Teresa Margolles | the artist

The artist Teresa Margolles
Born July 14 1963, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Photography, Artes Mundi Prize,

Collective SEMEFO (Servicio Médico Forense)

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Selected works, biography and text (Spanish)

The artistic collective SEMEFO (Servicio Médico Forense), that has for years included the extraordinary Teresa Margolles, from at least a decade examines the process between life and death that conditions the body made into a corpse. Even though such a research may appear of bad taste the SEMEFO group addresses the attention upon the post-mortem
practices and rituals. Margolles in particular investigates through a minimalist work the dynamics of social differentiation that come after death (for example the market of dead bodies)…

Works in the TATE collection
Since the start of my career early in the 90s, I have been working on an aesthetic approach less about death than about corpses in their various phases and their socio-cultural implications. I work on lifeless bodies, with what is decaying, and always start with the question: "How much does a corpse experience?…"

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