Gala Porras-Kim’s research practice considers how sounds, language and history have been represented through methodologies of linguistics and conservation. Her work questions how knowledge is acquired and tests the potential of the art object to function as an epistemological tool outside of its traditional historical context. She received an MFA from CalArts and a BA from UCLA. Her work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, Ural Industrial Biennial and in exhibitions at LACMA, Seoul City Museum and Hammer Museum. Gala Porras-Kim lives and works in Los Angeles.