Jacqueline Goldberg (Maracaibo, 1966) has a PhD in Social Sciences from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad del Zulia. Poet, storyteller, essayist, editor and author of children's books and testimonials, her work has moved between literature, journalism, gastronomy, and visual arts since the early nineties. Her dissertation La instalación, tácticas y reveses, under the supervision of Luis Perez Oramas, won the Essay Prize of the Roberto Guevara Biennial of Criticism and Essay (2001).
In the field of visual arts she has held various positions: Head of the Research Unit and Director of Programming at Fundación Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero; Head of the Office of Extension and University Relations at Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón; and director of the Espace Futur Simple Gallery of Alliance Francaise in Maracaibo.
Her thirteen books of poetry published between 1986 and 2006 were collected in Verbos predadores, poesía reunida (2007). She then published Postales Negras (2011), Limones en almíbar (2014), and Nosotros, los salvados (2015). In 2013 she published her novel Las horas claras, which was granted the XII Premio Transgenérico de la Sociedad de Amigos de la Cultura Urbana award (2012) and, later in 2013, the Premio Libro del Año de los Libreros Venezolanos, the international recognition “Lucila Palacios", and was a finalist in the Critics Award for novel of the year. Her poetry has won major awards in her country and has been featured and reviewed in anthologies in Spain, Italy, Romania, England, South Korea, Puerto Rico, United States, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.
She has collaborated with her texts in various exhibitions, most recently in Austria along with Venezuelan artist Nayarí Castle, in the group show Hotel Metropole. Dar futuro a la memoria, which was part of "Into the City" in the Wiener Festwochen 2015 (Vienna, 2015 / Graz 2016).