2014 WOODSTOCK A-I-R Valenzuela situates his creative practice within the contradicting traditions of documentary and fiction through video, photography, and installation he will utilize his new surroundings to photograph constructed narratives, scenes, and stories which point to the tensions found between the individual and communities and build on his continuing investigation of issues surrounding place, geography, and identity.
During his residency in 2014 at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Valenzuela worked on a new series called “Hedonic Reversal” which involves the construction of false "ruins" which are re-investigated through multiple generations of photographing and modifying the installations.
To learn more about Rodrigo Valenzuela visit rodrigovalenzuela.com
WOODSTOCK A-I-R is an artist workspace residency program designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts. Since it was established in 1999, CPW has supported nearly 100 artists through WOODSTOCK A-I-R including Endia Beal, William Cordova, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tommy Kha, Pixy Laio, Deena Lawson, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Martin Weber.
WOODSTOCK A-I-R is made possible in part with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation for the Arts,
the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature,
the Philip & Edith Leonian Foundation, and the Wade A. Thompson Foundation as well as by individuals and members.
To learn more about CPW and its programs for artists visit cpw.org