Gala Knörr is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist who has worked in painting, photography and video. Her practice explores the intersection of technology and identity in contemporary society. She holds an MA Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins and a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in Paris.
Gala has been awarded grants, residencies and distinctions internationally, including Emergencias 2.0 La Casa Encendida in Madrid (2010); an Honourable Mention from the BEERS London Emerging Art Award (UK); selected for The Columbia Threadneedle Prize in 2014 (Mall Galleries, London); an artist residency during the 50th anniversary of Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (France); the 2016 international artist fellowship CREADORES from La Térmica Centro de Cultura Contemporánea in Málaga (Spain); and most recently, the production grant and artist residency at Fundación Bilbaoarte Fundazioa in Bilbao (Spain), where her first institutional solo exhibition will be held in late 2017.
She has collaborated as a performer for Bowie Festival at ICA (London, UK) with Jussi Brightmore; Banner Repeater (London, UK) with Katrina Palmer; Lights of Soho (London, UK) with Oliver Guy-Watkins and as Bohemian Inc. at Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). She has worked as an educator at Saatchi Gallery, and 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.
Her curatorial project 'Journey to the Center of My Mind' was invited to be showcased at the Historical Monument #157 in Los Angeles in 2012, reuniting international Los Angeles and London based female emerging artists and musicians. a second edition to the project would be presented in Madrid in 2013.