SUSANA PILAR

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ABOUT

ABOUT

Susana Pilar’s (b. 1984, Havana, Cuba) multi-disciplinary practice focuses on issues of body, gender and race, investigating the basis of physical violence against Cuban women. Pilar’s feminist perspective foregrounds blackness and womanhood, using her body as a site of confrontation and resistance to examine, both physically and ideologically, the disproportionate sexual violence and exploitation faced by black women. 

 

Pilar is a graduate of the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana (2008), and the Fine Arts Academy “San Alejandro” (2003) and a Postgraduate in New Media at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) (2011 – 2013). Her work has been exhibited at various central international institutions and biennials, including the Berlin Biennale (2022), the 14th Dakar Biennale, Senegal (2022), the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale, République du Congo (2019). She has been an artist-in-residence and research fellow at numerous international institutions, most recently the CAD+SR Research Fellowship in Italy and Kenya (2019-2022). Her work has been included in multiple public collections, including La Veronica gallery, Modica, Italy, The Fondazione MACC, Calasetta, Italy, and The Museum of Cuban Art, Havana, alongside numerous private collections.  

 

Pilar lives and works between Havana and Amsterdam. 

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