New Museum, New York , 08/25/19 - 08/25/19
Exhibition: Rodrigo Valenzuela: Screen Series
Rodrigo Valenzuela’s work is part of the New Museum Screen Series.
In his videos and photo-based works, Valenzuela addresses issues and experiences common to working-class people living in the United States, paying special attention to recent immigrants and those of Latinx heritage.
Valenzuela, who immigrated to the US and worked odd jobs as an undocumented laborer before returning to school to study art, brings to his works a keen awareness of the challenges faced by people who have entered the country in the hope of a better life. He often works with non-actors on unscripted scenes, constructing his videos through an editing process that highlights the way individual and collective experiences exist in communion or in tension with one another.