Teresa María Díaz Nerio

Teresa María Díaz Nerio is a researcher, a visual artist and performance artist. Born in the Dominican Republic, Díaz Nerio currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She graduated in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2007 and received her Master’s from the Dutch Art Institute in 2009.

Her research often focuses on subjects informed by the history of colonial and neocolonial invasions in the Global South, challenging the Eurocentric and US centric notions of who is who and what is what. Some of her projects include the transdisciplinary roundtable and screening Be.Bop – Black Europe Body Politics (2012) and BE.BOP – Spiritual Revolutions & ‘The Scramble for Africa (2014) curated by Alanna Lockward at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin and later hosted by Framer Framed, Amsterdam. AULA INTERGALACTICA an archive and series of three performative lectures in collaboration with Yota Ioannidou first presented at the Athens Biennale (2011), curated by Kernel. Her collaboration with Stefanie Seibold was presented at “re.act feminism #2- a performing archive”, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria Gasteisz, Spain, curated by Beatrice Ellen Stammer and Bettina Knaup, where they performed Travesti de Sangre and presented the installation Matt und Slaap wie Sneew containing their collaborative work and Seibold’s research on Gina Pane.


Learn more about Teresa María Díaz Nerio's 2009 DAI publication Polyphony No. 1designed by Stephen Serrato and with texts by Sandra Alvarado Bordas and David Morrow.

Read Mariana Maruyama's text (commisioned by DAI) about Teresa:  “I am un-trapping myself and decolonizing myself. Of course, I hope that through my own decolonization people get inspired.”