Teresa Borasino is an artist whose work balances upon the fertile edges between art and activism, the space between poetics and politics, and the radical engagement with social movements. Her practice spans a variety of mediums, encompassing public interventions, performances, installations, soundscapes, and text. She seeks to contribute to the pluriversing of the world by cultivating a deeper understanding of the ecological and sacred entanglements experienced by exiled communities. Simultaneously, she aims to challenge the monolithic narrative imposed by modernity/coloniality.
Borasino is a co-founder of Fossil Free Culture, an artist collective that operates at the intersection of art and climate justice. They have been confronting oil and gas sponsorship of public cultural institutions in the Netherlands since 2016. In 2021, Borasino embarked on artistic research into the Andean cosmovision and its tapestry of ancestral knowledge and practices.
A video installation that explores the Andean Cosmovision, which is rooted in the intricate entanglement between human, other-than- human and more-than-human beings. In the Andean Cosmovision, the distinction between ecology and economy dissolves; ecology comprises all the processes occurring within the living organism—the Earth—that sustain life and economy enhances those processes. Unlike prioritising human economic goals and pursuing nature conservation separately, Andean society, akin to many Indigenous societies, seeks “holistic wellbeing,” encompassing the well-being of both human and other-than-human together.