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Voices: Carlos Amorales

Carlos Amorales

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Carlos Amorales (born 1970) moves fluidly between video, performance, installation, and animation, continually highlighting the complex and dynamic relationship between subjectivity and pop culture. His work incorporates a range of cultural archetypes and popular graphic icons to critically examine the place of performance and ritual in contemporary life. His most recent projects have stemmed from a personal archive of digital drawings that allow Amorales a prescribed territory within which, and yet infinite possibilities with which, to create his works.

Amorales graduated from Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam and has been included in exhibitions at RedCat, Los Angeles; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; and Biennale di Venezia, 2003. His performances have been featured at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. Amorales is also co-owner of the Mexico City-based record label, Nuevos Ricos. He lives and works in Mexico City.