Sarah Zapata’s practice examines her position in society through the use of time based historical processes: a symbiotic practice of textile making and writing. The new commissions employ traditional crafts used by women in a monumental, abstract manner, to be a tactile embodiment of gender and cultural performativity. Through examining her cultural identity as a Peruvian-American woman, her sculptures employ labor-intensive hand processes that point to the eroticism and dynamism of women.
Image rights: David Brandon Geeting
About Sarah Zapata
b. 1988, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, based in Brooklyn, NY, United States