Héctor Zamora Mexican, b. 1974

1974, Mexico City, Mexico. Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal


Héctor Zamora’s work problematizes historical, social and political questions related to contemporary society. His works reconcile opposites and create a critical estrangement able to displace meanings and understandings. He generally subverts the architectural spaces, redefining and re-signifying the conventional.


Héctor Zamora studied graphic design and structural geometry. Venues that have hosted his solo shows most notably include Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, 2010); the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), São Paulo (2016); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); and the Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon (2018). Venues of group shows in which he participated include the 27th Bienal de São Paulo (2006); the 9th and 12th editions of the Bienal de Havana (2006 and 2015); the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); and the 11th and 14th editions of the Bienal de Lyon (2011 and 2017). Currently, Zamora is presenting the installation Lattice Detour at the Metropolitan Museum of New York.