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Gala Knörr

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Central Saint Martins, 2011, MA Fine Art
Parsons School of Design, 2007, BFA Fine Arts

figurative, photography, pop, mixed-media, punk mixed-media pop, rock and roll, Culture, subculture modern


Gala Knörr (b. 1984, Vitoria-Gasteiz) is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in painting, photography and video. She won the emerging art award Emergencias 2.0 from La Casa Encendida and Caja Madrid in 2010, and soon after relocated to London. Establishing her studio through Cell Projects, she was one of the 3000 artists crowd-sourced by Nicola Formichetti (DIESEL) via Tumblr to be exhibited at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2014. Knörr was awarded a residency Cité Internationale des Arts during their 50th anniversary year joining the ranks of previous residents including Louise Bourgeois, Philippe Parreno, and Serge Gainsbourg. 

She has supported different activist campaigns directed by Maximilla Lukacs and The Department of Peace for the Rainforest Alliance 'Earth Day' campaign in 2013, and the 2014 Joan Jett Public Service Announcement dealing with income equality and women's health issues. 

As a self-professed third-culture kid, her art practice focuses on the concept of desire, identity and interconnectivity, exploring the youth underground and the many different ways we communicate and portray ourselves through technology and media.

Recent Exhibits

Gala Knörr participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2016 Creadores 2016
La Térmica Centro de Cultura Contemporánea
Sep, 2015 WTF
Total Refreshment Centre
Apr, 2015 12x12
Mar, 2015 No Form And All Substance
Cité internationale des Arts
Mar, 2015 High, Wild & Free: An Internet Story
Cité internationale des Arts
Mar, 2015 Five Floors, Eighteen Artists
Century Private Members Club
Click here to see all exhibits for Gala Knörr

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