Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia

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About the Artist

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Minerva Cuevas (b.1975, Mexico City) is an artist creating research-based projects. She is the founder of Mejor Vida Corp. (1998) and the International Understanding Foundation (2016) and a member of irational.org since 1999.

Some of her leading exhibitions include No Room to Play, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany (2019); Fine Lands, Dallas Museum of Art, United States (2018); Feast and Famine, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico (2015); Minerva Cuevas, Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City (2012); Landings, Cornerhouse, Gallery 1, Manchester, United Kingdom (2011); S.COOP, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2010); Minerva Cuevas, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2008); Phenomena, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2007); On Society, MC Kunst, Los Angeles, United States (2007); Egalité (2007), Le Grand Café–Centre d'art contemporain, Saint Nazaire, France (2007); Schwarzfahrer Are My Heroes, DAAD, Berlin, Germany (2004); and Mejor Vida Corp., Tamayo Museum, Mexico City (2000).

Cuevas’s work has been part of group exhibitions in institutions such as the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2016); Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (2013); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (2013); Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM/ARC), Paris, France (2012); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2010); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2010); and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, United States (2008).

Cuevas has taken part in various Biennials, including the 4th Prospect New Orleans, United States (2017); Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom (2010); 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2010); 9th Biennale de Lyon, France (2007); Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2007); 27th Bienal de São Paulo “How to Live Together” (2006); Tirana Biennale, Kompleksi-Goldi, Albania (2005); and 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2003).

She attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, UNAM (1997); the Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst residency in Oldenburg (2004); the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD in Berlin (2003); the Delfina Foundation residency in London (2000); and the Banff Center for the Arts residency in Alberta, Canada (1998).

About Videobrasil

Chaired by Solange O. Farkas since 1983, Associação Cultural Videobrasil is dedicated to researching and encouraging the production and dissemination of contemporary art from the world’s Geopolitical South – Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East – with a focus on audiovisual production. It is also committed to preserving and activating one of the most important video collections in Latin America, which attracts researchers from all over the world. Besides the Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc Videobrasil, which takes place in odd years, the association holds exhibitions in partnership with national and international institutions, designs and publishes print publications and produces documentaries, seminars on contemporary culture, workshops, meetings with artists and researchers and artist residency programs, linked to a wide network in five continents.

Considering the Relation between Artist and Art