Susana Solano

Barcelona 1946
“The world of creativity is very complex. It's a riddle. Some works are denouncing, others are about social commitment. Behind my work there is usually a personal and private reality that depends on the moment, on the circumstance.”

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Susana Solano (Barcelona, 1946) is one of the most outstanding Catalan sculptors, who seeks inspiration in the childhood, the land and travels around the world. Plaster, iron, wicker and lead are the materials that trace her journey. She studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona where she later taught classes. Throughout her career, the sculptor has enjoyed great international projection, participating in competitions such as: Documenta de Kassel VIII and IX (1987 and 1992), XIX Sao Paolo Biennale (1987), Skulptur Projekte in Münster (1987), Venice Biennale (1988 and 1993), among others. Likewise, she has been awarded multiple times with national and international prizes and recognitions such as the Special Prize, awarded by The Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open Air Museum, Tokyo (1985), the National Prize for Plastic Arts from the Ministry of Culture of Spain (1988), the CEOE Prize for the Arts, Madrid (1996), the Tomás Francisco Prieto Prize from the Real Casa de la Moneda, Madrid (2011), the GAC Prize for her artistic career, Barcelona ( 2015) and Masters. The FAD Chain, Barcelona (2018).