Madja Edelstein-Gomez (born in 1960 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is an independent curator. Imprisoned at the age of 13 under Bordaberry dictatorship and released in 1984, she got involved in investigative journalism and as an art critic. She married in 1988 with a diplomat and became mother of two. She travelled in Africa and in India, engaging in cultural activities. She made several exhibitions crossing emerging talent and some great names of contemporary art (Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Lynn Hershman Leeson). Her husband and children died in the plane crash of Egypt Air near New York in 1999. Since, she has been dedicated to humanitarian organizations and directed several large thematic exhibitions: Committed Suicide (Buenos Aires, 2001), God and Bodies, (Bangalore, 2002), Golem/s (Prague, Toronto, 2004).
Madja Edelstein-Gomez is a free woman who defends the women’s rights.