Born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lives and works between Mexico and New York.
Current  shows include “Culture and the people: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019” April 11- Sep-29 2019, featuring selections from”el Museo’s  permanent collection”. Also “Hand and I” at Dorsky Gallery and curatorial projects”, Long Island City, NY. Upcoming show at “Smack Mellon” Brooklyn NY 2019.

Previous shows include “Hybrid Topographies” Encounters from Latin America, at Deutsche Bank gallery in NY.  Smack Mellon UPROOT (artist who are urgently engaging with the current state of affairs since the 2016 presidential election) 2017, The Mexican museum San Francisco CA, 2016. Exhibition THREADS, at Museum Arnhem (Museum Voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem), This exhibition features works by 25 international artists in which the medium of thread plays a political prominent role. 

Previous museum shows include: 
 “The Geometric Unconscious: Desire, Discipline & Modern Art” at the Sheldon Museum of Art until 02/2013.
Other multimedia works were shown in “Pricked,” a group exhibition of artists using embroidery at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2007), MAZ museo de Zapopan, Mex, 2003.

Mostra do trabalho /Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Br. curated by Julia Buenaventura. Previous one person shows at Thrust Projects (2009), Latin Collector Gallery, New York (2007) and Generous Miracles Gallery, New York (2002), all in NYC.  Other projects  include a commission by El Museo del Barrio to photograph the renovation of their new galleries. De la Cueva’s photographs were showcased in a book to coincide with the re-opening of the museum, she is in the museums permanent collection and also exhibitions include super real: “alternative realities in photography and video”, at El Muse del barrio, NY.  She received support from San Francisco Arts for Project was a word from the children to keep bilingual education in public schools in California. She attended FAAP art residency in Sao Paulo, Br, completed the international “NARS” Residency, Brooklyn NY. The work was recently shown at MACO art fair with Henrique Faria Gallery, NY. permanent collections include of Museo del Barrio, MAD, Museo de Zapopan, and the Jumex Museum among others.

Recently featured in the “Undoing Walls” website


Selected solo shows

  • 2013 Fronteiras, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • 2009 El Paquete , Jane Kim/Thrust Projects, New York, NY
  • 2007 Mending Traces, Latin collector Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004 JGM Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico
  • 2003 Ex Teresa Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico DF, Mexico
  • Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico
  • 2002 Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, NY (cathalog)
  • Galería Hausderkunst, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2001 El arte como terapia, Milan, Italy
  • 1996 Galería Mónica Armendáriz, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1994 Galería Jorge Álvarez Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico


Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 “Culture and the people, 1969-2019” El Museo del Barrio, May 11-Sep 29, 2019, NY.
  • “Synthesis” at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. summer 2019
  • “Hand and I” Dorskey Gallery , Long Island City, NY, May 5 2019
  • 2018 Hybrid Topographies, Deutsche Bank, Wall St Gallery, NY
  • 2017 “Uproot” atSmack Mellon, Brooklyn NY
  • 2016 NARS Residency, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015 “Animal world” umbrella gallery, NY
  • 2014 Exhibition “Threads” at Museum Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • “Flat Files”, at Pierogy gallery, Brooklyn NY
  • 2013 “Art Bo:Int. art Fair, Bogota, Co. with Galeria Jaqueline Martins of  Sao Paulo, Br.
  • 2013 “Fronteiras”:  curated by Julia Buenaventura. Instituto Thomie Othake, Sao Paulo, Br
  • “MACO art fair”: Mexico City, Galeria Henrique Faria, N.Y, USA
  • “FAAP”: artist residency open studio.
  • 2013 “Superreal”: alternative realities in photography and video, El Museo del Barrio, N. Y. USA
  • 2012 “The Geometric Unconscious: Desire, Discipline and Modern Art” Sheldon Museum of Art     
  • 2010 The Machine Eats, Frederico Seve Gallery, New York
  • 2008 The Question is Known: (Where is Latin American/Latino Art? Mission Cultural Center for
  • Arts (MCCLA), San Francisco, CA
  • MoLAA Awards, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
  • 2007 Contraluz , Moma Grama, Mexico
  • Principio de Incertidumbre , museo fundidora, Forum Mundial, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Pricked, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • 2006 Latincollector Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2002 Cámara Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Inside/Outside, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Video screening)
  • 2001 Galería Haus der Kunst, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2000 Cruz Roja, Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1997 Galería Jorge Álvarez de Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1993 Bienal de Pintura Alfonso Michel, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Hand & I: Mending the World one Stitch at a TimeNovember 8 – February 1, 2020, FAU Art Galleries, Boca Raton, FL.



  • 2008  MoLAA Awards, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
  • 2001  Festival Videoarte UNIMOVIE, Pescara, Italy
  • 2000 Gran Premio Omnilife Salón de Octubre, (Catalog)
  • 1997 III Monterrey Biennial, installation (Catalog)



  • The Jumex Collection,  Mexico DF 
  • Coleccion Robert and Karen Duncan, Lincoln NE, USA
  • Fundacion Daniela Chappard, NY-Venezuela
  • Coleccion Le Baron , Lincoln NE, USA
  • Coleccion Galeria Henrique Faria,  NY
  • Coleccion Arq Arthur Casas, Sao Paulo, BR
  • Coleccion Roberto Hemuda, Mexico
  • Coleccion “El Museo del Barrio”, NY,
  • MAD museum, NY
  • MOOLA, LA, 
  • Museo de las Artes Zapopan, Mex. 
  • Coleccion Meana-Larraucea Espana
  • Coleccion  Lawrence Bennenson, NY
  • Coleccion Jean Bensadoun, NY
  • Coleccion Philip Sofaer, Arg


For several years, my artistic work has been the result of an investigation of territoriality, transit and limits. Maps, understood as geographical boundaries – boundaries that include significant economic, political and cultural relations between Mexico and the United States. On our continent the transgression of these barriers is not only prevalent but occurs on an everyday basis. Each year, thousands of migrants move from the southern states of “America” embarking on a journey towards a better quality of life, often at risk of losing their own. Meanwhile, the established drug trafficking networks draw a different route, and although the purpose is not the same, their constant search brings alternative paths to a larger map of their own. Combining imperative and clandestine trade, this human traffic has formed the image of a densely compacted social fabric, with a very uncertain solution.
Using simple visual elements, my attempt is to stimulate a reflection on the profound nature of the border, both in the areas of artistic creation and the no less ambiguous areas of human coexistence.