Pilar Albarracín
Mortal cadencia
Mortal cadencia


Her Andalusian cultural heritage and status as a woman in Spanish society are central to the work of Pilar Albarracín (born in Seville in 1968, lives and works in Madrid). Pilar Albarracín works with photography, sculpture, drawing and installation although performance remains her preferred medium. She plays the part of gypsy, peasant girl, prostitute, emigrant or housewife, producing a work which can, as Rosa Martínez writes, be interpreted as “a metaphor for insubordination.”

Co-edition La maison rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris – Fage Editions
Authors: Xavier Arakistain & Lourdes Méndez, Georges Didi-Huberman and Cécile Bourne-Farrell
Published in 2008
Trilingual edition (english/spanish/french)
16.5 x 23.5 cm
128 pages, 47 illustrations
ISBN: 9782849751299