Etcétera was formed by a group of young artists who were in their twenties at the time and just making their first incursions into poetry, theatre, music and the visual arts. The group's express aim has been to put their creativity at the service of human rights campaigns and in the fight against social injustice on the street. In extension they focus on introducing these issues into circuits and institutions that would appear to be 'safe' from such forms of tension.
They often work with street art that is by nature ephemeral and circumstantial. It forms part of the urban scene as a statement of protest, denunciation or signaling, and as a result it pertains to a specific time and place. Also, due to its explicit intention to intervene at a certain given moment, it can be considered more closely related to the realm of political cartoons than formal exhibition spaces at cultural centres or in art biennials, in other words: those circuits that legitimise less committed cultural expressions that aspire to a greater permanence.
In their practice Etcétera employ a great sense of humour, poetic discovery and all the de-structuring potential they possess to forge a new kind of committed art: free of hackneyed rhetoric and often quite sarcastic and 'incorrect', the results of which are destined to persist in our memories. Their exhibitions include those at Isola Art Centre, Milan, Italy, 2006; Palacio Nacional de Las Artes Palais de Glace –Bs. As, Argentina, 2006; Longwood Art Gallery, New York, U.S, 2007; and Museo de Arte contemporaneo MAC, Santiago, Chile, 2008.