Teresa Burga

Peruvian, b. 1935

159 followers

Teresa Burga

Bio

Peruvian, b. 1935

Followers
159
Biography

Since the 1960s, the iconic Peruvian artist Teresa Burga has been on the forefront of conceptual and experimental practices. Her early work, created individually and with the Grupo Arte Nuevo, helped usher in a new era of art across Latin America. Burga’s pop art-inflected, research-intensive works address the female body and state violence. For her seminal installation Profile of a Peruvian Woman (1981), she collaborated with a famed psychologist to create an illuminating portrait of middle-class female life based on statistics and data. During Peru’s 1968 military coup, Burga eschewed aggressively nationalistic work in favor of more socially complicated subjects. “Art is not something you make look pretty just to be sold,” she has said.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MALBA
Group
Group show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Biography

Since the 1960s, the iconic Peruvian artist Teresa Burga has been on the forefront of conceptual and experimental practices. Her early work, created individually and with the Grupo Arte Nuevo, helped usher in a new era of art across Latin America. Burga’s pop art-inflected, research-intensive works address the female body and state violence. For her seminal installation Profile of a Peruvian Woman (1981), she collaborated with a famed psychologist to create an illuminating portrait of middle-class female life based on statistics and data. During Peru’s 1968 military coup, Burga eschewed aggressively nationalistic work in favor of more socially complicated subjects. “Art is not something you make look pretty just to be sold,” she has said.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MALBA
Group
Group show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Teresa Burga
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Sep 16th, 2019
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Navigate right