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Wilfredo Prieto's work (Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, 1978) indistinctly implements installation, video or performance, proposing spaces for reflection around power, the paradoxes of social relations and the effect and incidence of economic and political fluctuations. At the same time, he handles a peculiar poetics of scale, giving meaning to the magnitude of an object and the banality of a gesture. His work questions the basic structures of contemporary culture and reflects on consumption, society and thought itself. His actions move between the subtle and the obvious, an invitation to distance ourselves from common experiences.

Wilfredo Prieto appropriates the world around him to shape ideas with radical, precarious and fragile gestures. Through his work he presents metaphors that are crystallized in everyday objects and recognizable materials of everyday life.

Wilfredo Prieto lives and works in Havana, Cuba.

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Selected Works

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Avalancha

2003

Straight line made with spheres assembled from smallest to largest

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Eclipse (Euro)

2010

Two coins

2.5 x 3.3 cm (3132 x 1 516 inches)

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Miren el tamaño de este mango (Look at the size of this mango)

2011

Mango, blackberry and rubber band

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Tied up to the table leg

2011

Table, rope and helicopter

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Pantalones rotos (Torn Jeans)

2012

Horses and a pair of Levi’s jeans

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Hoja verde

2018

Leaf, acrylic paint

40 x 25 x 10 cm (15 34 x 9 2732 x 3 1516 inches)

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Amor

2019

Papaya seed and porexpan

1 x 0.5 cm (38 x 316 inches)

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Flowers with Chanel No5

2011

Plant, perfume

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Monument

2008-2012

Concrete mixer truck, cement

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The round ball comes in a square box

2011

Ball, box

34 x 25 x 25 cm (13 38 x 9 2732 x 9 2732 inches)

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Magnet and gum

2012

Magnet, gum

15.5 x 6 x 1 cm (6 332 x 2 38 x 38 inches)

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Una aguja en un pajar (Needle in a haystack)

2012

Needle, starw

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Untitled (white library)

2004

White books, shelve, tables and chairs

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Magia

2002

Metal, rubber, plastic

100 x 320 x 60 cm (39 38 x 125 3132 x 23 58 inches)

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Papas piedras

2017

Potatoes, stones

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Fantasmas en el aeropuerto

2020

Acrylic on canvas

29.7 x 42 cm (11 1116 x 16 1732 inches)

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La carrera por la presidencia

2020

Acrylic on canvas

29.7 x 42 cm (11 1116 x 16 1732 inches)

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Apolítico (versión diagonal)

2004

Chalk on blue paper

70 x 100 cm (27 916 x 39 38 inches)

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Speech

1999

Toilet roll made with newspaper

10 ⌀(3 1516 ⌀⌀10 cm (⌀3 1516 inches)

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Matriuska

2004

Pencil on paper

100 x 70 cm (39 38 x 27 916 inches)

Installation

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VIII Havana Biennial, 2003
Wilfredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art, Havana

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Chiudere un occhio, 2019
Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples

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No se puede hacer una revolución con guantes de seda, 2016
Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

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Composicions, 2016
Latitudes, Barcelona gGallery Weekend, Barcelona

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Ping Pong Grid, 2015
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

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Ping Pong Grid, 2015
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

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System Error, 2015
MACZUL - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo del Zulia, Maracaibo

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Itinerarios XXI, 2015
Fundación Botín, Santander

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Beso, 2015
ArtLine Art Prize, Milan

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Speaking Badly about Stones, 2014
S.M.A.K., Ghent

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The View of the Garden of Helene Hollandt, 2014
Kunstverein Braunschweig

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Balancing the Curve, 2012
HangarBicocca, Milan

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Primer acto: Inauguración, 2012
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City,

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A Museum That is Not, 2011
Times Museum, Guangzhou

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Left/Right, 2011
MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo

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Landscape with the fall of Icarus, 2011
Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon

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Amarrado a la pata de la mesa (Tied up to the table leg), 2011
CAM2 - Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid

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Amarrado a la pata de la mesa (Tied up to the table leg), 2011
CAM2 - Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid

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I'm Not Here. An Exhibition Without Francis Alÿs, 2010
De Appel Boys’ School, Amsterdam

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Thessaloniki Biennial, 2009
Thessaloniki

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That Was Then…This is Now, 2008
PS1 MoMA, New York

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52 Venice Biennale, 2007
Italo-Latinamerican Pavilion, Venice

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Exhibitions

Parar la fresca

Fonteta
Jun 18 - Aug 03, 2021

We’re delighted to present a joint project by Bombon, Galeria Joan Prats and NoguerasBlanchard in Fonteta, a small village in the Empordà region from June to September.

The exhibition, conceived in two chapters (the first opening June 18th and the second August 7th) brings together artists from three different generations. The proposal begins with a concept from the Empordà Parar la fresca (to take in fresh air) described by Josep Pla in the book Las Horas (The Hours), 1953.

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An unlikely encounter

Madrid
Jun 12 - Jul 24, 2021

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Thank you, gracias

Madrid
Jan 20 - Mar 10, 2018

Thank you, gracias allows for a deeper undertsanding of the intertextual nature that underlies Schlesinger and Prieto’s Works as it forces them to live together under very particular conditions, favoring the emergence of connections between elements that wouldn’t necesarily have them.

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In the mind of God

Madrid
Sep 14 - Nov 18, 2017

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WATCHDOG-LAPDOG-PLAYDOG

Barcelona
Apr 02 - May 07, 2016

“The press is a watchdog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can’t be right all the time. He doesn’t bark only when he sees or smells something that’s dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” -Dan Rather (American journalist and a former anchor for CBS Evening News)

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Meditaremos em silêncio a diferença entre nós

Madrid
Nov 14 - Jan 09, 2016

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An illuminated rock, an unilluminated rock

Barcelona
Feb 08 - Mar 07, 2013

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A coffee made by Di

Madrid
Feb 02 - Mar 20, 2013

Internationally recognized for his installations, objects, and interventions Prieto has developed an extensive body of works on paper that runs parallel to his larger projects.

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Negro, mate, seco

Barcelona
Nov 25 - Jan 22, 2011

Prieto recreates a symbolic landscape but at the same time, the viewer is in the middle of a workplace environment, between the leftovers of a past action and the allusion to a future one.

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s/t (alfombra roja)

Barcelona
Oct 04 - Nov 24, 2007

NoguerasBlanchard presents Wilfredo Prieto´s second solo exhibition in the gallery. Prieto´s installation s/t (alfombra roja) is comprised of a red carpet laid out in a straight line, which runs down the length of gallery.

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Extraordinary Rendition

Barcelona
Mar 22 - May 19, 2007

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White library

Barcelona
Dec 27 - Feb 26, 2005

For his first project made out of Cuba, Prieto has transformed the gallery into a library, with about 6000 books in different formats and sizes, where the complete abscence of the written word aims to explore issues of deprivation and censorship and question the authority of knowledge over perception.

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