ANA DE LA CUEVA





Ana de La Cueva was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lives and works in New York. Her multimedia works were shown in “Pricked,” a group exhibition of artists using embroidery at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2007), and had previous one person shows at LatinCollector Gallery, New York (2007) and Generous Miracles Gallery, New York (2002). Other projects of the artist include a commission by El Museo del Barrio to photograph the renovation of their new galleries. De la Cuevas’ photographs were showcased in a book to coincide with the re-opening of the museum. Her work will be included in the exhibition “The Geometric Unconscious: Desire, Discipline & Modern Art” at the Sheldon Museum of Art in 2012.
Artist Statement

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.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

• 2009 El Paquete , Jane Kim/Thrust Projects, New York, NY
• 2007 Mending Traces , Latincollector 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
• Galería Hausderkunst, Guadalajara, Mexico
• 2001 El arte como terapia , Centro Sato, Milan, Italy
• 1996 Galería Mónica Armendáriz, Guadalajara, Mexico
• Galería Originales, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
• 1994 Galería Jorge Álvarez Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico Selected Group Exhibitions
• 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: (W)here is Latin American/Latino Art? Mission Cultural Center for
• 2008 Arts (MCCLA), San Francisco, CA
• MoLAA Awards, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
• 2007 Contraluz , Moma Grama, Mexico
• Principio de Incertidumbre , 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
• 1996 Centro Cultural El Refugio, Tlaquepaque, Mexico
• 1995 V Encuentro de Arte Joven, Centro de Arte Moderno de Guadalajara, Mexico
• 1993 Bienal de Pintura Alfonso Michel, Guadalajara, Mexico
• In memoriam 22 de abril, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
• Plástica Joven de Guadalajara, Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Mexico
• Salón de Octubre, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
• 1992 Plástica Joven de Guadalajara, Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Mexico
• Colectiva Grupo AR-CO, Casa Museo López Portillo, Guadalajara, Mexico
• Siete mujeres – siete sandías , Galería Clave, Guadalajara, Mexico
• 1991 Galería Menina Centeno, Mexico
• Colectiva de la Casa de la Cultura de Jalisco, Jalisco, Mexico
• Colectiva de Otoño, Grupo AR-CO, Guadalajara, Mexico
• Club de Industriales de Jalisco, Jalisco, Mexico
• 1990 Grupo AR-CO Instituto Mexicano de Cultura, Guadalajara, Mexico Awards
• 2008 Nominee for the MoLAA Awards, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
• 2001 Finalist and Honorable mention, Festival Videoarte UNIMOVIE, Pescara, Italy
• 2000Honorable mention, Gran Premio Omnilife Salón de Octubre, (Catalog)
• 1997 Honorable Mention, III Monterrey Biennial, installation (Catalog)
• 1993 Honorable Mention, Salón de Octubre, Instituto Cultural Cabañas Permanent Installations
• 1996 Mural in ceramics, Edmonton, Canada
• Public Mural, San Francisco, CA
• Public Mural, Miami, FL
• 1995 Public Mural at Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA
• Mural at the Public school Las Gallinas, San Francisco, CA



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.

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