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Carlos Amorales
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Carlos Amorales

Biography Carlos Amorales (Ciudad Neza, Mexico City, 1997)
The work of Carlos Amorales explores the mechanisms of identity construction, frequently by bringing the world of free wrestling and spectacle together with the performative side of the contemporary art scene. His investigations focus on the way individuals fit into the different social, cultural and political spaces, transforming themselves and adapting to them. If we consider free wrestling as a staging of the cathartic battle between good and evil, its theatricality is then to be found on the thin line that unites – or separates – the reception from the deception of images. As Roland Barthes wrote: “What we expect is an intelligible figuration of ordinarily secret situations… But what wrestling is above all charged with mimicking is a purely moral concept: justice.”