Seba Calfuqueo is a Mapuche artist and activist and part of the Mapuche collective Rangiñtulewfü and Yene Revista whose work in installation, ceramic, performance, and video investigates race, gender, and social class. Her art practice proposes a decolonial view and a critical reflection of the social, cultural, and political status of the Mapuche subject in contemporary Chilean society and Latin America.
From Mapuche origin, their work appeals to their cultural inheritance in order to propose a critical reflection on the social, cultural, and political status of the Mapuche subject in contemporary Chilean society and Latin America. Their Work includes installation, ceramics, performance, and video art in order to explore the cultural similarities and differences as well as the stereotypes produced from the cross between indigenous and western ways of thinking. Their work has also the purpose of making the problems feminism and sexual dissidence movements present visible.
Their work has been exhibited in Chile, Perú, Brasil, México, United States, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweeden, Switzerland, Australia.
Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Galería 80m2 Livia Benavides, Galería D21, Galería Metropolitana, Parque Cultural de Valparaíso y el MAC -Museo de Arte Contemporáneo- de la Universidad de Chile, Quinta Normal, en Santiago de Chile.
They were awarded with the Municipalidad de Santiago award on 2017 and Premio Fundación FAVA on 2018.