About me

Sandra del Pilar (b. 1973, Mexico) deals – in her paintings, objects and installations – with the phenomenon of transparency, which the artist understands as the place where the private and the political meet. With the transparent synthetic fibers she uses in her works, she materializes dream-like scenarios from the collective and personal memory, overrides our idea of ​​(image-)space and (linear) time, interweaves inside and outside, the world of images and the viewer's body and thus enables another look at the political and social events and conditions of our time.
Sandra del Pilar has been working as an artist and art theorist in Germany and Mexico since completing her painting studies at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City, her PhD in art history at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and a second PhD in visual arts at the Faculty of Art and Design at the  National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is currently a fellow of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte at FONCA in Mexico. In Germany, Del Pilar was a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and of the DAAD (German National Academic Foundation), and also received funding from the LVR (Landschaftsverband Rheinland). Her artistic work has been awarded several times both in Mexico and in Germany. Her paintings are represented in museums, public and private galleries and collections, as well as at biennials in Mexico, Germany, France, Belgium, China and Bolivia. Recently, a documentary by Sergio Sanjinés about her artistic work premiered in the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City. In addition to a series of catalogs on Sandra del Pilar's work, her texts and essays have also been published in international journals, anthologies, catalogs and newspapers. 


Abend / Körner
Feindbilder, 2022
morisel Verlag GmbH. ISBN 978-3-943915-54-9


Both Eyes in My Two Hands, 

Exhibition Catalogue, Zilberman Gallery, Berlin 2020

Sandra del Pilar, 

Werkbuch, Dortmund: AdSignum, 2019


Sandra del Pilar,

Más allá de la Visión. La pintura como acontecimiento estético sensible, 

Tesis Doctoral, FAD UNAM, Ciudad De México 2019 

Sandra del Pilar,

Recuerdos de un tiempo expandido.

Catálogo de exposición, Aldama Fine Arts, CDMX 2019

Sandra del Pilar - Recuerdos de un tiempo expandido by ALDAMA FINE ART - issuu 

Sandra del Pilar, 

Der Blinde Schrei des Pferdes. El grito ciego del caballo

Universität Düsseldorf (ed.), 2017

Sandra del Pilar,

Tus palabras son sombras danzantes.

Catálogo de exposición, 

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (ed.), Cuernavaca, 2016

Evocaciones. Catálogo de exposición,

Museo de Arte de Querétaro, Aldama Fine Arts (ed.), CDMX, 2016 

Sandra del Pilar,

Anderwelt. Ausstellungskatalog,

Stadtmuseum Siegburg (ed.),  Sendenhorst: Bernstein-Verlag, 2014

Sandra del Pilar: Vaterlandsallegorien, Ausstellungskatalog, Bonn, Arthellweg Verlag, 2009

Sandra del Pilar: Territorien, Galerie Art Engert (Hrsg.),  Sendenhorst, 2009


Sandra del Pilar: Diskurs über die Macht/ Discurso sobre el Poder, Galerie Art Engert (Hrsg.),  Sendenhorst, 2009

Sandra del Pilar: Politische Objekte/ Objetos políticos, Galerie Art Engert (Hrsg.),  Sendenhorst, 2009

Sandra del Pilar: Adelitas in Non-Places/ Adelitas en No-Lugares, Galerie Art Engert (Hrsg.),  Sendenhorst, 2009

Sandra del Pilar: Werkkatalog 2006-2007. Galerie im Morgner Haus (Hrsg.), Münster, 2007

Sandra del Pilar, Werkkatalog 2, Galerie im Morgner Haus (Hrsg.), Soest, 2005

Sandra del Pilar, Werkkatalog 1, Galerie im Morgner Haus (Hrsg.), Soest, 2004

Documentary Features

Documentary feature film by Sergio Sanjinés Franck
I wanted an happy end, but there was no more
Cineteca Nacional, Mexico-City (2019) and Cine Morelos, Cuernavaca (2020)

No son todos los que están. Sobre la obra de Sandra del Pilar

Documentary by Sergio Sanjinés Franck, 2015.


Sandra del Pilar en La Poesía vista por el arte, Entrevista por Avelina Lésper, Grupo Milenio, 2014


La Poesía vista por el Arte. Sandra del Pilar - Grupo Milenio


Sandra del Pilar: Mujeres Castigadas, documental de Sergio Sanjinés Franck, UPN Ajusco (Hrsg.), 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfp0J6jzfXc    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2utK_L7QZM

(1)    Mujeres castigadas - YouTube