Pilar Albarracín


(Spain, 1968)

A graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Seville, she currently lives and works between Seville and Madrid. Pilar Albarracín is one of the most significant artists on the contemporary Spanish scene. Her productions have focused on the analysis of dominant narratives and specifically on the clichés that represent the Andalusian identity, through an emotional and subversive immersion in the anthropology of the everyday. Popular traditions, folklore, food rituals, religion, myths and women’s roles in the distribution of power are some of the recurring themes.

She has exhibited her work in numerous museums, art centres and international foundations such as MoMA PS1 (US), Istanbul Modern Sanat Müzesi (TR), Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej Zacheta (PL), Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (IL), Brooklyn Museum (US), Nykytaiteen Kiasma Museum (FI), ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst (DE), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (JP),The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art, Moscow (RU),Musée National Picasso-Paris (FR) La Maison Rouge or Fondation Louis Vuitton (FR). He has participated in Biennials such as 51st International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy; I Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Busan Biennale 2014, Busan, South Korea; Manif d’Art – La Biennale de Québec, Quebéc, Canada.