Rodrigo Valenzuela left his homeland (Chile) and a thriving studio practice in 2005 and moved to Boston where, as an undocumented worker, he entered the harsh world of day labor. The experience precipitated fundamental change in his art.
Valenzuela turned to video and photography as a tool to capture and articulate images. His time-based pieces explore uncertainty; they are brief descriptions of the moment and action from which phenomena unfolds. He earned his MFA at University of Washington in 2012 and was awarded The Stranger's 2013 Genius Award for Art.
The Monarch Review, 2/27, 2014
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