Gala Porras-Kim is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles and London. Her practice addresses the social and political contexts that influence how intangible things, such as sounds, language, and history, have been framed through the fields of linguistics and conservation. Her work considers the way institutions shape inherited codes and forms and conversely, how objects can shape the contexts in which they are placed. Porras-Kim received an MFA from CalArts and an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA. She has had solo exhibitions at Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, The Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Kadist, Amant Foundation, Gasworks, London, and CAMSTL, among others. She was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2019), the artist-in-residence at the Getty Research Institute (2020-22), and is currently a fellow at Museo delle Civiltà in Rome.