Carmen Amengual

01 / Jun / 19 - 22 / Ag / 19

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Carmen Amengual is a visual artist from Argentina, currently living and working in Los Angeles. Her cross-disciplinary practice that includes painting, sculpture, video and writing explores the links between memory, biography and history and investigates the possibility of transmissibility of experience. In Buenos Aires, Amengual studied Visual Arts at the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte, while completing her degree in Comparative Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. In 2016 she completed her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts. Upon graduation, Amengual was granted a year-long residency at CalArts/REEF where she co-founded LATlab Laboratory for Latin American Art/Thinking, an educational and curatorial platform to discuss issues around art and politics from a Latin American perspective, together with Brazilian artist Artur Silva. During the residency, LATlab hosted discussion groups, screenings, and several exhibitions of Latin American and Latinx artists in Los Angeles. In 2017, Carmen worked as a Researcher and Assistant Curator for The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War, PST LA/LA exhibition at REDCAT, curated by Ruth Estévez, Miguel A. López and Agustín Diez Fisher. Currently she works as Exhibitions Manager at REDCAT. In 2018, Amengual presented two solo projects: The Ages at Dread Lounge (Los Angeles), and 1+1=3, The tenuous arithmetic of kinship, at table (Chicago). She was a visiting instructor at CalArts, and a visiting artist lecturer at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She collaborated with poets Ezequiel Zaidenwerg and Robin Meyers on the publication Lyric Poetry is Dead (Cardboard House Press, 2018). In 2019, Amengual presented her short film Fragments from Algiers at Human Resources (Los Angeles) in The International Expanded Field, organized by Jimena Sarno and Gelare Khoshgozaran. She participated in the 2019 session of Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles.

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