Teresa Margolles (born 1963)

Teresa Margolles is an artist working with installations, objects and films, and her main themes are violence and the media-flow of images of death in Latin America. The artist associates death with economic, political and social contexts, for example by scouting around for burial methods— especially mass, unmarked graves in Mexican slums—and ways of cremating or preparing bodies for post mortem examination. The artist’s works incorporate “relics” from victims of violence, gang wars, and drug cartels, e.g. water used to wash victims’ bodies in the dissection room.

Artist's works in the Collection