Teresa Albor is a multidisciplinary artist, with a studio practice, based in London and Dhaka  

Contact: AlborTeresa@hotmail.com, London: +44 (0) 7889558746; Dhaka: +8801313032990

 

Work in progress and upcoming events:

December 20, 2021 GraceGraceGrace at the Horse Hospital: Femicide: Through an immersive lecture/performance, ‘the crone’ is reclaimed as a powerful and majestic counterpoison to femicide by GraceGraceGrace, a collective which employs the intersection of ageing and gender as the wellspring for their work.


GraceGraceGrace make visible an invisible crisis: femicide of older women, asking why society fails these victims.  Through a provocative interactive performance, followed by a response/conversation, they approach the question through self-identification as ‘crones’: identifying as ‘older’, their performance is one of situated knowledge in the ageing female body.  They focus on the fact that Invisibility, devaluation and derision towards the older woman, added to everyday misogyny, results in a disproportionate number of women over 55 being murdered by men every year. Many cases are dismissed as accidents and not investigated— ‘mercy killing’ defences are falsely used to ensure perpetrators are given lesser sentences. Overkilling (when excessive force is used) was identified in over half of the femicides in the UK from 2009-2018. GraceGraceGrace ask us to consider parallels to the European penchant for murdering women considered ‘witches’. From 1484 until around 1750 some 200,000 witches were tortured, burnt or hanged in Western Europe. Most supposed witches were usually old women, ‘crones’, and invariably poor.

Khudi Bari: Throughout Bangladesh:  FACE* (Foundation for Architecture and Community Equity) is working with families located in flood-prone regions in Bangladesh living with the consequences of the climate catastrophe testing/adapting a low-cost modular shelter system. Khudi Bari (or tiny house) is designed to withstand high water/wind and can easily be relocated. The goal is to create site-specific shelter in tandem with the people who will use and inhabit it; promoting direct action and embracing a DIY sensibility.  Supported by private donors, the first three modules have been built in collaboration with two families living on Chor Hijla during March-April 2021.  Once constructed, the families are expected to adapt the modules - the project aims to learn from their adaptations.  These two families will become part of our training team as the project is rolled out in other areas.  We are currently looking for support/funding/partners.  FACE is a non-profit society affiliated with Marina Tabassum Architects, a Bangladeshi architectural studio

ReDRESS: How can we collectively redress some of the environmental, labour equity, and consumer behaviour/attitude problems facing the textile/ready-to-wear industry? Re/DRESS is a non-profit project focussing on positive solutions!  Our goal: a lightweight capsule collection (tunic, sleeveless and short sleeve top, palazzo and tapered trousers and a skirt) featuring 100% recycled textiles sourced and woven in Bangladesh. Designed for heat and humidity, the collection will be unisex, minimal and modest for all ages, sizes, with a draped/loose yet flattering fit- a ‘base’ for personalisation (you bring the bling). We'll make the collection available (initially in Bangladesh only) early 2022, all proceeds to groups working to support garment workers or climate resilience in Bangladesh.

 

Since September 2019: New studio series: Contested Materials.

 

Since March 2020 ZERO WASTE with BRITTO Trust.

 

Since March 2020 distance : works w/ GraceGraceGrace.

 

Past events:

 

19 March, 2021, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Live Performance of CLUB: YOU ARE EXQUISITE

 

September/October 2020: ART AROUND THE TABLE for the Samdani Art Foundation - CLUB w/ GraceGraceGrace and Bangaldeshi folk/pop star Momtaz .

 

October 2020: Black History Month --  Black Lives Matter short video including Tanya Hilton and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

 

October 2020 Contributor to Journal: Decorating Dissidence.

 

Autumn 2020 Live Art Development Agency DIY workshop -- the legacy of Katherine Araniello.

 

09 -- 11 April 2020 (Thu-Sat) Running a workshop: Performing for the camera, Auditorium, University of Liberal Arts (ULAB), Dhaka Bangladesh CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

 

Month of May, 2020, Working with Lais Pontes on 'The things we leave behind' in Brasil CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

 

7-15 February 2020 Produced the Dhaka Art Summit with te Samdani Art Foundation team.

 

November 2019, Perfomative Panelist at Dhaka Lit Fest, launching the book 'GraceGraceGrace explore gen-age'

 

4 October, 2019, Durational performance 'CLUB' as part of the Terrain Biennial, British High Commission Residence, Dhaka

 

8-9 March, 2019, Sick of the Fringe, Wellcome Collection

 

28 March, 2019, Book Launch at Live Art Development Agency, (GraceGraceGrace explore gen-age)

 

18 April,  2019, Araniello sing-along and Q & A, Live Aet Development Agency, LADA Screens Series

 

Unplanned with Katherine Araniello at Southbank Centre

 

Various, Unconditional, as atist-in-residence Kings College London

 

The things we leave behind, One Paved Court, Richmond, 24 January - 8 February, 2018

 

How do I look? at Guest Projects, funded by Arts Council England, with Grace, month of February, 2018

 

The Anarchist Feminist Party, 17 March, details TBA

 

m2 group show, APT studios London, May 2018

 

"What's up pussy hat", performance, Cafe Mélancolique , with Kate Meynell, 15 December, 2017

 

Unconditional Sound + Text/Video installation, 8 December, 2017

 

Soundmind concerts, King's College, October 2017

 

Journey interactive film, The Things we leave behind, Acme Studios, October, 2017

 

Unconditional "Names" performance, King's College, The Strand, 5 October, 2017

 

15 October 2017,FiLiA,4:45pm, at the Institute of Education in London. with GRACE performed as part of FiLiA's annual conference:

 

05 October 2017, INLAND event with GRACE, at 198 Gallery in Brixton,198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 198 Railton Road, SE24 OJT.

 

20-21 September 2017 (Thursday, Friday) Grace was invited by SLAP to be part of the Performance // Workshops // Party in various venues across York, Part of the Artists Curating Dance Project in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation & Yorkshire Dance.

 

12-15 September 2017(Tuesday-Friday) Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, took place in conjunction with the 57th Venice Art Biennale. Grace was invited by .itsliquid.  

 

09 September 2017(Saturday)time: From 2pm, Grace + guest artist Sarah Kent performed "How do I look?" at the Jacqueline Morreau exhibition. The exhibit ran from 2nd - 21st of September at The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London.

 

23-25 June 2017(Friday-Sunday) Hull, performed with GRACE, invited by Rotterdam based group WORM: "This June, the wunderful world of WORM will take over Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, HU1 1TU.

 

16 May 2017 3:00pm UK time, 4th Online Performance Festival. The festival was live online, for 4 days.

 

Solidarity not charity, The things we leave behind, performance, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, 17 March 2017

 

Absolute Bastards, with Sexcentenary, 23 March, 2017, Birmingham Arts Cenre

 

Squashing Machine with Naomi Garrick, 24 March 2017, Rythyam Machine/Studio 24, Edinburgh

 

I have a job, performance, 28 March 2017, Victoria Station

 

Sacred Places Confernece performative presentation, 20 April, 2017, Liverpool

 

NO MORE MISS AMERICA, wiht Rude & Unruly Women, June 1, 2, 3, 2017, The Godlen Key, as part of Fringe Prauge

 

Sexcentenary performance, March 2017, Leydon Gallery/Whitechapel

 

The things we leave behind, 20 Nov, 2016, m2 gallery, Peckham, London

 

Sexcentenary workshop 8-9 October (Sat-Sun) 2016 weekend workshop/action ; DIY: Grey Matters;. in Brighton

 

Sexcentenary performance 27-28 August, (Sat-Sun) 2016 PERFORM PERFORM, Performance Festival, Bad Bonn, Guin/Düdingen, Switzerland

 

Sexcentenary perfromance 04 August, 2016 (Thurs) 2016 - Accumulations’ Precarious Assembly, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester

 

Sexcentenary performance 09 July, 2016 (Sat) Hazard 2016 - Incidental intervention and sited performance, St Ann’s Square, Manchester,

 

Curating:: RUFUS STONE, @ TACHBROOK MARKET, PERFORMANCE SPACE

Saturday 25 August 2016 At last! Sexcentenary

 

Curating:: RUFUS STONE, @ TACHBROOK MARKET, PERFORMANCE SPACE

Saturday 11 June 2016 Volume

 

Curating:: RUFUS STONE, @ TACHBROOK MARKET, PERFORMANCE SPACE

Saturday 23 April 2016 S.P.A.R.

 

NO MORE MISS AMERICA, Brighton Fringe, 28 May 2016

 

Residency, St.Laurence Church, Ludlow, 18th June -3rd July 2016, Artist in Residence, Teresa Albor, and collaborating artists, will revisit the histories and memories of this 12th century church through a constantly changing series of small installations, performances and sound pieces.

 

Three actions at the Tate: We refuse to be unseen With Sexcentenial, 2016

 

It's Elemental, 6018 North, Chicago, 2 Oct - 3 Jan, 2016 How do artists approach the elements of window, floor, door, ceiling? Artists include: Teresa Albor, Deborah Boardman, Dzine, First Office, Vlatka Horvat, Nance Klehm, Jason Lazarus, Luftwerk, Sarah Mallin, Kathleen McCarthy, Bryan Saner with Emilia Vidal-Hallet and Moises Salazar, Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

 

Curating:: RUFUS STONE, @ TACHBROOK MARKET, PERFORMANCE SPACE

Saturday 28 Nov 2015  Rufus Stone residents

 

Between Menopause and Old Age, Alternative Beauty, with Rocio Boliver

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, King's Road, London SW10 0DR

Part of LADA’s Old Dears programme of work by/about/with older women. 

 

Rufus Stone winter residencies 2015

 

Curating:: RUFUS STONE, @ TACHBROOK MARKET, PERFORMANCE SPACE

Saturday 31 October, 2015 Morgan O'Hara performing LIVE TRANSMISSION

 

Luma at ten, Loyola Museum, Chicago (Group show), 22 Aug - 11 Oct 2015

 

In the afternoon, 32sqm, 21 June - 1 July, 2015 (Group show)

 

Museum, Ludlow, 13 June - 5 July, 2015 Ludlow Museum, Ludlow

 

Museum, Pimlico, 19-28 June, 2015 Tachbrook market, Pimlico

 

I saw this and thought of you, Group Show, 2015 Soane's Museum, 13 Linciln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP

 

Stockwell Green Art Walk, a community project-- organising fellow studio artists to exhibit work in storefront windows in the neighbourhood, spring, 2015

 

Women in the Arts, Inspiring the Future, Tate Britain, 23 April, 2015

 

The comfort of things: O conforto das coisas Uma performance  06 de marco 21.30h -22h 2015

Largo Café Estúdio, Largo do Intendente16-19, Mouraria, Lisboa

 

The museum of small objects: O museu de pequenos objetos 2015 Uma performance/installation

08 de marco, 19h - 21.30h with/com Panquecas Civilizadas, Uma performance de Lizi Menezes

Roundabout.Lx,  Rua Cidade de Cardiff, 54B Anjos, Lisbon

 

Residency and Performance Roundabout.LX The paradox of order: I blame myself for this mess

Lisbon, Portugal, 23 Feb - 13 March 2015

 

Hosting Rufis Stone Residents Jan-Feb 2015

 

5 x 7 2015 Cmmissioned myself to make 5 paintings in 7 days, in subsequent layers, on a 5’ x 7’ canvas, with time lapse/photo documentation.  Continuation of 100 paintings in 24 hours; 24 sculptures in 24 hours; the convergence of making and performing; an investigation of value, mass production, process, strategies to avoid the accumulation of objects.

 

24 Sculptures in 24 hours

Performance, Werk, Birmingham, UK, noon 4 October  - noon 5 October, 2014

 

ICA Off-Site: Isabel Lewis ‘Occasions’

Performance (one of the supporting artist/performers) ,14-15 October 2014

Old Selfridges Hotel, 1 Orchard Street, London

 

Host, Resident Artists, Rufus Stone Residencies

September - October 2014

 

Featured Artist, Quadrant Projects

London, September - October 2014

 

Participant "Re-materialising Feminism", Showroom/ICA, organised by Alice Brooke, Rózsa Farkas and Giulia Smith. 2014

 

This one’s for you

Performance, Bottle Rocket @ Nightbird, Fayetteville, Arkansas, curated by Sarah Leflar 2014

 

Visiting artist at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 17-22 April 2014

 

100 Paintings in 24 hours

Perfromance, Counterpath, Denver, Colorado, 30 April 2014

 

Tim Stone and Teresa Albor

The Intuit Museum, Chicago, 15 April- 15 May 2014, Reception 9 May

 

Project Two Thousand and Fourteen

A different artist has been invited to create a new piece of 2D work for every day of the year. Invited for 2 Feb 2014

 

Artist in Residence, 33 Officina Creativa Toffia, Italy, 1-30 October, 2013

Ongoing community project: Everything simple is false

 

I Hate America! (I Love America)—with Platform and Lucky Pierre, London, 30 Nov

 

Lodz Triennial Representing the US, Lodz Poland, May 2013

 

All that lies beyond us

Installation at the Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, 20 July - November 2013

 

Artist in Residence, Adams Foam Factory Chicago, Summer 2013

 

Teens/Protest

Open Engagement, 17 May, 2013; Littman Gallery, Portland Oregon

 

24 hours/25 Days: 100 Paintings in 24 Hours

Performance at New Capital, 314 W Carroll St, Chicago. 3 December 2012 (midnight to midnight)

 

MDW Fair: 100 Paintings in 24 Hours

Performance at the What it is booth at the MDW Fair at the Mana Contemporary Chicago located at: 2233 South Throop Street  Chicago, IL 60608, 11-12 November 2012

 

HOME: Public/Private

Installation at 6018NORTH, 6018 N. Kenmore Chicago, 6-28 Oct

Opening: Friday, 5 October 5 2012

 

What it is 

23 East Madison, Chicago, IL, 60602, Madison & Wabash, Reception 21 September 7 pm (during EXPO Chicago 2012); show runs 3 September to 10 October 2012

 

Artists & Letterforms

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street,  Chicago, IL  60602; 30 September  – 29 April 2012

 

Hyde Park Art Center

Fall benefit and art auction; Saturday, 3 December 2012 @ Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 South Morgan Street; $40, $35 for Art Center Members

 

The Happiness Project

Monday, 14 November, 2012 -- 12:00-13:00, Chicago Loop, a writing walk and micro-performance by Mark Jeffery and Judd Morrissey, part of the The Happiness Project, curated by Tricia Van Eck