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Carlos Amorales

Born in 1970 - Mexico

BIOGRAPHY

Carlos Amorales is a Mexican artist born in 1970. He lives and works in Mexico City.

He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, between 1992 and 1996. Carlos Amorales came to international attention in the late 1990s with his "Amorales vs. Amorales" performances inspired by the world of amateur wrestling in Mexico.

His practice explores the culture and values of his country. He is fascinated with contemporary rituals, both secular and religious, particularly the role and meaning of costume and masks. He continues to explore these motifs in a multifaceted artistic production including animation, drawing, installation, performance, and video.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2015
Carlos Amorales - el esplendor geométrico - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2014
Carlos Amorales - Línea del Tiempo, 1970 - 79 - Galería AFA, Santiago
2013
Carlos Amorales. Germinal - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
2012
Carlos Amorales - Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
2011
Carlos Amorales : Silent Films - SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul
2010
Mexico. Carlos Amorales. Remix - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
Aftermath - Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, NY
Aftermath - Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
Carlos Amorales - Vertical Earthquake - Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Carlos Amorales - Vivir Por Fuera De La Casa De Uno - Museo Amparo, Puebla
Carlos Amorales - Cornerhouse, Manchester
El estudio por la ventana - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2009
Nuevos Ricos - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Black cloud - Sala Verónicas, Murcia
Carlos Amorales: Discarded Spider - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
BROKEN ANIMALS REVISITED: ANIMATIONS BY CARLOS AMORALES - MeetFactory Gallery, Prague
The Skeleton Image Constellation - Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
2008
Carlos Amorales - Manimal - lugar a dudas, Cali
Carlos Amorales - Yvon Lambert - London, London
Carlos Amorales - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Carlos Amorales: Four Animations, Five Drawings, and a Plague - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Carlos Amorales: Dark Mirror - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
2007
Carlos Amorales - Faces - The Moore Building, Miami, FL
Black cloud- Carlos Amorales - Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, NY
Carlos Amorales - Daros Exhibitions, Zurich
2006
Carlos Amorales: Useless Wonder - The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
Contemporáneo 18. Carlos Amorales - MALBA Colección Costantini - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Carlos Amorales - Queens Museum of Art (QMA), New York City, NY
Carlos Amorales: Broken Animals - Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
2005
Why Fear the Future? - ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Why fear tthe future? - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2004
Carlos Amorales - The Nightlife of a Shadow - Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
2003
Carlos Amorales - The bad sleep well - Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, NY
Carlos Amorales - Galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City
Carlos Amorales - A stage for an imaginary friend - Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
2002
Carlos Amorales - Fighting Evil (with style) - University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
2000
Carlos Amorales - Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Colección Jumex, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni - Museo Jumex, Mexico City
La Ciudad. Sus Afectos - MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City
12th Havana Biennial - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana
Las variaciones Sebald - CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona
Chercher le garçon - Musée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne MAC/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine
La La La Human Steps - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2014
Lenguajes En Papel 2014 - Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid
Shanghai Biennale 2014 - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
fatamorgana - Galleria Enrico Astuni - Bologna, Bologna
The pursuit of public happiness? - Arratia, Beer, Berlin
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
Epicentre : Conversations And Discussions Between Artists - Parra & Romero - Ibiza, Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza
8. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst - 3. Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Narrativas Culturales - Galería Paula Alonso, Madrid
Colección Recaudación 2008- 2011 - Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Mexico City
2013
Highpoint Editions: Decade One - Sherman Gallery - College of Fine Arts - Boston University, Boston, MA
Oeuvres De La Collection Philippe Cohen 20 Ans D'acquisitions - Passage de Retz, Paris
De leur Temps 4: Nantes - Centre d’art Le hangar à Bananes - Le Hab, Nantes
Colección Juan Yarur: Un Relato Personal - MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Le Pont - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
Hay más rutas que la nuestra - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
José Guadalupe Posada transmisor - Museo Nacional de Arte - MUNAL, Mexico City
Sharjah Biennial 11 - Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah
Order, Chaos, and the Space Between - Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Selections from the Grunwald Center and the Hammer Contemporary Collection - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2012
What Does A Drawing Want? - Beirut, Cairo
Hombres entre las ruinas - TEOR/éTica, San José
Femsa - Desplazamiento De Arte Moderno - Museo Reyes Meza, Nuevo Laredo
Les chefs-doeuvre de la donation Yvon Lambert - Collection Lambert, Avignon
Safari - le lieu unique, Nantes
Manifesta 9 - Koolmijn van Waterschei-Genk, Genk
Time out of Mind - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Abwehr - Überlebensstrategien In Natur, Wirtschaft, Politik Und Alltag - Stiftung Charles und Agnes Vögele, Pfäffikon
Posada bis Alys - Mexikanische Kunst von 1900 bis heute - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Tour d´Horizon - Werke aus der Sammlung migros museum für gegenwarts­kunst - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Extranjerías - Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City
Kadist: Pathways Into A Collection - Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
2011
Now: Obras de la Colección Jumex - Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara
Highpoint Editions – Decade One - Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
Highpoint Editions—Decade One - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow - ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow
„rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow“ A Special Project Of The 4th Moscow Biennale - Barbarian-Art Gallery, Zurich
Distant Star - Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Distant Star - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Interconexiones 2000-2009: Arte Contemporáneo En La Colección Femsa - Pinacoteca Diego Rivera, Xalapa de Enríquez
Two Versions of the Imaginary - Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Of Bridges & Borders - Fronteras en Mutación (Capítulo Iii) - CCEBA - Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Mexico: Expected / Unexpected - Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Select - Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington, DC
Mexico: Expected/Unexpected - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
2010
Lenguajes en papel - Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid
I Believe in Miracles - 10thanniversary of the Lambert Collection - Collection Lambert, Avignon
Covering the wall. Contemporary wallpapers - MUDAC - Musée de design es d`arts appliques contemporains, Lausanne
James Ensor - Hareng Saur: Ensor et l'art contemporain - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Afuera. Arte en espacios públicos - Centro Cultural de España Cordoba, Cordoba
Proyecto Juárez - Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Liverpool Biennial 10 - Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
México : esperado/inesperado - Université du Travail, Charleroi
these gifts must always move - Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne, VIC
STILL/moving - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Trayectos: Paisaje Y Memoria. Arte Contemporáneo En La Colección Femsa, - Centro Cultural de Chiapas Jaime Sabines, Tuxtla Gutierrez
Werken uit de collectie van Frans Oomen - Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen
MODELOS PARA ARMAR. Pensar Latinoamérica desde la Colección MUSAC - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
Schritte ins Verborgene - Kunst und das Geheimnisvolle - Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Warth
La trama se complica... - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL
Efecto Drácula/comunidades en transformación - Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City
Twilight Of The Idols - Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid
Repeat All - Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas
[re]wind 4.0 : Contemporary Video Art, 2000-2009 - DePauw University Campus, Greencastle, IN
The Metamorphosis - Other Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai
2009
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex - Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Mexico: Expected/Unexpected. Collection Isabel and Agustín Coppel - De Korenbeurs (bis Sept 05), Schiedam
Extranjerías - Espacio Fundaciòn Telefònica, Buenos Aires
Artisterium - National Art Center NAC, Tbilisi
Constellations: The First Beijing 798 Biennale - Beijing 798 Biennale, Beijing
Mexico: Expected / Unexpected - TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
La nada y el ser - Fundación Jumex, Mexico City
2da Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan - Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan
these gifts must always move - Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne, VIC
Un Certain Etat du Monde ? A Certain State of the World ? - Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - GCCC, Moscow
Mythologies - Haunch of Venison - London, London
Repeat All - MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo
2008
LE RÉVEIL DES OISEAUX - Collection Lambert, Avignon
exposición inaugural del nuevo espacio - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Animal Roto - Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico City, Mexico City
In transition Russia 2008 - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow
Drift - Supermodern - Nothing Is What It Seems - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow
In Transition Russia - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Saint-Petersburg Branch, St. Petersburg
Collection Agustín et Isabel Coppel, Mexico: Expected/Unexpected - La Maison Rouge, Paris
Zonas de riesgo. Colección de Arte Contemporáneo Fundación ”la Caixa” - CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona
In Transition Russia - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Kaliningrad Branch, Kaliningrad
KISSS - Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
BIRD IN HAND - Praneet Soi & Carlos Amorales - Project 88, Mumbai
Turn and Widen - Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul
Recent Gifts to the Student Loan Art Collection - MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
The Rocky Mountain People Show - Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento
Pasións Privadas, Visións Públicas - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
The Promised Land - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
Locked in - Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Viva la muerte - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art - Barbican Art Gallery, London
Geopolitics of the Animation - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
2007
The rite of spring/Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico Fellini - MAN - Museo d`Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro
New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico Fellini - GC.AC - Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone
IKF Latin American Art Auction 2007 - CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
Star Power - Museum as Body Electric - Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Performa 07 - The Second Biennial of New Visual Art Performance - Performa, New York City, NY
¡Viva la Muerte! - Museumsquartier, Vienna
Geopolíticas de la animación - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla
Existencias - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
Viva Mexico! - Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Theater of Cruelty - White Box, New York City, NY
Wherever We Go: Art, Identity, Cultures in Transit Phase 2 - Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Paperback. Ediciones baratas - Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña
Històries animades - CaixaForum Palma, Palma de Mallorca
La era de la discrepancia - MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City
Repeat All - M100 - Centro Culturtal Matucana 100, Santiago
2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
Histoires animées - Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing
all about laughter - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2006
Color Aside - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY
Danke Schön. Collectiepresentatie hedendaagse kunst. - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem
Històries animades - Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
The Exotic Journey Ends - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Wherever we go - Spazio Oberdan, Milan
"I´m Sorry" - Pilar Parra & Romero Galería de Arte, Madrid
Distor - Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
The Invention of Landscape - Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Human Game. Winners And Loosers - Stazione Leopolda, Florence
Històries animades - CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona
Sound & Vision - Museo della Città, Perugia
Message personnel - Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
Carlos Amorales and Javier Viver - Manimal and The Audience - Location One, New York City, NY
Passion/Provocation: Photography and Video in the collection of Teófilo Cohen - Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
Anagramme - MAC's Grand Hornu - Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu
SPEED - Thumm - Dircksenstraße, Berlin
2005
Drawings and Works on Paper from the IMMA Collection - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Threat Zone - TPS - Triangle Project Space, San Antonio, TX
T1 Torino Triennale Tremusei - Torino Trienniale, Turin
5. Bienal do Mercosul - Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
El Eco - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
“ 5 ANS ” Les œuvres de la Collection Lambert en Avignon - Collection Lambert, Avignon
Identitá & Nomadismo - Complesso Museale di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena
Mexico Attacks! - Centro Nacional de la Cultura, San José
multiplo_1 - daily endless multiple made recyclable - N.O.Gallery, Milan
Interessi Zero - Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento
Amsterdamned - Kunsthal Brænderigården, Viborg
In the Air: Projections of Mexico - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
2004
Contested Fields - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Democracy was Fun - White Box, New York City, NY
No lo llames Performance = Don´t call it Performance - El Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY
MEMORABLE MEMORY - Migros Museum Collection - Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen
Psychic landscape - Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, NY
La Colmena - Fundación Jumex, Mexico City
OPEN / INVITED e v+ a 2004 - c/o Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
No lo llames performance - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla
2003
Limes - Periferia - Magyar Muhely Galéria, Budapest
No lo llames performance - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
No lo llames Performance = Don´t call it Performance - Centro Parraga, Murcia
Summer Show - Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
ADVERTISING. INTERVENCIONES EN EL ESPACIO PÚBLIC0 - Museo de Arte de Sabadell, Sabadell
Independence - SLG South London Gallery, London
INTER.PLAY - Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce
20 Million Mexicans Can't be Wrong - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
M_ARS - Art and War - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
2002
Inter.Play - The Moore Building, Miami, FL
Sublime artificial. Nou art de Mèxic - Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, La Capella, Barcelona
20 Million Mexicans Can't Be Wrong - SLG South London Gallery, London
mesoamerica oscilaciones y artificios - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Hot Summer – Media Lounge - Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Coartadas / Alibis - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Living Like A Lover With A Radar Phone - Project Dublin, Dublin
Attachment+ - Kunsthalle Lophem, Loppem-Zedelgem
2001
Sport in der zeitgenössischen Kunst - Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg
1st Tirana Biennale 2001 - National Gallery of Arts Tirana, Tirana
SportCult - Apexart, New York City, NY
Imagescape : Contemporary Mexican Art - Artsonje Center, Seoul
Cabaret Amorales - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
2. Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst - 3. Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Let's be friends - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
2000
Au-delà du spectacle - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Fugitive Sites - New Contemporary Art - inSite, San Diego, CA
Let's Entertain - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Unlimited.nl 3 - de Appel Boys' School, Amsterdam
Makeshift - Artpace - San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1999
Peace - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
1998
Carlos Amorales - Udomsak Krisanamis - Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
1997
Dialogue - W139, Amsterdam
Niet de Kunstvlaai - W139, Amsterdam

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