Teresa Cos


Born 1982 in Italy, lives in London, UK.

Teresa Cos investigates the human condition, understood as the endless negotiation between individual subjectivities and global societies, embedded conditions of birth and displaced nomadic becomings. Through still and moving images, sound and music, diagrams and live scoring, she exposes a sort of absurd dynamic stagnation (loop), generated by the “always different, always the same” repetition of everyday rituals and the mesmeric reiteration of socio-political concepts. Her range of approaches is informed by her diverse background, which includes studies in architecture and documentary photography and an overall passion for music.

Her works and live performances have recently been presented at the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale, the MAC-Metropolitan Arts Center in Belfast, Drodesera XXXVI/Live Works festival, Marres House of Contemporary Culture, Careof Milan. She has been a participant in several international residency programs and workshops, more recently at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, the Visio-European Program on Artists’Moving Images, Live Works: Performance Act Award and the Botin Foundation’s workshop with Tacita Dean.

Teresa Cos participation to the Residency Programme is supported by MOVIN'UP II session 2016 by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività culturali e del Turismo and GAI - Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani.