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Marela Zacarías

Mexico (1978)


Through an intensive work process that combines sculpture and painting, Marela Zacarías constructs forms with a metallic net fixed to a wooden base and in which she applies plaster layers to generate wavy forms. Zacarías creates sculptures with fabric-like qualities, full of movement and expressiveness. The patterns and geometric forms of her pieces are influences by the textile work made by ancestral cultures around the world. Her work is characterized by the interest in the site’s context, a social commitment and the current events.

Marela Zacarías has exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum, New York National Arts Club, the British Society of American Art, the Museo del Barrio in New York and William Vale in New York, USA; Brattleboro Museum in Vermont and The American Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. Her murals are located in Washington DC, Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio, Mexico and Guatemala. Zacarías was part of residency programs in the Vermont Studio Center, Storrs University and the Corcoran School of Art, among others.

She lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.


Mitochondrial Eve
Wood, metallic net, plaster, acrylic, polymer seal
168 x 168 x 24 in


Red Meander
Wood, metallic net, plaster, acrylic, polymer seal
108 x 62 x 24 in


Wood, metallic net, plaster, acrylic, polymer seal
39 x 36.5 x 14 cm