Sebastián Calfuqueo lives and works in Santiago, Chile. They have a BA and MA in Visual Arts from the University of Chile, and they are part of the Mapuche collective Rangiñtulewfü and Yene magazine. Of Mapuche origin, their work draws on their cultural heritage as a starting point to propose a critical reflection on the social, cultural and political status of the Mapuche subject within current Chilean society. Their work includes installations, ceramics, performance, and video, with the aim of exploring cultural similarities and differences, as well as the stereotypes that arise in the intersection between Indigenous and non-Indigenous modes of thought, and visualizations of the complications in feminism and sexual dissidences.
Their work has been exhibited in Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia. They are the winner of the Santiago Municipality Award in 2017 and the FAVA Foundation Award in 2018.
Natalia Brizuela is Class of 1930 Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies, and Professor in the departments of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at UC Berkeley with affiliations in the Program in Critical Theory and Gender and Women’s Studies. She is also a Project Director and Co-PI for the Mellon funded International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs. Brizuela is the author of Fotografia e Imperio; Depois da Fotografia; and The Matter of Photography in the Americas among others. She is Co-Editor of the book series Critical South (Polity). She has curated a number of exhibitions in the United States and Argentina, among them The Matter of Photography in the Americas (Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2018) and No sé (El templo del sol) (Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, 2014). She is currently completing a book titled The Refusal of Time and working on an exhibition on Latin American feminisms How to Change Everything (La Mama, 2022).