Teréz Iacovino (she/her) is a visual artist, educator, and curator. As both a maker and mentor, this dual perspective guides her curatorial mission to cultivate empathy for, give voice to, and take risks with underrepresented artists. Over the years, Iacovino has worked with a variety of national and international artists and organizations including the Estate of Ana Mendieta and Galerie Lelong, the National Council of Education on the Ceramic Arts, the World of Matter Collective, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She works as the Assistant Curator at the University of Minnesota's Katherine E. Nash Gallery. She is currently researching the contemporary art of Puerto Rico and its diaspora in collaboration with independent curator José López Serra.
Within her own artistic practice, Iacovino's recent works function as a chain of unique installations, combining objects, text, and collage, that explore ways to process loss, map time, and negotiate familial history. Her current investigations explore familial estrangement within the Puerto Rican Diaspora coupled with an inherited colonial legacy spanning over half a century. She draws from objects and photographs that document these two intertwined histories, examining questions of authenticity, truthiness, and inheritance in relation to a diasporic consciousness.