Galeria Joan Prats

Represented artists

Jordi Alcaraz, Pauline Bastard, Erick Beltrán, Alfons Borrell, Cabello / Carceller, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Victoria Civera, Hannah Collins, Carles Congost, Luis Gordillo, Hernández Pijuan, Annika Kahrs, Alicia Kopf, Lola Lasurt, Chema Madoz, Fabian Marcaccio, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Muntadas, Javier Peñafiel, Perejaume, Pablo del Pozo, Fernando Prats, Ràfols Casamada, Caio Reisewitz, Julião Sarmento, José María Sicilia, Teresa Solar Abboud, Juan Uslé

About Gallery

Galeria Joan Prats has been one of the pioneer galleries in the international contemporary scene since its opening in 1976, when it started exhibiting and promoting the works of the artist it represents. The gallery is committed to spread and to provide the lecture on the different languages used by the artists contributing thus to the realization of specific projects.

Expo Front line

From Thu. 17th to Sat. 19th Sept. / 10 am - 8 pm
Sun. 20th Sept. / 10 am - 3 pm

The exhibition Primera línea (Front line) of Fernando Prats shows his most recent work, carried out in the context of the protests that took place in Chile during the months of October and November 2019

On October 18, 2019, Chile was shocked by a true social earthquake that would begin to declare itself as “the awakening of Chile”, becoming the most eloquent call, after the dictatorship, for a profound change in the country's neoliberal and cultural economic model. In this context, Fernando Prats, who was in Santiago de Chile, made the determination to get involved and invite the protesters who were on the front line to participate through a series of collaborative actions with the Chilean flag. The materiality, the social landscape, the superposition of the bodies in resistance, the visual languages and the word build a cartography of resonances, signs and drives of a country’s memory.

Fernando Prats

Fernando Prats (Santiago de Chile, 1967) has been living and working in Barcelona since 1990. He is a visual artist with a long international career, who studied at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, at the University of Chile and then at the University of Barcelona. His work has become known for the actions or expeditions undertaken mostly in Chile.