Pilar Tobón -Textile Artist

A close look to the world of the artist, the person and the great leader

Permanent
Evolution

During the Eighties she gets involved with textile, and that's where her career starts. She starts working with crafts ad fibers and then she merges into metals. As her own investigation progress, she reaches another phase of her career where tri-dimensional tapestries start to appear as some of her art pieces. This phase is reached during the nineties and then she continues to evolve into a multi-technique artist, capable of delivering master pieces that are exposed worldwide in countries like Spain, Japan, USA, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, while she also participates in events in Italy, Brazil, Belgium, Uruguay, Mexico, Austria, Argentina, Poland and Turkey.

Brief
Profile

Pilar was born in Medellin, Colombia and during her life has been a resident of cities like Bogota, Barranquilla and London. She started her career in Colombia and then moved to Miami. From that location she continues to develop and promote Textile Art not only for herself but for many artists around the world. Today she lives between Miami and Punta del Este, where she is very active with her organization WTA.

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Pilar Tobon
Textile Artist
Pilar Tobon
Textile Artist
Pilar Tobon
Textile Artist
Pilar Tobon
Textile Artist
Pilar Tobon
Textile Artist

Love for Contemporary
Textil Art

"I work with the desire to find my own language, following my own roots..." Comments Pilar Tobon, whose trajectory since 1980 includes a strong desire to seek Pre-Colombian roots and turn them into authentic master pieces. "Liked to Earth, her work is a strong dialogue, a call to all Latin American people, so they can al raise to find their real origins."

World
Textile Art

In 1997 Pilar launches Women in Textile Art, that later on became World Textile Art. This Organization supports contemporary textile art along with several social and cultural causes worldwide.

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WTA Biennials

In 2017 WTA will host the VII Biennial in Uruguay, celebrating 20 years of existence. Pilar will be present with her own work and in most exhibitions as well.

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Worldwide Presence

World Textile Art has been able to host unique events in over 7 countries, representing artists from over 80 nationalities. This has been one of Pilar's greatest achievements with the Organization

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Social Causes

One of the most important objectives of WTA, is to support Social Causes in locations such as Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico.

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Exhibitions

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Countries

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WTA Artists

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Honors and Awards

Pilar
Authentic