Te贸filo Choquecahua

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Te贸filo is a Peruvian textile artist based in Cusco.
He learned to weave in the workshop of his father, Don Pedro Choquecahua at the age of 10, who was his Textile Art teacher.
Choque, as his friends and contemporaries in the neighborhood called him, parallel to his learning of textile crafts, he continued with his primary and secondary studies.
From 1999 to 2003, he worked in the city of Lima, in the workshop of the Grand Master 鈥淢脕XIMO LAURA TABOADA鈥, alternating his drawing and painting studies at the 鈥淢useo del Arte de Lima鈥.
In 2004, he set up his own workshop in the place where he was born, Bel茅n, and named his workshop, in our native language, 鈥淨uechua鈥, Textile Crafts Workshop 鈥淪iqchuy鈥, which means 鈥渃ombination of colored threads鈥, where he begins to develop his own Techniques and Designs.
From this stage on, Teo’s career continued to rise in exhibitions in galleries and museums, both local, national and international, positioning his Art at the top of the Andean textile industry.
In 2016 Teo graduated in Visual Arts from the 鈥淔elipe Guam谩n Poma de Ayala鈥 School of Fine Arts and Textile Artisan, his aspiration is to become the best Ayacucho Artist and share his knowledge with children, young people and adolescents in the Barrio de Belen.
In 2017, two recognitions came for Teo, the first was from CITE Textil Ayacucho as third place as Regional Crafts Innovator, the second was from the prestigious firm Michell y C铆a. which awarded Teo first place in Fabric Innovation.
Teo’s goal is to continue working to keep alive our art and our ancient culture that our ancestors have left us for more than 5,000 years.