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Teresa Cito was born in Benghazi, Libya, in 1939, she lived her first years in the desert in the middle of the Second World War. At the age of four she moved to Florence, surrounded of art, in a city full of art. She studied at the Istituto Statale D'Arte.


She arrives 1962 in Mexico City where she has remained ever since. In Mexico she studies at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura La Esmeralda, and at the Escuela Nacional de Artes de San Carlos. Since 1974, Teresa Cito has dedicated herself professionally to painting, holding numerous individual exhibitions in Mexico, Europe, USA, Canada and Costa Rica, as well as a large number of collective exhibitions and biennials around the globe. She has illustrated several publications of El Colegio de México and other institutions. Several books are published about her work, and her work was subject in several television programs. Her work is part of important private and public collections. 

Nature, the ephemeral and femininity are three very important themes in her work and have shaped her personal life. Life is a beauty and it must be lived with joy, however, it must be done with strength, fullness and never looking back. Life must be made. 

In the timeline she belongs to the SUMA Generation, and works with oil, acrylic, textile, cut-out and collage techniques. She mainly does easel work combined periodically with giant murals and public works. Her work is personal and always seeks to reflect the truth of what she thinks in the period she is in.


An artist committed to ecology and the environment, she uses her imagination to defend what matters to her. She always seeks to do good and is an activist from her trenches in defense of the world.

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