Mateo Serna Zapata
Colombian born, Miami raised, Mateo is a lens-based artist. Keeping in mind the concept of collaboration as civilized progress, Serna Zapata enacts his practice as a collective collaborative conversation between himself and his subjects with the intent of presenting multiple perspectives on a reality that would otherwise go unnoticed. Working with dancers and utilizing anatomy as geometry, the artist captures movement and presents contradictory compositions that invite the viewer to question perception and engage with the compositions. This further emphasizes collaboration as the audience become active participants in the conversation. The environment is an essential ingredient to the artist’s work, as nature is the essence of our human existence. Through captured movement, Serna Zapata aims to unravel new possibilities for collective progress.
His work has been exhibited in MOCA, New World Gallery, Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation, Mindy Solomon Gallery and Coral Gables Museum. Serna Zapata received his BFA from University of Florida through New World School of the Arts. He is currently participating in an artist residency at the Bakehouse Art Complex.
- 2021 Home + Away Resident: Atlantic Center for the Arts