Teresa Burga: The Tightrope Walker

With a great eye for detail in recording the social conditions around her, Peruvian artist Teresa Burga (1935–2021) is considered an important pioneer in Latin American art. Her extensive output includes pop art paintings and environments as well as conceptual drawings, objects, and installations. Her artistic output, however, has long been neglected on both a national and an international level. Economic crises, reprisals, and isolation within Peru’s dictatorship prevented exchange or visibility on a cultural level. ‘The Tightrope Walker’ focuses on her extensive graphic oeuvre, especially between 2013 and 2021. Many of the featured works appear in print for the first time.