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Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture: Gala Porras-Kim

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Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture Gala Porras-Kim (b. Bogotá, Colombia, 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work questions the social and political contexts that influence the representation of language and history. The work comes from a research-based practice that aims to consider how intangible things, such as sounds, language and history, have been represented through different methodologies in the fields of linguistics, history and conservation. She received an MFA from CalArts and an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA. Recent work has been shown at LACMA, Seoul City Museum, Whitney Museum, Hammer Museum's Made in LA, the Los Angeles Public Art Biennial. She has received awards from Artadia and Rema Hort Mann in 2017, Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2016, Creative Capital and Tiffany Foundation in 2015 and a California Community Foundation in 2013. About VAS The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a public forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI, artists, and the public. Free and open to all.