Curated by Heike Munder, the exhibition by the Peruvian artist Teresa Burga (b. Iquitos, Peru, 1935) features an extensive overview on the works that document the social realities of her time.
On view are her Pop Art-style paintings and environments as well as conceptual drawings and objects and cybernetic installations. In her practice, which is developed in a wide range of media, the artist visualizes complex social structures, but also the individual’s capacity for practical self-determination.
As a female exponent of Latin American art, Burga was often ahead of her time in her creative practice. Due to the political situation in her native Peru, which long suffered under a military dictatorship and struggled with economic crises, she worked largely in isolation from the local and international arts scenes.