I am originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and my work inspires discussion around issues such as the ongoing dialogue of our border with Mexico, and the social and economic concerns surrounding the drug war. I make works that range from paintings, drawings, monotypes and installations created in embroidery. My work though many times abstract, is inspired by political and social concerns.
Thread is an important medium in my work, depicting beautiful abstract lines that represent personal barriers, international hurdles, risks, emotional and physical desperation, psychological states that lead people to risk everything in search of a dream. I am also interested in how immigrants perceive this dream in the present. I have also explored this subject through video and photography. I am in the process of conducting intense research to develop a series of new sculptures made with locally found materials.
Artist Bio / CV
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), MAZ museo de Zapopan, Mex, and had previous one person shows at thrust projets (2009), 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 will be included in the exhibition “The Geometric Unconscious: Desire, Discipline & Modern Art” at the Sheldon Museum of Art in 2012. Project at Pinta artfair nov 2012, and just got selected for the Residência Artística FAAP from 01 February to 05 July 2013 in Sao Paolo.
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
1994 Galería Jorge Álvarez Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 “The Geometric Unconscious: Desire, Discipline & Modern Art” Sheldon Museum of Art
2010 The Machine Eats, Frederico Seve Gallery, New York
2008 Arts (MCCLA), San Francisco, CA
MoLAA Awards, Museum of Latin American
Pricked, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
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