Tony Macarena

Tony Macarena is a design duo founded by Lorena Canales and Alejandro Olávarri. They practice in the intersection between hegemonic aesthetics, the commercialization of culture and the production of identity politics, adddressing neo-colonizing and decolonizing dynamics, national representation and self-exotization.

Tony (Lorena Canales) is a curator and teacher from Guadalajara and Macarena (Alejandro Olávarri) is a designer and plant enthusiast from Mexico City. Tony has a master’s degree in Design, Research, Writing and Criticism from SVA 2016 and currently coordinates curatorial intentions at a new museum in Iztapalapa. Tony is currently exploring pedagogies and performance in classroom settings and other creative processes. Macarena has a Masters in Arts and Politics from Sciences Po 2022. Macarena is currently exploring the relationships between the aesthetics of the world’s habitability and the politics of other living beings.

Maceta Marcelino AE03, 2022

Tony Macarena [Established, 2019] and Ángela Esteban
Modeled clay
12.75 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
32 x 24 x 24 cm

Maceta Marcelino AE04, 2022

Tony Macarena [Established, 2019] and Ángela Esteban
Modeled clay
11.75 x 9.75 x 8.75 inches
30 x 25 x 22 cm

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