Social & Studio Conversations:
Minerva Cuevas and Nato Thompson

Social & Studio Conversations:
Minerva Cuevas and Nato Thompson

Moore College of Art & Design

Minerva Cuevas and Nato Thompson. Courtesy of Moore College of Art & Design.
November 24, 2015
Social & Studio Conversations: Minerva Cuevas and Nato Thompson

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30–8:30pm

Moore College of Art & Design
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Minerva Cuevas
It is impossible to separate Minerva Cuevas’ work as an artist from her social activism. Exploring different methods of intervening in the urban space as well as in museums and galleries, her work is complex and constantly evolving, both in form as well as content. Adapting to a variety of environments, she moves easily between various mediums—murals, painting, video, photography, installation, and graphic design—while condemning the environmental and social consequences of global capitalism and advocating for equality through local action and the redistribution of monetary flow. Cuevas received a BA in Visual Arts from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNAM. In 2004 she attended the Artist Residency Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst Stipend in Oldenburg, Germany, after having attended the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany (2003) and The Banff Centre for the Arts Artist Residency in Alberta, Canada (1998). Her most important solo exhibitions include: Minerva Cuevas, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City (2012); Landings, Cornerhouse, Gallery 1, Manchester, United Kingdom (2011); SCOOP, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2010); Minerva Cuevas, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Nederland (2008); Phenomena, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2007); On Society, MC Kunst, Los Angeles, United States (2007); Egalité 2007, Le Grand Café-Centre d’art contemporain, Saint Nazaire France (2007); Schwarzfahrer Are My Heroes, DAAD, Berlin Germany (2004); Mejor Vida Corp, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City Mexico (2000). She has participated in various biennials, such as the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom (2010); the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2010); the 9th Biennale de Lyon, France (2007); The Bienal do Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2007); the 27th Bienal De São Paulo Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2006); the Tirana Biennale, Kompleksi–Goldi, Tirana, Albania (2005); and The 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2003). Minerva Cuevas currently lives and works in Mexico City.

Nato Thompson
Nato Thompson joined Creative Time in January 2007. Since then, he has organized such major Creative Time projects as The Creative Time Summit (2009–15), Kara Walker’s A Subtlety (2014), Living as Form (2011), Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures (2012), Paul Ramírez Jonas’s Key to the City (2010), Jeremy Deller’s It is What it is (2009, with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie),Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008), and Paul Chan’s Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007), among others. Previously, he worked as Curator at MASS MoCA, where he completed numerous large-scale exhibitions, including The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere (2004), with a catalogue distributed by MIT Press. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including BookForum, Frieze, Art Forum, Third Text, and Huffington Post. In 2005, he received the Art Journal Award for distinguished writing. For Independent Curators International, Thompson curated the exhibition Experimental Geography, with a book available from Melville House Publishing. His book Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century was published in 2015.

Moore College of Art & Design is dedicated to excellence in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Through its undergraduate bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and its coeducational graduate programs, Moore cultivates creativity, promotes scholarship and prepares its students for professional careers in the arts by emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, risk-taking, and strong communication skills. Moore is dedicated to producing graduates that distinguish themselves as leaders in their fields.

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