Born in 1978 in Sancti-Spíritus, Cuba, Wilfredo Prieto lives and works in Havana and Barcelona. From 1997 to 2002 he studied at Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, and from 1998 to 2002 he was a member of Galería DUPP (Desde Una Pragmática Pedagógica), an artists’ collective at ISA. In 2003, Prieto was lecturer in residence at ISA.
He received the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, 7th Biennial of Havana with DUPP, and the John Simon Guggenheim scholarship, New York (2006). He has held residencies with the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2005) and Le Grand Café Residency Programme, Saint Nazaire, France (2007).
Prieto exhibits widely and his recent solo exhibitions include S/T (Alfombra Roja), Galería Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona (2007), Sacando al perro y comiendo mierda, Parque Lennon, Havana (2007); Angulo muerto (Billetes perdidos), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2006); and Mute, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada (2006). Recent group exhibitions include 8th Havana Biennial, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wilfredo Lam (2003); 1st Singapore Biennial (2006); The Hours, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2006-07); Territorios, 52nd Venice Biennial (2007); Dia Artists’ Web Projects, Dia Art Foundation, New York (2007).