Carlos Amorales is a Mexican artist born in 1970. He lives and works in Mexico City.
He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, between 1992 and 1996. Carlos Amorales came to international attention in the late 1990s with his "Amorales vs. Amorales" performances inspired by the world of amateur wrestling in Mexico.
His practice explores the culture and values of his country. He is fascinated with contemporary rituals, both secular and religious, particularly the role and meaning of costume and masks. He continues to explore these motifs in a multifaceted artistic production including animation, drawing, installation, performance, and video.
Since 1998, he has been amassing his “Liquid Archive,” a digital archive of thousands of drawings of birds, spiders, trees, and figures created from vector graphics. These drawings are then used in his larger scale works, forming his characteristic style. In 2007, Amorales collaborated with Dutch designers Mevis & Van Deursen to publish the book “Carlos Amorales: Liquid Archive, Why Fear the Future.” His work is featured in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, La Colección Jumex in Mexico City and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.