Carlos Amorales – Life in the Folds

Mexican Pavilion 57th Venice Biennale

Carlos Amorales studied in Netherlands, and participated in residencies in France and the United States. His artistic explorations led him to generate the Liquid Archive, an image bank that the artist has used in multiple ways, with which he has evidenced the crisis existing in the communication systems.

Throughout his practice the artist puts at the center of his reflection language, codification, music and the implications of art in society. Carlos Amorales’ project for Biennale Arte 2017 is the outcome of an extensive research in which the artist introduces a formal language that unfolds in the works which comprise the installation. The title of the exhibition makes reference to Henri Michaux’s novel Life in the folds published in 1949. For the artist, this means being “in the folds where a tension arises between the very concrete and the very abstract, it is here where a series of poetic images related to the places where we find life appear, not in the middle of the pages, but in the folds, in the cracks, and in the breaches, in the smallest things”.


  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • © VDP with Lorenza Cini and Daniele Zoico