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

Her forms of expression are the small format and the large-scale and site specific sculptures, as well as installations. She works especially with glass, stone, iron and wood.

She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Europe. Solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Glass Art Museum in Alcorcon, Madrid, at Luniverre Gallery in Paris, and in Galleries in Spain. Contemporary Sculpture group exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf and the Coburg Glass Museum in Germany, at the National Museum of Glass in La Granja, Segovia, Spain, among others. Some of her works are part of private collections and permanent collections of the museums mentioned above.

She has placed more than 40 monumental sculptures in natural spaces, parks and outdoor museums, among them, the granite sculptures in Sardinia Island-Italy, Burkina Faso, the Sahara Dessert in Mauritania, the Sarmiento Sculpture Park in CordobaArgentina, the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Aswan-Egypt, the Chianti Sculpture Park in Siena-Italy, the Kronan Sculpture Park in Luleä-Sweden, the Andres Sculpture Park in Brookline-USA, the Farmleigh Palace gardens in Dublin-Ireland and the Llavaneres Library gardens in Spain. Other stone sculptures are placed in parks in Austria, France and Italy. Wood sculptures with glass and metal are found at the Grenzgänger Sculpture Parks in Germany, Austria and Check Republic.

She received a prize for glass sculpture from the Jutta-Cuny-Franz Memorial Foundation and the Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1997, the prizes for monumental sculpture in stone in Atri, Italy in 1996, and in Sardinia Island, Italy in 1995, and a sculpture prize form the government of Catalonia in 1992, among others. Recently she has been selected in prestigious sculpture contests as the Vila-Casas Foundation Prize, the International Glass Sculpture Prize at the Contemporary Glass Art Museum in Alcorcon, Spain, the TGK prize in Germany and The Coburg Glass Prize for Contemporary Glass in 2006 and 2014.

Articles and photos of her work are published in several internet sites, catalogs and magazines in Europe.

Conference and Lectures given in Sculpture Centers in Europe: Stone Sculpture, Glass Sculpture, Sculpture in the Nature - Site Specific Projects, Public Sculpture, The project for Public Sculpture, Public Sculpture vs. Sculpture in the Nature, Glass Monumental Sculpture, The Soul of Emptiness – Glass and Ceramic Sculptures, Sculpture Process at the Granit Industry, Glass for Gold – Arriving of Glass to America for the GAS Annual Conference, Seattle, USA 2011.


CV Pilar Aldana-Mendez