Hugo Rojas works in a combination of mediums, including photography, video, and installations. His work often takes the form of interventions in unexpected, publicly visible spaces, with the goal of increasing accessibility and interaction through art beyond the confines of traditional venues such as galleries or museums.
The possibility or dream of annulment of a historically or socially fixed identity is a constant focal point of Hugo’s work, which deals with issues of identity, displacement, abandonment, and revolution.
Hugo creates situations in which everyday objects are altered or detached from their usual function, and where familiar spaces are rendered unexpected or new. He focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces encouraging interaction: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, spaces that seem economically uninteresting but are socially very much alive.