Teresa Margolles | the artist
The artist Teresa Margolles
Born July 14 1963, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City, .
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Collective SEMEFO (Servicio Médico Forense)
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Selected works, biography and text (Spanish)
<p>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<br />
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)…</p>
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?…"