"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
Marela Zacarías (b. 1978, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BA from the Kenyon College (2000) and an MFA from Hunter College (2012). She has been a resident at the Willowell Foundation (2013), Vermont Studio Center (2011), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs (2009-10), Central Connecticut State University, New Britain (2003-05), and the Corcoran School of Art, Washington (2001-02). Her work has been included in the exhibitions After the Object, Y Gallery, New York (2013); Supple Beat, Brooklyn Museum of Art (2013); Clean Up, Wassaic Project, New York (2012); S-Files Biennial, El Museo del Barrio (2012); Colorforms, Praxis International Gallery, Miami (2011); Weaving In and Out, Museo del Barrio and No Longer Empty, Tapestry, East Harlem (2010); Curate NY, Rush Arts Gallery, New York (2010); Resonance, Rabittholestudio, Brooklyn (2010); Colorforms, Praxis International Gallery, New York (2010); Mural as a Mirror, Charter Oak Gallery, Hartford (2009); Imprints, Student Union Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs (2008); 48 hours, Installation show for 1st Night Hartford. Hartford (2007); Be our Guest, Broad Street Gallery, Trinity College. Hartford (2007); Inmigrantes, Gala Hispanic Theater, Washington, DC (2006); Interwoven II, Art Space, Hartford (2006); 51%, Charter Oak Gallery, Hartford (2005); Interwoven, Art Space, Hartford (2005); and Miradas al Mundo, Spiral Flight Gallery, Washington, DC (2002). She has painted and taught mural art in the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico.
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