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Teresa Margolles
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Teresa Margolles

Teresa Margolles was born in 1963 in Culican, Mexico, where she studied Forensic Medicine and Communication Science at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, leading her to co-found the death-metal band and performance group SEMEFO (Servicio Medico Forense, 'Forensic Medical Service'), active between the years 1990-1999. Currently, Margolles lives and works between Mexico City, Berlin, and Madrid. Initially using the morgue as a laboratory to develop her conceptual artistic strategies, Margolles later turned her focus to the streets, examining the causes and consequences of violence in relation to social and economic inequalities. Recent solo exhibitions and projects include Ya Basta Hijos de Puta, at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan (2018); Mundos, at Musee d'art contemporain, Montreal (2017); and We Have A Common Thread, at the Neuberger Museum, New York (2015), Colby Museum of Art, Maine (September, 2016), and El Paso Museum of Art, Texas (2017). In recent years, she has participated in several group shows, such as the Woman Biennial in Ferrara; Manifesta 11 in Zurich; and LA's Public Art Biennial in Los Angeles, just to name a few.