Feb 22nd 2023

Gala Porras-Kim has built a career investigating the frameworks through which pre-colonial artifacts circulate the globe. For the interdisciplinary artist, these artifacts are shaped, defined, and conserved according to institutional codes and forms, but they also shape the contexts of the institutions in which they are placed. Join us to hear from the artist herself on her precise, provocative and interrogative work.

Gala Porras-Kim (b. 1984, Bogotá) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from CalArts and an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA. The artist has had solo exhibitions at Kadist, Amant Foundation, Gasworks, London, and CAMSTL.

Her work has been included in the Whitney Biennial and Ural Industrial Biennial (2019), as well as the Gwangju and Sao Paulo Biennales (2021). She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2019) and the artist-in-residence at the Getty Research Institute (2020-22), She is currently a fellow at Museo delle Civiltà in Rome.

Image: Forecasting Signal, 2021. Gala Porras-Kim. Photo: Paul Salveson; Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles and Mexico City.


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