Teresa María Díaz Nerio

Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio

Teresa Maria Díaz Nerio is a performance artist and researcher. She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2007 (BFA) and from the Dutch Art Institute in 2009 (MFA). She researches on cinematic and other media presentations of race, gender, and class intersecting with histories of colonialism, patriarchy and the normalization of modernity. Currently focusing on stereotypes of Caribbean women as “mulatita and “mamita” the cinema and other media from the Spanish speaking Caribbean, specially, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; and the participation of Cuban actresses and musicians in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, in the Rumbera Films, between the years of 1940-1960. Resulting in the lecture-performances Ni “mamita” Ni “mulatita” (2013) and Areito Indestructible (2016).

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