Teresa is a Chicanx Londoner. Originally from the Mexico-Texas border, ‘La Frontera’, she practices from where she is from not where she is.
A curandera and administrator by choice, currently she is Inclusive Practice Lead at the Wellcome Collection where she designed the learning framework for the Social Justice Curriculum a mandatory staff learning journey.
Teresa thinks of herself as a curator of people. In 2018 at the The Showroom gallery, Teresa curated a major project Object Positions to explore cultural equity, decolonial processes, and colonial administration. Cisneros has worked with numerous institutions including Nottingham Contemporary, Tate, Goldsmiths, and University College London to explore care, policy making, learning, colonial infrastructures, institutional change, and rethinking the museum. In 2018, she published document0 a publication exploring our inability to ‘diversify’ the arts.
She is interested in reconstructing systems and institutions to begin working towards forms of transformational and institutional justice. Cisneros centres her life and work practice in collaboration, care relations, and collectivity.