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José Antonio Vega Macotela
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José Antonio Vega Macotela

José Antonio Vega Macotela (1980, MX) lives and works in Mexico City and Amsterdam. Macotela’s work is multidisciplinary, site-specific, and often engages particular communities such as prison inmates, soldiers, miners, etc. It explores notions of labor, value, and exchange, specifically with regard to currency as a system through which social relations are established and negotiated.

Macotela studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2011), and has participated in group and solo shows internationally, including the Triennale de Puerto Rico (2012), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2011), Galeria Fernando Santos (Porto, 2011), 29 Bienal de San Paulo (2010), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico City, 2010), among others.