I like to think of the artist as proposing tools with which others can imagine and reflect.
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Born in 1970 in Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico

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Selected titles in our library

Carlos Amorales. La vida en los pliegues = Life in the folds. Exhibition catalogue, Mexican Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia, 2017. With texts by Pablo León de la Barra (et al.), and a conversation between Mónica de la Torre and the artist. Ciudad de México, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes INBA / Editorial RM, 2017.

Caleidoscopio y rompecabezas. Latinoamérica en la colección MUSAC. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno CAAM, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, June 9 - October 9, 2016. With texts by Orlando Britto Jinorio, Wendy Navarro (et al.). Las Palmas, CAAM, 2016.

4ta Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe. Imágenes desplazadas / Imágenes en el espacio = Displaced images / Images in space. Exhibition catalogue, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24, 2015 - February 28, 2016. With texts by Gerardo Mosquera (et al.). San Juan, Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2015.

About Trees. Exhibition catalogue, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland, October 17, 2015 - January 24, 2016. With texts by Peter Fischer (et al.). Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee / Köln, Snoeck, 2015.

Carlos Amorales. Anti Tropicalia. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica, September 16 - November 12, 2015. With a conversation between the artist and Stefan Benchoam and texts by Stefan Benchoam, and Carlos Amorales. San José, Costa Rica, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo MADC, 2015.

Duodécima Bienal de La Habana. Entre la idea y la experiencia. Exhibition catalogue, Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba, May 22 - June 22, 2015. With texts by Jorge Fernández Torres, Javier Gil, Simon Njami, Giacomo Zaza, José A. Sánchez, and Nelson Herrera Ysla (et al.). La Habana, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam / San Marino, Maretti Editore, 2015.

Rosauro Ruiz, Elena. Historia y violencia en el Sur americano. Prácticas artísticas, 1992-2012. Tesis doctoral. Madrid, Universidad Autónoma, 2015.

MUAC. 2008-2015. Collection catalogue. With texts by Olivier Debroise, Graciela de la Torre, and Cuauhtémoc Medina. Mexico City, Museo Universitário Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, 2015.

8. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst = 8th Berlin Biennale for contemporary art. Exhibition catalogue, Berlin Biennale, May 29 - August 3, 2014. With texts by Juan A. Gaitán, Catalina Lozano (et al.). Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 2014.

Carlos Amorales. Germinal. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico, March 21 - July 14, 2013. With texts by Magnolia de la Garza, Josh Kun, Reinaldo Laddaga, Carlos Amorales, and an interview with Michel Blancsubé. Zürich, JRP Ringier, 2013.

Order, chaos, and the space between. Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle collection. Collection catalogue. With texts by Beverly Adams (et al.). Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, 2013.

Sin límites. Arte contemporáneo en la ciudad de México 2000-2010. With texts by Cuauhtémoc Medina, Patricia Sloane, Guillermo Santamarina (et al.). Mexico City, RM, 2013.

Todos los cauces el cauce. Memoria de artes visuales. Rectoría General UAM 2010-2013. Mexico City, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, 2013.

Abwehr. Überlebensstrategien in Natur, Wirtschaft, Politik und Alltag. Exhibition catalogue, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland, May 6 - August 26, 2012. With texts by Michèle Wannaz, Stephan Sigrist (et al.). Pfäffikon, Vögele Kulturzentrum, 2012.

Speranza, Gabriela. Atlas portátil de América Latina. Arte y ficciones errantes. Barcelona, Anagrama, 2012.

Extranjerías = Alienations. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 2012. With texts by Néstor García Canclini, and Andrea Giunta. Mexico City, Universidad Nacional Autónoma, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, 2012.

Manifesta 9. The deep of the modern. A subcyclopaedia. Exhibition catalogue, Genk, Belgium, 2012. With texts by Cuauhtémoc Medina, Dawn Ades, Katerina Gregos (et al.). Milano, Silvana Editoriale, 2012.

Posada bis Alÿs. Mexikanische Kunst von 1900 bis heute. Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, March 16 - May 20, 2012. With a text by Milena Oehy. Zürich, Kunsthaus Zürich, 2012.

ArtNexus Brasil en Colombia. Artnexus, Arte en Colombia. Antología de textos. Edited by Adriano Pedrosa. Bogotá, ArtNexus / Arte en Colombia, 2011.

Dick Verdult. En op zondag vieren we Vrijdag = And on Sundays we celebrate Friday = y los domingos festejamos a Viernes. Exhibition catalogue, Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, September 3, 2011 - January 8, 2012. With texts by Carlos Amorales (et al.) and an interview with the artist by Andreas Broeckmann. Eindhoven, Vanabbemuseum, 2011.

Fernández, Horacio. El fotolibro latinoamericano. Mexico City, RM, 2011.

Fernández, Horacio. Fotolivros latino-americanos. São Paulo, Cosac Naify, 2011.

Les livres de photographie d'Amérique latine. Exhibition catalogue, Le Bal, Paris, France, January 20 - April 8, 2012. With texts by Horacio Fernández. Marseille, Images En Manoeuvres, 2011.

Malba. Diez años. 2001 - 2011. Exhibition catalogue, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2001 - 2011. Buenos Aires, Fundación Eduardo F. Costantini, 2011.

Now. La colección Jumex. Exhibition catalogue, Colección Jumex, Hospicio Cabañas, Mexico City, October 7, 2011 - January 8, 2012. With texts by Víctor Zamudio Taylor (et al.). Mexico City, Colección Jumex, 2011.

Peepingtom Digest 2. Mexico. An exploration of the Mexican contemporary art scene. 2011 (with an interview with Carlos Amorales by André Pahl, pp. 38-41)

Calabre, Lia (ed.). Políticas culturais. Teoria e práxis. São Paulo, Itaú Cultural, 2011.

Rangel, Gabriela (ed.). SITAC VIII. Octavo Simposio Internacional de Teoría sobre Arte Contemporáneo. Puntos ciegos. Cine, feminismo y performance = Blind spots. Mexico City, Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo PAC, 2011.

Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee. Celebrating 10 years. With texts by Nicolas Serota and Dawn Ades. London, Tate, 2011.

41 Salón nacional de artistas. Urgente! Cali. Exhibition catalogue, Cali, Colombia, 2010. With texts by Clarisa Ruiz (et al.). Bogotá, Ministerio de Cultura, 2010.

Al calor del pensamiento. Obras de la Daros Latinamerica Collection = Al calor del pensamiento. Works from the Daros Latinamerica Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain, February 3 - April 30, 2010. With texts by Katrin Steffen (et al.). Madrid, Fundación Banco Santander, 2010.

Carlos Amorales. Caca grande. Barcelona, RM, 2010.

García Canclini, Néstor. La sociedad sin relato. Antropología y estética de la inminencia. Madrid, Katz, 2010.

Mexico: Expected/Unexpected. Currrent alliances in art. Exhibition catalogue, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, November 7, 2009 - January 31, 2010. With texts by Mónica Amor (et al.). Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum, 2010.

Sin techo está pelón! Exhibition catalogue, Jumex, Mexico City, October 15, 2010 - February 27, 2011. With texts by Michel Blancsubé (et al.). Mexico City, Jumex, 2010.

Touched. The book / Liverpool Biennial. Exhibition catalogue, 6th Liverpool Biennial, September 18 - November 20, 2010. Edited by Paul Domela, With essays by Franco Berardi (et al.). Liverpool, Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2010.

Distopía. Miguel Ángel Ríos, Harold Vásquez-Castañeda, Carlos Amorales. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, September 9 - November 8, 2008. With a text by María Belén Sáez de Ibarra. Bogotá, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2009.

Everywhere and all at once. An anthology of writings on Performa 07. Record of Performa 07, October 27 - November 20, 2007. Edited by RoseLee Goldberg, with a foreword by Frances Alÿs. Zürich, JRP Ringier, 2009.

Extranjerías. Exhibition catalogue, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July - September 2009. With texts by Néstor García Canclini and Andrea Giunta. Buenos Aires, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, 2009.

Vajay, Sigismond de (ed.). Of bridges and borders. With texts by Cuauhtémoc Medina, Andrea Giunta (et al.). Zürich, JRP Ringier, 2009.

Program red de residencias artísticas local. Bogotá, Red de Residencias Artísticas Local, Facultad de Artes, UNAL, 2009.

Cullen, Deborah. Arte no es vida. Actions by artists of the Americas 1960 - 2000. New York, El Museo del Barrio, 2008.

Carlos Amorales. Discarded Spider. Exhibition catalogue, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, September 27, 2008 - March 8, 2009. With texts by Jens Hoffmann (et al.) and an interview with the artist by Joan Jonas. Rotterdam, Veenman Publishers, 2008/09.

Cravan. Exhibition catalogue, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, September 6, 2008 - January 4, 2009. With texts by Adrian Notz, Kerim Seiler, Caroline Pachoud and illustrations by Carlos Amorales (et al.). Zürich, Nieves, 2008.

Informe. Collection catalogue, MUAC, Mexico City. With a text by Olivier Debroise. Mexico City, Turner, 2008.

MUSAC. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León. Colección vol. II = Collection vol. II. Collection catalogue, with texts by Rafael Doctor Roncero (et al.). León, MUSAC, 2008.

Mexico: expected / unexpected. Collection Isabel et Agustín Coppel. Exhibition catalogue, La maison rouge, Paris, France, October 26, 2008 - January 18, 2009. With texts by Mónica Amor (et al.). Paris, Fage and La maison rouge, 2008.

Paixóns privadas, visións públicas. Exhibition catalogue, MARCO, Vigo, Spain, May 30 - September 7, 2008. With texts by Fernando Castro Flórez, Seve Penelas (et al.). Vigo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MARCO, 2008.

Sammlung / Collection. Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich 1978-2008. Collection catalogue. Zürich, JRP Ringier, 2008.

The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale. Turn and widen. Exhibition catalogue, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Corea, September 9 - November 5, 2008. With texts by Ilho Park, Raúl Zamudio (et al.). Seoul, Museum of Art, 2008.

All about laughter. Humor in contemporary art. Exhibition catalogue, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, January 27 - May 6, 2007. With texts by Saito Tamaki (et al.). Tokyo, Mori Art Museum,

Carlos Amorales. Archivo Liquido. Por qué temer al futuro? = Carlos Amorales. Liquid Archive. Why fear the future? Exhibition catalogue, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, México, 2006. With texts by Issa Marái Benítez. Mexico City, Universidad Nacional Autónoma, 2007.

Malin, Regula. Carlos Amorales. Dark Mirror. Zürich, Daros Art Education, 2007.

Carlos Amorales. Dark Mirror. Exhibition catalogue, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland, May 5 - September 2, 2007. With a conversation between the artist and Hans-Michael Herzog. Zürich, Daros-Latinamerica / Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 2007.

Escultura social. A new generation of art from Mexico City. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, June 23 - September 2, 2007, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, January 15 - May 31, 2009. With texts by Julie Rodrigues Widholm and Itala Schmelz. Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007.

Estrago 4. Pequeña unidad de agresión cooltural. Managua, June - September 2007.

IKF Latin American art auction 2007. Cisneros Fontanals art foundation. Auction catalogue, IKF Latin American Art Auction at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, November 8, 2007. Miami, International Kids Fund, 2007.

La era de la discrepancia. Arte y cultura visual en México 1968-1997 = The age of discrepancies. Art and visual culture in Mexico 1968-1997. Exhibition catalogue. Museo Universitário de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA Campus), February 24 - September 30, 2007. With texts by Olivier Debroise, Cuauthémoc Medina (et al.). Mexico City, Turner; UNAM, 2007.

Plataforma Puebla 2006. Exhibition catalogue, Plataforma, Puebla, November 2006 - January 2007. With texts by Karla Jasso (et al.). Mexico City, A&R Press, 2007.

Barrios, José Luis. Símbolos, fantasmas y afectos. 6 variaciones de la mirada sobre el arte en México. Mexico City, Casa Vecina, 2007.

Viva la muerte. Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, October 17, 2007 - February 17, 2008; CAAM, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, April - June 2008. With texts by Thomas Miessgang (et al.). Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, 2007.

Viva la muerte. Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, October 17, 2007 - February 17, 2008; CAAM, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, April - June 2008. With texts by Thomas Miessgang (et al.). Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, 2007.

Olivares, Rosa (ed.). 100 artistas Latinoamericanos = 100 Latin American artists. Madrid, Exit, 2006.

Aux Raus. Mexico City, Nuevos Ricos, CD, 2006.

Caderno Videobrasil 02. Arte, mobilidade, sustentabilidade. São Paulo, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, 2006.

Carlos Amorales. Spider Web Negative. Exhibition catalogue, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, September 30 - November 19, 2006. With a text by Michael Stanley. Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Gallery, 2006.

Cruce de miradas. Visiones de América Latina. Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, August 2 - October 22, 2006. With texts by Ariel Jiménez (et al.). Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2006.

Històries animades. Exhibition catalogue, Fundació "la Caixa", Barcelona, 2006. With texts by Marta Gili (et al.). Barcelona, Fundació "la Caixa", 2006.

Jessy Bulbo. Mexico City, Nuevos Ricos, 2006.

Nuevos Ricos. Mexico City, Nuevos Ricos, 2006.

Cruzvillegas, Abraham. Round de Sombra. Mexico City, Conaculta, 2006.With a preface by Gabriel Kuri

Silverio. Mexico City, Nuevos Ricos, 2006.

Marrier, Bethany L.. The ring and I: What appears as the work of Carlos Amorales. A Thesis submitted to the Department of Art History. Tallahassee, The Florida State University, College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, 2006.

Special Edition (February 2005) on visual arts in Mexico, 1965-2005. Essays by Néstor García Canclini (et al.)

If walls had ears = Als muren oren hadden. 1984-2005. Catalogue, with texts by Saskia Bos (et al.). Amsterdam, De Appel, 2005.

Okon, Yoshua. La Panadería 1994-2002. Mexico City, Turner, 2005.

Mexicanos. Exhibition catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, February 7 - April 10, 2005. With texts by Itala Schmelz and Héctor Orozco. Madrid, La Casa Encendida, 2005.

México en Arco 05. Madrid, España. Exhibition catalogue, XXIV Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Arco 2005, Madrid, February 10 - 24, 2005. With texts by Luis-Martín Lozano (et al.). Mexico City, Conaculta; Madrid, Turner, 2005.

Hoffmann, Jens, and Joan Jonas. Perform. New York, Thames & Hudson, 2005.

Quinta Bienal do Mercosul. Direções no novo espaço. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 30 - December 4, 2005. With texts by Paulo Sergio Duarte, Gaudêncio Fidelis (et al.). Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, 2005.

The Pantagruel Syndrome. Exhibition catalogue, T1 TorinoTriennaleTremusei, November 9, 2005 - March 19, 2006. With texts by Francesco Bonami (et al.). Milan, Skyra, 2005.

Titan. Titan. Mexico City, Nuevos Ricos, 2005.

Files. Un proyecto de Octavio Zaya = A proyect by Octavio Zaya. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León MUSAC, León, at ARCO '04, Madrid, February 2004. Edited by Octavio Zaya, with contributions by. León, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León MUSAC, 2004.

Nuevos Ricos. Compilation. Mexico City, Nuevos Ricos, 2004.

Dreams and conflicts. The dictatorship of the viewer. 50th International art exhibition. Exhibition catalogue, 50th Venice Biennial, June 15 - Ocotober 19, 2003. Edited by Francesco Bonami and Maria Luisa Frisa, with contributions by Daniel Birnbaum (et al.). Venice, Marsilio, 2003.

Inter.play. Exhibition Catalogue, The Moore Building, Miami, December 5, 2002 - February 28, 2003. With an introduction by Silvia Karman Cubiñá and Patrick Charpenel. Miami, The Moore Building, 2003.

Mexico attacks. Exhibition catalogue, Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca, February 1 - April 5, 2003. With texts by Teresa Macrì (et al.). Lucca, Associazione Prometeo per l'Arte Contemporanea, 2003.

Stand by. Listos para actuar. Roundabout Encounter Programm 1. Proyecto del Institut de Cultura de Barcelona. Exhibition catalogue, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, México, February 26 - May 4, 2003. with texts by Martí Peran, Eduardo Pérez Soler (et al.). Mexico City, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, 2003.

We are the world. Carlos Amorales, Alicia Framis, Meschac Gaba, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Erik van Lieshout. Exhibition catalogue, Biennale di Venezia, Dutch pavilion, June 15 - November 2, 2003. Edited and texts by Rein Wolfs (et al.). Amsterdam, Artimo, 2003.

Art for the World. Edited by Antonio Zaya, with texts by David Streiff. Geneva, Art for the World, 2002.

Mesoamérica. Oscilaciones y artificios. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, August 6 - October 11, 2002. With essays by Vivianne Loría , Olivier Debroise and Carlos Sojo. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 2002.

Mexico City. An exhibition about the exchange rates of bodies and values. A thematic exhibition of international artists based in Mexico City = Eine Ausstellung über die Wechselkurse von Körpern und Werten. Catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibitions held at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, June 30 - September 2, 2002, Kunst-Werke Berlin, September 21, 2002 - January 5, 2003, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City. With texts by Karl Biesenbach (et al.). Long Island, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 2002.

No lo llames performance = Don't call it performance. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, October 2003, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, August - September 2004, El Museo del Barrio, New York, August 18 - November 7, 2004 and other venues. With texts by Julián Zugazagoitia (et al.). New York, Museo del Barrio, 2002.

Macrì, Teresa. Postculture. Rome, Meltemi Editore, 2002.

2. Berlin Biennale. Exhibition catalogue, Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, April 20 - June 20, 2001. With texts by Saskia Bos (et al.). Cologne, Oktagon Verlag, 2001.

Conozca México. Parachute 104. 2001

Los Amorales. Exhibition catalogue, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland. Edited by Carlos Amorales, with texts by Patricia Ellis (et al.). Amsterdam, Artimo Foundation, 2001.

Tirana Biennale 1. Escape. Exhibition catalogue, 1st Tirana Biennial, National Gallery & Chinese Pavilion, Tirana, September 15 -October 15, 2001. Edited by Giancarlo Politi, with contributions by Francesco Bonami (et al.). Milan, Giancarlo Politi, 2001.

VII Salón de Arte Bancomer. Tendencias. Exhibition catalogue, VII Salón de Arte Bancomer at the Museo de Arte Moderno, México, 2001. With texts by Luis-Martín Lozano, Olivier Debroise (et al.). Mexico City, Fundación Bancomer, 2001.

Arte contemporáneo de México en el Museo Carrillo Gil. By Osvaldo Sánchez (et al). México, Landucci; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2000.

Fresh cream. Contemporary art in culture. 10 curators, 10 writers, 100 artists. New York, Phaidon Press, 2000.

Fugitive sites. New contemporary art projects for San Diego - Tijuana. Exhibition catalogue, inSITE, San Diego, Tijuana, October 2000 - March 2001. Edited by Osvaldo Sánchez and Cecilia Garza, with contributions by Susan Buck-Morss (et al.). San Diego, Installation Gallery, 2000.

Territorios ausentes = Absent territories. Exhibition catalogue, Casa de América, Madrid, January 28 - March 26, 2000. Edited by Gerardo Mosqueras, with texts by Carolina Ponce de Léon (et al.). Madrid, Casa de América, 2000.

Peace. Exhibition catalogue, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland, November 7, 1999 - January 9, 2000. With texts by Rein Wolfs, Rosa Martínez (et al.). Zürich, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 1999.

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