Seba Calfuqueo

Seba Calfuqueo

Seba Calfuqueo (Santiago de Chile, 1991), Visual Artist and Curator at Espacio 218.

They live and work in Santiago de Chile. They are part of the Mapuche collective Rangiñtulewfü and Yene Revista.

Of Mapuche Origin, their work recurs to their cultural heritage as a starting point in order to propose a critical reflection on the social, cultural, and political status of the Mapuche subject within the contemporary Chilean society. Their work includes installation, ceramics, performance and video, with the aim of exploring the cultural similarities and differences between the crossing of indigenous and Western ways of thinking, as well as their stereotypes. Their goal is also to make the issues regarding feminism and queer theory visible.

Their work is part of the KADIST collection (France), Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Rio Grande do Sul – MAC RS (Brazil), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chile) and MAC (Chile), among others. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Galería Patricia Ready /Chile, Galería 80m2 Livia Benavides (Perú), Galería Metropolitana (Chile, among others.

They are winner of the Municipalidad de Santiago Award in 2017, Fundación FAVA Award in 2018, and Eyebeam’s Fractal Fellowships Award in 2021.

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