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Through the intervention of images and objects of daily consumption, Minerva Cuevas invites us to rethink the role corporations play in food production and the management of natural resources. Employing irony and humor, her work seeks to provoke reflection about the impact that local actions can have on the enforcement of fair labor practices and the redistribution of monetary flow. Cuevas’ practice encompasses a wide range of media, including painting, video, sculpture, photography and installation, through which she investigates the politics and power structures that underlie specific social and economic ties.

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Biography // Education

1993 - 1997

BA in Visual Arts at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico City

Biography // Awards & Grants

2004

Grant for Media Art of the Foundation of Lower Saxony at the Edith-Russ-Haus

2003

artist in residence at the Berliner Künstlerprogramm en Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

1998

artist in residence, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity