Carla Herrera-Prats

Carla Herrera-Prats was born in Mexico City, in 1973. She received a BFA from La Esmeralda in Mexico City and an MFA from CalArts. She also was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. Herrera-­Prats is co­-founder of Camel Collective, with whom she has been working since 2005. The artist collective works through processes of archival research, dramaturgy, printmaking, painting, and photography, and focus on the subjects of labor, power, pedagogy, collaboration and collectivity. Camel’s exhibitions and performances include “The Second World Congress of Free Artists” at Casa del Lago, Mexico City (2013); “Una Obra Para Dos Pinturas” at the Trienal Poli/Gráfica, San Juan (2012); “A Facility Based on Change” at MassMoCA (2011), among others. Camel has also exhibited at venues such as Kunsthal Aarhus in Denmark; Artist’s Space, Art in General, Exit Art in New York; and the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City. A book version of “The Second World Congress of Free Artists: A Play in Three Acts" was published by Aarhus Kunsthal in 2013. Herrera-­Prats has 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 is currently director of the SOMA Summer program in Mexico City.