Gonzalo Cueto

Gonzalo Cueto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gonzalo Cueto (Temuco, 1973) received his degree in Fine Arts from the University of Chile in Temuco and a Master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Contemporary Plastic Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2007. His approach to artistic practice and research stems from observations of his expanded local context. Situating his work at the intersection of video essay and field work, he prefers to move between spaces that are open and rural to those suppressed by the subjectivity of the neoliberal discourse of development and extractive violence. He positions his artistic practice as a tool for reflection on local realities in crisis, as the contemporary place for critical reflection and creation, and between the edges of progress and dystopia. He has developed residences where he has tested his working methods in Peru, Argentina, and Ecuador. He also has participated in festivals and exhibitions of video art in Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Norway, Argentina, Brazil, Greece, Peru, Ecuador, Germany, and Chile. Cueto lives and works in Temuco, Chile.

For Talking to Action, he is working with researcher Paulina Varas and artists Jorge Olave and Cristian Wenuvil on the project Interzone.

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