This first monograph on Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto evolved within the scope of his first institutional solo exhibitions in Belgium and Germany, and his largest solo exhibition in his home country. This book features work that the artist has been developing from his first steps into the art world in 1995 until today. Four essays, each of which covers a relevant aspect of Prieto's oeuvre, carefully contextualize the artworks presented here. Gerardo Mosquera puts Prieto's minimal imagery into an art historical and Latin American perspective; Guillaume Désanges touches some artistic and ethical aspects on the (economic) value in Prieto's works; while Thibaut Verhoeven's essay deals with the socio-critical potential of Prieto's minimal and ready-made strategies. Furthermore, the book contains an extensive conversation between Wilfredo Prieto and Gabriel Orozco
, where they openly discuss similar and differing artistic strategies in their respective practices.
Born 1978 in Sancti Spíritus (Cuba), Wilfredo Prieto lives and works in Barcelona.