Ricardo Curaqueo is an artist of Mapuche origin. Dance performer, academic and choreographer; he is also bachelor in arts mention in Theory and History of Art from the Universidad de Chile. His creative work is oriented towards the body, the memory, the territorial identity and the political resistance of the Mapuche People/Nation. His interest is on creative processes that overflow the frontiers of the academic, the decolonial, the deconstruction and the crisis of the hegemonic narratives on the body and the scenic.
A large part of his career has been developed next to Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM). In 2014 he was an important part of the cast in the hit production “La Noche Obstinada” (Pablo Rotemberg, Argentina). While, his creative projects have been selected for the National Call in GAM to be premiered in three consecutive years (2017-2020).
Ricardo Curaqueo, between the years 2016 and 2020, directed the pieces “Kalfü Kütral” (2016), “Malen” (2017), “Kalfü Pewma” (2018), “Aliwen” (2019) and “Weichafe” (2019), presenting his work in diverse national and international festivals. His piece “Malen” has been awarded by the Circuit of Chilean Art Critics (Círculo de Críticos de Arte de Chile) as Best performance of National Dance in 2017, and winner of the Clap! Awards as best contemporary dance montage in 2018. “Malen” has been premiered in Peru (Festival Danza-Nueva 2018, Lima), Spain (Fira Mediterrània 2018, Barcelona), Colombia (Bienal de Danza de Cali, 2018), and will soon be premiered in Germany (Theater Der Welt, Düsseldorf 2021) and Belgium (DeSingel 2021, Amberes).
Currently he is in an investigation and creation process of his last choreographic work called “Üñümche, El Retorno de los Hombres-Pájaro”, project selected by the GAM National Call 2019-2020 and winner of National FONDART 2019.