Constanza Alarcón Tennen (Chile) is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work includes sound installations, videos, sculptures and performances, among other media. She focuses her practice on projects that push against ideologies of information (as a reductive experience), data and hegemonic politics. In her work fiction is merged with political history, autobiographical familial recollections, and the subjectiveness of bodily experiences. In the past years, one of her main focuses has been working with the experience of earthquakes, specifically with the memory of their sound.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Constanza intends to continue her investigation regarding the juxtaposition between historical archives, quantifiable information, and subjective experiences. This is framed under her interest in sound and storytelling as method of resistance.

Constanza graduated from a BFA at Universidad Católica de Chile in 2009 and from an MFA in Sculpture at Yale University in 2015. Her work has been shown internationally at video screenings, collective and solo exhibitions at venues such as Lund Konsthall (Sweden), BIM (Argentina), the XIII New Media Biennial (Chile), Instituto Cervantes (NYC), The Chimney (Brooklyn, NY), Die Ecke (Chile), B.A.S.E Tsonami (Chile) and the Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY). She has received a CONICYT scholarship, a FONDART art grant in 2012, and the Susan H. Whedon Award for outstanding student in Sculpture when she graduated from her MFA at Yale.

Besides her artistic practice, Constanza is a teacher, has contributed to various publications, curated a video screening called Transamerican Eye at Parsons, NYC, and translates Art writings through VIA TRADUCCIONES. She is also an active participant in projects related to gender and feminism such as Grupo < > and TRACC.

With support from

Galeria Patricia Ready and Corporación Cultural Arte+

Artist’s website



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