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RODRIGO VALENZUELA

b. 1982 in Chile. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

EDUCATION
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

RESIDENCIES
2017    Light Works, Syracuse, NY
            Sculpture Space, Troy, 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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    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 Gallery, Los Angeles, 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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Did You Ever See Such A Thing As A Drawing Of A Muchness?, artspace, San Antonio, TX
            Marginalia, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
            Cuidado!, Greg Lucera Gallery, Seattle Washington
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 Gallery, Los Angeles, 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

GRANTS/HONORS
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), Vimeo.com
            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

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Simon Karlstetter, “Goalkeepers,” Der Greif, February 9, 2017. (online)
Amy Lin, “Chilean Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela Opening at Galerie Lisa Kanlhofer,” Widewalls, October, 2016. (online)Fredric Koeppel, “Valenzuela, Garnica confront contemporary issues at Fogelman Galleries,” The Commercial Appeal, Aug. 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, Feb. 2016. (print)
Alex Allenchey, "How Chilean Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela Sheds Light on Immigrant Experience", Artsy, Jan. 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, Feb. 27, 2015. (print, online
Claire Reiner, “Rodrigo Valenzuela: ‘Future Ruins’ at the Frye”, Vanguard Seattle, Feb. 5, 2015. (online)
Sarah Thibault, “Untitled., Miami”, SFAQ: International Arts and Culture, Dec. 2013. (online)
Jenna Lechner, “Beauty and Brains”, The Portland Mercury, Apr. 30, 2014. (print, online)
Amanda Manitach, “When Labor Shines”, CityArts, Mar. 13, 2014. (print, online)
Jake Uitti, “An Interview With Rodrigo Valenzuela”, The Monarch Review, Feb. 27, 2014. (online)
Jen Graves, “2013 Genius Award Winner for Art”, The Stranger, Oct. 2, 2013. (print, online)
Michelle Chen, “Looking Back”, CULTURESTR/KE, Aug. 23, 2013. (online)
Charles Mudede, “Inhabiting Landscapes”, The Stranger, Jun. 13, 2012. (print, online)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY
The Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA
Dimensional Fund Advisors, Austin, TX
Estrellita Brodsky, New York
Alexandre Taillefer, Montreal
William Arning, Houston, TX