Teresa Serrano

Teresa Serrano

Museo Amparo

Teresa Serrano, Umbilical Cord #3, 1993. Aluminum, ceramic and mirror. Collection of the artist.

May 1, 2015

Teresa Serrano
March 21–June 29, 2015

Museo Amparo
2 Sur 708, Centro Histórico
Puebla, Pue.

T +52 (222) 2293850


Museo Amparo presents the exhibition Teresa Serrano, key artist in Mexican and international contemporary art, curated by Berta Sichel, as a retrospective of the Mexican artist through her 38-year career and marks her first exhibition in Mexico.

The work of Teresa Serrano stems from an integral political conviction, which has a strong intuitive and autobiographical relationship to her experience as a woman, but at the same time, articulates her work with subjects from the international social context. Her artistic strategies have varied and evolved in the course of her fruitful production in a range of media, such as painting, sculpture, installation, and video. Her work presents the evocation of female subjectivity, through symbols, objects, words, and gestures, while maintaining a reference to the body, either alluded to or represented, as a conceptual axis, as well as a critical and self-critical treatment of the subject of implicit and explicit violence in gender relations, together with political topics such as migration and ecology.

The conceptual and formal aspects of her work appear forcefully through five thematic sections with more than 100 works in various media, from 1977 to the present. It includes rarely seen drafts as well as seventeen videos. Each room connects works from distinct series, epochs, and materials, manifesting the boundless and multi-faceted oeuvre of Serrano, who humbly started making charcoal studies of her own children. The works presented embody her commitment to her private convictions as well as her openness to the external world. Las Meninas (1993), made of iron and embroidered blanket is displayed in the lobby; and Goddess of Fertility (1993) made of iron, fiberglass and cable, is shown in one of the patios.

Museo Amparo will publish a monographic catalog of the works of Teresa Serrano with texts by Gela Segovia, Berta Sichel, Raphael Rubinstein, Maarten Bertheux, and Karen Cordero Reiman, among others.

Teresa Serrano
Multidisciplinary artist born in Mexico City in 1936. For more than 30 years she has lived between Mexico and New York, and her works have been presented individually and collectively in Spain, Italy, Japan, China and the United States, especially in New York. She has participated in several art biennials: in Havana, Cuba, and Johannesburg, South Africa. She is presenting for the first time her complete works at Museo Amparo. 


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