Teresa Burga, *1935 in Iquitos, Peru / lives and works in Lima, Peru
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With her conceptualist pieces Teresa Burga is a pioneer of media art, technology-based art and installation art in Peru. In the 1960s, Burga was a member of the group Arte Nuevo. The group is widely credited with the introduction of the new avant-garde tendencies in the Peruvian context, such as Pop art, Op art and happenings. The recent new reassessment of Burga’s work is realized in the context of activities pursued by a broad network of Latin American art theorists and artists, who are presently embarking upon a rereading of the conceptualisms of the South (Southern Conceptualisms Network).

Teresa Burga
“Work that Disappears when the Viewer Tries to Approach It”, 1970/2017
installation view “Teresa Burga” curated by Miguel López and Augustín Pérez Rubio, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Photo: Jorge Miño
Teresa Burga
Exhibition view Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, 2011