Carlos Amorales

Carlos Amorales was born in Mexico City, 1970. He attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Based in Mexico City, Amorales embraces a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to creating his art. Through painting, performance, animation and design, he samples from his Liquid Archive, a digital collection of black-silhouetted images extracted from observations of nature and urban scenes, which depicts everything from birds and wolves to airplanes and digitized paint drips. Amorales cultivates the replication and reconfiguration of his archive through collaborations with composers, animators, designers, and other artists. 

Selected Exhibitions

Vivir por fuera de la casa de uno, Museo Amparo, Puebla (Mexico, 2010)

Discarded Spider, Cincinnati Art Center and Orange County Museum (USA, 2008-09)

Four Animations, Five Drawings and a Plague, Philadelphia Art Museum (USA, 2008)

Dark Mirror, Daros Latinamerica(Zurich 2007)

Carlos Amorales, MALBA (Buenos Aires, 2006)

Why Fear the Future?, Casa de America (Madrid, 2005) and MUCA Campus (Mexico City, 2006)

Amorales vs. Amorales, Challenge 2003, Tate Modern, (London, 2003)


Tate Modern (London)

The Museum of Modern Art (New York)

Daros-Latinoamerica (Zurich)

Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)

Museum Boijmaans van Beunigen (Rotterdam)

Fundación/Colección Jumex (Mexico)