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b. 1982 in Chile. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Assistant professor in the Department of Art, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.

2012    MFA, PhotoMedia, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2010    BA, Philosophy, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
2004    BFA, Art History/Photography, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

2017    Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2016    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
            Core Fellow at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (began 2014)
2015    Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
            Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2014    Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
            Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
            The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
2013    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME

2019    Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA (forthcoming November)
           New works, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA (forthcoming November)
           Past and new works, Upfor, Portland, OR (forthcoming September and October)
           Screen Series: Rodrigo Valenzuela, New Museum, New York, NY
           American Type, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
           MASA, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
           The Return of the Real, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (with Robert Lazzarini)
           American Type, Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2018    American Type, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria
           Lay of the Land: Rodrigo Valenzuela, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, CA
            American-type, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA
            Work in Its Place, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
            Arena, Cloaca Projects, San Francisco, CA
            The Unwaged, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
            Intervention, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
            Disobedience (with Lavar Munroe), Jenkins Johnson, Brooklyn, NY
            General Song, Klowden Mann, Culver City, CA
            Material Art Fair, presented by Upfor, Mexico City, Mexico
            Labor Standards, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2017    New Works, Peana Projects, Monterrey, Mexico
            General Song, Feature Hudson Foundation, New York, NY
            New Land, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC
            General Song, Upfor, Portland, OR
            EXPO CHICAGO, presented by Klowden Mann, Chicago, IL
            PHOTOFAIRS SF, presented by Upfor and Klowden Mann, San Francisco, CA
2016    Landmark, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria
            Frontiers, Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis, TN
            Prole, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
            Sin Héroes, Klowden Mann, Culver City, CA
            Sin Héroes, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
            Hedonic Reversal, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
            Hedonic Reversal, envoy enterprises, New York NY
2015    The Factory, Seattle, WA
            Residuous, Museo de Arte Contemporàneo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
            Prole, CUAC, Salt Lake City, UT
            Hedonic Reversal, Upfor, Portland OR
            Future Ruins, Frye Art Museum, Seattle ,WA
            Conceal Market, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH
            UNTITLED Art Fair, presented by Upfor, Miami, FL
            Texas Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Upfor, Houston, TX
2014    Help Wanted, Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA
            Goal Keeper,  Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013    (in) habit, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle WA
            Strangers in a Strange Land: The Coyote Project with Anastasia Hill, University of California
            Self, in collaboration with Anthony Sonnenberg, 4Culture Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012    Up against, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA
2011    Fixing the Architecture, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
            MittWit, Vignettes, Seattle, WA
2005    Play #2, Juan Egenau Gallery, Santiago, Chile

2020 Walls Turned Sideways, Tuft University Art Galleries, Boston, MA (forthcoming Spring)
2019    The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, Philips Collection in partnership with the New Museum
            Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
2018    Becoming American, American and English Camps, San Juan Islands, WA
            Now We Are Five, Upfor, Portland, OR
            On Whiteness, The Kitchen, New York City, NY
            This is Not Here, RE21, Brooklyn, NY
            Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, MOCA, North Miami, FL
            I Followed You to the Sun, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria
            SP-Arte, presented by Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Sao Paulo, Brazil
            Disobedience, Jenkins Johnson, Brooklyn, NY
            New Feelings: Photography from a Diasporic Perspective, Center for Contemporary Art
                 and Culture, PNCA, Portland, OR
            Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Presented by Klowden Mann, Santa Monica, CA
            Fear of Change: True Scenes and Flat Screens, Site131, Dallas, TX
2017    The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
            Monarchs, Bemis Center, Omaha, NE
            PLAY, PULSE, Miami, FL
            PLAY, Project For Empty Space, Newark, NJ
            Where Do We Stand? The Drawing Center, New York, NY
            Labor Day, Chicken Coop Contemporary, Portland, OR (curated by Asha Bukojemsky)
            COMM | ALT SHIFT, Aljira, Newark, NJ
            Art Work: An Exploration of Labor, Love Apple Art Space, Ghent, NY
            Untold Passage, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
            Listen: A Sound Show, The Alice, Seattle, WA
            ¡Cuidado! - The Help, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle Washington
            The Dangerous Professors, Triumph Chicago, Chicago, IL
            Did You Ever See Such A Thing As A Drawing Of A Muchness?, artspace, San Antonio, TX
            Marginalia, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2016    To: Seattle | Subject: Personal, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
            New Cities, Future Ruins, Jubilee Park and Community Center, Dallas, TX
            Monochromatic, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY
            BOOM: Changing Seattle, Center for Architecture and Design, Seattle, WA
            NW Art Now @ TAM 2016, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
            2016 Core Exhibition, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
            (Not So) Still Life, Wave Hill, New York, NY
            transmissions, The Franklin, Chicago, IL
            Time + Space: Beginnings, Bemis Center, Omaha, NE
2015    A World in Flux: 2015 Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
            My Kingdom for a Stage, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
            Made in Woodstock VII, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
            Prole, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (screening)
            This Side of Paradise, FotoFest, Houston, TX
            Tele-novela, Acre TV (screening)
            De · coy, Worksound International, Portland, OR
            Neddy Artist Awards, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
            West of the Sun, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
            Country, Home, CUE Foundation (curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell), New York, NY
            Source Amnesia, Klowden Mann, Culver City, CA
            The Great Debate About Art, Upfor, Portland, OR
            The Great Debate About Art, envoy enterprises, New York, NY
            Fellowship: New Works, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
            Bellingham National 2015, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
            Everything Your Heart Desires, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
            2015 Core Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX  
            Wheaton College Photography Biennial, Norton, MA
            Maria TV, Diverse Works, Houston, TX (screening)
2014    Open Seas, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
            VOX X: Present Tense, Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA
            “This Might Not Be for Now,” Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY (screening)
            Made in America, National Academy Museum, New York City, NY
            The Measure of All Things, Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
            IDxID: New Identities, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
            9th Annual Next Dance Cinema, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA (curator)
2013    //SIGHTLINES, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA
            Exile, El Rincon Social, Houston, TX
            CURRENTS 2013: International New Media Festival, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM
            En Foco’s New Works, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
            Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
            Green Gothic, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA
            LENS 2013 International, Perspective Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Untitled, The Majestic Theater, Corvallis, OR (screening)
            Optic Nerve 14, BIG Screen Plaza, NYC, NY
2012    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
            Arrest Me, Punch Gallery, Seattle, WA
            Shadows, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
            Optic Nerve 14, MOCA, Miami, FL
            New Boondocks, CoCA, Seattle, WA
            Digital Connections, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
            ONN/OF, curated by Susan Robb and Sierra Stinson, The Sweater Factory, Seattle, WA
2011    Work in Progress, in collaboration with Sutton Beres Culler, Cornish Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017    Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant
2016    Open Sessions Artist, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (through 2017)
            Grant, Art Matters, New York, NY
2015    Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY
2014    Arts Innovator Award, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
            Texas Contemporary Award, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX
            Fellowship, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
            Nominee, Northwest Contemporary Arts Award, Portland, OR
            “Hot picks”, Smack Melon, Brooklyn, NY
            Individual Artist Project Award, 4Culture, Seattle, WA
2013    Grant, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Irvine, CA
            Genius Award For Art, The Genius Foundation, Seattle, WA
            Clowes Fund Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
            CityArtist Projects Grant, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA
2012    Innovators Award Nominee, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
            New Works #16 Fellowship, En Foco, Bronx, NY
            de Cilia Graduating With Excellence Award, UW School of Art, Seattle, WA
            Vimeo Festival + Awards Nominee (short-listed),
            Art Walk Awards Nominee, City Arts Magazine, Seattle, WA
2011    Julaine Martin Endowed Scholarship in the Arts, UW School of Art, Seattle, WA
            Sprout IV Grant, Sprout, Seattle, WA
2009    JUNO Scholarship for Art, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
2004    SONY Animal Gallery Video Art Contest Award

Matthew Schum, “Rodrigo Valenzuela,” Aperture #232, p. 114-117. (print)
Andy Campbell, "Critics' Picks," Artforum, March 2018. (online)
Anna Furman, "The Mesmerizing Depth and Desolation of Desert Landscapes," Hyperallergic, February 23, 2018. (online)
Wendy Vogel, "Rodrigo Valenzuela General Song," ArtReview, December 2017. (online)
Richard Speer, "Rodrigo Valenzuela," Visual Art Source, September 2017. (online)
Simon Karlstetter, “Goalkeepers,” Der Greif, February 9, 2017. (online)
Amy Lin, “Chilean Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela Opening at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer,” Widewalls, October, 2016. (online)
Fredric Koeppel, “Valenzuela, Garnica confront contemporary issues at Fogelman Galleries,” The Commercial Appeal, August 30, 2016. (online)
Alicia Eler, "In Review: Rodrigo Valenzuela and the Ruins of Future Past", Crave Online, June 10, 2016. (online)
Sharon Mizota, "Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela's shrines of disillusionment", Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016. (print, online)
Emily Hall, "Rodrigo Valenzuela: envoy enterprises," Artforum, February 2016. (print)
Alex Allenchey, "How Chilean Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela Sheds Light on Immigrant Experience", Artsy, January 13, 2016. (online)
Stephanie Snyder, "Picks: Rodrigo Valenzuela", Artforum, March 5, 2015. (online)
Michael Upchurch, "Past and future, time and decay: Rodrigo Valenzuela at the Frye (review)", The Seattle Times, February 27, 2015. (print, online) 
Claire Reiner, “Rodrigo Valenzuela: ‘Future Ruins’ at the Frye”, Vanguard Seattle, February 5, 2015. (online)
Sarah Thibault, “Untitled., Miami,” SFAQ: International Arts and Culture, December 2013. (online)
Jenna Lechner, “Beauty and Brains”, The Portland Mercury, April 30, 2014. (print, online)
Amanda Manitach, “When Labor Shines”, CityArts, March 13, 2014. (print, online)
Jake Uitti, “An Interview With Rodrigo Valenzuela,” The Monarch Review, February 27, 2014. (online)
Jen Graves, “2013 Genius Award Winner for Art,” The Stranger, October 2, 2013. (print, online)
Michelle Chen, “Looking Back,” CULTURESTR/KE, August 23, 2013. (online)
Charles Mudede, “Inhabiting Landscapes,” The Stranger, June 13, 2012. (print, online)

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
Dimensional Fund Advisors, Austin, TX
William Arning, Houston, TX
Estrellita Brodsky, New York, NY
Jan and Trish de Bont, Los Angeles, CA
Alexandre Taillefer, Montreal, Canada