Vicente Prieto Gaggero Chilean, b. 1989

Vicente Prieto Gaggero is a visual artist and sculptor with a postgraduate degree in Contemporary Applied Arts, specialising in Ceramics, from the Escola Massana in Barcelona.
In his sculptural practice, Prieto Gaggero uses clay as the central axis of a conscious political process, fusing pre-colonial elements with modern thought to reflect on the complexity of the human condition in the Anthropocene era. 
His work explores, from a post-humanist perspective, humankind's relationship with matter and time while manifesting itself as an act of conscious memory and exploration of the past, placing in tension his Latin American identity and his reality as a migrant in Europe. The artist's choice of materials, contrasting clay with synthetic formulations, is a representation of ecological disaster and the utopia/dystopia dichotomy of this age defined by human impact on the planet.
Prieto Gaggero's research highlights the importance of using the senses - such as touch or feeling - in creation and reflection, relating them to matter and form in a duality between the technological and the organic.
The artist has held artistic residencies in Barcelona and A Coruña, and since 2014 has been part of solo and group exhibitions in Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, the United States and Spain.
Vicente Prieto Gaggero lives and works in Barcelona.