Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera is a Mexican-Dutch storyteller.

She was born and raised in Mexico City and is a graduate from The Design Academy Eindhoven, city where she lives since 2005. Her studio GSYSB specializes in storytelling through textiles and drawing. Within her practice she has built an equilibrium between colourful patterns and intriguing dark illustrations; a balance between sensitive stories and confronting statements. 
GSYSB gives lectures and workshops about Creative Identity. 

Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera is since 2012 a designer for Vlisco, a fashion textile Dutch brand.



2008. NEID. The University of Art and Design. Helsinki. Finland.
2008. NII. DAE Galleries. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2009. GRIEF. DAE Galleries. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2009. GREIF. DAE, DDW2009. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2010. SUPERORGANISM. Nova Gallery, DDW2010. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2011. ARNHEM FASHION BIENNALE. Coco-mat. Arnhem, The Netherlands.
2013. SPIROU ROBBEDOES. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2014. MAD Museum. NY, USA.
2014. FORTUNA Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2015. PEN IS ART Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2016. September. COFFEE Reykjavik, Iceland. Roasters. Reykjavik, Iceland.
2016. December. COFFEE. Paris, France.


2014. CREATIVE INDUSTRIES TALK. Creative Identity. Mexican Embassy, The Netherlands.
2016. April. Creator and mentor of the course on CREATIVE IDENTITY at Digital Culture Center, Mexico City. 
2016. June. Creator and mentor of the course on Creative Identity at TagCDMX festival, Mexico City. 
2016. September. Lecture at Iceland Academy of the Arts on Identity in Creativity


Printed publications

2006. GERRERO, César. OPCIÓN Magazine, number 139 (October 2006), pp. 78-91. Mexico.
2007. Cuaderno Salmón, number 4 (spring 2007). Mexico.
2009. Songs and stories, inspiration for new European identities. The Netherlands. Publisher: Design Academy Eindhoven, the Estonian Academy of Arts Tallin and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. 2009, pp. 52, 53, 90, 91.
2009. Design Academy Eindhoven Catalogue. Design Academy Eindhoven, pp. 199. October 2009. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2009. Textile View Magazine. Issue 88, winter 2009. p. 264
2010. TEXTIEL PLUS. Number 212, summer 2010. p.40, The Netherlands.
2012. Jewelry II: Jewelry Artists in the World and Japan (ART BOX Mook Series vol. 17), [ISBN] 978-4-87298-874-1, Ed. Akiyoshi Kizuka, ART BOX International INC. January, 2012, 136 pp. Japan.
2012. La Tempestad, No. 85, El D.F sobre los hombros, p.66, Mexico.
2012. Jewel Book, International annual of contemporary jewel art, [ISBN] 978-90-5856-395-8, Ed. Stichting Kunstboek. 434, 435, 436, 437 pp, 2012, Belgium.
2013. Periódico Reforma. 6th, April.
2013. Spirou Robbedoes. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2014. Fortuna. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2015. Pen is Art. Seed Factory. Brussels, Belgium.
2015. El mundo en las manos. Mexicanos en el Extranjero. Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, México. 
2015. Papel picado. Reforma newspaper, Mexico. 
2015. Papel picado, Independence Day, Mexico.
2016. GSYSB. La Tempestad, Mayo 2016. México
2016. Reforma. México en seda. México, 25th June, 2016.
2016. Revista Vocero. August.
2016. Luces de Libertad exhibition catalogue. Diez Company, Astro lighting, Pro Mujeres Cautivas, October.
2016. Dec-Jan, Caffeine Magazine, issue 24, UK. 

Online publications