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  Participated in the Following Exhibitions Another Life Inside Her Head <1995>
Go Unnoticed: Images of (Re)generation <1996>
Home Grown: The Fields of Califas <1997>
Digital Mural Project: Los Über-Locos <2000>
Digital Mural Project: Los Cybrids <2001>
Digital Mural Project: Los Cybrids <2001>
Los Cybrids: Tecno-Putografía Virtual <2001>
SU ARTE HERE: Five Years of Galería’s Digital Mural Project <2005>
What's Not To Love? <2005>
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Monica Praba Pilar

With a background in community work and political activism, Bay Area/Colombian multi-disciplinary artist, Praba Pilar, is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works range from site-specific installations and performance to public art and websites. Through her artwork, Praba has investigated ethical issues raised by biotechnology and the evolving definitions of the body, humanity, and spirituality. She was a founding member of Los Cybrids: La Raza Techno-Crítica, a three-member artist collective working to incite critical dialogue around the relationships between technology, capitalism, authority and civil society. Her work has been presented at the LAB Gallery, the SFMOMA, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and universities around the country. She is the recipient of an Association of Performing Arts Presenters Award (2003), Creative Capital Foundation Award (2002), Zellerbach Family Fund Award (2002), the Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize of New Langton Arts (2001), and the Creative Work Fund (2000).

Praba Pilar has worked on multiple projects in the public sphere through installations, performances, and interactive projects. Her background in community work and political activism establishes the platform in which she artistically confronts the conflict between humanitarian, political and economic motivations.

Most recently she has been focusing on the effects of information and communication technologies on women around the world. She is currently exhibiting work from a new series titled Cyber.Labia, which is an extended “cyber-talk” on gender, race and technologies. This series will culminate in an art book of interviews with cyberworkers and theorists, scripts, images and a companion DVD.

Over 2004-05 Pilar toured her solo performance, Computers Are A Girl’s Best Friend to Montreal, San Francisco, Seattle and Albany. This performance countered the sexiness of the computer industry by disrobing the truth of the exportation of toxic electronic waste to Asia; net based gyno-slavery; telesexuality; Real Dolls and other extraordinary aspects of the computer revolution.

www.prabapilar.com