Carlos Amorales selected to represent Mexico at 2017 Venice Biennale
Highpoint Editions artist Carlos Amorales has been chosen to represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale during the summer of 2017. The Venice Biennale has been considered the premiere contemporary arts exhibition since its inception in 1895.
Each Biennale has a theme and this year, the title chosen by the curator Christine Macel for the 57th International Art Exhibition is “Viva Arte Viva”.
Christine Macel has explained the biennale title as follows:
“In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being. It is the ideal place for reflection, individual expression, freedom and fundamental questions. It is a “yes” to life, although sometimes a “but” lies behind. More than ever, the role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are crucial in the framework of contemporary debates.”
The 57th International Art Exhibition will take place from May 13th to November 26th 2017 in the Giardini and the Arsenale and in various other venues in Venice.
Above: Artist Carlos Amorales with his work Black Cloud
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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