Carlos Amorales was born in 1970 in Mexico City, where he still lives and works. In 1995 he graduated at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, after which he had a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Since 2008 Carlos Amorales is tutor of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam as well as a member of the National System of Art Creators (Mexico).
Recent solo exhibitions include the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (I), Museo Amparo, Puebla (MEX), Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (ISR), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (BRD), the Cincinnati Art Center (USA) and the Philadelphia Art Museum (USA) among many others. His work is part of important collections as the Tate Modern (London), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Daros-Latinoamerica (Zurich), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum Boijmaans van Beunigen (Rotterdam) and Fundación/Colección Jumex (Mexico).
He has participated in the 50th Venice Biennial (2003) and the first Tirana Biennial (2001). At Framer Framed his work has been part of the exhibition What We Have Overlooked (2016) curated by Mirjam Westen.