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Hector Zamora

Hector Zamora was born 1974 in Mexico City, where he graduated in graphic design from the UAM-X. He currently lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. His work has been exhibited at the Bienal de São Paulo (2006), the Busan Biennale, South Korea (2006), the Encuentro Internacional Medellín, Colombia (2007), the Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2007) and the Biennale di Venezia (2009).

To bring an ideological system to its absolutely emancipated form is rarely a successful experiment, as the system itself adapts to the reality of its surroundings, loses its purity or stops its growth. The reflection on these ideological structures, which have a historical, social, political or cultural origin, is the central theme of Hector Zamora’s sculptural installations. In PAC, Zamora introduces a boat that could not be finished since the physical space where the construction started proved too small. He reflects on the former political model of socialism and the marks it left on society. But the work reaches beyond that, as the boat itself has a complex symbolical and iconographical tradition, which transcends different cultural identities.

Zamora shows his special project of constructing a large boat inside PAC, reflecting on ideological structures and society.