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Carlos Amorales

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Mexico City

Birth year

Lives in
Amsterdam and Mexico City

Works in
Amsterdam and Mexico City

Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2015 Black Cloud
The Power Plant
Carlos Amorales Biography

1970 Born in Mexico City

Works and lives in Amsterdam and Mexico City

Selected Exhibitions

2010 - 2011 Remix at The Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (solo)

2010 Performance, February 6th 2010, SITAC, Sweden (solo)

2010 Throwing The Studio Out The Window, Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City (solo)

2010 Annet Gelink Gallery, September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

2010 Yvon Lambert, November, New York (solo)

2010 Babel Festival, Belgium (solo)

2010 Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico (solo)

2010 Marzo, inc. Psicofonias and Discarded Spider, Cornerhouse, Manchester

2010 Still/ Moving, Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010 Manimal, Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzilya, Israel

2009 Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2009 Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London

2009 Discarded Spider, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, Ca, USA (solo)

2009 Nuevos Ricos, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (solo)

2007 Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)

2007 Spider Galaxy, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)

2006 Propria Visión / Our Vision, The Queens Museum of Art, New York

2006 MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006 Hot Spots, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands

2006 Speed, Gallery Barbara Thumm, Berlin

2006 Why Fear The Future?, MUCA, Mexico City

2006 Broken Animals, Yvon Lambert Paris


2006 MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

2006 Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, Red Cat, Los Angeles

2006 Melancholie. Genie und Wahnsinn in der Kunst, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

2006 Videos by Carlos Amorales and Javier Viver, Location 1, New York

2006 Videopulsiones. Tecnologias do sentimento, Galería da ESAD, Caldas da Rainha-Portugal, Portugal

2006 Los Angeles-Mexico Complexities and Heterogeneity, La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City

2006 Performance Program, Frankfurt Fine Art Fair, Germany

2006 Hiperpop, Processos Oberts Festival, Terraza, Spain

2006 Historias Animadas, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain; Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France

2006 Wherever we meet, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy

2005 Zero Interest /Interessi Zero, Galleria civica de Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

2005 Identità e nomadismo, Palazzo delle Papesse-Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy

2005 Exhibicion de Reapertura, Museo Experimental el ECO, Mexico City

2005 Nuevos Ricos en V Bienal de Mercosur, Puerto Alegre, Brazil

2005 The Pantagruel Syndrome, T3 – Torinotriennale tremusei, Turin, Italy

2005 Threat Zone, Triange Project Space, San Antonio, Texas

2005 Why Fear The Future?, Casa de America, Madrid; Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2005 In Gold We Trust, Nuevos Ricos winter tour 2005, New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Geneva, Mexico City, including: Nuevos Ricos = USA organized by Creative Time, Gavin Brown’s Passerby, New York, and Nuevos Ricos en Concierto, Casa Encendida, Madrid

2005 Nuevos Ricos Franchise Galeria Kurimanzutto/ Annet Gelink Gallery, ARCO, Madrid

2005 Titan, NR label presentation, Nacional Financiera, Mexico City

2005 Aux Raus in Mexico, Nuevos Ricos, various venues, Mexico City

2005 Capitalismo Barato, Nuevos Ricos at Lunario, Mexico City

2004 Nuevos Ricos, in collaboration with Julian Lede, Chiesa di San Matteo, Associazione Prometeo, Lucca, Italy

2004 Origami Bomb, Project Room, Annet Gelink Gallery, ARCO, Madrid

2004 The Nightlife of a Shadow, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

2004 Working Class Today… Tomorrow Nuevos Ricos!, KBB, Barcelona

2004 Nuevos Ricos Franchise, Musik Total III, De Appel, Amsterdam

2004 The Forest, The 59th minute, Creative Time, Times Square, New York

2004 A Fripon, Fripon et demi, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

2004 Imagine Limerick, EV+A, Limerick, Ireland

2004 Moving Outlines, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

2004 We Are the World, Museum Boijmans van Beunigen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2004 Don’t call it performance, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain; Museo de Barrio, New York

2004 Localismos, Mexico City Downtown Area, Mexico City

2004 Carlos Amorales and Julian Lede play Nuevos Ricos, SonarLab, Sonar, Barcelona, Spain

2004 Netherlands Film Festival, Central Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

2004 Dicen que finjo o miento. La ficcion revisada, Central de Arte Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

2004 Amsterdammned, Kunsthallen Braanderigarden, Denmark

2004 Contested Fields, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

2003 Amorales vs Amorales, SF MOMA, San Francisco (performance)

2003 Amorales vs Amorales, Tate and Egg Live, Tate Modern, London (performance)

2003 Turbulencias, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City (solo)

2003 Stage for an Imaginary Friend, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (solo)

2003 The Bad sleep well, Galerie Yvon Lambert. New York (solo)

2003 Rotten in his own words, Festival international de nouvelle danse (FIND), Montreal (performance

2003 Ojos Morados, El Ojo Atomico, Madrid (performance)

2003 Los Mutantes / 3, in collaboration with Francisco Fernandez, Mexico City streets and El Caracol (project)

2003 Le amour ce plus froid que la mort, with Silverio, Chiesa di San Mateo, Asosiassione Prometeo, Lucca (performance)

2003 We Are the World, Dutch Pavillion, Venice Biennial, Venice (C)

2003 'Armour' Fort van Asperen

2003 Mexico Attack! Chiesa di San Mateo, asosiassione Prometeo, Lucca

2003 M_ARS, Graz Kunstverein, Graz

2003 Independence, South London Gallery, London

2003 Mexico Iluminado, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Philadelphia

2003 Forbidden, Gana Art Center, Seoul

2002 Fighting Evil (with style), SFU Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA (solo)

2002 Solitario, Le Studio, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (solo)

2002 Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values², Kunst-Werke, Berlin and P.S.1, New York

2002 Interplay, Miami

2002 Culture Meets Culture, Busan Biennale, Korea

2002 Coartadas/Alibis, Witte de Wit, Rotterdam

2002 Telepathic Journeys, MIT List Art Center, Cambrige, Mass.

2002 Fuora di Uso, Pescara, l

2002 Living like a lover with a radar phone, Project, Dublin, IR

2002 20 Million Mexicans can¹t be wrong, South London Gallery, London

2002 Simpatia por el Diablo, SKUC, Lubjana, Slovenia (performance)

2002 Sympathy, Serge Ziegler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

2001 Ballgame, Berlin Art Forum, Project, Germany (solo)

2001 open, Serge Ziegler Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

2001 Amorales Cabaret, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

2001 Apex Art, New York, USA

2001 Tirana Biennale, Albania

2001 We in FLAMES, Berlin Biennial 2, Berlin, Germany

2001 Kunst macht Spass, Wolfburg Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany

2001 The Overexcited Body, Palazzo dell'Arengario, Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy

2001 Cuerpo sin Alma, Galerie Nina Menocal, Mexico (solo)

2001 House of Games, Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, NL

2001 Sesc Pompei, Sao Paolo

2000 Unlimited NL3, De Appel, Amsterdam

2000 Ideas for Living, De Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands

2000 Funny 13, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Anterpen, Belgium (solo)

2000 Let's Entertain, itinerant exhibition: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

2000 Insite 2000, San Diego/Tijuana, USA/ Mexico

2000 Au dela du spectacle, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2000 A World All Too Familiar, new projects by Carlos Amorales and Christine Hill, CCS Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. USA

1999 Peace, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

1999 As Amorales, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (solo)

1999 Los Mutantes 1, in collaboration with Joan Jonas, Mexico City streets and El Caracol (solo)

1998 Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp (solo)

1998 Not strictly private, Shed im eisenwerk, Frauenfeld

1998 Faces and Names, Exedra, Hilversum


2001 '---los Amorales Carlos Amorales', catalogue, Stichting Artimo, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2000 'Unlimited NL-2', catalogue, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain

2000 'Territorios Ausentes', catalogue, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2000 'Insite 2000', catalogue, San Diego/Tijuana, USA/Mex

2000 'Fresh Cream', Phaidon Press, London, England
Recent Exhibits

Carlos Amorales participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2015 Pangrammar
Mar, 2015 Sebald Variations
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
Nov, 2014 Thematic Exhibition of The 10th Shanghai Biennale
Power Station of Art
Jul, 2014 Group Exhibition
Galerie Arratia Beer
May, 2014 8th Berlin Biennale
Ethnologisches Museum
May, 2014 8th Berlin Biennale
Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
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