Teresa Margolles was born in 1963 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She currently lives and works between Mexico City, Madrid and Berlin. Margolles holds a degree in Forensic Medicine and in Communication Science from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Teresa Margolles’ works examine the social causes and consequences of violence. For her, the morgue accurately reflects society, particularly her home area of Culiacán, where deaths caused by drug-related crimes, poverty, political crisis and government’s brutal and inept response have devastated communities.

Teresa Margolles
Culiacan, Mexico, 1963

Current Exhibitions

29 Nov — 31 Mar
Taking as starting point Walter Benjamin’s reflections, the exhibition gathers a group of women artists who investigate the traditional canons of production of images in art. The philosopher, in fact, coined the term “optical unconscious”,...

Past Exhibitions

Teresa Margolles: Ya Basta Hijos de Puta

PAC Milano
28/03/2018 — 20/05/2018

Life World. Photography from the CIAC Collection

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
27/02/2017 — 30/04/2017

Collection Museo Tamayo

Museo Tamayo
30/07/2016 — 31/01/2017

Acts of Sedition

WhiteBox 20/10/2016 — 09/11/2016

Teresa Margolles

Peter Kilchmann
02/09/2016 — 29/10/2016

Solo Shows

Teresa Margolles, PAC, Milan

Mundos. Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montrèal. Montreal, Canada.
Tenuta dello Scompiglio. Capannori LU, Italy.

Neuberger Museum of Art. Nueva York, USA.

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain, cur. Maria Ines Rodriguez

“Plancha”, Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland, cur. Gianni Jetzer

Group Shows

Dallas Biennial. The Box Company. Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas
FEMINICINIO EN MÉXICO. !YA BASTA! Museo Memoria y Tolerancia. Mexico City, Mexico
We Have A Common Thread . Rubin Center for the Arts. El Paso, Texas El Paso, Texas

Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art. Frist Center for Visual arts. Tennesse, USA.
Celebrate Life! Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Vienna, Austria.
Sammeln für morgen. Neue Werke im Mauseion. Museion. Bolzano, Italy.
Feiert das Leben. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Viena, Austria.
IV Trienal Poligráficade San Juan, Latinoamérica y el Caribe.
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City 1900-2000 The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, EEUU

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Culiacan, Mexico Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1963 Lives in: Mexico City