Carla Herrera-Prats received her BFA at “La Esmeralda,” in Mexico City (1995-2000), and her MFA in Photography at CalArts, Los Angeles (2001-2003). She participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program (ISP) in New York (2004-2005).
Herrera-Prats has taught as a full-time visiting artist in the photo area of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (2005-2013), the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies of Harvard University (2005) and the Photo and Media Program of the California Institute of the Arts (2008-2009). She has lectured, imparted seminars and critique sessions at Cooper Union (2009 and 2015) , at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (2009-2010), New York University (2017), and Columbia University (2017 and 2018). For the past nine years, Herrera-Prats has directed SOMA Summer.
Since 2005, Herrera-Prats works in collaboration with Anthony Graves, as Camel Collective. Camel’s exhibitions and performances include Strong Female Lead, Galería Parque, Mexico City (2018), La Distancia entre Pontresina y Zermatt es la misma que de Zermatt a Pontresina, at Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes MUAC, Mexico City (2017), Something Other Than What You Are at REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles (2016),The Second World Congress of Free Artists at Casa del Lago, Mexico City (2013), Una Obra Para Dos Pinturas at the Trienal Poli/Gráeica de San Juan (2012), A Facility Based on Change at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MassMoCA (2011), and Howls for Bologna at Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst (2010). Camel has also exhibited works at Artist's Space, Art in General, Exit Art, and the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City.