Y Gallery is pleased to present OPERATIVO the first solo exhibition in New York by Teresa Margolles curated by Cecilia Jurado.Margolles was born in Culiacán, Mexico, where men and women are murdered every day in drug related violence. Since her early work with collective SEMEFO (Forensic Medical Service), and later as solo artist, Margolles has addressed anonymous death by collecting, reusing, and manipulating objects and procedures from the morgue in Mexico City. For this exhibition Margolles will present work focusing on current relations between her native country and the United States.
Teresa Margolles earned degrees in Forensic Medicine and Science of Communication at Universidad Nacional in Mexico. Her work has been shown internationally at institutions such as P.S.1/MoMa in New York, the Kunst-Werke Berlin, in the South London, Kunsthalle Wien, The Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny, MALBA Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, El Museo del Barrio and The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, among others. She has participated in the Liverpool, Moscu, Prague, Mercosul and Cuenca Biennials. She lives in Mexico City.
This project is possible thanks to the generous support of The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.