Born in 1984 in Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Gala PORRAS-KIM

education

2012
MA, Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2009
MFA, Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2007
BA, Art and Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

solo shows

2017
Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
LABOR, Mexico, Mexico City (forthcoming)
Headlands Center for the Arts, Headlands, CA (forthcoming)

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

group shows

2017
A Universal History of Infamy, Los Angeles County Museum of Art for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Getty Foundation), Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming Aug.)
Talking to Action, Otis College of Art and Design for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Getty Foundation), Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming Aug.)
Rafa Esparza’s Figure Ground, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (Forthcoming Mar.)
The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (Forthcoming Jan.)
Pomona College Chan Gallery (forthcoming Jan.)

2016
Journal d’un travailleur métèque du futur, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France
Aún, 44th Salón Nacional de Artistas, Pereira, Colombia
CURRENT LA, Los Angeles public art biennial
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, Burnt Summer, Triangle France, Marseille, France
OK Confiance, Rond Point Projects, Marseille, France
Palm Capsule, Mak Center, Los Angeles, CA
Unmapping the Resistance, Villa Romana, Max Planck Institute, Florence, Italy One in Which We Are, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Between Two Worlds, CalState LA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Acciones Territoriales, ExTeresa Arte Actual, Mexico DF, Mexico PRESENTS, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
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
Greece, CalState Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2013
SUR Biennial, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA
Demolition Woman, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA

2012
Make Hay, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2011
After the Gold Rush, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Suelto, La Central, Bogotá, Colombia
DCCS, Yogiga Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010
SK10NY, Tompkins Projects, New York, NY
SK10, Skowhegan, ME
Tumbleweeds and other Histories, Fivethirtythree, Los Angeles, CA

2009
GLAMFA, Long Beach State University, CA
Why Video, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
Why Theory, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles, CA I Am A Citizen, Imprenta, Los Angeles, CA

public collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hammer Museum

awards

2017
Artadia, Los Angeles, California, US

2016
30th Ateliers internationaux residency Frac des 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

2007
Hans G. & Thordis W. Burkhardt award, UCLA