Galerie Kandlhofer is pleased to present the solo exhibition Stature by Chilean artist Rodrigo Valenzuela.
Using staged scenes and digital interventions, Valenzuela's photography, video and installation work is rooted in the contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, often involving narratives around immigration and the working class.
Rodrigo Valenzuela was born in 1982 in Chile. Valenzuela lives and works in Los Angeles, US.
He completed an art history degree at the University of Chile (2004), then worked in construction while making art over his first decade in the United States, completing an BA in Philosophy at Evergreen College and MFA at University of Washington in 2012.
Valenzuela is an assistant professor in the Department of Art, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
Valenzuela’s residencies include Light Work in Syracuse, NY; a Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; ME; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, NE and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY.
Solo exhibitions include: Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA, 2019; New Museum, New York, NY, 2019; Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019; The USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, 2019; Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, CA, 2018; Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA, 2018; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, 2018; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, 2017; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 2015.
Group exhibitions include: 'The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement’, New Museum & Philips Collection, Washington D.C., 2019; 'Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly',The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, 2019; 'On Whiteness', The Kitchen, New York, 2018; 'This is Not Here', RE21, New York, 2018; 'Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly', Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, 2018; 'Disobedience', Jenkins Johnson, New York, 2018; 'New Feelings', Center for Contemporary Art, PNCA, Portland, 2018; 'Where Do We Stand?', The Drawing Center, New York, 2017; 'Marginalia', The Drawing Center, New York, 2017; 'To: Seattle | Subject: Personal', Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 2016; 'New Cities, Future Ruins', Jubilee Park and Community Center, Dallas, 2016; 'NW Art Now @ TAM 2016', Tacoma Art Museum, 2016.
Valenzuela is recipient of several awards, including an Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award 2014, Texas Contemporary Award 2014, Stranger Genius Award 2013, University of California Artist Research Grant 2015.