Argentine painter Miguel Dávila

Education and teaching

Begins teaching at the University of Buenos Aires, subject Morphology, Graphic Design degree course, University of Buenos Aires. (Continues his contribution currently).

Awarded the fellowship “The British Council - Fondo Nacional de lasArtes 2001”
To pursue a postgraduate degree in the United Kingdom

MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK
Completed and was awarded as MA Fine Art in October 2002.

Starts teaching at the University of Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Fellowships/ Stipends/ Prizes

Fellowship “The British Council -FondoNacional de lasArtes 2001” Awarded to pursue a postgraduate Fine Art degree in the United Kingdom.

Sherwin Williams painting prize 2005 - First prize


Main Exhibitions (2018 – 2001 )
2018 Vigilámbulos (RES, Magdalena Jitrik, Paula Massarutti, Gabriel Glaiman) Centro Municipal de Arte, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires
Biennal Areatec 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 Lo cotidiano imposible (The impossibility of the everyday), Casa Doblas, Buenos Aires
2016 Muestra Autorretratos (Self portraits), Museo Chateau, Ciudad de Córdoba
2014 Arturo Jauretche Painting Prize, UNAJ, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014 Areatec Bienannale, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
2013 Painting Prize Salón Finochietto, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires.
2012 Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Galerija Doma Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia. Group show.
2012 Intimo, Museo Hospital Muñiz, Buenos Aires.

2011 Rivers of the World at OXO Gallery and Southbank, as part of the Thames Festival, held inLondon, UK. Rivers of the World is an art and community project that seeks to link different schools internationally by producing visual work related to the rivers located in different cities. My work in the project consisted in coordinating the workshops on which the artworks were made in Argentina. The project will continue in 2012. (

2011 Rivers of the World, MAT,Museum of Art Tigre, City of BuenosAires, Argentina

2010 Show of the Bicentennial, Areatec Foundation, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009Exposición Itinerante Argentina 2009, Fundación Banco de la Nación Argentina Museo Provincial Emilio Pettoruti, La Plata – Museo de Bellas Artes de Salta
2008 NationalPaintingprizeFundación Banco de la Nación Argentina, CC Borges, Buenos Aires
2008 Ellos, Galería Ápice arte contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 La Casona de los Olivera en el Centro culturalRecoleta, Centro Cultural Recoleta
2007 Polar Magazine, Berlín, Germany
2007 XlV Encuentros Abiertos, Festival de la Luz, La Casona de los Olivera, City of Buenos Aires
2005 Biennal Paloma Alonso, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de La Plata - Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires
2004 Transit(X – LON – BA) Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires.
2004 “Sherwin – Williams Painting Prize,Pabellón IV, City of Buenos Aires
2004 Barrios de Metrovías,Centro Cultural Borges, City of Buenos Aires
2002 MA Fine Art, Graduate show, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK
2002 Ford Oxford House, London, UK
2001Centre William Rappard, WTO., Geneva, Switzerland. Fund raising solo show for Servicio Paz y Justicia, a service run by Nobel prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel, as a contribution to its work on behalf of disadvantaged children and young people in Argentina.