Born in 1970 in Mexico City. Lives and works in Mexico.
Carlos Amorales is a Mexican artist that works with mixed media, such as video, painting, animation, drawing, sculpture and performance. Stretched between images and signs, the artist constructs his own visual language, which concludes in displaying a variety of topics and projects, from wrestling performances to drawings based on his vector editing database named “Liquid Archive” created in 1998. Influenced by traditional, popular and conceptual representations, Amorales’ body of works emphasizes on symbolism and the repetitiveness of the image.
He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, (The Netherlands) in 1995 and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, (The Netherlands) in 1997.
Among his most notables exhibitions: The Factory Carlos Amorales, Stedelijk Museum Ámsterdam (2019), Protesta fantasma. Lille 3000 Eldorado (2019), L ORA DANNATA , Fondazione Adolfo Pini (2019), Axiomas para la Acción, MUAC – Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de México, México. (2018); The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA (2014); Germinal, Museo Tamayo, Ciudad de México (2013); Supprimer, modifier et préserver, MAC/ VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France (2011), among others
He represented Mexico in the 57th Venice Biennale with the project Life in the Folds (2017), his work has been included in other biennales like the 10th Shanghai Biennale, China (2013); 2 y 8 Berlin Biennale (2001 and 2014); Sharjah Biennial 11, United Arab Emirates (2013); 10th and 12th Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2009 y 2015); 5th SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul in Seoul, Korea (2008); 2nd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2007).