Erick Zambrano


About

Erick Zambrano is an artist working in Sculpture and Performance art.  He earned a BFA from Midwestern State University and his MFA from the University of Houston.  He collects and extracts materials to make objects, and enact participatory performance rituals set out to open new ways of relating through making and embodiment. In order to ignite the creation of new ways of understanding for the future while negating the colonized-capitalist myth that is socially imposed. Taking one world apart to make another.


Additional Information

Artist Statement I am a laborer and a trickster. I move between realms: the socially constructed Euro-centric world of “art” and the concrete world of construction sites, dumpsters, gutters, and parking lots — transient sites where I collect and extract materials to make objects, and enact participatory performance rituals. Drawing from ancient Andean knowledge of making and communicating, such as weaving and knot tying, in tandem with the repetitive actions of manual-labor, I playfully reshuffle and reconfigure materials of today’s urban sphere. An urban sphere that is erected by the very people it most oft marginalizes and alienates. Thus, I set out to open new ways of relating through making and embodiment, in order to ignite the creation of new myths for the future while negating the colonized-capitalist myth that is socially imposed. Taking one world apart to make another. Through engagement in my work, participants are ultimately roused to reconfigure and re-mythify their own relationship with the concrete world, its materials, each other, and their bodies.

Contact

2908 Barbee Street
Guesthouse
TX 77004