Héctor Zamora

Héctor Zamora
Mexico City, 1974.
Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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

With his technical prowess and knowledge of lightweight structures in architecture, and a meticulous emphasis on the process of conceptualization and the construction of each piece, Zamora calls for the participation of the spectator and urges us to question the everyday uses of materials and the functions of space.

Zamora accomplishes subverting each one of his sites, and in some of his interventions he plays with institutional structures, inserting himself at critical points where it is possible to find enough flexibility (i.e. weakness) to generate a reaction. For example, building a parasitic dwelling atop of the Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City (after five months of a delay in its construction due to bureaucratic paperwork), dealing with the prohibition of placing two thousand meters of aquatic irises in Sao Paulo, placing double mirrors on the Windows of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, or guiding a game of bricks with the citizens of Genk (Belgium) without the sanction of the local government.