Teresa Ascencao is a photo based artist whose work deals with gender and sexuality constructs through unique cultural perspectives and technological approaches. Often using out-of-the-ordinary interactivity, her poetic and kitschy artworks invite audiences to rediscover gender and sexuality through peculiar folk and pop inspired artworks.
Teresa Ascencao was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She holds a Graphic Design Diploma from Humber College and graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Honours Fine Art Studio program. She recently graduated with an MFA from OCAD University, specializing in Media Art and Sex-Positive Feminism. Ascencao’s work has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at Ontario College of Art University.