Pilar Albarracín

Pyrofolies (Expérience 1), 2017


Furor latino, 2003


Fuegos artificiales, 2015

Embroidery on silk

A committed feminist, Pilar Albarracín is a leading figure in the world of Spanish art. With simple gestures, she creates powerful and poetic works that call into question numerous clichés, in particular those associated with Andalusian identity, religion, politics and the situation of women worldwide.


Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde

179, Grande Allée Ouest
418 643-2150



February 17 to March 14
Tuesday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening – February 17, 5 p.m.

© Pilar Albarracín, Fuegos artificiales, 2015. Photo : Idra Labrie MNBAQ

Pilar Albarracín

(Madrid, Spain)

Pilar Albarracín was trained at the University of Seville in Spain. Her work has been shown at many solo exhibitions all over the world, and in particular in Spain, France, Argentina, the United States and Japan. The artist has also participated in several group exhibitions and international art events, including the Venice Biennale (2005), the Biennial of Art and Culture of Sao Tomé and Principe (2008) and the Busan Biennial (2014). Her works are in private and public collections, including those of the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon and the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Malaga.