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Héctor Zamora - White Noise - Auckland Arts Festival 2011


Photograph by Simon Glaister

Public Sculpture, Bethells Beach

Saturday, 26 February 2011, 11am - 5pm
* Rain Date: Sunday, 27 February 2011, 11am - 5pm

The public are invited to assist the artist in planting 500 white flags into the sand of Bethells Beach starting at 11am. The flags will be removed at the end of the day.


Installation, Shed 6
Wednesday, 2 March - Friday 18 March
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm


Documentation, projectspace B431, Elam School of Fine Arts
Thursday, 3 March - Saturday 19 March
Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Talk: Wednesday 2 March 6pm

Héctor Zamora will discuss his practice in conversation with Ariane Craig-Smith, Visual Arts Manager for Auckland Arts Festival as part of the Easy Listening series of talks Elam Lecture Theatre, Elam School of Fine Arts: Wednesday, 2 March 6pm. Join us beforehand for refreshments to celebrate White Noise from 5pm at Projectspace B431.


Both a simple piece of visual poetry and a gesture toward the complex history of public actions and engagement with land, foreshore and public space in New Zealand, White Noise responds to the specific location, activated in the first part of the project by the weather and environment of Bethells Beach. The one day public sculpture and action at Bethells Beach, is followed by the installation of the flags at Shed 6, stilled and contained in contrast to their previous location. This exhibition is complimented by the filmed documentation of the public installation shown at Projectspace B431.

Héctor Zamora's participation in Auckland Arts Festival 2011 is supported by the Chartwell Trust and the Elam International Artist in Residence Programme.





About the Artist
Héctor Zamora was born 1974 in Mexico City and now lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil with his wife, artist Maríla Dardot and daughter Irene. Working across a variety of media, Zamora intervenes in the social and physical structures of urban and public spaces. His works draw on extensive research into specific socio-political topographies, whilst also playing on the inhabitants’ collective memories, myths and desires.

Previous solo exhibitions include Margens, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, 2010, De Belg wordt geboren met een baksteen in de maag, FLACC, Genk, Belgium, 2008; Spectacular Reflections, Cerca Series, MCASD, San Diego, USA, 2007; Líneas de suspensión, ensayo sobre geometría funicular. Enrique Guerrero gallery, Mexico City, Mexico, 2005. Unidad habitacional. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 2005. Paracaidista, Av. Revolución 1608 bis. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico, 2004 and. Previous group exhibitions include the Aichi Triennial, Nagoya, Japan, 2010; and Touched, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK, 2010; Making Worlds, 53a Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, 2009; Encuentro Internacional Medellín 2007 (MDE07), Medellin, Colombia, 2007; Busan Biennale 2006; Busan, South Korea, 2006; and the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, 2006.
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