Teresa María Díaz Nerio was born in the Dominican Republic. She is a researcher, a visual and performance artist currently living in Amsterdam.  Teresa graduated in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2007 and received her Master’s from the Dutch Art Institute in 2009. Her research often focuses on subjects informed by the history of colonial and neocolonial invasions in the Global South, challenging the Eurocentric and US centric notions of who is who and what is what. Recent projects include the performance ‘Ni ‘mamita’ Ni ‘mulatita’ curated by Arika and presented at Tramway as part of “Freedom is a constant struggle” in April 2013, the transdisciplinary roundtable and screening Be.Bop 2013 Decolonizing the Cold War and Be.Bop 2012 Black Europe Body Politics curated by Alanna Lockward at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin. AULA INTERGALACTICA an archive and series of three performative lectures in collaboration with Yota Ioannidou first presented at the Athens Biennale 2011, curated by Kernel. Her collaboration with Stefanie Seibold was presented at “re.act feminism #2- a performing archive”, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria Gasteisz, Spain, curated by Beatrice Ellen Stammer and Bettina Knaup, where they performed Travesti de Sangre and presented the installation ‘matt und schlapp wie schnee’ containing their collaborative work and Seibold’s research on Gina Pane in October 2011.

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