Zuyva Sevilla is a semi-sentient collection of atoms feebly trying to understand everything around them. As an interdisciplinary artist, his work aims to compose, collect and culminate in an interpretation for the inherent chaos of the universe, inspired by everything from the proto-scientific to the metaphysical. Methods within digital fabrication, sculpture and physical computing are key research tools. 




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Selected Press:

Southwest Contemporary
Hyperallergic
D Magazine
iARTA Spotlight
Univision
Glasstire

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Current Exhibitions:

Prototype: Rail Trail Art & Technology Internet of Things Exhibition - May 2 - June 7, 2024, Gallery One, Albuquerque City Hall

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Upcoming Exhibitions:

Assemblies: SURFACE Solo Exhibition - June 2024, Harwood Art Center, ABQ
Currents New Media Festival 2024 - June 2024, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe

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Selected Exhibitions:
LightSpace - Nov. 17, 2023 - Mar. 23, 2024, Inpost! Art Space, ABQ
Exchanges: Solo Exhibition - 2023, Old Walls Gallery, ABQ
All watched over by machines of loving grace - 2023, InterAccess, Toronto
12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now - 2023, 516 ARTS, ABQ
Currents New Media Festival 2023, Santa Fe
Vibrant Pool - 2022, Currents 826, Santa Fe
Mass - 2021, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), South Korea
Area 3 - 2020, AURORA Dallas 
full harvest - 2018, gardenblock, Denton

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Artist Statement:

    My work delves into the fundamental infrastructure of existence and the intricate ways we perceive our surroundings. Through a combination of sculpture, video, and digital media, I seek to create new interpretations of the universe's chaos, while also addressing concerns around energy consumption. In particular, I am interested in the paradox of creating work about energy while also using and potentially wasting energy in the process. Ultimately, my work is an auto-didactic approach to concepts beyond my understanding; it is an experimental and experiential self-study using instruments of perception and creation.

    My sculptural work dissects the movement of light and heat, often through site-specific installations that activate presentation spaces. I use common industrial materials and repurposed tools to create stages that amplify simple physical actions. I leverage physical computing and digital fabrication to create works that explore the conversion of energy throughout our existence.

    In my digital work, I use computer simulations to provide a window into possibility. A simulated existence allows for a systematic level of control of an elementary unit, and the fabrication of a simulation provides new origins from which to experiment from.

    In physics, inefficiencies in a system often manifest as ‘waste’ energy that doesn't contribute to the intended task but instead dissipates into the environment. Heat is the most common form of this waste. In virtually all systems, from the intricacies of machinery and electronics to the complexities of biological processes, heat consistently surfaces as a direct consequence of imperfect productivity. Such occurrences, rooted in the fundamental principles governing energy transfer, suggest that energy, once transformed, embarks on a one-way journey.

    Through my installations, I construct choreographies of energy diffusions, meditations on the fundamental action of dispersing heat and the unidirectional flow of time through space.