Carlos Amorales’ work is principally concerned with language and the impossibility or possibility of communication through non-recognizable or un-codified forms: sounds, gestures, and symbols. His work, which includes animation, video, film, drawing, installation, performance, and sound, explores realms of fantasy and angst. He experiments with various forms of translation: instruments transform into his film’s characters, letters become forms, and narratives become non-verbal actions. Amorales uses his Liquid Archive as the basis for these explorations – an archive he has been generating for years comprised of shapes instead of words that serve as an alphabet. He has used the Liquid Archive to translate texts such as Roberto Bolaño’s Vagabond in France and Belgium. Erasure of context is a natural outcome of the translation process, a theme that he explores in other works and scenarios. Amorales’ works have an anarchic quality, making up their own rules, transforming their shape as well as their content in the process of their own making.

Carlos Amorales
Carlos Amorales
Mexico City, 1970
Mexico

Current Exhibitions

Carlos Amorales: Herramientas de Trabajo

Museo De Arte Moderno de Medellin

26 Jul — 06 Nov
The work of Carlos Amorales (Mexico City, 1970) revolves around language, and translation as a process of generating meaning and the (im) possibility of communication through encrypted or unrecognizable forms. Amorales operates in...

Past Exhibitions

Ser Sensible / Being sensitive

La Quiñonera
26/11/2016 — 28/02/2017

Collection Museo Tamayo

Museo Tamayo
30/07/2016 — 31/01/2017

Obsession Dada

Cabaret Voltaire
05/02/2016 — 12/05/2016

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
19/11/2015 — 07/02/2016

Solo Shows

 

2013

Tamayo Museum, Mexico city, MX

2012

La Langue des Morts, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR

2011

Carlos Amorales : Silent films, Song Eun Art Space, Seoul, KR

Supprimer, modifier et préserver, Mac/Val, Vitry-sur-seine, FR

Lovecraft, Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, MX

Los Guerreros / The Warriors, Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City, MX

 

Group Shows

2016
Hiding in Plain Sight, Sapar Contemporary, New York

2015
Todo llega cuando tiene que llegar,  Diablo Rosso, Panamá

2013

Sharjah Biennal 11, Sharjah, UAE

Order, Chaos and the Space Between Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Hall collection, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, US

Book Machine, Nouveau festival 2013, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Ya veremos como todo reverbera, 2012, Sharjah Biennal 11 (curated by Yuko Hasegawa), Sharjah, AE

2012

Les chefs d’oeuvre de la donation Yvon Lambert, Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR

Safari – Le lieu unique, Nantes, FR

Manifesta 9, Koolmijn van Waterschei, Genk, BE

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1970 Lives in: Mexico City, Mexico