(b. Mexico City, 1973)
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 was co-director of the gallery Acceso A in Mexico City and currently is part of the collaborative CAMEL. She has shown her individual work in venues such as Centro de la Imagen, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Centre Vu, Artists Space, Art in General, and The Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, among others.
From the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes she received the "Jóvenes Creadores" scholarship and support for studies abroad. She 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. Herrera-Prats currently teaches at the Cooper Union. He has recently taught at 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 at CalArts, Los Angeles. She has been a participant at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.
Ciara Ennis, Director and Curator of the Pitzer Art Galleries, near Los Angeles, interviewed Carla for her exhibition entitled Localization, Location, Ubicación (2010).