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Gala Porras-Kim

Visual Arts, 2015



Gala Porras-Kim is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work questions how knowledge is acquired and tests the potential of the art object to function as an epistemological tool outside of its traditional, art historical context. Recent work examines the ultimate and literal signifier of culture: language, particularly its sounds. Porras-Kim's work has been included in exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles; The Bindery Projects, Minneapolis; 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA; Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico D.F; FOXRIVER, Singapore; and Dobaebacsa HQ, Seoul, Korea. She received a BA and MA from UCLA, MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is a 2013 California Community Foundation Fellow.