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Through archival research Carla Herrera-Prats’ work comments on the cultural and economic transactions that flow, often invisibly, in the context of a transnational world. Her projects juxtapose photography and material from different sources questioning the documentary value of both images and text. Herrera-Prats works is co-founder of Camel Collective, a group of artists and activists who have worked together since 2005. She has shown her individual work in Canada, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the United States, Egypt, and Denmark in venues such as Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Darb, MUAC, Centro de la Imagen, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Centre Vu, Artists Space, Art in General, and The Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, among others. She received the “Jóvenes Creadores” scholarship and support for studies abroad from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. Herrera-Prats has also been recipient of the Interdisciplinary Grant from CalArts, the Van Lier Foundation Fellowship, the Jumex Collection Support, and the LEF Foundation pre-production grant. She has been a participant at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, and was previously co-director of the gallery Acceso A in Mexico City. Herrera-Prats has recently taught at the Cooper Union, the California Institute of the Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She received her BFA at La Esmeralda in Mexico City, and her MFA in Photography from CalArts, Los Angeles.
Camel Collective (Anthony Graves, Carla Herrera-Prats, and Lasse Lau) is pleased to present the launch of The Second World Congress of Free Artists, a book by Camel Collective, published in conjunction with Aarhus Kunsthal, Denmark.read more »