Ana Gallardo (1958, Rosario, AR) has lived in Argentina, Spain and Mexico, where she currently resides. Artistic practice is for her a space for reflection and transformation. In her search as an artist, she experiences the vicissitudes of her private life and explores the ways in which life and work can act on the deficiencies and gaps of the other. Among the different planes of violence that she has addressed over the years, she currently focuses on the violence of aging. Since the early 1990s, she has been carrying out a series of independent projects whose objective is to make visible practices that do not enter the commercial or institutional circuits of art. Her work constitutes a great affective and intimate framework of personal stories, sometimes linked to her own experiences or linked to small social groups, marginalized, invisible, which the artist powerfully illuminates. She has participated in international exhibitions such as the Mercosur Biennial (2020), the Havana Biennial (2019), the Venice Biennial (2015), the Poli/Grafica Triennial of San Juan de Puerto Rico (2012), the Petrobras Award, ArteBa Buenos Aires (2012 ), Niterói Meeting with South America, MAC Niteroi Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011), Buenos Aires, street stories, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany (2011), XI Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (2011), About Face: Portraiture as Subject, Blanton Austin Texas Museum (2011), 29th Sao Paulo Biennial (2010), 7th Mercosul Biennial, Grito y escuta (2009). As a manager, she directed the Forest space (2012-2013), La Verdi Buenos Aires-Mexico (2014-2018) and, currently, Imán, an educational project that is carried out in CDMX.