Artist Talk: Rodrigo Valenzuela

February 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rodrigo Valenzuela uses staged scenes and digital interventions, manipulating codes of representation to affect viewers’ perception of logic and reality. Working primarily in photography, video, and installation, Valenzuela utilizes imagery rooted in the contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, often involving narratives around immigration and the working class. In conjunction with the exhibition Rodrigo Valenzuela: Labor Standards.

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Still from Rodrigo Valenzuela, Prole, 2015, HD Video.
Still from Rodrigo Valenzuela, Prole, 2015, HD Video, Courtesy of artist.