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 Ana Teresa Fernandez


I recently discovered  the works of Ana Teresa Fernandez and absolutely love her work and her message. I hope you will too.

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*Bio via
Growing up in Mexico, Ana Teresa Fernandez learned at an early age about the double standards imposed on women and their sexuality.  Through performance-based paintings, Fernandez explores the territories that encompass these different boundaries and stereotypes: physical, emotional, and psychological.
Fernandez subverts the typical folkloric representations of Mexican women by changing the protagonist's uniform to the quintessential little black dress, a symbol of American prosperity and femininity and of the Mexican tradition of wearing black for a year after a death.  Her paintings portray actual performances where Fernandez takes on the Sisyphean task of cleaning the environment - sweeping sand on a beach, vacuuming a dirt road - to accentuate the idea of disposable labor resources.
Ana Teresa Fernandez received her Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.











Untitled (Performance documentation)




Untitled (Performance documentation)




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Untitled (Performance documentation at San Diego/Tijuana border)













"Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us"
















1 comment:

  1. Thought provoking post. I love the paintings...they speak volumes.

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