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Héctor Zamora
Visual Artist
Lisbon, Portugal
Born in Mexico City 1974, Mexico Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. Héctor Zamora is a Mexican artist based in Lisbon, Portugal. 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. Zamora received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City in 1998. His solo exhibitions include Inconstância Material, Luciana Brito Gallery, 2012; White Noise, Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand, 2011; Paraísos Ofrecidos, El Eco, Mexico City, 2011; and Errante, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, 2010. Zamora’s work has also appeared in group exhibitions worldwide, including Resisting the Present: Mexico 2000/2012, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, 2012; 32° Panorama da arte Brasileria, São Paulo, 2011; Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2010; 53rd Venice Biennial, Italy, 2009; 27th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil; 9th Havana Biennial, Cuba, 2006; and Eco: Arte Mexicano Contemporáneo, Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2005. Hector currently lives in Lisbon, where, in March 2017, he presented the performance-installation Ordem e Progresso, the second site-specific project to occupy the MAAT Oval Gallery. His latest exhibition in Lisbon was Centrifugal Vibrations, which took place at Pavilhão Branco (EGEAC) in Lisbon Municipal Galleries, along with Victor Gama.