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Gala Porras-Kim

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Gala Porras-Kim (b. 1984, Bogotá, Colombia; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009 and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. Solo exhibitions and projects have shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2019); Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito (2018); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010); and LABOR, Mexico City (2017). She has participated in group exhibitions at the 34th Bienal de São Paulo (2021); 13th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2021); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2021, 2019); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2021, 2017); Brooklyn Museum (2020); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019, 2016); PinchukArtCentre, Kiev (2019); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2019, 2017); Para Site, Hong Kong (2019); Seoul Museum of Art (2017); and FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2016). Porras-Kim is the recipient of the Art Matters Foundation Award (2019), Artadia Los Angeles Award (2017), Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2016), Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2015), and Creative Capital Grant (2015). She has been in residency at Delfina Foundation (2021), Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2020), La Tallera, Proyecto Siqueiros (2019), and is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Getty Research Institute (2020-2022).

Upcoming solo exhibitions include Precipitation for an Arid Landscape at the Amant Foundation in collaboration with KADIST in Brooklyn, opening November 20, 2021; Gasworks, London, opening January 27, 2022; Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University opening February 7, 2022; and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, opening March 25, 2022.