Teresa Borasino’s (Lima, 1978) work balances upon the fertile edges between art and activism, the space between poetics and politics, and the radical engagement with social movements.
She co-founded Fossil Free Culture in 2016 is a network of artists, activists and scholars at the intersection of cultural work and climate politics. As collective of artists and activists Fossil Free Culture NL confront oil and gas sponsorship of public cultural institutions in the Netherlands to expose and confront the influence of the fossil fuel industry on cultural institutions in the Netherlands. Protests include the 2017 impromptu #droptheshell and #spoiledlandscapes protest-performances at the Van Gogh museum, demonstrating the museum’s ties to oil gigant Shell.
Recently the collective started the Disobedient Art School, a pedagogical framework for non-hierarchical collective learning through art practices and processes that intervene in systems of oppression. Since 2021, Borasino is conducting artistic research into the Andean cosmovision and its ecologies of ancestral knowledge and practice.