25.06. – 29. 07.2021
screening Lindenstrasse 35 Berlin,
daily 9 pm -12 am

Héctor Zamora

Héctor Zamora
Born 1974 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

Héctor Zamora is working extensively in public space over the past decade, the artist creates major works that often rearticulate the physical characteristics of a specific urban or architectural environment. Creating structures that enhance or highlight particular characteristics or patterns of social use of that space and environment, the artist often utilises materials that also carry a particular resonance within that location. Zamora often draws the local community into the process of not only experiencing the work of art, but also as a part of the creation. The artist reimagines these public spaces through the implementation of sculptural additions made from materials with a specific significance within each site to interact with the community consciousness.


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS / ONGOING PROJECTS

2021
Humming, Koes Museum, Denmark.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2020
The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour, The Met, New York City, US.

2019
Movimientos Emisores de Existencia, Labor Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.
Uma Boa Ordem, Pavilion, coauthor Lucia Koch, Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2018
Nas Coxas + Acima de tudo, Luciana Brito Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Order and Progress, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark.
Vibrações centrífugas, with Victor Gama, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, Portugal.

2017
Re/vuelta, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico.
De/Codificación, Fundación Rac, Pontevedra, Spain.  
Ordem e Progresso, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal.
Memorándum, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico.

2016
Dinâmica Não Linear, CCBB São Paulo, Brazil.
Ordre et Progrès, Palais de Tokyo – SAM Art projects, Paris, France.

2015
La réalité et autres tromperies, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France.

2014
Héctor Zamora, Kunststation Delden/ Het-Loket, Delden, Holland.

2013
Protogeometries, Essay on the Anexact, Labor gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.
Panglossian Paradigm, Redcat, Los Angeles, CA, US.

2012
Muegano, Commissioned by SCAPE Public Art, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Architecture + Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale, Arizona, US.
Inconstância Material, Luciana Brito gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2011
Zeppelin Schärme, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
White Noise, Bethells beach – Shed 6 – Elam project-space B431, Auckland Festival, Auckland, New Zealand.
Offered paradises, Museo El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico.

2010  
Errante, Margem project, Tamanduateí River, Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2008
De Belg wordt geboren met een baksteen in de maag, FLACC, Genk, Belgium.

2007
Specular Reflections, Cerca Series, MCASD, San Diego, CA, US.

2006
Divisiones, Hotel Condesa DF, Mexico City, Mexico.

2005
Líneas de suspensión, ensayo sobre geometría funicular, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Unidad habitacional, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.

2004
Paracaidista, Av. Revolución 1608 bis, Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City, Mexico.

2003
PNEU, Garash Gallery, México City, Mexico.

2000
a=360º r/R, Arte in Situ "La Torre de los Vientos”, Mexico City, Mexico.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Living together – Crossing Borders, 4th Mediterranean Biennale, Sakhnin, Israel
Memory shop, Casa Wabi Foundation, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Trauma, Bruges Triennial, Bruges, Belgium.

2020
In the Beginning: Media Art and History from the Hirshhorn's Collection, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, U.S. (IM)POSSIBLE BODIES, The Netherlands.
Prismes, Musée de la faïence et de la céramique de Malicorne, France
AMEXICA, The Servais Family Collection / The Loft, Brussels, Belgium
Les Extatiques, Paris La Défence, France.
Homebound, Francisco Fino Galery, Lisbon, Portugal
Seismic Movements, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2019
Durch Mauern Gehen, Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany.
Floripesfera, I Bienal Cultural Transatlântica, Principe Island, Sao Tome and Principe.
Solo Summer Show, Albarrán Bourdais gallery, Solo Houses, Matarraña, Spain
I don’t understand what you’re talking about, but I know what you mean, Pasto Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Det Andet Sted, KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark.
Mi Tierra, Otazu foundation, Pamplona, Spain.
Mass Spectacle, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, Italy

2018
Exposición Inaugural, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Querétaro, Querétaro, México.
En Construcción, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
South-South: Between Land and Sea, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
The Atlantic triangle, 11th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2017
Condemned to be Modern / Pacific Standard LA/LA‘s, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US. Floating Worlds, 14th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France.
New Literacy, 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Frestas, Trienal, SESC Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil.
Ways Out From The World, Contemporary Arts Programme of the 3rd edition of Cappadox Festival, Cappadocia, Turkey. BoCA Bienal, Lisbon / Porto, Portugal.

2016
Ritournelle. FabriC: espace d'art contemporain de la fondation Salomon Annecy. Denmark.
KUNSTHALVIBORG. MIKC. Holland.
Global Visions: Arte e imagen en movimiento en la escena internacional, Maczul Museum, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Masterworks from the Hirshhorn collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US.
Brasil Beleza?!, Beelden aan Zee, Museum of Modern Sculpture, The Hague, Nederland.
Work=Being in the World, Borusan Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey.
Notícias de um novo MUBE: arquitetura e paisagem urbana, MUBE, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015
Between Dissent and Discipline: Art and Public Space, Inter Arts center, Malmö, Sweden.
CRU, CCBB – Brasilia, Brazil.
Between the Idea and Experience, 12th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba.
Reverta, OCA – Parque de Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil

2014
13, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo la Conservera, Ceutí, Spain.
Feito por Brasileiros, Cidade Matarazzo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Alimentário, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PER/FORM, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain.
Re-outilne, Beit HaGefen – a Jewish-Arab Culture Center, Haifa, Israel.
We have never participated / The 8TH Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial, China.
Buildering: Misbehaving the City, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary, Cincinnati, OH, US.

2013
Cidade Modos de Fazer Modos de Usar, 10ª International Biennial of Architecture of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US. Mom, Am I Barbarian?, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.
Blind Field, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, US.

2012–2013
BMW Guggenheim Lab Mumbai. Guggenheim Foundation. Mumbai, India.

2012
En Suspensión, Espai d’Art Contemporari de Castello, Castello, Spain.
Centro Abierto, MALI Museum, Lima, Peru.
Resisting the Present, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, France.
About Change, The World Bank Group, Washington DC, US.

2011
Performance & Arquitectura, Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain.
32º Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Modern Art Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Resisting the Present, Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico.
A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France.
Ustedes Nosotros, Cultural Center of Spain, Managua, Nicaragua.
Disponible, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US.
FGAP@Venice, Official Collateral Event, 54th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy.
Wasser, Schiene, Straße, Luft, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Ustedes Nosotros, Cultural Center of Spain en Guatemala, Guatemala.
Suspended Sculptures, EX3 Contemporary Art Centre, Florence, Italy.

2010
The diversity of all and everything possible, 12th International Cairo Biennial, Cairo, Egypt.
Disponible, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, US.
Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine.
Touched, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK.
Art and Cities, Aichi Triennial, Nagoya, Japan.
Constante, La Nueva Babilônia, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.
Mientras sea posible, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain.

2009
Lugares Comunes, Bogota, Colombia.
Making Worlds, 53ª International Exhibition Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

2008
II Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, Puerto Rico.
Quase Líquido, Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2007
Viva México, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.
Positions in Context, CIFO, grants program 2007 exhibition, Miami, US.
Encuentro Internacional Medellín 2007 (MDE07); Medellin, Colombia.

2006
27th Biennial of Sao Paulo; Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Busan Biennial 2006; Pusan, South Korea.
Novena Biennial de Havana, Havana, Cuba.
Frontera. Esbozo para la creación de una sociedad del future, Lacandon Mountain National Park, Guatemala.

2005
Dialogues, Indian International Center, New Delhi, India.  
Farsites / sitios distantes, San Diego Museum of Art, Insite05, San Diego CA, US.
Eco: arte contemporáneo mexicano, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.

2003
Fission/fusion, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington DC, US.

2002
Item, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City, Mexico.


PARTICIPATIONS

2019
Skrei Symposium, Museum of North, Lofoten, Norway.
Institute Sanberg workshop at Azores, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

2016
Michigan / Mellon Symposium 2, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, US.

2015
Simpósio Internacional de Arte Contemporânea, Paço das Artes - USP, São Paulo, Brazil.
Unlimited Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Civic Actions: Artists’ Practices Beyond the Museums (conference), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia. But a melon for ecstasy, Kreëmart/Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
Casa Wabi, Residency program, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2014
Seminar Cidade, Arte e Arquitetura, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2011
Easy Listening Talk, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand.
Artists Lecture Program, Museo Experimental EL ECO, Mexico City, Mexico.

2009
Mexican artist lectures program, MAM, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lecture at FLACC, Genk, Belgium.
Conference at 7º Bienal internacional de Arquitetura, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
La casa del encuentro lectures program (MDE07), Medellín, Colombia.
TNT Cerca Lectures program, MCASD, San Diego CA, US.

2006
IV Foro de expertos en arte contemporáneo, conference, ARCO 06, Madrid, Spain.

2005
Mexican contemporary art at the Kültur Büro Barcelona, lecture, Barcelona, Spain.


OTHER ACTIVITIES

2014
Curator of Camada Superficial group show, Frei Baraúna Square – Oficina

2001–2005
Cultural Grande Otelo, Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. LSD’s Director– Studio dedicated to develop lightweight structures for architecture, Mexico City, Mexico.


ARCHITECTURE 

2008
Cícera, House remodeling project Minas Gerais 364, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2007
Traction - Flexion, Lightweight shadow structures. Commission project for the artist Gabriel Orozco, Roca Blanca, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2005
Starry night, Lightweight shadow structures. Commission project for Punta Cancun Apartments, Punta Cancun, Mexico.

2004
Nestle booth, Inflatable penetrable structure. Commission project for Nestle, Monterrey, Mexico.


GRANTS / PRICES

2017
Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, FONCA, Mexico City, Mexico.

2014
Premio Arco Comunidad de Madrid para Jovenes Artistas, Madrid, Spain.

2011
Graham Foundation, Architecture + Art: Héctor Zamora Solo Exhibition fall 2012, SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ.

2010
Programa Brasil Arte Contemporânea, Sao Paulo Biennial Foundation, International Exhibition award, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2009
Gran Centenario Emerging Artist Award, Cuervo Foundation, FEMACO, Mexico City, Mexico.
The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (GCCC Moscow) sponsorship for the 53rd Venice Biennial project.  

2007
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.   

2006
CIFO Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation.
Jumex Collection Foundation.

2003
BBVA Bancomer Foundation.


STUDIES


Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, UAM – X, Mexico City, Mexico.


CATALOGUES 

De/Codificación Héctor Zamora, Fundación RAC, Pontevedra, Spain 2017.
Re/vuelta, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico 2017.
Dinâmica Não Linear, CCBB São Paulo, Brazil 2016.
Héctor Zamora, Artes Visuales, Secretaria de Cultura, Mexico 2016.
Inconstância Material – Hector Zamora, Luciana Brito, Brazil 2012.
Paracaidista, Av. Revolución 1608 bis / intervención de Héctor Zamora, Mexico 2007.


GALLERIES

Albarrán Bourdais - Madrid, Spain
Labor - Mexico City, Mexico
Luciana Brito - São Paulo, Brazil



Works