Carlos Zapata was born in Colombia in 1963. He currently lives near Falmouth, Cornwall.

Self taight - his work belongs to and takes inspiration from Folk and Tribal Arts from all over the world.

Many of his works have evolved from personal experience of living in a foreign country and in his home country where a civil war rages on relatively un noticed by the outside world.

His work is in private collections and museums around the world.



Iconos : Sagrado y Profano, Millennium (solo)
The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
Stage, Cornwall Art Biennale, Gunwalloe
Limbo, The Old Coffin Store, Truro
London Art Fair, Islington, London

Child Soldiers, Millennium
The Vickers Collection Aspen Co, USA
Handwerksform, Hannover, Germany 
Mixed Winter, Millennium

The Kinetic Art Fare, London

The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore
158 Autumn Exhibition, RWA, Bristol
The Edge, The Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth

Museo Parque De Las Ciencias, Granada Spain
Expressions, Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth

Hilde Leiss Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Tuke, The Falmouth Art Gallery,  Falmouth
Paul Spooner, The First Gallery,  Southampton
Automates Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
Art Science and Philosophy, The American Visionary Art  Museum,  Baltimore,USA

A Piece of the Action, Bridport Art Centre, Devon
Kinetica Museum, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 
Magical Mechanical Machines, Shire Hall, Stafford 
Made,  Yorkshire Sculpture Park,  Wakefield

Brunel 200, Falmouth Art Gallery,  Falmouth
Mechanical Magic,  20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
The End Of The Pier, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
Gadget, Gears and Whirligigs, Charles River Museum, Waltham MA, USA

Tree-mendous, Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth 
Mechanics Alive, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffork
CMT Exhibition, The Oxo Gallery, London 
Holy H 2 0, The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, USA

CMT Exhibition, The Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, USA
Jeux  D' Automates, Musee Des Automates, Nevilly-sur-seine, Paris, France
Sculpture out of the Ashes, National Maritime Museum, Falmouth  
CMT Exhibition, The Oxo Gallery, London 


Summer Show, The Medici Gallery, London
Automata, The Rufford Gallery,  Nottinghamshire
Fur and Feathers,  Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth
Automata, Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum, Warwick
CMT Festival, The Oxo Gallery, London 

Out Of The Box,  The Air Gallery, London
Summer Show, Hitchcocks Gallery, Bath


Natural History Museum Museum, London
The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, USA
The Exploratorium Museum,  San Francisco, USA
The Arima Museum, Kobe, Japan
Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth
The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, USA
The Gumma Museum, Japan
Hyunggi-do,  Heyri Artvalley, Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Museo Parque De Las Ciencias, Granada, Spain
The Wrexham County Museum, Wales
Gloucester Museum, Gloucester
Tudor House Museum, Southampton
Folk Museum, Helston


July-September, The Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, USA

May, The Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, USA


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