Megan O'Neil and Gala Porras-Kim

Works of art have the power to prompt, provoke, and illuminate. In a new series of lunchtime programs titled In This Moment, Emory faculty and Carlos curators discuss works of art that reflect the complex social issues of their own time and place but also provide a framework for considering our current moment.

Megan E. O’Neil, Assistant Professor of Art History at Emory University and Faculty Curator of the Art of the Americas at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, will engage in a conversation with internationally renowned artist Gala Porras-Kim about her art practice and the roles of art and museums in the world today. 

Gala Porras-Kim (1984, Bogotá) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from CalArts and a BA from UCLA. Her research practice considers how sounds, language, and history have been represented through methodologies of linguistics, and conservation. She has received grants from Art Matters, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Artadia, Creative Capital, Tiffany Foundation, Rema Hort Mann and California Community Foundation. Her work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, Ural Industrial Biennial and in exhibitions at LACMA, Seoul City Museum, and the Hammer Museum. She will have upcoming solo exhibitions in 2020 at Kadist NY, The Rose Museum, Gasworks London and participate in the Gwangju and Sao Paulo Biennales. She was a recent David and Roberta Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is currently the artist in residence at the Getty.