Gabriel Montua studied art history and history in Berlin and in the USA. He received a PhD from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for a thesis on Salvador Dalí, art, and politics, with an analysis of media sources and artworks in Spain, France and the USA from 1918 to1989. He is working for Staatliche Museen zu Berlin since 2013, and collaborated on exhibition projects with Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
He was co-curator for the following exhibitions at Staatliche Museen: „The Botticelli Renaissance“ (Gemäldegalerie, 2015-16, in cooperation with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London), „The Tehran Collection. The Tehran Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin“ (planned on behalf of Nationalgalerie and cancelled in 2016) and „Wanderlust“ (Alte Nationalgalerie, 2018).
As part of the curatorial team he has prepared the exhibition “Biografien der Bilder” (“The Lives of Images”) on the provenances of Museum Berggruen’s collection which will open on 21 November 2018. From 2015 to 2017 he taught at Université Paris Nanterre where he was lecturing on the use of media in contemporary art.