Through textiles, Sarah Zapata examines how her personal experience points to larger societal constructs, intersecting theories of gender, cultural identity, and spirituality. As the daughter of an evangelical Christian mother and a Peruvian father, ethnicity and religion were at the center of her family dynamics during her upbringing in Texas. Zapata’s Peruvian heritage attracted her to textiles from a young age. The material’s malleability and historical context, in turn, pushed her in the direction of her current artistic practice.
Sarah Zapata has exhibited work at Performance Space New York; MATE Mario Testino Museum, Peru; and Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, among others.
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David Everitt Howe
David Everitt Howe is a Brooklyn-based critic and curator. His work explores how gender and sexuality are constructed and performed, as well as the ways in which they’re shaped and controlled by art institutions and other institutions of power. Currently, Howe is Curator-at-Large at Pioneer Works as well as Arts Editor of its online editorial platform, The Broadcast. His writing regularly appears in Artforum, Art in America, and frieze.
David Everitt Howe has curated shows at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; Participant Inc., New York; and Abrons Arts Center, New York, among others.