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Caiozzama’s Artist Portfolio
The Estallido Social in Chile is changing the Latin American country. In October 2020, 78% of the people voted in favor of a new constitution. It’s been a long road that started the year before with protests over transit fares that quickly escalated into mass demonstrations and riots about inequality. The Black American author, filmmaker, and social activist Toni Cade Bambara said the job of an artist “is to make revolution irresistible.” Taking up that challenge, Chilean street artist Caiozzama has used large-scale, public collage murals to do just that.
“The work of the angel of the new constitution was the second work that I did after the beginning of the revolt, my idea was to take up again the subject of changing the constitution of Pinochet and bring to the front a large part of the injustices that happen in Chile are endorsed by this same constitution, putting an angel in the piece gave much more strength to the message.”
Chilean street artist Caiozzama pastes up collages on the streets of Latin American cities, including Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Santiago, and as far afield as Barcelona and Paris. He is represented by 193 Gallery in Paris, who describes his work as “provocative, committed and satirical”. The artist lives in Santiago, Chile. Learn more on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr @caiozzama.