Josema Zamorano is a Mexican-Canadian artist based in Vancouver. As he worked as a telecommunications engineer before turning to the arts, the relationships between craft, art, and human comprehension are of recurring interest in his work. He uses photography, arrangements of text, and installation, to question the identity of places and things, often by illuminating the movement, transformation, and temporal fluctuation of appearances and meanings. Driven by the everyday crowds and fortuitous affairs of Mexico City, Zamorano started practicing street photography while he was a student of Latin American poetry at Mexico’s National University. He moved to Vancouver in 2006. With intersecting interests in poetry, existential philosophy, and visual arts he earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (2012) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He currently teaches at Capilano University in Vancouver.
Zamorano has exhibited in several solo exhibitions, including Incurable Oceano, Mexico City, 2018;Un-foldings/Des-pliegues, Rota, Spain, 2017; Sandokai: Grasping at Things is Surely Delusion, featured at the 2016 Capture Photography Festival; and Lost Steps at Jamaa El Fna, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, 2015. His work has also been included in several group shows, including Everything Flows, Tapir Gallery, Berlin, 2018; Thirstdays #3: Harbour/Heaven, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, 2016; and Latin American Art, 2015, and Diffractions of the Local, 2013, at Monica Reyes Gallery, where he is currently represented.