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Úrsula Pilar San Cristóbal

She is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Barcelona. Her artistic work proposes an interdisciplinary meeting point between ancient music, modern and contemporary art, performance art, free improvisation and audiovisual language. She focuses on action art, addressing issues of our time such as gender violence and the diaspora, in pieces where visual, sound and body work stand out.

Subjects: Language and Communication, Musical Thought


Ursula has a degree in music from the Catholic University of Chile, a master’s degree in Hispanic music from the University of Valladolid, a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Milan (Italy) and she is a senior record player at the Institute of Early Music at the Scuola Civica di Musica di Milano. She has taken specialisation courses in medieval singing at the Centre de Musique Médiévale in Paris and is currently doing a PhD in Art History and Musicology at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

Ursula’s solo performances have been performed at different venues, galleries and contemporary art festivals in Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Switzerland. She collaborates with interdisciplinary projects such as the Obrador de Filosofia i Teatre de la Sala Beckett in Barcelona, the group Impro & Draw and the Association Amo Artes de Sardegna (Italy). In addition she gives workshops on artistic research and interdisciplinary creation at different institutions in Spain and Europe. She is co-author with Rubén López Cano of the book Artistic Research in Music. Problems, methods, paradigms, experiences and models, and teaches 20th-century aesthetic movements at the ESERP Business School in Barcelona. She teaches the subject language and communication at the Taller de Músics Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales.

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