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Carlos Zapata Automata – Colombian automata and sculptor Carlos Zapata, weaves personal reflections from early experiences in a war torn country, with wider social, religious and political issues.
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About me
I made my first automata in the late 90s. ‘Cabaret Mechanical Theatre’ sold it for me. I was also offered a job in the theatre by Sue Jackson and her daughter, Sarah. After working therefore for some years, the theatre closed down, but before this happened I had already started to make a living from my art.

Since then I have been working on one off pieces which are often commissioned by private collectors who would like a more personal work to be created from their ideas. Pieces are also commissioned by public institutions such as museums who require a donation box or coin operated automaton for visitors. These automatons are based on historical events or figures or on collections that the museum may house.

I am always happy to take on new commissions, both large and small. Over the past 20 years I have been commissioned by museums, public spaces and private collec-tors in Europe, Asia and America.

Latest Exhibitions

2017

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The mall Gallery London
Hearing others Footsteps, Anima-Mundi Gallery St Ives UK
The Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco USA

2016

Curious Contraptions, The Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco USA
From Silence, Anima-Mundi at Herrick Gallery, Mayfair London UK
The Musings of Creatures, Andrew Lanyon Falmouth Art Gallery Cornwall UK
“Carnival” Victoria Art Gallery Bath UK

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Residents

2004

July-september Artist in residents, The Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, USA

2005

May Artist in Residents, The Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, USA

2017

November Artst in residents, The Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, USA

Publications

Raw vision magazine, RV # 49 pg. 66
Raw vision magazine, RV # 50 pg. 88
The Times newspaper Times Newspaper (Monday 5th July 2004)
Carlos Zapata by Andrew Lanyon 2009
Carlos Zapata Blurb 2008

CV

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Works - Portfolio
I have been making automata since the 1990’s
commissions
I been working in one off pieces offent commissions by private collectors who will like a more personal work with there idea. And by public institutions like museums, that will need a donation Box or coin operated automaton for visitors.
EXAMPLES OF COMMISSIONS
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Automata Mechanical kinetic Sculpture in wood and metal.
Coin or push button operated automata donation boxes
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For any information about my automata please contact me.
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Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom