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Sebastián Calfuqueo

(Santiago, Chile, 1991) Visual artist and educator. They hold a BA and an MA in Visual Arts from the University of Chile. They are part of the collective Rangiñtulewfü and Yene magazine. Of Mapuche origin, their work uses their cultural heritage as a starting point 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 both the cultural similarities and differences as well as the stereotypes that occur at the crossroads between indigenous and westernized modes of thought, and also to bring awareness to the problems around feminism and sexual dissidence. Their work has been exhibited in Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, and Australia. They received the Santiago Municipality Award (2017) and the FAVA Foundation Prize (2018).