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Open Doors to Art: Live interview and Studio Visit with Josema Zamorano
December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Do you ever wonder what an artist studio looks like? What type of art Latin Americans are making today? In partnership with Curated Tastes, VLACC has made a selection of Latin American artists in Canada and the spaces that represent them. These artists are opening their doors for us to experience the joys of visiting an artist’s studio and talking to the artist directly. Join us online on Thursday, December 2nd for an interview/visit with Vancouver-based artist Josema Zamorano.
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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
6pm – 7:30pm PST
Online on Zoom
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Josema Zamorano (born in Tepic, Nayarit) is a Mexican Latin American émigré in Canada, visual artist and educator, based at the unceded territories of the Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, commonly known as Vancouver. His work often deals with a critique of the languages used by modernity to construct reality: the camera, the method, the image, the concrete. In experimental and sometimes performative or interactive ways he explores how the movement of eyes, body, and comprehension, in a changing world, transform and connect appearances and meanings.
He earned a Masters’ Degree at the National University of Mexico with a thesis on contemporary-poetical interpretations of the foundational stories of Quetzalcoatl. His stay in Mexico City prompted an interest in photography that led to a visual arts practice. With intersecting interests in poetry, existential phenomenology, a critique of Mexican identity, and visual arts he earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (University of British Columbia, 2012). He has taught for over twenty years a variety of topics, from electrical-circuits design and philosophy of technology to critical inquiry, art-based research, and Spanish. He is currently a member of the faculty at Capilano University.