June 07, 2023

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Ama Amoedo


Seba Calfuqueo

Seba Calfuqueo (Santiago, Chile, 1991) is a visual artist and curator at Espacio 218. 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 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 alsoto 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 and MAC (Chile), among others. They obtained the Municipalidad de Santiago Award (2017), the FAVA Foundation Award (2018) and the Eyebeam Fractal Fellowships Award (2021). Lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

  • Seba Calfuqueo. Kowkülen (Ser líquido), 2020.
    Video, Full HD, 3 minutes.
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  • Seba Calfuqueo. Devenir troncos, from the ‘Esporas series’, 2021.
    Photograph printed on FineArt Baryta Hahnemühle paper. Photo: Diego Argote.
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  • Seba Calfuqueo. MAPU KUFÜLL (Hongos), 2020.
    Video full HD, 5:33 min. 3D Animation: Valentina Riquelme.
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  • Seba Calfuqueo. TRAY TRAY KO (Agua que suena fuerte), 2022.
    Video performance, 6 minutes. Footage: Sebastián Melo
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  • Seba Calfuqueo. Bodies in resistance, 2020.
    Performance. Performed at Knowledge of Wounds, Performance Space, New York, USA.