1982 · Chile
Rodrigo Valenzuela is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Chile, like other well-known artists such as Gonzalo Reyes-Araos, Jaime Pugin, Humberto Poblete-Bustamante, Vicente Matte, and Ignacio Gatica. Rodrigo Valenzuela was born in 1982.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Rodrigo Valenzuela is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer in Vienna, Austria and Klowden Mann in Los Angeles, the United States. Rodrigo Valenzuela most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Arróniz in Mexico City (05 February 2020 until 09 February 2020) with the exhibition ZONAMACO 2020 | Booth E109. Rodrigo Valenzuela's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Klowden Mann in Los Angeles (29 February 2020 - 11 April 2020) with the name Journeyman and Klowden Mann in Los Angeles (29 April 2019 - 30 April 2019) with the name HOME: narratives of time and belonging. Rodrigo Valenzuela's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called HOME: narratives of time and belonging and took place at Klowden Mann in Los Angeles, the United States from the 29 April 2019 to 30 April 2019.
Rodrigo Valenzuela in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Rodrigo Valenzuela
Born in 1982, Rodrigo Valenzuela's creative work was largely influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.