Carlos Amorales News
Carlos Amorales’ Black Cloud, just closed at Toronto’s contemporary art gallery, The Power Plant. Black Cloud consisted of more than 30,000 black moths, cut out of paper and painstakingly installed in the gallery’s Fleck Clerestory exhibition space. The experience of standing within this installation immerses the spectator in within the swarm, ‘…whose frailty and stilled flight contrasts with the sordidness of their forceful infestation [of the space],” the Power Plant curator, guest Christine Shaw surmised. Read more and see installation images at the exhibition’s webpage here.
Image Credit: Carlos Amorales, Black Cloud, 2007/2015.
Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto, 2015. Courtesy of Diane and Bruce Halle Collection. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Carlos Amorales was born in Mexico City, 1970. He attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. His work can be found in the collections of the Tate Modern (London), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Daros-Latinoamerica (Zurich), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum Boijmaans van Beunigen (Rotterdam) and Fundación/Colección Jumex (Mexico), among others.
Among his many solo exhibitions, some of the most notable are Vivir por fuera de la casa de uno, Museo Amparo, Puebla (Mexico, 2010); Discarded Spider, Cincinnati Art Center and Orange County Museum (USA, 2008-09); Four Animations, Five Drawings and a Plague, Philadelphia Art Museum (USA, 2008), Dark Mirror, Daros Latinamerica(Zurich 2007); Carlos Amorales, MALBA (Buenos Aires, 2006); Why Fear the Future?, Casa de America (Madrid, 2005) and MUCA Campus (Mexico City, 2006); Amorales vs. Amorales, Challenge 2003, Tate Modern, (London, 2003). He has also been part of several group exhibitions, as well as part of various biennials.
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