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Gala Porras-Kim

Born in 1984, Bogotá, Colombia

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States


Gala Porras-Kim's practice interrogates the processes and ethics of museum conservation and, more broadly, the collections and institutions within which contested artefacts are housed and preserved. Porras-Kim is interested in the politics and policies museums adopt in the contemporary moment and how they negotiate with problematic pasts. The artist often uses letters as exhibition captions – sometimes written to institutions propositions for approaches to improve the conditions of their artefac...Read more