Project Description

Minerva Cuevas – Artist – Mexico

Le Conclave 2017

Minerva Cuevas is a conceptual artist who generates projects in response to politically- charged contexts. Several of the artist’s works take the form of re-branding campaigns— exhibited as murals and product designs — that question the role corporations play in the management of natural resources, fair labor practices, and evolving forms of neo- colonialism.

Cuevas finds provocative ways to intervene in public space, whether through interventions, the deployment of billboards, mural paintings or by hacking public utilities to provide discounted or free services. Cuevas has addressed the negative impact that humans have on the environment through sculptural installations and paintings coated in tar. She is the founder of Mejor Vida Corp. (1998) and the International Understanding Foundation (2016).

Recent solo exhibitions have been presented internationally at venues including Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico (2012); Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2010). Cuevas’s work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2016); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2015); Musee d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (2012); and the Centre Pompidou (Paris 2010). Cuevas was awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) in 2004.