Hector Zamora

Mexico City, Mexico, 1974.
Lives and works in São Paulo, SP.

PIPA 2011 nominee.

Video made by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2011.

About the artist

Upcoming exhibitions
2012
- Architecture + Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale, Arizona, US. (Summer 2012)
2011
- 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France.
2011
- Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition, Ukraine Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
2011
- Wasser,Schiene, Straße, Luft, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Solo Exhibitions
2011
- Zeppelin Schärme, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
2011
- White Noise, Bethells beach – Shed 6 – Elam project-space B431, Auckland Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
2011
- Offered paradises, Museo El Eco, México City, Mexico
2010
- Credibility Crisis, Project room, Miami Basel, Miami, US.
- Cerâmica 6, Vermelho Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
2009
- NSEONENOSESO, FEMACO project room, Mexico City, Mexico.
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. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, 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
2011
- Porque sim, Millan Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
- Ustedes Nosotros, Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala, Guatemala.
- Suspended Sculptures, EX3 Contemporary Art Centre, Florence, Italy.
2010
- The diversity of all and everything possible, 12th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
- Disponible, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, US.
- Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine.
- Margem, Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Touched, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK.
- A Contemplação do Mundo, Paralela Exhibition, São Paulo, Brazil.
- 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
- LABOR, Gallery Inaugural Show, Mexico City Mexico.
- Lugares Comunes, Bogota, Colombia.
- Making Worlds, 53ª International Exhibition Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
- PH Neutro, Vermelho Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2008
- II Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, Puerto Rico.
- Quase Líquido, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.
2007
- Viva Mexico,  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 Bienal de Sao Paulo; Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Busan Biennale 2006; Pusan, South Korea.
- Sueño de una noche de verano; Muros Museum, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
- Novena Bienal de la Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba.
- Frontera. Esbozo para la creación de una sociedad del futuro; Lacandon Mountain National Park, Guatemala.
- Desecho, Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola, Mexico City, Mexico.
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
- Festival Flama, Xalapa, Veracruz. Mexico.
- Fission/fusion, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington DC, US.
2002
- Item, Centro Cultural España, Mexico City, Mexico.
2001
- Con Fulgente Hado, outdoor program by X – Teresa Museum, Mexico City, Mexico.
1999
- II Bienal de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

Participations:
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.
2007
- 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.

Studies
2000
- Postgraduate Course in Lightweight Structures (structural geometry), UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico (non-enrolled)
1994-1998
- Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, UAM – X, Mexico City, Mexico

Other activities
2001 – 2005
- LSD’s Director– Studio dedicated to develop lightweight structures for architecture, Mexico City, Mexico.

Architecture
2008
- Cícera, House remodeling project Minas Gerais 364, São 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
- Waves, Lightweight shadow structures, Commission project for private house, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Nestle booth, Inflatable penetrable structure, Commission project for Nestle, Monterrey, Mexico.
2002
- Masaryk 275, Lightweight shadow structure, Commission project for business building, Mexico City, Mexico.
2001
- Swimming pool bar, Lightweight shadow structure, Commission project for private house, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

Grants
2010
- Programa Brasil Arte Contemporânea, Sao Paulo Bienal 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 Biennale di Venezia project.
2007
- The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
2006
- CIFO Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
- Jumex Collection Foundation
2003
- BBVA Bancomer Foundation

Collections
- Zeppelin Museum Collection
- Jumex Collection Foundation
- AXA Collection

Books
- Paracaidista, av. Revolucion 1608 bis / intervencion de Hector Zamora

Represented by the gallery
- Galería Labor (Mexico City)

Website: www.lsd.com.mx

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