Teresa Cisneros 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 Senior Culture Equity Diversity Inclusion Practice Manager at the Wellcome but thinks of herself as a curator of people, part of agencyforagency, and at The Showroom she curated Object Positions to explore cultural equity, decolonial processes, and colonial administration (2016-18).
Cisneros has worked with sorryyoufeeluncomfortable and numerous institutions including Nottingham Contemporary, Tate, Goldsmiths, and University College London to explore care, policy making, learning, colonial infrastructures, institutional change, and rethinking museums.
In 2018, she published document0, a publication exploring our inability to ‘diversify’ the arts. In 2020, she co-developed a mandatory Social Justice Curriculum for all staff at Wellcome Collection. She is interested in reconstructing systems and institutions to begin working towards forms of transformational and institutional justice by holding staff accountable for their bad behaviours. Cisneros centres her life and work practice in collaboration, care relations, and collectivity.