¿CHUMAL ELKANIENGEAL? [Why keep it?] by Seba Calfuqueo

Film program / Talk
24/6 2024 5 pm

We invite you to a screening of short films and a Q&A with the artist Seba Calfuqueo in the context of the exhibition Rene Matić / Oscar Murillo. JAZZ.

The event will be held in English.

Free admission.

Seba Calfuqueo (she/they) was born in Santiago de Chile in 1991. Throughout her work, Calfuqueo uses her cultural heritage and lived experience as a starting point to propose a critical reflection on the social, cultural, and political dynamics of the Mapuche subject within contemporary Chilean society and Latin America. Her work aims to examine the cultural similarities and differences between indigenous and Western ways of thinking, as well as common and pervasive stereotypes, while tackling colonial impositions through her theoretical research.

At Kunsthalle Wien we will look at her newest short films, creating a dramaturgy that speaks of environmental rights as well as the treatment of cultural heritage both from a queer-feminist and First Nations perspective.

Calfuqueo seeks to convey a contemporary reflection upon the relationship between humans and what we have come to understand as ‘nature’, developing a breaking point in which we can collapse these categories.

Seba Calfuqueo is a trans Mapuche artist and curator of Espacio218 based in Santiago de Chile. She is also part of the Mapuche collective Rangiñtulewfü  and Yene Revista.

Seba Calfuqueo’s works are part of the collections of museums and art galleries such as TATE Modern (England), Centre Pompidou (France), Denver Art Museum (USA), MALBA Museum (Argentina), Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Spain), KADIST collection (France), the Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Rio Grande do Sul – MAC RS (Brazil), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chile), and MAC (Chile).

She participated in the 60th Biennale of Venice, the Whitney Biennial, the 34th Bienal de São Paulo, the 12th Bienal de Mercosur and 22nd Bienal Paiz.

She was awarded by Fundación FAVA in 2018, by Eyebeam’s Fractal Fellowships Program in 2020, by Fundación Ama Amoedo’a FAARA in 2023, and Premio Cuervo by Zona Maco in 2024.