Carmen Amengual is a Los Angeles based visual artist and educator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her cross-disciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, writing and film that investigate the links between memory, biography and history.
Amengual’s works explore the possibility of transmissibility of experience and the role that fiction plays in this process.



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EDUCATION

2016
MFA, Art Program, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

2014
BA Comparative Literature, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Only a truncated and imaginary vision, Biquini Wax EPS, México City

2018
1+1=3. The Tenuous Arithmetic of Kinship. table, Chicago

The Ages, Dread Lounge, Los Angeles

2016
Playing Around Her, Mint Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

2015
Other Words, Other Worlds, Gallery D300, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
The International Expanded Field, Human Resources, Los Angeles

2016
Exit Interview, Human Resources, Los Angeles

2015
Summer Recital. A sculpture exhibition. Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

Mid-Residency Group Exhibition, Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

2014
Six against the Cyclops. E.D. Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles

Works on paper. Antenna Studio, Los Angeles

Curiouser & curiouser. Art Division, Los Angeles

2012
Postales del Pacífico Norte. Montserrat, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005
Premio Centenario, Primer Salón de Artes Visuales Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Museo Quinta Trabucco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2019
SOMA Summer Residency, Mexico City.

The Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles.

2017
Artist in Residence  CalArts REEF Residency, Maker City LA.

2016
Artist in Residence CalArts REEF Residency, Maker City LA.

2015
Dean's Reserve Grant. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

CalArts Grant. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

CalArts Research Fellowship. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

2014
Dean's Reserve Grant. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

CalArts Grant. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.

2005
Premio Centenario, Primer Salón de Artes Visuales Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Museo Quinta Trabucco,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.




CURATORIAL & ORGANIZING

2019
Curator of  REDCAT’s presentation Adelita Husni Bey: CHIRON, curated by Helga Christopherssen (New Museum). Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles.

Curatorial Assistant. Michael Rakowitz: Dispute Between the Tamarisk and the Date Palm, curated by Diana Nawi. Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles

2018
Curatorial Assistant. Morgan Fisher / Passing Time, curated by Sohrab Mohebbi and Bruce Hainley. Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles

Curatorial Assistant. Only the morning bird treasures the flower garden, curated by Sohrab Mohebbi and Mehraneh Atashi. Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles

Curatorial Assistant. Jorge Satorre: Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake, curated by Ruth Estévez. Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles

2017
Assistant Curator and Research Associate. The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War, curated by Ruth Estévez, Miguel López and Agustín Diez Fisher. REDCAT-PST LA/LA

Co-Director and Curator. LATlab Laboratory for Latin American Art/Thinking a curatorial and
educational platform. CalArts REEF Residency, Maker City Los Angeles

2016
Curatorial Committee. Exit Interview. CalArts Post-Graduation Exhibition. Human Resources Los Angeles
PRESENTATIONS & PANELS

2019
Lyric Poetry is Dead. Book release and panel discussion, with Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, Carmen Amengual and Robin Meyers. Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, NY

2018
Visiting Artist Lecturer. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2017
In search of The Words of Others. León Ferrari, The Words of Others. REDCAT / X Artists’
Books. Book release and panel discussion with Ruth Estévez, Carmen Amengual and Jen Hoffer.
REDCAT, Los Angeles

Media & Democracy: From the Vietnam War to the Consolidation of “Alternative Facts” in the Digital
Era: Marc Cooper, Robert Scheer and Suzi Weissman in conversation. (Organizer) REDCAT,
Los Angeles

2016
Arts and Politics. A Latin American perspective. LATlab Laboratory for Latin American Art/Thinking. CalArts REEF Residency, Maker City LA, Los Angeles

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2019
Kirsten Mairead Gill, “Only a Truncated and Imaginary Vision”: Carmen Amengual’s 'Fragments from Algiers', 2019, Island Island, island-is.land

X, SOMA Summer. Collective publication. Published by Casa del Hijo del Ahuizote, CDMX, México

2018
Lyric Poetry is Dead. Written by Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, translated by Robin Meyers. Drawings by
Carmen Amengual. Cardboard House Press, 2018, New York

2017 “Introduction: The Words of Others”. Co-authored with Ruth Estévez. León Ferrari, The Words of Others. REDCAT / X Artists’ Books, Los Angeles

2016
Last Exit, exhibition catalogue. Georgia Lassner, with Sarah Loyer, self-published, Los Angeles

2014 Zaidenwerg, Ezequiel (ed.). Penúltimos. 33 poetas de Argentina (1965-1985). UNAM, Mexico City, 2014.
(Artwork and cover design).