Carlos Amorales

Born in Mexico City, 1970 and lives in Mexico City, Mexico

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: The Factory
The monographic exhibition offers wide insight into the artistic research of the internationally renown Mexican artist
23 Nov 2019 - 07 Jun 2020
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today features recent acquisitions from the region for the...
19 Nov 2015 - 07 Feb 2016
Mexico City
Obsession Dada
The 5th of February 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Cabaret Voltaire. To celebrate...
05 Feb 2016 - 12 May 2016
Cabaret Voltaire
Collection Museo Tamayo
The international modern and contemporary art collection of Museo Tamayo was initiated by Rufino Tamayo...
30 Jul 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
Museo Tamayo
Mexico City
Ser Sensible / Being sensitive
“Being Sensitive” is a project organized by Néstor Quiñones which consists of an exhibition...
26 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
Mexico City
Carlos Amorales: Herramientas de Trabajo
The work of Carlos Amorales (Mexico City, 1970) revolves around language, and translation as a process...
26 Jul 2017 - 06 Nov 2017
Museo De Arte Moderno de Medellin
Carlos Amorales: Axiomas para la acción
“Axiomas para la acción” is an exhibition about the twenty-two years of Carlos Amorales‘...
10 Feb 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC
Mexico City
Modos de Oír: Prácticas de Arte y Sonido en México
Presented simultaneously in Ex Teresa Arte Actual and Laboratorio Arte Alameda, “Modos de Oír:...
29 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual
Mexico City
Carlos Amorales: The Accursed Hour
Fondazione Adolfo Pini, Milan, hosts the exhibition “The Accursed Hour” conceived by artist...
02 Apr 2019 - 08 Jul 2019
Fondazione Adolfo Pini
Art Spaces
Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea
Galleries in Versilia, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno
Galleries in Mexico City
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