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Gala Knörr

Year of birth: 1984 Field: Visual arts City: Wrocław

Gala Knörr is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in painting, video and installation. Her work explores topics related to identity, technology, media, satire and popular culture. She holds an MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (UK), and a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons Paris The New School (France). She completed her training at Txomin Badiola’s workshop at Madrid45 (Spain), and at Richard Linklater’s Masterclass at Centre Pompidou (France). Knörr was an education assistant at the Saatchi Gallery in 2014 and served as a Visiting Artist-Researcher at Goldsmiths University in London from 2018 to 2019, presenting her work in Spain, the USA and Belgium, among others.

The Basque artist applied for a monthly residency organized in cooperation with the Cultural Zone Wrocław and the Etxepare Basque Institute. The artist proposed Wrocław an artistic project referring to current problems of contemporary times. The artist calls the 21st century "the era of the neoliberal capitalist era of progress", in which one can observe a definite overproduction of information coming from everywhere. Critically perceived by the artist, the digital and Internet images have become an inspiration to depict the anthropocentric attitude. The project is scheduled for November and the residence itself is seen as a process, not a product. Unfortunately, due to security measures related to COVID-19 the date of residency is postponed to 2021.



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