Grant Summary
Artist Statement
The work is made through the process of learning about the social and political contexts that influence how intangible things, such as sounds, language and history, have been represented through different methodologies in the fields of linguistics, history and conservation. The work comes from a research-based practice that considers the way people represent forms of communication with objects, codes or a written form, and conversely, how objects can be used to make an official narrative through artifacts.
  • Installation view from the Whitney Biennial, 2019, Gala Porras-Kim. Photo by Ron Amstutz.

  • Installation view from Made in L.A., 2016, Gala Porras-Kim, Photo by Brian Forrest.

  • Colima Index 2017, Gala Porras-Kim, Graphite, colored pencil and acrylic ink on paper. Courtesy of Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

  • Untitled (efflorescence) 2015, Gala Porras-Kim, Concrete, salt, seawater. Courtesy of the artist.