Gala Knörr Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, b. 1984


Gala Knörr (b. 1984, Spain) is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in painting, photography, and audiovisuals. Knörr’s practice’s curious and humorous nature expresses and depicts her interpretations and remarks on how society navigates within the online and tangible realms, reshaping our habits and pushing contemporary identities into new dialogues. The artist gives space through painting to radical moments that celebrate diversity and the use of humor as a coping mechanism within the increasingly and rapidly shifting socio-political times, trying to generate glimpses of existing narratives that rewrite our present history through painting, a traditional medium that has depicted through the years our collective history.


Knörr received her BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons Paris The New School in 2007, and an MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2011. She has been the recipient of Generación 2020 - Fundación Montemadrid, the Basque Artist Program Grant from the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, and the Cultura Resident Artistic Research Fellowship from the Consorci de Museus GVA. Knörr was the Education Department Assistant at the Saatchi Gallery in 2014, and appointed the 2018-2019 Artist-Researcher in residence at Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths University in London. She has also done residencies at Tabakalera International Centre of Contemporary Culture in San Sebastian, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, AIR Wro in Breslau, and Fundación Bilbaoarte Fundazioa in Bilbao. She currently lives between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Marbella.