This exhibition is part of the 2018 Medalta International Artists in Residence program.
Adaptation is a collection of work exploring the migrating identity seen through the eyes of the European porcelain doll. The trip through space and time from the Germanic origin to the frozen Charlotte figurines and colourful Provencal Santibellis, enriched with the Baroque Colonial interpretation mixed with Mexican cultural myths, finalizing with the Canadian hybridity to become a piece of art.
Carlos is a Mexican-born artist who lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta. His research is about how identity is impacted by migration; specifically, it is about how his own identity was transformed as a result of installing his practice in Canada. He uses ceramics, painting, stop-motion animation, glass, and metals to communicate his ideas. His work is inspired by pop, contemporary, and Mexican culture; folklore; myths; politics; and religion. He holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University and a law degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He earned an MFA in craft media ceramics (2017) at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary. His recent shows include Gallerie D’Este, Art Mur, and Maison de Culture Parc-Extension in Montreal, ACAD in Calgary, and Art Vallarta in Mexico. He published a portfolio in Les Escrits (2016) and was interviewed by Catalyst Magazine and Shaw TV.