Liliana Ovalle in collaboration Colectivo 1050 | Sinkhole No. 1 Bola, 2013 | Red clay, oak
Liliana Ovalle
Liliana Ovalle in collaboration Colectivo 1050 | Sinkhole No. 2 Olludo, 2013 | Red clay, oak
Liliana Ovalle
Liliana Ovalle in collaboration Colectivo 1050 | Sinkhole No. 3 Botita, 2013 | Red clay, oak
Liliana Ovalle
Liliana Ovalle in collaboration Colectivo 1050 | Sinkhole No. 4 Bule, 2013 | Red clay, oak
Liliana Ovalle
Liliana Ovalle in collaboration Colectivo 1050 | Sinkhole No. 5 Chaparrito, 2013 | Red clay, oak
Liliana Ovalle
Liliana Ovalle

Liliana Ovalle

in collaboration with Colectivo 1050º

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, 1977; lives and works in London, UK

Everyday objects can offer a space for reflection. As a designer, Ovalle is particularly interested in how different idiosyncrasies are translated in material culture and how the world of things represent not only the context of where they come from, but the beliefs and systems of the people behind them. In her work, Ovalle pays special attention to inquiring themes such as the “incomplete” and the “unrehearsed” observed in the urban context. The collaboration with Colectivo 1050º brings together Ovalle’s aesthetic explorations with the richness of vernacular pottery from Oaxaca. The exchange, while sensitive to the heritage and context of the ceramics, delivers a contemporary result where both tradition and design feed into each other. Website

Colectivo 1050º was founded by Kythzia Barrera in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2010. It creates contemporary ceramics inspired by traditional cultures but finely adapted to modern life. 1050º is the temperature at which tradition and modernity merge, and urban designers and women potters in rural Mexico work together, hand in hand, through collaborative design methods. Their production aims to reduce environmental impact through the combinationof traditional processes and alternative technologies. Above all, Colectivo 1050º helps to create real job opportunities that support the economic development of indigenous women in the poorest villages in Oaxaca. This collaboration was possible thanks to the craftsmanship of Elia Mateo (1980), Angelina Mateo (1966), Macrina Mateo (1969), Alberta Mateo (1963), and Dorotea Mateo(1953). The Mateo family lives and works in Tlapazola, Oaxaca. Website

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