Artist

Zilia Sánchez

Born in Havana, 1926 and lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Primarily recognized for her shaped canvases, Zilia Sánchez’s work is marked by her unique approach to formal abstraction achieved by the use of undulating silhouettes, stretching canvas over hand-molded wooden armatures and painting them with acrylic. Over her 65-year career, Sánchez deals in her artistic practice with the theme of duality: the feminine and the masculine, the painterly and the sculptural, the personal and the universal, the exterior body and the interior self.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Illusive Eye
El Museo del Barrio presents The Illusive Eye, an international survey on Kinetic and Op art. The exhibition...
03 Feb 2016 - 21 May 2016
El Museo del Barrio
New York
Exhibitions
The Problem With Having A Body / Is That It Always Needs To Be Somewhere
The Approach presents “The Problem With Having A Body / Is That It Always Needs To Be Somewhere”,...
07 Apr 2017 - 14 May 2017
London
Exhibitions
Mulheres Radicais: arte latino-americana, 1960-1985 (Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985)
Curated by British Venezuelan art historian and curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Argentine researcher Andrea...
18 Aug 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
São Paulo