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AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Antonio Vega-Macotela

7:00 p.m.

Antonio Vega Macotela lives in Mexico City and Amsterdam. He graduated from The National School of Fine Arts ENAP-UNAM in 2001 where he began his public and social art research.

His work is multidisciplinary, site-specific and often engages particular communities. It explores notions of exchange, specifically regarding currency as a mediation device through which social relations are established. His recent project Time Exchange proposed the replacement of money with a time-sharing system. He carried out this project through individual exchanges with inmates at the Santa Martha Acatila prison in Mexico. He was the co-editor of the publication Multiple Media 2 in 2008.

His works have been exhibited in such places as the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM), Museo Carrillo Gil, the Laboratorio Arte Alameda Mexico City and the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial (Brazil). He is currently in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and his work was recently featured in the Generational exhibition at The New Museum.


Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served