Susana Torres (Peru, born in 1969) Museo Neo-Inka serie, 1999-2013 Gelatin silver prints from 2013. 46 x 30.5 cm (each)
Born in 1969 in Lima, Peru.
Originally self-taught, Susana Torres reinforced her training with studies in art history, aesthetics, and cosmetology. Her work explores issues of identity and gender. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including the 6th Havana Biennial (1997) and the 1st and 2nd Lima Biennials (1997 and 2000). She was a co-founder of Colectivo Sociedad Civil, one of the organizations most active in denouncing the regime of Alberto Fujimori. She collaborated in the art direction and visual conceptualization of Claudia Llosa’s films Madeinusa (2005) and La teta asustada (2007–8).
“The Inca is not only the embalmed mummy in the sheltered treasure chamber, sometimes called a museum. The Inca is also outside, in all forms and colors, packaged in millions of disposable containers to be bought and sold. To be purchased in the supermarket. Or in the little street market. And then to be drunk, eaten, smoked, smelled, consumed but never finished.”—Susana Torres