Carmen Argote is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work focuses on the exploration of personal history through architecture and the spaces she inhabits.
Argote received her MFA from UCLA in 2007 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. Argote exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017); Denver Art Museum (2017); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2017); Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2017); National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago (2015); MAK Center, Los Angeles (2015); and Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2013). Argote has shown at artist-run galleries and experimental spaces such as Panel LA (2017), Adjunct Positions (2015), and Human Resources (2014). She was an Artist Lab Resident at 18th Street Art Center and is included in the 2018 Made in LA exhibition at the Hammer Museum. Argote’s current show The artist, having used all her money to make her work, lives in the mothermold of her sculpture opened at Commonwealth and Council this July, and will be followed by a show at Instituto de Vision, Bogota in the fall.
Argote is represented by Commonwealth and Council and Instituto de Vision.
Lecture made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CES criteria.