Artist edition: Rodrigo Valenzuela

Artist edition: Rodrigo Valenzuela

18th Street Arts Center

Rodrigo Valenzuela, Animata #9, 2021. Lithograph on Somerset Satin White, 23 1/8 x 16 inches, edition of 55. Photo: Francesco Siqueiros. Courtesy of the artist, 18th Street Arts Center, and El Nopal Press.

September 28, 2021
Artist edition: Rodrigo Valenzuela
September 29–November 6, 2021
Virtual gala: November 6, 5pm
18th Street Arts Center
3026 Airport Ave
90405 Santa Monica CA
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Rodrigo Valenzuela: Animata #9 is a new edition co-published by El Nopal Press and 18th Street Arts Center to benefit 18th Street programs.

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to announce a new original lithograph limited edition (55) by artist Rodrigo Valenzuela, co-published by El Nopal Press and 18th Street Arts Center is available for purchase for 350 USD.* The lithograph is produced on Somerset Satin White (300 grams) paper, and is approximately 23 1/8 x 16 inches. 

This lithograph is being published on the occasion of 18th Street Arts Center’s 2021 virtual gala, an evening honoring essential arts workers evolving wellbeing, culture, and community life in Los Angeles that will take place on November 6, 2021 at 5pm online. Video art will be curated by Asha Bukojemsky.

18th Street Arts Center and host, musician Shirazette Tinnin, will honor Kristina Wong, performance artist and founder, Auntie Sewing Squad; Asuka Hisa, artist, educator, and curator; and Bill and Carolyne Edwards, founders of the Quinn Research Center + Archive which collects artifacts of Black resilience in the Santa Monica/Venice area from the 20th century. The program will feature a special video art presentation curated by special guest Asha Bukojemsky of Marathon Screenings, with work by Alison O’Daniel, Pau S. Pescador, Kenneth Tam, and Rodrigo Valenzuela. Gala attendees will be able to view the full film works from these artists for two weeks after the event. 

Tickets to the Virtual Gala are free for members of 18th Street Arts Center’s Borderless Patreon. Become a member at any level to receive access and learn more at

About the artist
Rodrigo Valenzuela
(b. Santiago, Chile 1982) lives and work in Los Angeles, CA, where he is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Photography Department at UCLA. Valenzuela is the recipient of the 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. He has received the Joan Mitchell Award, Art Matters Foundation Grant, and Artist Trust Innovators Award. Recent solo exhibitions include Screen Series at the New Museum, NY (2019), Lisa Kandlhofer Galerie, Vienna, AU (2018), Work in Its Place, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene (2018); American-Type, Orange County Museum (2018); Labor Standards, Portland Art Museum (2018); Future Ruins, Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2015).

*Please allow 2–4 weeks shipping. Prints are expected by the end of September, 2021. Editions will be shipped as soon as they are available. Editions can be purchased directly here.

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