Rodrigo Valenzuela builds narratives, scenes, and stories addressing the tensions between humans and communities. Drawing from personal memories from his native Chile and archival research on labor histories across the Americas, Valenzuela’s work tackles on issues of alienation and displacement through complex photographic installations and videos. Often picturing landscapes and tableaus with day laborers or himself, Valenzuela explores the ways in which an image is inhabited, as well as the ways in which spaces, objects, and humans are translated into images. Over the course of his career, he has been creating a body of work that create contact zones between the subjectivity and political contingency at both the local and the global levels. His talk at LUAG will explore some of these contact zones through different projects created in the last decade.
Rodrigo will deliver a talk on his art on September 28, 2022 at LUAG, from 5:30 to 6:30, as part of the Latin American Art class taught this fall at Lehigh by AAD Prof. Florencia San Martín.
Art in Dialogue is a series of interdisciplinary conversations between members of the university and the wider community - reflecting the ways in which their work is dynamically engaged with other fields of inquiry.