Considering Art Podcast – Teresa Kutala Firmino, South African painter

In our latest podcast episode, South African artist Teresa Kutala Firmino describes the brutal and violent atmosphere that existed in her home town of Pomfret within the community of 32 Battalion, a special forces insurgency group that fought in the South African Border War between 1966 – 1989. She talks about how the colourful tableaux she creates include symbolic re-enactments of the trauma felt by the families within the military community and she describes her personal experiences of discrimination as a young woman in South Africa today.

Teresa Kutala Firmino talking with Bob Chaundy

Accompanying images on

A Band of Baboons from The War at Home series
Madonna Before Birth from The War at Home series
Power, from Manifestation of Wanting at Everard Read, London 28 April – 25 May 2021
In Moments of Happiness from Manifestation of Wanting
Kutala’s Blessing from Manifestation of Wanting

All images are ©Teresa Kutala Firmino

Music: Ibiza by MBB |

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