Gala Porras-Kim

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Born 1984, Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
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EDUCATION
2012 MA, Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2009 MFA, Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2007 BA, Art and Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Headlands Center for the Arts, Headlands, CA (forthcoming July)
2017 An Index and its Histories, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
An Index and its Settings, LABOR, Mexico City, Mexico
2015 For Prospective Rock/Artifact Projection, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
2014 For Prospective Rock/Artifact Projection, The Bindery Projects, Minneapolis, MN
2013 The Mute Object and Ancient Stories of Today, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Prospecting Notes About Sounds, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
Whistling and Language Transfiguration, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
2010 I Want to Prepare to Learn Something I Don’t Know, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
F for Overdue, FOXRIVER, Singapore, Singapore
Adaptations, Dobaebacsa HQ/DaiShengFanDian, Seoul, Korea
2009 Addressing Lacuna, D300, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Carlos Amorales, Nina Canell, Gala Porras-Kim, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY (Fortcoming June)
Second Sight, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, MN
Décor/Avant-Poste, FRAC, Pays de la Loire, FR
2017 Working for a Future Past, Seoul National Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Dysfunctional Formulas of Love, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Guest, Ghost Host: Marathon, Serpentine Gallery
Preservation, Barrick Museum, UNLV, NV
A Universal History of Infamy, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity, 18th street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
Talking to Action, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Fond Illusions, Gallerie Perrotin, New York, NY
Las Ruinas Circulares, CONDO, LABOR at Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY
Rafa Esparza’s Figure Ground, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Between Words and Silence: Meaning, Understanding, and the Work of Translation. Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Journal d’un travailleur métèque du futur, FRAC Pays de la Loire, France
Aún, 44th Salón Nacional de Artistas, Pereira, Colombia
CURRENT LA, Los Angeles public art biennial, CA
Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Customizing Language, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Art and the Measure of Liberty, Permanent Mission of Korea to the UN, New York, NY
Burnt Summer, Triangle France, Marseille, France
Palm Capsule, Mak Center, Los Angeles, CA
Unmapping the Resistance, Villa Romana, Max Planck Institute, Florence, Italy
Between Two Worlds, CalState LA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Acciones Territoriales, ExTeresa Arte Actual, Mexico DF, Mexico
Distant Parallels, Museum of Latin American Art. Long Beach, CA
After Noise, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Riso Book: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, CA
Heaps of Language, KCHUNG, Los Angeles, CA
2011 After the Gold Rush, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Suelto, La Central, Bogotá, Colombia
2010 SK10NY, Tompkins Projects, New York, NY
SK10, Skowhegan, ME
2009 Why Video, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
Why Theory, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles, CA
I Am A Citizen, Imprenta, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017 An Index and its Histories, Terremoto Blog (Dec. 28)
Diehl, Travis, Gallery weekend CDMX, Art Agenda, (Nov 9)
Campbell, Andy, Critics Picks, Artforum,com (Nov.)
Estevez, Ruth, a close-up of “supplement to ballona discovery park informative signs,” a project by porrás-kim for the 2016 public art biennial in los angeles, The Late Shift (Sep. 8)
Shang, Danielle, Gala Porras-Kim: Politics of Alterity, Leap magazine, p,284-286 (Fall)
Quade, Kristin Valdez, “The other side of the wall: A new generation of latino art,” T Magazine (Aug, 17)
Sutton, Benjamin, “An Omnivorous Tour of the 2017 Whitney Biennial”, Hyperallergic (Mar. 13)
Greenberger, Alex, “Kahlil Joseph and Gala Porras-Kim Win Artadia LA Awards”, ArtNews (Mar. 14)
2016 Li, Jennifer S., “Review: Made in L.A.,” Art in America (Oct. 11)
Vikram, Anuradha, “#Hashtags: Water Water Everywhere,” Daily Serving (Sep. 19)
Stromberg, Matthew, The Weird, Wondrous, and Worldly Art Visions of LA, Hyperallergic, (Aug. 19)
3 questions with Gala Porras-Kim, Hammer Blog (Jul. 27)
Campodonico, Christina, “The call of the wild,” The Argonaut (Jul. 27)
Berardini, Andrew, “a, the, though, only,” Made in L.A. 2016, Art Agenda, (Jul. 22)
Costa, Jaime, “CURRENT:LA Water Drizzles Art Throughout LA” The Culture List, (Jul. 16)
Abarbanel, Stacy, “Art and the City: Made in L.A. Returns to Westwood,” UCLA Magazine (Jul. 1)
Miranda, Carolina A, “Mayor Garcetti announces artists for L.A.'s first public art biennial to be held this summer” in Los Angeles Times (Apr. 12)
Hughes, Chisa, Made in LA 2016: Gala Porras-Kim, Hammer Museum, https://vimeo.com/164470273
Esparza Chong Cuy, Jose, “Material Art Fair Picks” in Artspace.com (Feb. 3)
Leon de la Barra, Pablo, “Material Art Fair Picks” in Artspace.com (Feb. 3)
Morales, Julio César, “Material Art Fair Picks” in Artspace.com (Jan. 26)
"Hammer Museum Announces 'Made in LA' Artists for 2016." Artforum, (Jan. 20)
Vankin, Deborah. "What is an L.A. artist? Hammer Museum answers with its 'Made in L.A. biennial lineup." Los Angeles Times, (Jan. 19)
2015 Art and the Measure of Liberty, catalog. (Nov 11)
Artra Curatorial, “Fresh faces in art” in Fabrik, issue 29 (Sep. 22)
Theung, Linda, 2015 AHAN acquisitions UNFRAMED.Lacma.com (Jul. 1)
Morales, Julio César, “Eamon Ore-Giron in conversation” in SFAQ (Jan. 11)
2014 Lin, Candice. "On Gala Porras-Kim's The Mute Object and Ancient Stories of Today," in Prism of Reality, Los Angeles
Timmons, Mathew, and Ben White, “Commonwealth and Council and Gala Porras-Kim” on The People, KCHUNG, (January)
Chon, Doris, Gala Porras-Kim in Demolition Woman Catalog. Los Angeles, CA
2012 Schnadt, Sara, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, “Sounds in Oaxacalifornia: Gala Porras-Kim Investigates Indigenous Tones” KCET Artbound. (Jul. 31)

PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES
2018 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California Bakersfield, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Pittsburg University
Visiting Artist Lecture, CalState LA
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California San Diego, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
2017 Working for a Future Past, Catalog, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
Round table with Jack Halberstam, Tim Lawrence, Josh Kun, Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, CalState, Long Beach, CA
Screening and talk with Jesse Lerner, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hispanic American Historical Review special edition on sound
2014 Language Speaks Us, Congress, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Visiting Artist Lecture, Aki Sasamoto’s MFA sculpture class, Columbia University, NY
Visiting Artist Lecture, Yong Soon Min’s sculpture class, University of California, 
Irvine, CA
2012 Whistling and Language Transfiguration, CLOSER, LACE Blog. February 22, 2012
Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Aesthetics and Politics, CalArts, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, James Welling’s senior studio class, University of California, Los Angeles
, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Vincent Ramos’ sculpture class, Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Latin American Road Trip, Why Theory (catalogue) 06/09, p. 90


AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2018 Headlands Center for the Arts, Headlands, CA (forthcoming)
2017 Artadia Award
Rema Hort Mann Foundation award
2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation award
30th Ateliers internationaux residency FRAC Pays de la Loire, France
Careyes Foundation residency, Careyes, Mexico
Casa Wabi residency, Oaxaca, Mexico
2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award
Creative Capital Grant
Triangle France residency, Marseille, FR
2014 College English Association—Caribbean Chapter Travel Grant
2013 California Community Foundation Fellowship
2010 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME
2007 Hans G. & Thordis W. Burkhardt award, UCLA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hammer Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
FRAC Pays de la Loire