Gaitán Salinas

Científico Titular de OPIS
Dept. of History of Art and Heritage
History of Art and Visual Culture
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Carmen Gaitán Salinas holds the position of Tenured Researcher in the Department of Art History and Heritage at the Institute of History of the CSIC. In this capacity, she conducts research in the realm of contemporary art and gender studies. She obtained her doctorate with honors from the Official Joint Program in Contemporary History. Her excellent doctoral work earned her the Outstanding Doctorate Award and a European Doctor Mention. Her doctoral thesis in art history was published by Cátedra under the title “Las artistas del exilio republicano español. El refugio latinoamericano” (2019), a book that was recognized with a “Publication Grant” from the Ministry of Culture in 2018.

In addition to her academic achievements, she holds a Higher Music Degree in Piano from the Superior Conservatory of Music in Málaga, as well as a Professional Music Degree in Clavichord from the Federico Moreno Torroba Integrated Center for Musical Studies in Madrid. She also serves as the director of "Culture, Art, and Gender. A permanent research seminar on alternative histories”.

At present, she oversees several research projects. Among them are “Women as Cultural Producers: Artistic Transatlantic Connections and Exchanges in the 20th Century” (PGC, MCIN-AEI, Ref: PID2022-142633OA-I00), “Transatlantic Female Artists. Identities and Creativity between Spain and Latin America in the 20th Century from a Feminist Perspective” (Ministry of Equality-Institute of Women, ref. 52-1-ID22), and “Between Pigments and Music: Plasticity, Sound, and Gender in Contemporary Art” (CSIC Incentive Program-I3 Program, Ref: 202210I078).

Her portfolio includes several notable publications. These encompass the critical edition, complete with introduction and notes, of “Mis días en México. Diarios (1939-1953)” by Manuela Ballester, as well as the co-edition of “Mi vida. Sucedió, El Rastro. Vida de lo inanimado y Así es” (3 vols.) by Victorina Durán. These achievements are complemented by numerous contributions to reputable indexed journals such as “Archivo Español de Arte,” “Goya. Revista de Arte,” “Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea,” and other prominent scientific dissemination platforms.

Throughout her academic journey, she has undertaken research residencies at esteemed institutions including New York University, where she served as a Visiting Scholar. She has also engaged with institutions like the National Gallery of Art (USA), El Colegio de México (Mexico), Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (Argentina), the University of Exeter (England), the University of Barcelona, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University. Her teaching experience extends not only to the latter two universities in the United States but also includes the Complutense University of Madrid.

Furthermore, she takes on the role of editor for the articles section of “Enclaves. Revista de literatura, música y artes escénicas,” under the auspices of the University of Seville. Simultaneously, she serves as secretary of the journal “Archivo Español de Arte,” and is an active member of its Editorial Board. She also contributes as an evaluator for numerous scientific journals and selection processes. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Expert Committee of the Research and Documentation Center for Basque Women Artists, Feminist Art Practices, and Theories of Art.

Specialization field
Contemporary Spanish art. Gender studies. Republican exile. Latin American networks

    Datos tomados de la base de datos ConCiencia

    Salinas, C.G. (2016). Art, education and women. Embarkation toward exile, 1939. Archivo Espanol de Arte, 89, 61-76.
    Carmen Gaitán Salinas (2021). Defender lo «natural». Identidad(es) lésbica(s) en Así es de Victorina Durán. Estudios Hispánicos, 29, 45-54.
    Carmen Gaitan Salinas (2021). Líneas de fuga: hacia otra historiografía cultural del exilio republicano español. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 22, 433-435.
    Salinas, C.G. (2018). Mary Martin. The social commitment of a Spanish artist in exile in Mexico Mary Martín. El compromiso social de una artista española exiliada en México. Goya, 2018-September, 248-263.
    Mónica Monmeneu González; Carmen Gaitán Salinas; Idoia Murga Castro (2022). Pilar Calvo Rodero: trasvases entre escultura y escena durante el franquismo. Asparkia, 41, 209-233.
    Salinas, C.G. (2018). The costume designers in theater: Isabel Richart at the Teatro Español de México and the Teatro Clásico de México (1953-1973) Las figurinistas en escena: Isabel Richart en el Teatro Español de México y el Teatro Clásico de México (1953-1973). Anales de la Literatura Espanola Contemporanea, 43, 343-364.
    Salinas, C.G.; Castro, I.M. (2020). Victorina Durán and Maruja Mallo: Encounters and misunderstandings of two exiled artists Victorina Durán y Maruja Mallo: encuentros y desencuentros de dos artistas exiliadas. Arenal. Revista de Historia de las Mujeres, 26, 399-425.
    Carmen Gaitán Salinas; Idoia Murga Castro (2019). Victorina Durán y Maruja Mallo: encuentros y desencuentros de dos artistas exiliadas. Arenal. Revista de Historia de las Mujeres, 26, 399-425.
    Carmen Gaitán Salinas (2017). Cruzando el océano. España vista por las artistas exiliadas de 1939 en América Latina. En Imaginarios en conflicto: lo español en los siglos XIX y XX (pp. 429-446). Editorial: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).
    Carmen Gaitán Salinas (2021). Mis días en México. Diarios (1939-1953) (pp. 928). Renacimineto.
    Idoia Murga Castro; Carmen Gaitán Salinas (2018). Sucedió. Mi vida 1 (edición de Idoia Murga Castro y Carmen Gaitán Salinas) Residencia de Estudiantes.