Dos acciones sobre el puente internacional Simón Bolívar: Carretilleras y La entrega, 2018

Her current project is located in Cúcuta (a frontier city between Colombia and Venezuela). It shows us the daily work of male and female "carretilleros" -people smuggling basic food supplies from one country to the other. Margolles got the women to meet up, an unprecedented situation, showing their value and empowerment. She contrasts this image with a male presence, provoking not only real and mental nudity, but also emphasising how sweat, understood as a fluid symbolising work, raises the profile of the situation of the political and social context.

Dos acciones sobre el puente internacional Simón Bolívar: Carretilleras y La entrega, 2018

Teresa Margolles

Culiacán, Mexico, 1963

She is a visual artist and photographer and has a diploma in Forensic Medicine. Her artistic work focuses on exploring the social causes and consequences of femicide and other deaths caused by drug trafficking. She also investigates and exposes extreme cases of social precarity and political corruption, as well as the violence suffered in many border areas, to bring these murders into the public forum.

 

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