Minerva Cuevas

born 1975


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

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.

Cuevas is currently working on a project with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of their Public Knowledge curatorial initiative. She is engaging with local San Franciscans about the city's changing ecology as explored through the theme of fire.

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

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