Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Rodrigo Valenzuela

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Houston, TX
MacDowell Fellowships: 2016

Rodrigo Valenzuela uses staged scenes and digital interventions in his photography, video, and installation work. It is rooted in the contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, often involving narratives around immigration and the working class.



Rodrigo Valenzuela worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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