Carlos Zamora,  Paper Boat , 2019. PVC, golf cart. Courtesy of the artist, St. Louis.

Carlos Zamora, Paper Boat, 2019. PVC, golf cart. Courtesy of the artist, St. Louis.




July 25–December 22, 2019


Dana Turkovic, Curator

As part of our commitment to supporting and showcasing local artists, Laumeier Sculpture

Park will present Carlos Zamora: cART. This project will commission Cuban-born, St. Louis-

based illustrator and graphic designer Carlos Zamora to retrofit the Park’s golf carts. Golf carts

play a pivotal role in how Laumeier staff crisscrosses the campus, shuttling colleagues and

checking on sculptures, and interacting with visitors. Zamora will create three unique artworks

by enveloping the carts in printed vinyl wraps, sculptural frameworks, and ornamentation

inspired by a variety of sources such as Cuban car culture, nursery rhymes, history and politics.

The production of embellished “drivable” sculptures draws attention to the history of kinetic

art, from early modernism to the present and its activation by the viewer, context and

environment. The golf cart takes these ideas one step further, whereby the object is

decorative, mobile, and functional.


Carlos Zamora (b. 1978, Havana, Cuba) graduated from Havana Design Institute, Cuba in 2000. In 2004 he immigrated to Quito, Ecuador and arrived in the United States in 2006. His early professional endeavors in Cuba included The Office of Historical Restoration for Old Havana, Alicia Alonso’s National Ballet of Cuba, Casa de las Américas, Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and cigar company Habanos S.A. Between 2000 and 2004 he served as Art Director for magazines including Opus Habana, Gaceta de Cuba, Anales del Caribe, Cuba en el Ballet and Conjunto. Magazines, book covers and posters resumed his professional life in Havana. Zamora has worked as a designer at Fleishman Hillard, St. Louis and Kiku Obata & Company, St. Louis and is now Creative Director at Express Scripts in St. Louis. He is a former President of AIGA, St. Louis Chapter and serves as a brand chair on several boards. His illustrations have been published by the New York Observer, The Boston Globe, Ad Age, American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal, Alive, and St. Louis Magazine. His work has been included in American Illustration 34, 3x3 Illustration Annual No.12, and Society of Illustrators 58th. Communication Arts featured his work in the Typography and Illustration Annuals 2017.


This series is generously supported by Nancy and Ken Kranzberg.

Laumeier Sculpture Park operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks; projects and programs are supported by the Regional Arts Commission, Emerson, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council, Windgate Foundation and the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis. 2019 exhibitions are supported by Joan and Mitch Markow and Mary Ann and Andy Srenco.