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Teresa Ascencao employs multi-media and audience participation to uncover social constructs of body language, costume, customs, and inner corporeal experiences – as they pertain to gender, sexuality and class. More recently, her interests have expanded to how these social constructs at once separate us from, and resemble, non-human animals.

Teresa was born in Brazil to Azorean parents, and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto‚Äôs Honours Fine Art Studio program and holds an MFA specializing in Media Art and Sex-Positive Feminism from OCAD University. Ascencao’s work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCAD University and University of Toronto.

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