Teresa Pereda

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Artist’s Statement

Teresa Pereda (Buenos Aires, 1956) A visual artist, she has a degree in Art History from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. She is both a curator and researcher; and isassociated withat the Instituto de Artes y Ciencias de la Diversidad Cultural, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.  During the 1980s, she exhibited her paintings in Argentina and abroad. Starting in the 1990s, she deepened her research into the connection between man and earth. Her travels in Argentina gave rise to the series Itinerario de cuatro tierras (Itinerary of Four Soils), which consisted of objects, installations, graphic works, photographs, artist books and videos.

Since then, her art is built on structured journeys, interpersonal relations with the inhabitants of the places she visits, celebration and rituals in which she takes part, and the gathering and exchange of soils. In 2007 she began the project Recolección / Restitución. Citas por América. (Recollection / Restitution. Encounters with America), in which she set out to explore the Americas.

Her works form part of the collections of the Museo Castagnino - Macro, Rosario; Museo Caraffa, Córdoba; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA), University of Essex; Colección Conei, Barcelona, amongst many others. The Banff Center for the Arts, Canada, awarded her a grant to join Intra-nation: thematic residency in Media and Visual Arts (May- June 2004). In october 2010, she will participate in the exhibition Realidad / Utopía - 200 años de Arte Argentino, curated by Diana Weschler at the Akademie der Kunste in Berlín. She lives and works in Buenos aires province, Argentina. 

Starting in the 1990s, Teresa Pereda’s art has been focused on the earth as material and on its real, symbolic and imaginary meanings. Earth as origin, point of reference, belonging and sociocultural origin. Myths and ceremonies, geography and history, celebrations and journeys are implicit or explicit in her work. Her art goes beyond mere information and image to give rise to sense experiences. Instance of the committed expansiveness that, for so long now, has set this artist in motion. While she proposes an expansion of consciousness capable of changing those who experience it.

“I am moved by the intention to establish a system of communication not strictly verbal or visual, but one more profound, intimate and direct. A state of being and feeling the world and its energy that is transformed by the possibility of sharing an action. Here, the work favors a space of movement and reflection whose anticipatory nature sets off desires and shared intentions, and sketches possible futures” 

Teresa Pereda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010

artist’s website: www.teresapereda.com        

gallery links:     www.alejandravonhartz.net


other links:       www.boladenieve.org.ar