Teresa Borasino ~ Keywords: embodiment, bones, earth-beings, climate justice, unlearning coloniality, sentipensante in-between worlds
Teresa Borasino (born in Lima; lives and works in Amsterdam) is a visual artist and activist. She obtained her MFA from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI, 2005) and her BFA from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Her work addresses the climate crisis through various mediums – performance, installation, graphic design, and civil disobedience. She often works in collaboration with other artists, architects, academics, and activists to develop new synergies between art and direct action. She co-founded Fossil Free Culture NL in 2016, a collective of artists and cultural workers operating at the intersection of art and activism. Since 2016, they have worked to stop artwashing: the association of fossil fuel corporations with cultural institutions to clean their image and maintain their social licence to operate.
In 2021 Teresa returned to DAI as a guest tutor for COOP study group Reframing Climate Colonialism: Pleasuring the Radical Imagination
Learn more about Teresa Borasino's publication Common Places published by DAI in 2005.
Introduction to Teresa Borasino written by Marianna Maruyama for DAI.