Tabakalera-Morpho International Call for Collaboration published
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
Gala Knörr (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1984) has been selected in the international call for collaboration Tabakalera-Morpho with her project "Passion Social Club". Knörr describes the focus of her artist residency as an exploration of the repurposing of spaces previously utilized by the working class, particularly in light of the crises exacerbated by the neoliberal policies of the legislatures in the 1980s and 1990s, and enjoyment as a revolutionary act.
The ‘Passion Social Club’ project was chosen by Morpho and Tabakalera through a joint committee. Made up of representatives from each institution and third-party experts, the committee evaluated the project based on the following criteria: innovation and originality, project quality and creativity, project coherence, project feasibility and the ability to create channels for artistic activity in the context of the Morpho residency programme.
The residency is geared to artists working in the Basque Country (Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and the French Basque Country) who wish to explore new artistic contexts and develop their artistic trajectory at MORPHO (Antwerp, Belgium). The event is organised by Tabakalera and Morpho, in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute.
Gala Knörr is a multidisciplinary visual artist who works in painting, video and installation. Her work explores themes related to identity, technology, media, satire and popular culture.
Her work has been displayed at the Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), DA2 (Salamanca), CentroCentro (Madrid), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Genalguacil Pueblo Museo (Genalguacil, Málaga), Fundación Carlos de Amberes (Madrid), Salón ACME (Mexico City), Centro Cultural Montehermoso (Vitoria-Gasteiz), SB34 (Brussels), Museo Memoria de Andalucía Fundación CajaGranada (Granada), Museu de Belles Arts (Castellón de la Plana), La Térmica (Málaga), Fabra i Coats Fàbrica de Creació (Barcelona), Torre de Ariz (Basauri), Le Port de Créateurs (Toulon) y el Museo Carmen Thyssen (Málaga).
She has given lectures and workshops at the University of Granada of (UGR) Faculty of Fine Arts University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV) Faculty of Arts (Vitoria-Gasteiz), CENDEAC (Murcia), Cidade da Cultura (Santiago de Compostela), CIC El Almacén (Lanzarote), Can Felipa (Barcelona), Zas Espazioa (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao) and Saatchi Gallery (London).