Timeline

1963
Born in Culiacan, Mexico
1994
First place: XVI Salón de la Plástica Sinaloense, organized by Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa
1995
Diploma in forensic medicine and science of communication at Universidad Nacional de México
2002
First place: VII Bienal de Pintura de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
2002
Honorary mention at the Northwest Bienal, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Lives and works in Mexico City

Exhibitions

2012–2013
“An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom”, Visual Center for Contemporary Art Carlow, Carlow, Ireland, cur. Brian Maguire, Oct. 6 – Jan. 6
2012–2013
“Artes Mundi – Wales International Visual Art Exhibition and Prize”, National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, UK, cur. Ben Borthwick, Oct. 4 – Jan. 12
2012
La Promesa”, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico, cur. Maria Inés Rodriguez, June 30
2012
Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, UK, Apr. 16 – June 30 (solo)
2012
“Borderland / Badland“, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, US, cur. Chip Ware, Sept. 7 – Dec.
2012
“The Unknown“, Poznan Biennale, Poznan, cur. Denise Carvalho, a.o., Sept. 14 – Oct. 14
2012
„The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Conetmporary Art“, ARSENALE, Kiev Biennial, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine, cur. David Elliot, May 17 – July 17
2012
“Track“, SMAK, Gent, Belgium & Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, cur. Philippe Van Cauteren & Mirjam Varadinis, May 12 – Sept. 16
2012
“Experimentica 2012: Unseen”, Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff, UK, Nov. 21 – Nov. 25
2012
“Crossing Mirrors”, Rosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, France, Oct. 18 –
2012
“7th Berlin Biennale“, Berlin, Germany, cur. Artur Zmijewski, Apr. 28 – July 1
2012
“Feminist and...", The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, US, cur. Hilary Robinson, Apr. 27 – Aug. 16
2012
“Latin American Artists“, Sala, de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico, cur, Taiyana Pimentel, Apr. 18
2012
“Posada bis Alÿs. Mexikanische Kunst von 1900 bis heute“, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, cur. Milena Oehy, March 16 – May 27
2012
“Broken Borders“, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, cur. Adriana Estrada, Feb. – March
2012
„Restless“, Adelaide International, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (aeaf), Adelaide, Australia, cur. Victoria Lynn, March 2 – March 18
2012
“So It Vanishes”, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ, cur. Claudia Arozqueta, Feb. 25 – June 17 (solo)
2012
“Latin American Artists“, Tate Modern, Level 2 Gallery, London, UK, cur, Taiyana Pimentel, Jan 26
2012
“Chronicles of a Disappearance“, DHC-ART, Montreal, Canada, cur. John Zeppetelli, Jan. 19 – May 13
2011–2012
“El grito”, Musac Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain, cur. María Inés Rodriguez & Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, June 25 – Jan. 8
2011
“A través...”,Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico, Dec. 1 (solo)
2011
Ljubliana Biennial, Ljubliana Slovenia, cur. Beti Žerovc, Sept. 23 – Nov. 20
2011
“Terrible Beauty – Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance”, Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin, Ireland, cur. Jota Castro & Christian Viveros-Fauné, Sept. 6 ¬– Oct. 31
2011
“México: Politica y Poetica”, Nordic Watercolor Museum, Skärhamm, Sweden, cur. Bera Nordal, Sept. 25 – Dec. 4
2011
“TENEBRAE, la oscuridad“, CEAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Las Condes, Santiago de Chile, Chile, July 19
2011
Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, cur. Patrick Hamilton, March
2011
“Tracing the unseen border”, LaMaMa La Galleria, New York, US, cur. Ian Cofre & Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Apr. 21 – May 22
2011
“México: Politica y Poetica”, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, US, cur. Mark Johnson, Feb. 17 – March 24
2011
“Disponible – a kind of Mexican show”, San Francisco Art Institute, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, US, Feb. 10 – March 26
2011
Frontera, Museion, Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy (solo)
2011
Between Chaos and Seduction: Mexican Contemporary Art, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, cur. Magda Gonzalez-Mora, Spring
2011
Double Take Triple Give, Contemporary Art Museum, Bat Yam, Israel, cur. Chen Tamir
2011
“LʼInsoutenable Légèreté de lʼêtre“, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France, Jan. 26 – March 3
2011
“Collección III”, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain, Ferran Barenblit, Jan. 22 – Apr. 24
2010
Die Nase des Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich
2010
Mixed Emotion – Gemischte Gefühle, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, cur. Bodo Rau, Michael Nungesser
2010
Epílogo (Epilogue), Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico, cur. Cristián Silva
2010
What next for the Body, Inbetween Time Festival, Arnolfini Museum, Bristol, UK, cur. Helen Cole
2010
Frontera, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany cur. Rein Wolfs (solo)
2010
Video otra vez, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fortaleza, cur. Patrick Hamilton (solo9
2010
Une Idée, une Forme, un Être – Poésie/Politique du corporel, Migros Museum, Zurich, cur. Raphael Gygax
2010
20 Sites 62 Artists 13 Weeks 7 Neighborhoods 20 Countries, Prospect 2, New Orleans, Nov. 13 - Feb. 13
2009
Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturenea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, cur. Xabier Arakistain
2009
Creativetimes, Governor's Island, New York, July - Aug. (solo)
2009
What Else Could We Talk About, The Venice Biennale, The 53rd International Art Exhibition ¡°Making Worlds¡±, Mexican Pavilion, Venice, cur. Cuauht¨¦moc Medina, June 7 ¨C Nov. 22 (solo)
2009
Video otra vez, Metales Pesado Visual, Santiago de Chile, cur. Patrick Hamilton, Apr. (solo)
2009
Los Herederos ¨-Die Erben, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21 (solo)
2009
Arte vs Vida. Actions by Artists of the Americas. 1960 - 2000, Museo de Arte Garrillo Gil, Mexico D.F., May 20 ¨C Aug. 2
2009
For You / Para Usted. Videos aus der Daros-Latinamerica Sammlung, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, Apr. - May
2009
MAN SON 1969. Vom Schrecken der Situation, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Jan. 31 ¨C Apr. 26
2009
Los sonidos de la muerte, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturenea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, cur. Xabier Arakistain (solo)
2009
Recados Póstumos – Teresa Margolles, Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, cur. Patrick Charpenel (solo)
2008
Teresa Margolles, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, cur. Hartwig Knack, Oct. 5, 2008 - Feb. 15, 2009 (solo)
2008
Teresa Margolles, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Aug. 29 - Sept. 27 (solo)
2008
Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, University of Southern California Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, cur. Jos¨¦ Roca, Sept. 3 ¨C Nov. 8 (group)
2008
Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, The John and Mable Ringing Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA, cur. Jos¨¦ Roca, May 22 ¨C Aug. 10 (group)
2008
Viva la muerte, CAAM ¨C Centro Atl¨¢ntico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Cran Canaria, cur. Gerald Matt / Thomas Mießgang / Álvaro Rodr¨ªguez Fominaya, Apr. 18 ¨C Jun. 29 (group)
2008
Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, USA, cur. Jos¨¦ Roca, Feb. 8 ¨C Apr. 26 (group)
2008
Political / Minimal, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Nov. 3 - Jan. 25 2009
2008
En Lugar de los Hechos - Anstelle der Tatsachen, Factory, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, cur. Hartwig Knack, Oct. 5 ¨C Feb. 15 (solo)
2008
Escombro, Project Arcaute Art Contemporaneo, Beijing (solo)
2008
Operativo: part 2, Y Gallery, New York, cur. Cecilia Jurado, Aug. 8 - Sept. 6 (solo)
2008
Operativo, Y Gallery, New York, cur. Cecilia Jurado, May 29 - July 30 (solo)
2007
Death Rituals, Herzliya Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2007
7. Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen 2007, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
2006
Limites - Estrecho Dudoso, ARS TEOR/¨¦Tica, San Jos¨¦ Norte, Costa Rica
2006
Six Feet Under ¨C Autopsie unseres Umgang mit den Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2006
Liverpool Biennal 2006, Liverpool, UK
2006
ExcESs, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
2006
Tres minutos, La Casa José Clemente Orozco, Guadalajara, Mexico (solo)
2006
127 cuerpos, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2005
Ciudad Juarez, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (solo)
2005
Canda Libre/Chute libre, Frac de Lorraine, Metz, France (solo)
2005
In the Air: Projections of Mexico/La Muerte, Guggenheim Museum, New York (solo)
2005
Indelible Images (trafficking between Life and Death), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2005
Eco: Arte Contemporaneo Mexicano, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
2004
Teresa Margolles. Muerte sin fin, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main (solo)
2004
A grain of dust a drop of water," Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2004
Made in Mexico, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
2003
Mercosur, Puerto Alegre, Brazil
2003
Corps et fruits, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris France
2003
Des/fragmentar, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte Roma, Mexico D.F., Mexico
2003
Crematorio, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2003
En el aire, Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
2003
Teresa Margolles, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2002
Fin, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2002
Aire, Art Palace, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2002
Sugar and spice and everything nice, Nikolai Fine Arts, New York
2002
VII Biennal de Pintura de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
2001
Escultura Mexicana" Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
2001
Vaporizaci¨®n, ACE Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2001
El agua en la ciudad, Sala 22, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2000
Lengua, ACE Gallery, New York - Los Angeles (solo)
2000
Extramuros, Bienal de Habana, Havana, Cuba
1998
Foto Construcciones, Museo de Arte Contempor¨¢neo de Morelia, Mexico
1998
Tarjetas para cortar cocaine, Galeria Caja Dos, Mexico, Mexico (solo)
1997
Cad¨¢veres, El Getho, Madrid, Spain (solo)
1996
XVII Sal¨®n de la plastica Sinaloense, Culiac¨¢n, Sinaloa, Mexico
1995
Realidad Virtual, Galería José María Velasco, Mexico City, cur. Armando Cristeto

Literature

2012
“Forget Fear”, Artur Zmijewski a.o., Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, pp. 397-401, 1 CD, ex. cat.
2012
“Teresa Margolles. Materialist Spectrality”, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Restless – Adelaide International 2012, Adelaide, pp. 42-45, ex. cat.
2011
“Dogodek – The Event”, The 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, pp. 204-205, ex. cat. “Frontera”, Rein Wolfs a.o., Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, ex.cat.
2011
“Teresa Margolles. Attenuazione e visibilità”, Iván Ruiz, in: Sulla 53a Biennale di Venezia, Milan, et al Edizioni, pp. 134-143, ex.cat.
2011
“Double Take Triple Give”, Chen Tamir, MoBY Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, pp. 52-87, ex.cat.
2010
“Colección CA2M“, Kristian Leahy, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, pp. 136- 137, 316, ex.cat.
2010
“Mixed Emotions, Gemischte Gefühle”, Bodo Rau, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg an der Havel, pp. 19, 48-49, 67, 93, ex.cat.
2010
“Beyond Borders”, Malin Enarsson, Elisabet Haglund, Skissernas Museum, Lund, pp. 26 – 31, 59, ex.cat.
2010
Critical Fetishes, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, pp. 60 – 61, ex.cat.
2010
Visceral Bodies, Stephanie Rebick, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, pp. 22 – 23, ex.cat.
2010
Contemporary Art in Latin America”, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Gerardo Mosquera, a.o. Artworld, Black Dog Publishing, London, pp. 183-188
2010
Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography 1990 – 2005, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, Feb. 14 – May 2, pp. 84 – 85, ex. cat
2009
Forbidden Death, Irena Cercnik, Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje, pp. 46 – 49
2009
7 + 1 Project Rooms, Verónica Corchado Espinoza, Marco Museum of Contemporary Art Vigo, Vigo, Spain, ex.cat.
2009
Personal Structures - Time Space Existance, Peter Lodenmeyer, Karlyn de Jongh, Sarah Gold, DuMont, Cologne, pp. 326 - 329
2008
Manifesta 7. European Biennieal for Contemporary Art, Trento, July, p. 92
2007
¡Viva la muerte! Kunst und Tod in Lateinamerika, Thomas Mießgang, pp. 13-14, pp. 34-37, ex. cat.
2007
100 Latin American Artists, Rosa Olivares, Exit Publications, Madrid, pp. 302-305, 447-448
2007
Women Artist Then and Now: Paining, Sculpture, and the Image of the Self, Linda Nochlin, Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, pp. 63, 140, 222, 278, ex. cat.
2007
phantasmagoria: specters of absence, José Roca, iCI, New York, pp. 18-19, 64
2006
Leichen, Totenköpfe und Skelette, Bernhard Fibicher, in: Six Feet Under – Autopsie unseresUmgangs mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, ex. cat.
2006
international 06, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, ex. cat.
2006
Zwischen Erinnerung und Auflösung, Magdalena Holzhey, Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, No. 12, Dec.
2006
Teresa Margolles – 127 cuerpos, Kunstverein Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, ex. cat.
2005
Una Ética obtenida por su suspensión, Cuauhtémoc Medina, in: Situaciones – artåsticas latinoamericanas, Teor/ética, Getty Foundation, Los Angeles
2005
Teresa Margolles, Pascal Beausse, Flash Art, Milan, July/Sept.
2004
Political Minimalism – narrative Geometry, Klaus Biesenbach, Flash Art International, Milan, No. 237, July/Sept., p. 89
2004
Teresa Margolles - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Judith Raum, Flash Art International, MilanNo. 237,
2004
Teresa Margolles, Amanda Coulson, Frieze, London, Sept.
2004
New Tendencies in Mexican Art, Rubén Gallo, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, Aug.