Camila Galaz lives and works in Melbourne, where she completed an Honours degree in Fine Art (Painting) in 2012. Her varied practice spans painting, video, and writing-based mediums where she explores the role that memory and archive play in the shaping of identity, and how the individual performs this for others. Since 2013, she has spent time in Los Angeles, where she was an Artist in Residence with comedy production company CleftClips in 2015 and 2016.
The text based works that are currently showing at Modern Times feature snippets of conversations overheard and gleaned from the streets of LA. The isolated snipppets are graphically presented in gently applied layers of pastel paint with subtle graphite and folded details. They may be enjoyed on a purely aesthetic level or act to intrigue the viewer inspiring them to create their own witty or absurd narrative.
Camila has exhibited across Melbourne and Los Angeles, including Bus Projects, Seventh, Blindside, Mailbox 141, Hand Held, First Site, Dirty Dozen, Brunswick Arts, RMIT School of Art Gallery, and MIA Gallery. Her work has been acquired by the National Library of Australia and State Library Victoria. Her exhibition ‘Uncertain Order’ at Blindside received an honourable mention for Best Melbourne Exhibition of 2013 in Art Guide Australia. She was a finalist in the 2013 RMIT School of Art Honours Endowment Travelling Scholarship and the 2016 fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award. She also works collaboratively with the performance art collective The Band Presents, and plays music in the band Maureen!