Activities, exhibitions and projects

Siempre el pasto del vecino es más verde, 1997

Siempre el pasto del vecino es más verde, 1997

Museo del Patrimonio Municipal

From April 9th to May 26th, 2024

The MUPAM in Malaga hosts the work of Teresa Serrano, considered one of the most relevant artists in Latin America. Her work spans various disciplines such as sculpture, photography, video, or installation. One of the main characteristics of her work is the commitment she has adopted regarding women and her reflection on existing machismo. In this way, the artist has been able to consolidate an intense and long trajectory that revolves around gender violence, migration, or the body. Currently, Serrano lives between Mexico City and New York.

Teresa Serrano is a veteran Mexican creator and interdisciplinary artist deeply committed to social issues, and whose artistic work is situated in the context of contemporary conceptual art. The video 'The Grass is Always Greener', offers a profound reflection on migration, memory, and the interconnection between nature and human experience, advocating for art committed to sustainability and social change.

Filmed at a time when editing resources were less sophisticated, this work results in haunting beauty by overlaying images of thousands of butterflies in flight with those of people in their arduous journey of displacement. Without fully merging, both situations are visible and distinguishable. It is the light that permeates the material that allows us to establish a connection between them. Teresa Serrano's poetic practice, which often has women as its central reference, seeks to raise awareness about the relationship between the natural and human world. Her intention is to question the world, through art, exposing problems and letting the audience decide how to address them. Her work aims to provoke reflection and action, inviting the viewer to consider their role in society and in preserving the environment.

Her work is present, among others, in the following collections: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Daros Latinamerica Collection; Cemex Mexico; CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Canarias; Museo ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz; MEIAC Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz; or the Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico.

This video premiered at the Havana Biennial in 1997 and that same year at the Johannesburg Biennial in South Africa.


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