Prole – Video Exhibition Opens

Film with Rodrigo Valenzuela

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
11:00am – 5:00 pm

On view October 20–November 15, 2015

Frye Galleries

Prole is an experimental short film about our inability to perform cohesively in order to confront institutional structures and power. It reflects on the decay of unions in contemporary life, and the decline of their power. In the film, a company soccer team goes on strike. Personal issues join forces with intractable problems at the office and fundamental misunderstandings about the game.
— Rodrigo Valenzuela

Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation.

Frye Art Museum presented a solo exhibition by Rodrigo Valenzuela, Future Ruins, in 2015.

About the artist

Rodrigo Valenzuela (b. 1982, Santiago, Chile) completed an art history degree in Chile and worked in construction while making art over his first decade in the United States. He completed an MFA at University of Washington in 2012 and is currently a Core Fellow at Museum of FineArts, Houston. Valenzuela has participated in residencies at Skowhegan (Maine), Bemis Center (Nebraska), Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York), and Vermont Studio Center. Valenzuela is recipient of Artist Trust’s Arts Innovator Award (2014), the Texas Contemporary Award (2104), and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts grant (2013).

Rodrigo Valenzuela. Still from Prole, 2015. Digital video with audio. Courtesy of the artist.