Nicodemo Chambi Yucra

Salt sculptor, Miner

Sonandes developed together with Nico, his family and salt miners from the Colchani community, to make the blocks or salt loaves, for the construction and development of a series of pieces and sculptural bodies that were installed in the Salar de Thunupa.
Sculptor and self-taught salt miner from Antonio Quijarro province, Cochani community, Bolivia. He comes from a long tradition of salt shakers. He resides less than a kilometer from the beginning of the Salar de Thunupa, where he generates the salt sculptures of him along with his family.
Since the salt harvest became an unprofitable business, he began making a living making salt sculptures, he and his family being the only salt sculptors in the Thunupa salt flat.