Gala Knörr

Birth placeSpain Birth date1984

Gala Knörr is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in painting, photography and audiovisuals. Her practice explores the intersection of technology and identity in contemporary society. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design (Paris), an MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (London), and completed her training at Txomin Badiola’s workshop at Madrid45 (Madrid). She is the recipient of the Generación 2020 award at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, and a finalist to awards such as the Premi Miquel Casablancas at Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona), the Fundación Banco Santander OpenStudio Award for Artistic Production (Madrid), and twice awarded by the Basque Government Department of Culture and Language Policy Producción-Creación Grant. She has done artist residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France (2015, 2019), La Térmica Centro de Cultura Contemporánea in Málaga, Spain (2016), Fundación Bilbaoarte Fundazioa in Bilbao, Spain (2016-2017), at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, USA (2017), the Museu de Belles Arts in Castellón, Spain (2018), and at the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths University in London (2018-2019).

Her work has been exhibited at the Fundación CajaGranada Memoria de Andalucía Museum (Spain), Museu de Belles Arts Castelló (Spain), Museo Carmen Thyssen (Spain), Fabra i Coats Fàbrica de Creació i Centre d'Art Contemporani (Spain), La Térmica Centro de Cultura Contemporánea (Spain), Fundación Bilbaoarte Fundazioa (Spain), Cité Internationale Des Arts Paris (France), TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (Spain), Central Saint Martins (UK), and at The Columbia Threadneedle Prize at Mall Galleries (UK) amongst others.

She has participated at La Encartada Museum Encounters of Design and Contemporary Tradition (Spain), Bilbao Art District (Spain), Embarrat Festival of Contemporary Creation (Spain), UTOPIA for Artium Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art (Spain), Festival of Contemporary Arts of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Universidad de Granada (Spain), Artbanchel with Hiato Projects (Spain), Bowiefest with Jussi Brightmore at ICA London (UK), and Readings with Katrina Palmer at Banner Repeater (UK).

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