Teresa María Díaz Nerio


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



Languages. Spanish/English


Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2007-2009 (MFA)

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2002-2007 (BFA)

Instituto Montessori, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1994-2000 High School Diploma


Areito Indestructible, Performance Biennale, Cythera island, Greece, 4 July 2016_Initiated and curated by  Gigi Argyropoulou, Vassilis Noulas and Kostas Tzimoulis

Areito Indestructible, BE.BOP 2016: CALL & RESPONSE, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany, 1-3 June 2016_curated by Alanna Lockward

Hommage à Sara Bartman, Afropean Mimicry & Mockery, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany, 14-16.11.2014_curated by Dieudonné Niangouna and Martin Baasch

Hommage à Sara Bartman*, BE.BOP 2014: Spiritual Revolutions and “the Scramble for Africa”, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany, 2-31.05.2014_curated by Alanna Lockward

Ni ‘mamita’ Ni ‘mulatita’, BE.BOP 2014: Spiritual Revolutions and “the Scramble for Africa”, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18.05.2014_curated by Alanna Lockward

Hommage à Sara Bartman, HERBSTSALON 2013, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany, November 9-17 2013_curated by Shermin Langhoff

Hommage à Sara Bartman*, VIVA! ART ACTION, LA CENTRALE Galerie Powerhouse, Quebec, Canada 1-7 October 2013 http://www.lacentrale.org/en

Ni ‘mamita’ Ni ‘mulatita’, react.feminism #2 a performing archive, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2013, dedicated to performance artist from Latin America http://www.reactfeminism.org

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”, Decolonizing the “Cold” War/ BE.BOP 2013 Black Europe Body Politics, Debates and Screenings, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany, May 17-19, 2013_curated by Alanna Lockward, Advisor Walter Mignolo http://decolonizingthecoldwar.wordpress.com/

Ni ‘mamita’ Ni ‘mulatita’, Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle, TRAMWAY, Glasgow, Scotland, 18-21 April 2013_curated by Arika http://arika.org.uk/

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”*, GPS: Muestra de Videoarte Caribeño, MACPR Contemporary Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 20 September-2 December 2012_ curated by Carlos Garrido (Department of Art History, University of Granada) and Dagmary Olívar (Cultural Association YoSoyElOtro/University Carlos III of Madrid).

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”* (integrated into the archive) re.act feminism #2- a performing archive, Museet for Samtidskunst/Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 16 June-19 August 2012_curated by Beatrice Ellen Stammer and Bettina Knaup. http://www.reactfeminism.org/

“Hommage à Sara Bartman” Close Encounters of the Caribbean Kind II. On Decolonial Aesthetics and European Blackness as part of the exhibition Who More Sci-Fi Than Us, Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort, The Netherlands_curated by Nancy Hoffman, Framer Framed, in collaboration with Non Employees and Kunsthal KAde.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”* BE.BOP 2012: Black Europe Body Politics (Transdisciplinary roundtable and screening), Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany, May 4-6 2012_curated by Alanna Lockward, advisor Walter Mignolo. http://blackeuropebodypolitics.wordpress.com

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”*, Second International Conference on the Caribbean: Cartographies of Gender(s), Espacio Cultural Excelencias, Madrid, Spain, March 26-29 2012_curated by Carlos Garrido (Department of Art History, University of Granada) and Dagmary Olívar (Cultural Asociation YoSoyElOtro/University Carlos III of Madrid).

“AULA INTERGALACTICA” archive and three lecture-performances in collaboration with Yota Ioannidou, Word of Mouth Athens Biennale 2011, Diplareios School, Athens, Greece 22 October – 11 December 2011_curated by Kernel.

“Travesti de Sangre” and “Matt und Schlaap wie Schnee”* (performance and installation in collaboration with Stefanie Seibold) re.act feminism #2- a performing archive, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria Gasteisz, Spain, 7 October 2011-15 January 2012_curated by Beatrice Ellen Stammer and Bettina Knaup.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”*, BE.Bop 2012 Black Europe Body Politics Preview at Duke University, 6th Annual Workshop of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities devoted to Decolonial Aesthetics, Durham North Carolina, USA May 4-7, 2011 _curated by Alanna Lockward.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”, Bodies and Oddities, Graduate Student Conference Hosted by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA 1-2 October 2010_invited by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

the jungle is a skyscraper (performance in collaboration with Stefanie Seibold), commissioned by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, MuKHA, Antwerp, Belgium, 10 December 2009_as part of the exhibition Textiles curated by Grant Watson.

the jungle is a skyscraper (performance in collaboration with Stefanie Seibold), commissioned by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Frascati, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 September 2009_curated by Frederique Bergholtz.

“The Speaker”, Post Dort, CBK Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 29 August-26 September 2009_curated by Theo Tegelaers, Hanne Hagenaars, Juliette Jogma en Maaike van de Wiel.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”, Rebelle. Art and Feminism 1969-2009, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, MMKA, Arnhem, The Netherlands, May 30-23 August 2009_curated by Mirjam Westen.

“The Speaker”, “Hommage à Sara Bartman”*, IFAA International Festival of the Arts in Arnhem, MMKA, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem/ Lux Theatre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, December 2008_curated by Sithabile Mlotshwa.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”, Breeze, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France 20.09.08- 31.10.08_curated by Marja Bloem.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”*, Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 3 July 2008_ general direction/ programmation by Nathalie Hénon y Jean-François Rettig.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”*, Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 8 May 2008_ general direction/ programmation by Nathalie Hénon y Jean- François Rettig.

“Hommage à Sara Bartman”, Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2007.

“Throne of Gold”, Away, femmes diaspora creativite et dialogue interculturel, UNESCO, Paris, France, 8 March 2007_curated by Rafael Perez Concepción.      

* video works.

Presentations/ teaching

Presentation, teaching, of my work, as part of the Afropean Film Seminar by Alanna Lockward at the University of the Arts, Berlin, 10-12 June 2016.

Performing “Hommage à Sara Bartman” for a group of students at the ISS, International Institute of Social Studies, in a class about body politics invited by Dr. Rosalba Icaza, Senior Lecturer in Governance and International Political Economy, 24 May 2016. (upcoming)

Symposium on the concept Genocidal white Laughter, at the SIDE ROOM, Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam on 6 April 2015, curated by Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler.

Presentation about the Puerto Rican film Maruja (1959) at the event Dialogue II: questioning the explorer curated by Amal Alhaag at Framer Framed, Amsterdam, on September 1st 2015.

Performative presentation in collaboration with Stefanie Seibold at the Studium Generale of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie on January 21st 2015, Amsterdam, invited by Gabrielle Schleijpen.

Black Diaspora + Berlin Decolonial Narratives, invited by curator Alanna Lockward and Julia Roth to participate in the seminar, give a short presentation and participate in the discussions, the bpb-METRO-series at the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Grüner Salon, Volksbühne, Berlin. November 20, 2014.

67,3% performative research seminar invited by artist Malin Arnell to take part in her performative research seminar at Weld in Stockholm as part of her PhD in choreography at University of Dance and Circus /Stockholm University of the Arts. I was invited together with Stefanie Seibold to present our collaborative works surrounding the performances of Gina Pane, Stockholm, 10-12.05.2014

Invited by Maria Guggenbichler and Hodan Warsame to a screening of the films of documentary filmmaker Marlon Riggs in order to discuss ‘stereotypical representation in mainstream media’ other guests were cultural critic Egbert Alejandro Martina and the curator and cultural activist Amal Alhaag at Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam from 5-6.4.2014.

Presentation of research Ni ‘mamita’ Ni ‘mulatita’: Caribbean Women’s Stereotypes and the Diaspora” to students at Guelp University, Canada invited by professor of contemporary art and visual theories Susan Douglas as a member of Latin American Canadian Art Projects (LACAP). Skype lesson and screening. 8.10.2013

‘Decolonial AistheSis and Black Sociality’ as part of the course ‘Contemporary Latin American Social Theory and Debate’ at the University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands, invited by Rolando Vazquez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, September 20, 2013.

Occupation Evacuation Transmission, teaching at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) , face to face studio visits May 30 2012 and face to face meetings and workshop in collaboration with performance artist Emma Hedditch, June 27-28 2013, Arhnem http://dutchartinstitute.eu/  curated by If I can’t Dance I don’t want to

be part of your Revolution http://www.ificantdance.org/Agenda/Current+Upcoming

Invited by artist Quinsy Gario to the radio program Roet In Het Eten, (Amsterdam) where we will speak about my performance Hommage à Sara Bartman and the upcoming event we are both participating in BEBOP 2013: DECOLONIZING THE “COLD” WAR, May 19-23, Berlin.

As part of the Aula Intergalactica’s archive, a project in collaboration with Yota Ioannidou, Peter Watkins’ film La Commune will be screened in 3 installments (3 days). Each screening will be followed by public discussions on the representation of women during La Commune at the Kunstvlaai, Inexactly This, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 29 November-1 December 2012_as part of project GOLEB                              http://projectgoleb.wordpress.com/ http://www.kunstvlaai.nl/2012/

Presentation Angelitos Negros and Genocidal white Laughter at Five Decolonial Days in Kassel, AND AND AND at DOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, July 11-15 2012_ curated by Pedro Lash and AND AND AND.    http://andandand.org/

Ni ‘mamita’ ni ‘mulatita’: Caribbean women’s stereotypes and the Diaspora, BE.BOP 2012: Black Europe Body Politics (Transdisciplinary roundtable and screening), Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany, May 4-6 2012_curated by Alanna Lockward.


Avhandling / Av_handling (Dissertation / Through_action), I was one of the opponents for Malin Arnell’s PhD’s defense, she presented her live dissertation on 27,28 and 29th May 2016, and had her PhD defense on the 3rd of September 2016. This took place in Stockholm University of the Arts.

Invited to participate in the workshop Translation: Traduccion y Translacion by Ion Munduate (Mugatxoan), Arteleku, San Sebastian, Basque Country, April 24-27, 2013 http://www.arteleku.net/en/translation-traduccion-y-translacion

A Disembodied Voice, Towards Love, workshops: Spectral Maneuvers on the Radio by Manuel Cirauqui and Auto-reflexibilidad y auto-consciencia: hacía el amor by Peio Aguirre. Organized by Mugatxoan at Arteleku and Museum San Telmo, San Sebastian, Donastia, Spain, October 4-11, 2012_participant http://www.arteleku.net/laboratories/mugatxoan/a-disembodied-voice-towards-love/open-call-mugatxoanworkshops-2012

III International Congress Afroeurope@ns: Cultures and Identities, Cadiz, Spain 28-30 September 2011_participant

Summer School on Black Europe and international symposium Religion and Slavery Trajectories of Emancipation, National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy Ninsee and Vrije Universiteit VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14-30 June 2011_participant

Member of the Transnational Advisory Board and Correspondent at Transnational Decolonial Institute TDI since its inception in February 2011


Sarah Pierce, An artwork in the third person, 2009 Developed and performed by Teresa Díaz Nerio, Tzvika Gutter, Rana Hamadeh, Sarah Pierce and Veridiana Zurita. Project Art Center, Dublin, Ireland 13.06.09. http://www.biennaledelyon.com/uk/biennale/edition/artists/pierce,54.html

We-Correspondence, workshop and lectures focusing on different issues relating correspondence, especially seen from a cultural and political social focus, organized by the Dutch Art Institute in collaboration with Binna Choi, director of CASCO, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, The Netherlands, from January-June 2009_workshop participant http://www.cascoprojects.org

Rotterdam Dialogues: The Artists, Symposium, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 15.04.09-18.04.09_workshoop participant with Judy Radul on ‘The Artists talk’. Master class with Ulrike Ottinger, 19.04.09 http://www.wdw.nl

Individual interviews made by Sarah Pierce to students/artists at the Dutch Art Institute, including me, as part of the exhibition Coalesce: Happenstance, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam February 2009_live interview/performance

IFAA, International Festival of the Arts in Arnhem (Art, Migration and Identity), Arnhem, The Netherlands, 22.09.08- 7.12.08_residency http://ifaa-net.eu

Be(co)ming Dutch (Eindhoven Caucus), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 09.10.07 –07.12.07 _workshop participant http://www.becomingdutch.com/events/


Deshaciendo la risa de la colonialidad 2014, my reflexions on the events Black Europe Body Politics 2012-2014 will be published together with other reflexions in POLÍTICAS CORPORALES EN EL CONTINENTE DE LA CONCIENCIA NEGRA. PERFORMANCE, VIDEOARTE Y ACTIVISMO DECOLONIAL, editor Alanna Lockward as part of the special volume of the monograph series, El Desprendimiento directed by Walter Mignolo and with Zulma Palermo from the editorial board of Ediciones del Signo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Off with Her Laughter! Off with His Laughter! Musing on Be.Bop 2012: Delinking Off Genocidal White Laughter published at IDEA. Arta + Societate, a renowned cultural and art journal from Rumania that dedicated its issue No. 42 to former Eastern Europe and Black Europe and will publish a special dossier on the groundbreaking evaluations of BE.BOP. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS 2012 http://blackeuropebodypolitics.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/idea-42-be-bop-2012.pdf

What about the Black woman? Readdressing ‘Race’ in an Otherwise ‘Neutral’ Performance, an essay I have written as part of my collaboration to a publication by Stefanie Seibold on her research on Gina Pane and our mutual work and research, “Travesti de Sangre” and “Matt und Schlaap wie Schnee”, this essay is published in the book Troubling Research Performing Knowledge in the Arts, Sternberg Press, the project took place at the Academy of Arts Vienna, 2013.

Polyphony #1, the publication is focusing on “The Speaker”, a research based performance on the speeches of Fidel Castro by Teresa María Díaz Nerio and the Polyphony where two invited writers have collaborated with text, Auto-phagia; The Destruction of the Literary Subject in the Diaries of Alejandra Pizarnik by Sandra Alvarado Bordas and Self-Portrait – Self-Image by David J. Morrow. Concept by Teresa María Díaz Nerio and design by Stephen Serrato for Werkplaats Typografie, editor Dutch Art Institute and collaborators, writer, Sandra Alvarado Bordas and artist David J. Morrow. This publication has being made as part of the master program at the Dutch Art Institute and the Head of publications project is Delphine Bedel, artist and curator. Book Launch 21.06.09 at CASCO, Office for Art, Design and Theory and exhibited in 6 YEARS: THE COLLECTION curated by Emily Williams at Shashin Art bookshop, Amsterdam, 27 June – 25 July 2009. Distributed by Printed Matter, Inc. http://printedmatter.org


Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Ellen Stammer (eds.): re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg and Live Art Development Agency London, 2014, 320 p., English with German annex.

Mirjam Westen (ed.), et al. Rebelle: Art & Feminism, 1969-2009, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem (MMKA), Arnhem, 2009-2010. 352 pages. ISBN 9789072861450.


http://www.antropofaga.com/ (video work The Speaker available here)

https://teresadiaznerio.wordpress.com/polyphony1/ (downloadable pdf version)

Distributed by Printed Matter, Inc. http://printedmatter.org/

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