José Luis Cuevas

Mexico, 1973.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled (House)

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

60 x 90 cm

Option II: 90 x 135 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled (Tree)

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P
Archival pigment print

120 x 80 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled (Schofar)

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P
Archival pigment print

120 x 80 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled (Palm Tree)

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

120 x 80 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P
Archival pigment print

140 x 93 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled (Curtain)

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled

2009 - 2014
Ed. 6 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

40 x 60 cm

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P
Archival pigment print

120 x 80 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

New Era: Untitled (Selva)

2009 - 2014
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment prin

140 x 93 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Notes on bodies resistance: Untitled (Fog)

2014- 2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

60 x 90 cm

Option II: 80 x 120 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

Observations on the resistance (2014-16) is a series exploring human’s nature and destiny as a physical-emotional vulnerable subject. The images depict an approximation to mankind fragility in constant erosion upon their existence vicissitudes in time and space. Cuevas’ Observations question the constant degradation of a social and economic system which analyzes, organizes, controls, uses, dismantles and replaces once its resistance ability is diminished. Thus, Observations on the bodies’ resistance lays out a symbolic look to some of Mexico City’s inhabitants —accomplices of their own violence and tragedy — shown as characters that exist as co-perpetrators of the system that produces them. This body of works depicts our capacity to resist our own frictions and weights in our backs.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Notes on bodies resistance: Untitled (Car)

2014- 2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

120 x 80 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

Observations on the resistance (2014-16) is a series exploring human’s nature and destiny as a physical-emotional vulnerable subject. The images depict an approximation to mankind fragility in constant erosion upon their existence vicissitudes in time and space. Cuevas’ Observations question the constant degradation of a social and economic system which analyzes, organizes, controls, uses, dismantles and replaces once its resistance ability is diminished. Thus, Observations on the bodies’ resistance lays out a symbolic look to some of Mexico City’s inhabitants —accomplices of their own violence and tragedy — shown as characters that exist as co-perpetrators of the system that produces them. This body of works depicts our capacity to resist our own frictions and weights in our backs.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Notes on bodies resistance: Untitled

2014- 2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

45 x 60 cm

Option II: 80 x 120 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

Observations on the resistance(2014-16) is a series exploring human’s nature and destiny as a physical-emotional vulnerable subject. The images depict an approximation to mankind fragility in constant erosion upon their existence vicissitudes in time and space. Cuevas’ Observations question the constant degradation of a social and economic system which analyzes, organizes, controls, uses, dismantles and replaces once its resistance ability is diminished. Thus, Observations on the bodies’ resistance lays out a symbolic look to some of Mexico City’s inhabitants —accomplices of their own violence and tragedy — shown as characters that exist as co-perpetrators of the system that produces them. This body of works depicts our capacity to resist our own frictions and weights in our backs.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

tes on bodies resistance: Untitled (Factory)

2014- 2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

45 x 60 cm

Option II: 80 x 120 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

Observations on the resistance (2014-16) is a series exploring human’s nature and destiny as a physical-emotional vulnerable subject. The images depict an approximation to mankind fragility in constant erosion upon their existence vicissitudes in time and space. Cuevas’ Observations question the constant degradation of a social and economic system which analyzes, organizes, controls, uses, dismantles and replaces once its resistance ability is diminished. Thus, Observations on the bodies’ resistance lays out a symbolic look to some of Mexico City’s inhabitants —accomplices of their own violence and tragedy — shown as characters that exist as co-perpetrators of the system that produces them. This body of works depicts our capacity to resist our own frictions and weights in our backs.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

tes on bodies resistance: Untitled (Factory)

2014- 2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

140 x 93 cm

Option II: 165 x 110 cm
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.

More
View in Room
inquire

Observations on the resistance (2014-16) is a series exploring human’s nature and destiny as a physical-emotional vulnerable subject. The images depict an approximation to mankind fragility in constant erosion upon their existence vicissitudes in time and space. Cuevas’ Observations question the constant degradation of a social and economic system which analyzes, organizes, controls, uses, dismantles and replaces once its resistance ability is diminished. Thus, Observations on the bodies’ resistance lays out a symbolic look to some of Mexico City’s inhabitants —accomplices of their own violence and tragedy — shown as characters that exist as co-perpetrators of the system that produces them. This body of works depicts our capacity to resist our own frictions and weights in our backs.

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Untitled (Virgin)

2002 - 2007
Ed. of 1 Vintage
Gelatin silver print

20,32 x 25,4 cm

More
View in Room
inquire

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Untitled (Circus)

2002 - 2007
Ed. of 1 Vintage
Gelatin silver print

35,56 x 27,94 cm

More
View in Room
inquire

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Untitled (Dog)

2002 - 2007
Ed. of 1 Vintage
Gelatin silver print

35,56 x 27,94 cm

More
View in Room
inquire

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Untitled (Newsstand)

2002 - 2007
Ed. of 1 Vintage
Gelatin silver print

35,56 x 27,94 cm

More
View in Room
inquire

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

More
View in Room
inquire

Please provide name and email for information


5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

x

José Luis Cuevas

Mexico, 1973.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Since 2000 Jose Luis Cuevas has developed a strong photographic body of works, with roots in documentary, yet produced and showed inside the art world. Cuevas’ image-concepts are structured upon personal questions and reflexions about his reality, as well as in other artistic disciplines including literature and cinema.

In October 2017, José Luis Cuevas will show his first individual show at Centro de la Imagen of the Ministry of Culture, the Mexican Museum of Photography, curated by its Director, Itala Schmelz. Cuevas was included in the British Journal of Photography’s Talent Issue as an “Ones to watch” in 2016 and also among the “Five Mexican photographers you have to know” according Hunger Magazine. The Time Magazine British edition included him in 2015 as one of the Mexican photographers you have to follow.

His name appears in each anthology and revision of the state of the art of photography in Mexico and in Latin America. Cuevas was part of “Detonar y Develar. Fotografía en México, ca. 2015” presented by Centro Nacional de las Artes y Fundación Televisa. Awarded with international prizes including Voies Off Festival 2012, Arles, France; Sony World Photography Awards 2010 second price; among many others. José Luis Cuevas is Member of the National System of Creators of the Mexican Ministry of Culture’s National Culture and Arts Endowment, which is one of the most important acknowledgements given by Mexican Government, from 2009 to 20016.

By the end of 2016, his book New Era was published by the preeminent photography editorial house RM Spain.

 

Available works:

New Era (2009-14) suggests a fiction about a world where man passes spiritually taciturn ways in which predominates despair with the desire for liberation and transcendence. The series evokes the malaise of a society in which man is constantly faced with his own evil and overcomes their fears. The images evoke the metaphor of the spiral that renews what withers and blooms again and again, before a symbolic -and distant, quasi-futurist rebirth of man.

Observations on the resistance (2014-16) is a series exploring human’s nature and destiny as a physical-emotional vulnerable subject. The images depict an approximation to mankind fragility in constant erosion upon their existence vicissitudes in time and space.

Cuevas’ Observations question the constant degradation of a social and economic system which analyzes, organizes, controls, uses, dismantles and replaces once its resistance ability is diminished.

Thus, Observations on the bodies’ resistance lays out a symbolic look to some of Mexico City’s inhabitants  —accomplices of their own violence and tragedy — shown as characters that exist as co-perpetrators of the system that produces them. This body of works depicts our capacity to resist our own frictions and weights in our backs.

 

DATE

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

LOCATION

2018
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
Zona Maco Foto, Mexico City
2018
"Maybe You’ll Be There: Approaching Landscape" / Collective Show
Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
2018
"For Freedoms: In the future days …" / Collective show
Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
2018
El cuerpo, territorio, violencia e identidad-Collective show
Casa de la Primera Imprenta de América, Mexico city
2018
ALMANAQUE Booth and INSIGHT Section - Group show
PhotoFairs San Francisco
2018
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
Material Art Fair, Mexico City
2017-18
Photographic Residence in Japan
Granted by le Musée du quai Branly, Paris, Fr.
2017
"La opresion de los cuerpos"
Revista La Tempestad, Mx
2017
La fotografía me permite profundizar en mis preocupaciones estéticas, filosóficas e intelectuales
La Jornada Aguascalientes, Mx
2017
Narrativas que construye la foto
El Universal newspaper,Mx
2017
"Dos ensayos" / Solo show
Centro de la Imagen, INBA, Secretaría de Cultura (Museo de la fotografía de México). Exposición principal del Festival Internacional Foto México 2017.
2017
POLVO' Exposición individual / Solo show 'POLVO'
ALMANAQUE fotográfica Gallery, Mexico City. Exposición parte del programa oficial del Festival Internacional Foto México 2017.
2017
Collective show: Tell Me a Story: Six Contemporary Mexican Photographers
Curated by Alejandro Cartagena, Kopeikin Gallery, LA, USA.
2017
ALMANAQUE Fotográfica Gallery
Zona Maco Foto & Salon del Anticuario, Mexico City
2016
The Talent Issue: Ones to Watch 2016
British Journal of Photography magazine, UK
2016
DongGang International Photo Festival
DongGang Museum of Photography, Korea
2016
ALMANAQUE Fotográfica Gallery
Zona Maco Foto, Mexico City
2016
Collective show 'Beyond Zero'
ALMANAQUE Fotográfica Gallery, Mexico City
2016
"Five Mexican photographers you have to know"
Hunger Magazine, U.S.
2015
9 Mexican Photographers You Need to Follow
TIME magazine, U.S.
2015
Support the publication ‘New Era’ / RM Editorial
Bancomer, Grant to the Arts, Mexico
2015
Solo show 'Terrena'
Made for Love gallery, Turin, It.
2015
Les Nuits de Projections
Voies Off, Arles, Fr,
2015
Collective show 'Develar y detonar'
Photoespaña, Madrid,Sp.
2015
Fundación Televisa's collection
Zona Maco Foto, Mexico City
2014–16
Grant, National System of Art Creators
FONCA-CONACULTA, Mexico
2014
An Ocean of Possibilities
Noorderlicht Leeuwarden, Nl.
2014
An Ocean of Possibilities
Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore
2014
Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Atlanta, USA
2013
1st Place / Prize of Contemporary Mexican Photography
FUMCA, Coahuila, Mexico
2013
4e biennale des images du monde PhotoQuai
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, Fr.
2012
Voies Off Festival
Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, Fr.
2012
"La Apestosa retrata la vida de una mítica cantina del DF"
Vice magazine, Mx
2010
2nd place
Sony World Photography Awards, Cannes, Fr.
2010
Honorific Mention, XIV Biennial of Photography
Centro de la Imagen, Mexico