He was born in 1974 in Mexico City and currently lives and works in Mexico City.
Héctor Zamora was born in 1974 in Mexico City, where he currently lives and works.
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 intervened the public space with “Sem Título/Travessura” (2022) for the 13th Mercosul Biennial in Brazil, and then made “Strangler” (2021) for the 3rd Triennale 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 ambul ation of the site. His work belongs to the collections of key institutions in the international art scene, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, the Frac des Pays de La Loire in France, and the Jumex collection in Mexico.