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b. 1970, Mexico

Carlos Amorales Biography

In his artistic research, Carlos Amorales is interested mainly in language and the impossibility/possibility of communicating through means that are unrecognisable or not codified: sounds, gestures, and symbols. Amorales experiments at the limits between image and sign with an array of platforms: animation, video, film, drawing, installation, performance, and sound. His practice is based on different forms of translation: instruments that become characters in his films, letters that become shapes, and narratives unfold as non-verbal actions. As the basis for many of his explorations, Amorales has used Liquid Archive: a project composed of shapes, lines and nodes instead of words that he started in 1998 and continued to nourish for over ten years. In addition to Liquid Archive, he has developed other alphabets and systems that he uses to translate texts that range from museum labels to short stories. The works of Amorales exist in an alternate world of their own making, parallel to ours; constantly evolving at the same rhythm that they are produced.

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Carlos Amorales studied in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1996–97) and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (1992–95). He has participated in artistic residencies at the Atelier Calder in Saché (2012) and MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine in France (2011), and as part of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship program in Washington, D.C. (2010).

Carlos Amorales lives and works in Mexico City.

Text courtesy Kurimanzutto.

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Highlights from Amsterdam Art Weekend Related Press Highlights from Amsterdam Art Weekend 21 November 2019, Frieze

Using found building materials like concrete and steel, Ghent-based artist Leyla Aydoslu creates sculptures that deconstruct architectural elements and reveal how small individual parts of big structures can have different meanings when displayed out of context. For her exhibition 'Oomph Part V' at P/////AKT, she has created a site-specific...

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57th Venice Biennale: Get to Know the Artists of the Must-See National Pavilions Related Press 57th Venice Biennale: Get to Know the Artists of the Must-See National Pavilions 10 May 2017, MutualArt

The most important global art event of the year is upon us, as thousands descend upon the slowly submerging islands in the Venetian Lagoon to view the microcosm of the art world that is the 57th Venice Biennale. In keeping with the theme of the exhibition by this year's curator, Christine Macel, Viva Arte Viva, in which she 'orientate[s] the...

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