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Photo: Jose Jasso Courtesy of NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona/Madrid

Conceptual artist Wilfredo Prieto explores the power of humor as an artistic strategy in his installations and interventions. With brazen flamboyance, Prieto makes visual puns in literal yet unexpected ways—such as sweeping dust under a rug for one piece—and always subverts typical expectations of a gallery space. For Grasa, Jabón y Plátano (Grease, Soap and Banana) (2006), Prieto stacked the three titular objects, often seen to represent slipperiness, in the center of an otherwise empty gallery, perhaps alluding to the difficulty of assigning meaning to art; for Mute (2006) he transformed a gallery into a silent disco. Other installations are more politically pointed, as in his 2001 Apolítico (Apolitical), 30 publicly installed flagpoles flying national flags drained of their representative colors, thus making typical distinctions between the flags nearly invisible.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Fake NewsAnnet Gelink Gallery
2017
Wilfredo Prieto - En la mente De Dios (In the mind of God)Nogueras Blanchard
2015
LOOPHOLEAnnet Gelink Gallery
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Round trip (Ariadna’s thread), 2012

Ball of string
19 in diameter
48.3 cm diameter
Edition of 1 + 1AP
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Location
L' Hospitalet , Madrid
Medium
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Photo: Jose Jasso Courtesy of NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona/Madrid

Conceptual artist Wilfredo Prieto explores the power of humor as an artistic strategy in his installations and interventions. With brazen flamboyance, Prieto makes visual puns in literal yet unexpected ways—such as sweeping dust under a rug for one piece—and always subverts typical expectations of a gallery space. For Grasa, Jabón y Plátano (Grease, Soap and Banana) (2006), Prieto stacked the three titular objects, often seen to represent slipperiness, in the center of an otherwise empty gallery, perhaps alluding to the difficulty of assigning meaning to art; for Mute (2006) he transformed a gallery into a silent disco. Other installations are more politically pointed, as in his 2001 Apolítico (Apolitical), 30 publicly installed flagpoles flying national flags drained of their representative colors, thus making typical distinctions between the flags nearly invisible.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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