b. 1989 in Tegucigalpa, raised in the Caribbean coast of Honduras, lives and works in Basel (CH)
Pavel Aguilar's artistic work combines ethnographic methods of research through oral history, focusing on the symbiotic relationships between territory and the human body through sound and music.
The translation of playful symbols and the constant search for their balance are a fundamental part of his work.
Among of his recent projects have been shown at Museum Ludwig in Cologne (upcoming); Kunsthalle Basel; Kunsthaus Baselland; Kunsthalle Zürich; Kadist San Francisco; Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA – Video Art in Latin America; World Art Tokyo 2020; X Central American Art Biennial; Chroma the Future is Roma – We pass the mic to Europe, 58th Biennale di Venezia; selected artist at FLORA ars+natura Residency in Bogota (2018); among others.
In 2020, Aguilar got the Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt werkbeiträge in Basel; Finalist for the Swiss Performance Art Award in 2021 and finalist for Contemporary Talents at François Schneider Foundation (FR) in 2022.