Héctor Zamora
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Héctor Zamora was born in 1974 in Mexico City, where he currently lives and works.

Héctor Zamora’s work transcends the conventional exhibition space, reinventing it, redefining it, generating friction between the common roles of public and private, exterior and interior, organic and geometric, savage and methodical, real and imaginary.

From his technical expertise and knowledge of lightweight architecture, and a meticulous emphasis on the process of conceptualization and construction of each piece, Zamora implicates the viewer’s participation and requires them to question the everyday uses of materials and the functions of space.

Through determinate and often repetitive actions, the artist provokes surprising and unexpected situations. Functioning as an invitation to reflect, his work usually involves an active participation of the spectator that is made possible through an interaction with his interventions. Amongst his most recent projects, he carried out earlier this year the performance “Chimera” for the 2023 edition of Desert X in the Coachella Valley (CA), which sought to make visible issues related to migration and the American dream. Also this year, the artist orchestrated “Delirio”, performance and exhibition at Labor gallery around the informal market of water lilies in Mexico City. “Strangler” (2021) was made for the Triennial Bruges: the monumental scaffolding structure completely wraps a large Austrian pine as would do the Strangler Trees that grow in tropical forests. “Lattice Detour” (2020), a curved wall made of terracotta bricks, was commissioned as a site-specific installation for the Met Museum’s rooftop. The wall modifies the view of New York City’s skyline and dictates a new kind of circulation on the site. “Uma Boa Ordem” (2006-2019), installed in the gardens of Casa Wabi (Mexico), consists of 5 winding walls that integrate to the surrounding landscape, functioning as communication devices between the visitors and bringing them together instead of separating them.