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Z'otz* Collective


The Invention of the Square
2020
mixed media on paper
15” x 11”
Estimate $1,400 framed

Courtesy of the artist 

Toronto artists Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano, and Ilyana Martínez formed Z’otz* Collective in 2004 through a shared interest in collaboration. They create drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations that connect to the storytelling traditions of their Latin American backgrounds. Their work explores the themes of displacement, transition, and transformation. They invent mythological beings and symbols that transition between the individual and collective dynamic. Z’otz is the Mayan word for “bat.” Z’otz* has exhibited at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery (Sarnia), The Koffler Centre of the Arts (Toronto), Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George), and Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina). Their sculptures are in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. They were artists-in-residence in Serbia, and have exhibited in Mexico, USA, Taiwan, Croatia, and China, among others.

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