Carmen Argote (b 1981, Zapopan, Mexico) lives and works in Los Angeles. Argote received her MFA from UCLA in 2007 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. Argote’s multi-disciplinary practice focuses on the exploration of personal history through architecture. Using the act of inhabiting a space as a starting point, she works within that space and its cultural, economic, and personal context as a material. This year, Argote was a recipient of the Artadia Los Angeles Award and of the Nancy Graves Foundation Artist Grant in 2018. Recent exhibitions include ‘Warm is a Black’ curated by curatorial collective Ballon Rouge. New York. 2018, ‘The artist, having used all her money to make her work, lives in the mothermold of her sculpture’ Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, July 2018, Instituto de Vision in Bogotá, Colombia, September 2018, Hammer Museum, LA (2018), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017), and Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2017). Argote completed a residency at the Casa Taller Jose Clemente Orozco/PAOS in Guadalajara, April 2019.