Born in 1957 in Barcelona
Marta Gili graduated in Philosophy and Education from Universitat de Barcelona. Between 1983 and 1988, she was part of the Primavera Fotogràfica de Barcelona Organising Committee. Between 1991 and 2006, she was Head of the Department of Photography and Visual Arts of the Fundació ‘La Caixa’. In October 2006, she was appointed Director of the Jeu de Paume in Paris.
Simultaneously, she was the Artistic Director of Printemps de Septembre (visual arts festival) in Toulouse, for the 2002 and 2003 editions. She has been a Member of the Acquisitions Committee for the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain of the French Ministry of Culture, between 1994 and 1997.
Marta Gili has been the Curator of a multitude of monographic exhibitions, such as those of Helen Chadwick, Tracey Moffat, Miguel Rio Branco, Lorna Simpson, Aernout Mik, Christer Stromholm, Gillian Wearing and Doug Aitken, amongst others. She has also headed thematic exhibitions, such as La Imatge Fràgil, Ficcions Documentades or Historias Animadas.
She has contributed to articles in El Pais, El Mundo, ABC, Tema Celeste Beaux Arts Magazine, and she also collaborates monthly in EXIT magazine.
Marta Gili takes part in numerous seminars and conferences, and teaches several postgraduate courses, both in Spain and abroad. Her texts have been published in several monographs of artists and in theory books published by Phaidon, Steidl, Gustavo Gili and the Fundació ‘La Caixa’.