Spanish and Colombian sculptor,
has been established in Barcelona, Spain, since 1985.

She studied sculpture in Barcelona and with private masters. She was invited to develop glass projects at the Glass Centre in Barcelona 1992-96.

She creates monumental site-specific and small format sculptures and installations. She works glass, stone and wood, and uses other materials and special light and sound effects. She has placed more than 50 monumental sculptures in natural areas and outdoor museums around the world. Exhibits often and her works are in museums and private collections in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

She has carried out projects for the production and restoration of glass pieces for the Sagrada Familia Temple and for the Palace of Catalan Music in Barcelona. Since 2014 she has been carrying out specialized studies and guides on Gaudi, Sagrada Familia and Modernism.

She teaches monographic sculpture courses in her workshop and in specialized schools, gives lectures and has made documentary videos on sculptural techniques. She has been curator and jury for exhibitions of glass works, organizes events in Barcelona, has been cultural manager of the Catalan Association of Glass Arts and is an active member of international Sculpture and Glass associations.

She was awarded the Diploma of Professional Master Craftsman by the Government of Catalonia. He has received awards for glass sculpture in Germany and Taiwan, and awards for public sculpture in Italy and France. She has been selected in prominent sculpture competitions in Europe, Asia and America. Articles and photographs of her works are published in various catalogues, art magazines and websites of sculpture parks and museums.

“Sculpture is her life project. Is space, time, presence, form, concept and technique. The soul of emptiness, African Homes, Refuges, Constructions to catch Time, Limits and some other series of sculptures had been the way to express her impressions of life, to express readings, travels, meeting with other cultures, researches and sometimes deep feelings. More than 50 site specific monumental sculptures for special places were done using local materials, and connecting and working with local people, studying history and culture of the place”.


CV Pilar Aldana-Mendez