Some work by Liliana Ovalle




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En Concreto
Open Fires
Sinkhole Vessels
Vera Thinks of Boxes
Looking Pewter
The Chroma Season
Colour Me Tables
Piedras Tables
Piedras Lamp
El Otro (de los Mugrosos)
Table Stripping
Crash Bench
Fragment of a Staircase
Fuego Lento
Altar in a Corner
Table Shedding

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April 2015

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  maison objet 2012  

Sinkhole Vessels joins the permanent collection of MAD

I am delighted to announce that Sinkhole Vessels is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The ceramic pieces produced in collaboration with Colectivo 1050 were featured in the exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, curated by Lowery Simms. (Photo © Eric Scott)

More information on the exhibition...
Interview with Anna Carnick on the exhibition and the project...

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January 2015: Talents à la Carte, Maison & Objet

Earlier this year I was invited to this year’s edition of Talents à la Carte at Maison & Objet in Paris. The show included my recent project Totem, a series of stacking ceramic containers produced by Anfora. Totem was included in the best products selections by Monocle, AD Magazine France and Wallpaper. (Photo © Monocle)

More about Talents à la Carte...

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Sinkhole Vessels at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY

I am very happy to announce that Sinkhole Vessels will be taking part of the exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America at Museum of Arts and Design. The exhibition features work that represents different aspects of the intersection of design, craft and art that can be observed in contemporary practice in Latin America. New Territories is the first American museum group exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American design.

As part of the exhibition events, I will be taking part of the talk New Directions: The Convergence of Design, Art and Craft in Latin America, on November 5th. For More information on the event please follow this link.

New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
4 November 2014- 6 April 2015

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Claroscuro presented at 'Five', Clerkenwell Design Week

The project Claroscuro will be presented at the show 'Five', which features a collection commissioned by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Clerkenwell Design Week. The show includes fiveprojects using American hardwood, designed by members of the London-based collective Okay Studio: Liliana Ovalle, Mathias Hahn, Ed Swan, Hunting Narud, Andrew Haythornthwaite & Peter Marigold.

Clerkenwell Design Week
20-22 May 2013
The Scin Gallery

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El Otro at La Casa Morbida, Museo Poldi Pezzoli

El Otro will take part of the exhibtion La Casa Morbida,Tra Arte e Design at Museo Poldi Pezzoli. The show is curated by Inventario and supported by Foscarini and it features furniture and objects using upholstery and textiles, including works by Gaetano Pesce, Ron Arad, Jean Nouvel, Ettore Sottsass, Hella Jongerius, Raw-Edges, amongst others.

La Casa Morbida. Tra Arte e Design.
The Soft House. Between Art and Design.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli.
Via Manzoni12, Milano
26 March - 5 May
Cocktail: Thursday April 10th - 19.30 hr

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Desiderabilia, About Desirable Things

A group exhibition curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò/ A project by IN Residence

With original works by:
45 kilo, Anton Alvarez, AUT + Chiara Onida, BCXSY, Julien Carretero, Matteo Cibic, Ciszak – Dalmas, Commonplace, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez ,FormaFantasma, Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny, Hilda Hellström, Pepe Heykoop, Kolk & Kusters, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Andrea Magnani, Philippe Malouin, Peter Marigold, Minale – Maeda, Mischer’Traxler, Liliana Ovalle, Lex Pott, Studio Besau-Marguerre, Poetic Lab, Giorgia Zanellato.

Ventura Lambrate
Via Ventura 6, Milano
April 8 - April 13
Open Evening: Wednesday April 9th - 20.00 hr

More about In Residence...

More about Desiderabilia...

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Photography by severafrahm

Sinkhole Vessels at Depot Basel, June 2013

We were very pleased to launch Sinkhole Vessels, a collaboration with Colectivo 1050º, at Exhibition 15: Craft & Drawing, organized and curated by Depot Basel. The show, which opened during the Art Fair in Basel, included the work of 13 designers, making an emphasis on the different correlations between design and drawing.

The exhibition took place from June 12 to June 29 2013.

View Press Release, Pics and Videos of Craft & Drawing...

More information on Sinkhole Vessels...

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Vera Thinks of Boxes - London Design Festival 2012

Vera Thinks of Boxes is part of the new collection of objects commissioned by Vera, a project orchestrated by Kirsty Minns and Érika Muller (KM and ÉM) which evolves around a fictional character inspired by a series of found photographs.

A group of artist and designers were commissioned to respond to one photo in order to expand Vera’s material and sensorial world, contributing to the second chapter of her collective ficitonal biography.

The collectionVera Chapter Two was presented at the Brompton Design District during the London Design Festival, and more recently at Biennale Interieur 2012 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

More about Vera's boxes....

View Press Release...

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Fuego Lento at Maison & Objet. September 7-11, 2012.

Fuego Lento was selected for the trendzone called Elément(s), curated by François Bernard. The event took place during Maison & Objet in Paris. The stand was divided into four different sections showcasing products that evokes associations to either earth, fire, wind or water.

Photography: Féesmaison

more on Elément(s)...

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Looking Pewter at Depot Basel. June 11- July 11, 2012.

Another Terra, a project by In Residence, joined the exhibition Art & Scenography at Depot Basel, during the Art Basel festival. The exhibition brought together a range of contemporary cultures to create an impressive set of references around craft and scenography – some of them were visually pleasing, some of them were collectable.

Depot Basel is a temporary venue that hosts exhibitions, workshops, talks and films for two years, initiated by the Association For Demanding Everyday Culture.

more on Art & Scenography...

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Another Terra, Fuori Salone, Milan 2012

Looking Pewter, a new series of mirrors made in sandcasted pewter, were presented at the exhibition Another Terra, curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainó. The exhibition is part of In Residence, an annual project based in Torino that has the purpose to identify, analyse and delve into the different aspects of experimental contemporary art research linked to design.

The exhibition features work of designers Tomas Alonso, Pieke Bergmans, Forma Fantasma, BCXSY, Philippe Malouin, Studio Besau Marguerre, amongst others.

more about Another Terra at WGSN...

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  Destination Mexico MoMA  
Photo: Designaholic

Fuego Lento at Destination Mexico, MoMA Store

From early May through June 30, 2012, The Museum of Modern Art’s New York retail store locations and its online store, MoMAstore.Org, will feature Destination: Mexico, a collection of products created by contemporary Mexican designers. Destination: Mexico will also be featured in the MoMA Design Store’s Tokyo location.

Buy Fuego Lento at MoMA Store...

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October 2011

Table Stripping and El Otro are taking part of the show Straoridinario in Rome, a collaboration between Plusdesign Gallery and Secondome.

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September 2011

Colour Me Green and Colour me Red, presented at Methods of Imitation, an exhibition organized by Workshop for Potential Design during the London Design Festival.


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