Nominated by Columbia College Chicago. Pilar Amado's practice addresses the history of conflict and its consequences in her home country of Colombia. War is ambiguous territory, and often leaves us with the desire to place blame, find a solution, an answer - an end. Examining the past fifty years, Amado’s work addresses her perception of the issues and consequences which have plagued her home, as she guides the audience into a participatory role as a means to establish a comprehensive perspective. Pilar Amado is a visual artists currently living and working in Chicago. She is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago. Image: Underway Civilization (detail), Cement, Polyurethane Resin, 2013.