© Pilar Albarracín
Pilar Albarracin

© Pilar Albarracín

Pilar Albarracin

Born in 1968, in Sevilla (Spain)

Lives and works in Sevilla (Spain)

Since the 1990s, Pilar Albarracin has been making performances that denounce the archetypes and violence of macho society using Spanish clichés and popular culture. 

With irony and humour, she takes on different roles of gypsy, toreador or middle-class housewife in situations that range from the trivial – making a tortilla – to the dramatic: rape. Her actions gain pace and momentum, merge eroticism and death, and show ridicule and cruelty as means of social criticism.

Selected Bibliography

Meyer, Jackie-Ruth ; Sacchetti, Elena ; Faure, Fabien... [et al.]. Fabulations : Pilar Albarracín : [Exposition. Albi], Centre d'Art le LAIT, 4 juin - 31 octobre 2010. Albi : Centre d'Art le LAIT, 2010. 

Didi-Huberman, Georges ; Bourne-Farrell, Cécile ; Arakistain, Xavier... [et al.]. Pilar Albarracín, Mortal cadencia : [exposition, Paris, la Maison rouge-Fondation Antoine de Galbert, 22 février-18 mai 2008]. [Éd. trilingue français, espagnol, anglais]. Lyon : Fage ; Paris : La Maison rouge, 2008. (Varia). 

Martínez, Rosa ; Medina, Cuauhtémoc ; Solís de, Pedro Romero... [et al.]. Pilar Albarracín : [exposition]. Del 16 septiembre al 31 de octubre de 2004, Reales Atarazanas de Sevilla. Sevilla : Junta de Andalucía, 2004.

Martínez, Rosa ; Àlvarez Reyes, Juan Antonio. Pilar Albarracín. Arles : Actes sud, 2003. (Actes Sud-Altadis). 

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