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Place(s) of work: Mexico City (mx)
Carlos Amorales works in a wide variety of media including video animation, installation, painting, drawing, sculpture, and performance. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1992 - 1995) and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (1996) in Amsterdam.
The foundation for his art is based on what he calls his Liquid Archive, a digital library of imagery culled from books, magazines, the internet, and from his own photographs of Mexico City. Classified by geometric patterns, shapes, animals, and figures, the images appearing most frequently in his works are spiders, birds, skulls, and figures, specifically a woman undergoing the transformation of pregnancy.
Amorales has exhibited internationally at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, MALBA: Buenos Aires, Yvon Lambert Gallery (Paris, London, and New York), the 50th Venice Biennale, and the 2nd Berlin Biennial. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Cisneros Foundation Collection, the Margulies Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Paris.
Watch a video of Carlos Amorales' Black Cloud Installation at Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York in November 2007 (25,000 black paper moths hand glued individually to walls and ceilings, dimensions variable) [Via Marcelo's Art vlog]:(read less)
Techniques & Media: Drawing, Film and Video Art, Installation, Painting, Performance Art, Sculpture
Inspirations & Key Themes: Archetypal imagery, Fantasy and Myth, the history of animation, Iconography
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