"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
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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