Teresa Serrano



Born in 1936 in Mexico D.F, Mexico. Lives and works in New York and Mexico. Through her videos, installations and sculptures, Teresa Serrano restages or deconstructs gender, class, race, and stereotypes. A Room of Her Own is a video, filmed in black and white, about a certain state of mind; it is a video about obsession. A room of her own not just as a physical structure owned or borrowed, but a virtual Castle, a room inside the woman’s mind, where fears, insecurity, delirium of persecution, anxiety, anger, etc. have taken over. The film follows a woman as she experiences a twilight moment in mid-life, confronting the void and shadows. Scored with cello and electronic effects.

Video Installations / Personal Exhibitions

  • 2006/07: I Bienal de Arquitectura, Arte y Paisaje de Canarias - Frontera 450+, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston;
  • 2005/06: borderlines/enlasfronteras (Colección de Arte de las Américas del MEIAC), Institutos Cervantes, Praga, Berlin, Moscow, Milan, and Brussels;
  • 2005: Carcel de amor, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid - Over the view of mythology, Biennale of Prague, Czech Republic;
  • 2004: 1 Festival de Mujeres Mexicanas en el Cine y la Televisión, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico D.F - Cannes Film Festival, Cannes;
  • 2002: Formas de Violencia, Laboratorio/Arte Alameda, México DF - Garden of Eden, Menocal Gallery, México DF - Dissolving the Memory of the Home, John Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - Video-Zone, 1st International video-art biennial in Israel, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv;
  • 2001: La persistencia de la Imagen, Museo Carrillo Gil, México DF.

Major awards

  • 2001 First Price “Playgrounds and Toys”, Geneva, Zwitzerland, United Nations, New York NY. New Deli, India. Curated by Adelina von Furstenberg
  • 1994 Second National Price of Outdoor Sculpture Artes Plásticas, México City; Honorable Mention 2nd  Sculpture Biennale, Monterrey, México