Gala Porras-Kim (b. 1984, Bogotá, Colombia; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2019); Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito (2018); LABOR, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2013); FOXRIVER, Singapore, Singapore (2010); and Dobaebacsa, Seoul, South Korea (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg, Russia (2019); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2019, 2017), Palazzo Ca’tron, Venice, Italy (2019), PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine (2019), Tina Kim Gallery, New York (2019 and 2018); FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France; Hab Galerie, Nantes, France; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2017); Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2017); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017); LABOR, Mexico City (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019 and 2016); Triangle France, Marseilles, France (2015); and La Central, Bogotá, Colombia (2011). Porras-Kim is the recipient of the Art Matters Grant (2019), Radcliffe Fellowship for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2019), Artadia Award (2017), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant (2017), Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2016), Creative Capital grant (2015), Tiffany Foundation Award in 2015, and the California Community Foundation Fellowship (2013).
Porras-Kim's work is in the collections of Brooklyn Museum, New York; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL; Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York