Héctor Zamora was born in 1974 in Mexico City. He lives and works in Lisbon.
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.
"From the beginning I sought to take the works out of the spaces of the museums with the ambition of being able to establish a more open dialogue with a wider audience. In the end, museums are public spaces, but they are internal spaces. Being outside the museum, there is no barrier: any person is going to have an interaction with the works, and I think I force it in some way to that. In this way, you get reactions that often surprise more than you can find within the space of the museum. Obviously, this also comes from my concerns about social and political issues, " says Zamora.
Héctor Zamora manages to subvert each one of his work sites and in some of his interventions he plays with the institutional structures, inserting himself in critical points where it is possible to find sufficient flexibility to generate a reaction. For example, building a parasitic house on the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico City (after five months of construction delay caused by bureaucratic procedures), dealing with the ban on putting two thousand meters of water lily in Sao Paulo, placing double mirrors to the windows of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, or driving a set of bricks with the citizens of Genk (Belgium) without the sanction of the local government.
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