Since the 1960s, the Peruvian artist Teresa Burga has created works that constitute a fine-grained record of the social realities of her time. Her extensive oeuvre encompasses Pop Art-style paintings and environments as well as conceptual drawings and objects and cybernetic installations. The unifying constant in the artist’s formally and aesthetically diverse output in a wide range of media is her insistent endeavor to visualize complex social structures, but also the individual’s capacity for practical self-determination.
As a female exponent of Latin American art, Burga was often ahead of her time. Due to the political situation in her native Peru, which long suffered under a military dictatorship and struggled with severe economic crises, she worked largely in isolation from the local and international arts scenes.
The comprehensive retrospective is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland
Curated by Heike Munder (director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am–6 pm
Thu 11 am–8 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270, 8005