• Teresa Margolles, Traslado de Marés al barrio de Corea © of the work of art, Gabinete TM, 2020

Actions in Palma

One-day conference related to the exhibition "The Stone" by Teresa Margolles

  • Day: March 11, 2021
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm
  • Space: Aljub
  • Free activity with prior registration and limited places

Es Baluard Museu organizes a conference on the work that Teresa Margolles has done in Palma during the months of November and December 2020. In this activity, the artist will present unpublished materials from his personal archive linked to his research process and the actions he has carried out in different neighborhoods such as the Verge de Lluc, Corea and Son Gotleu.

Symbolically, the artist uses an identity element such as marés sandstone and, through direct action, subverts social roles by creating a porous fabric that allows differential features to fit and create new realities. Margolles is a creator committed to her time and, above all, to people. Although the exhibition “The Stone” brings us closer to the experience of the border between Venezuela and Colombia, it now gives visibility to different groups that make up the local citizen fabric. People from Ecuador and Morocco as well as members of the Romani community will be in conversation with the artist regarding their life concerns and circumstances.

The day will feature the participation of some of the people who have collaborated in this work. Our goal is to give a voice from the institution, to make it known that the Museum belongs to the plural of citizens. The Museum is only if we are all part of it.

The presentation has a triple aspect of approach to the work and the creative processes of Margolles, from the viewing of photographs and videos of the artist; a conversation between the creator and the director of Es Baluard Museu, Imma Prieto, and a subsequent round table in which collaborators of the project developed in Palma will participate.

This on-site activity requires prior registration to control the capacity allowed by current health legislation.


• 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. “Actions in Palma” screening
• 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Conversation between the artist Teresa Margolles and Imma Prieto
• 8: 00 pm- 9:00 pm. Roundtable with project participants

Teresa Margolles (Culiacán, Sinaloa, 1963) studied Arts at the Dirección de Fomento a la Cultura Regional del Estado de Sinaloa (DIFOCUR). She originally trained as a forensic pathologist at the Servicio Mexicano Forense (mexican forensic service), and holds a Diploma in Science of communication from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City. Since its inception with the SEMEFO (Forensic Medical Service) group, she has focused on morgues and dissection rooms. More recently, in the streets of Mexico and other cities, such as Cúcuta, she has concentrated on scenes of death, testimonies of unrest and social crisis. She works, more than with the remains of the body, with the traces of life that are reflected on shrouds, burials, and memory, as well as in the way in which a violent act destroys and affects human networks at different levels.

Her most recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá and at the Kunsthalle Krems in Austria (2019), at the Witte the With in Rotterdam (2018) and at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2017), among many others. She has participated in two editions of the Venice Biennale (2019, 2009) and in other international biennials (Göteborg, 2003; Kwangju, 2004; Baltic Triennal, Vilinius, 2005; Liverpool, 2006) in addition to other relevant collective exhibitions such as ECO – Arte Contemporáneo Mexicano, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2005); Indelible Images (trafficking between Life and Death), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2005); Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2002).


11th March 2021 → 11th March 2021