Minerva Cuevas

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Minerva Cuevas (born Mexico City, 1975) is a Mexican conceptual artist.

She studied at the National School of Plastic Arts. UNAM (1993–1997). She is known for the social and political research that guide her projects usually developed as site-specific interventions. Her production includes installation, video and photographic works. She is the founder of the Mejor Vida Corp. (1998) and member of Irational.org.

She was cited in Rubén Gallo's book New Tendencies of Mexican Art[1]

Cuevas was awarded the DAAD grant in Berlin (2005) and was part of the Delfina Studios residency program in London (2001). She lives and works in Mexico City.

Her work is held in the collection of the Tate,[2] MUAC UNAM, Mexico City, Centre Georges Pompidou, Guggenheim Collection Online,[3] and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.



  • Liverpool Biennial. GB. 2010
  • 6th Berlin Biennale. Germany. 2010
  • The History of a decade that has not yet been named. Lyon Biennial. France. 2007
  • Três Fronteiras Bienal do Mercosul. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 2007
  • How to live together. 27th Bienal de São Paulo Brazil. 2006
  • Belonging. Sharjah Biennial. United Arab Emirates. 2005
  • On Reason and Emotion. Biennale of Sydney. Australia. 2004
  • Poetic Justice. XX Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul. Turkey. 2003
  • Information-Misinformation. 24th Biennial of Graphic Arts. Ljubljana, Slovenia. 2001
  • Bienal internacional de Fotografía, Centro de la Imagen. DF. MEX, 1999

Selected solo shows[edit]

  • Minerva Cuevas. Museo de la Ciudad de México. 2012
  • Minerva Cuevas. VanAbbe Museum. Netherlands. 2008
  • La Venganza del Elefante, kurimanzutto, Mexico City. 2007[4]
  • Phenomena. Kunsthalle Basel. Switzerland. 2007
  • Egalité. Le Grand Café-Centre d'art Contemporain. Saint-Nazaire, France. 2007
  • Reconstrucción. Casa del Lago. UNAM. Mexico City. 2006
  • The Economy of the Imaginary. Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Los Angeles, CA. USA . 2006
  • Not Impressed By Civilization. The Banff Centre. Alberta, Canada. 2005
  • On Property Reg Vardy Gallery. Sunderland, United Kingdom. 2005
  • Schwarzfahrer are my heroes. DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany. 2004
  • MVC Biotec Vienna Secession. Vienna, Austria. 2001
  • Mejor Vida Corp. Museo Rufino Tamayo. Mexico City. 2000


  1. ^ Gallo, Ruben (2004). New tendencies in mexican art : the 1990's (Hardcover ed.). New York: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 9781403961013. 
  2. ^ tate.org.uk Taste
  3. ^ http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/artists/12020/Minerva%20Cuevas.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ minerva cuevas en la bienal de berlin

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