MK Gallery

Teresa Paiva

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Teresa's work unfolds as a conversation with materials, locale, and audiences - tapping into local narratives and everyday encounters. Her work examines how colonial and capitalist framing impacts on the formation of identity and the way we relate with others, time and space. She is interested in how local narratives and collective actions can connect people around the globe.

Her multidisciplinary practice delves into quasi-ritualistic process of collecting, assembling and disassembling. Her work critically looks into the conundrums of a Western-centred cultural legacy by physically utilising its detritus.

Through a series of international residencies she has been researching different ways of working with others, either through participation or collaboration, questioning ideas of authorship and art as a commodity.