Gala Knörr is an internationally exhibited fine artist from Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. She earned her BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design in Paris. Her artwork and photography have been published and covered by ELPAIS, CRUSH Fanzine, Champ Magazine, Esquire etc. In 2010 Knörr won the prestigious emerging art award Emergencias 2.0 from La Casa Encendida and Caja Madrid, and soon after relocated to London to earn her MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. After stablishing her studio in East London through Cell Projects, she was one of the 3000 artists crowd-sourced by Nicola Formichetti (DIESEL) to be exhibited at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and was recently selected for the Threadneedle Prize 2014. Knörr was awarded an artist residency during the 50th year anniversary at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where artists like Louise Bourgeois, Philippe Parreno and Serge Gainsbourg have previously been residents of. Her artworks' main focus is the desire of belonging and interconnectivity within modern subculture, exploring the youth underground and the many different ways we communicate seeking constant validation in today's society.
'The work of Gala Knörr cannot be easily canibalised...some see it as illustrations to accompany life on the outside of bureaucracy, others as the doodles of a mad youth intoxicated by Spring and high tide; others shake their head in disbelief that a woman could be so cruel as to show such a world, with no explanation, instruction or regret. Everyone must relax and get excited when the Knörr and her gang paint the town and dance. You dance. Oh all of Paris is weeping because it has been too many centuries of hard work to attract a Gala Knörr to its shores, now the time has come and such a relief is felt deep inside. Yay Art.'
Calvin Johnson (K Records, Beat Happening)
TURN ON TUNE IN solo exhibition at Galerie Parsons, Paris 2007