Email: [email protected] Web: bencuevas.com Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA Ben Cuevas Education Hampshire College, Amherst, MA • Bachelor of Arts, May 2010 • Concentration: Studio Art (Mixed-Media Installation & Photography) Los Angeles City College, 2005-2007 • Major: Film & Video California State Summer School for the Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 2003 & 2005 • California Art Scholar of Film & Video Selected Exhibitions & Installations Solo Shows & Installations: Anatomical Knit Hoods. Art Basel Hong Kong, Joyce Boutique. Hong Kong. May 2013. Duality #1: Knit Culture Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Feb.-March 2013 Transcending the Material, Knit Culture Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Sept.-Nov. 2011 Healing Disparities: The Condition of Embodiment, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA, May 2010 Media Coverage, Los Angeles, CA & Harold F. Johnson Library, Amherst, MA, May 2009 The Waiting Room, Centrum Gallery, Amherst, MA, April 2009 Privatization: The Alchemical Property of Water, Harold F. Johnson Library, Amherst, MA, March 2009 Group Shows: Fiber 2 Form. Salem Art Works. Salem, NY. June 2013. The Queer Pile-Up. For Your Art. Los Angeles, CA. November 2012. Install:WeHo. Los Angeles, CA. September 2012. Home is where the Needle Marks. Pop Tart Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. July 2012. A Degree of Privacy. The York. Los Angeles, CA. Feb. 2012. Downtown Art Walk. Spring Arts Tower Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Aug. 2011. In-Organic. Collar Works Gallery. Troy, NY. Aug. 2011. The Dirty Show. City Center Motel. Los Angeles, CA. June 2011. Tasting Cultures: The Art of Latino Foodways. Latino Arts Center. Milwaukee, WI. March-July 2011. Tompkins Projects West. Dan Graham Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Jan. 2011. Vogue Knitting Live. New York Hilton. New York, NY. Jan. 2011. The Wassaic Project Summer Music and Art Festival. Wassaic, NY. Aug. 2010. All at Once. Canal Gallery. Holyoke, MA. May 2010. Lo-Fi Arts Festival. Smoke Farm Arts Collective. Arlington, WA. Aug. 2009. Selected Performances Benbot 5000: Get Money Get Paid. The Lexington. Los Angeles, CA. June, 2013. Planet Queer. Akbar. Los Angels, CA. Feb. 2009. The Island. Robert Crown Center, Amherst, MA. Feb. 2009. Jock Strap. Robert Crown Center, Amherst, MA. Fall 2008. Collections Anatomical Knit-Hood Series. Joyce Holdings Lmtd. Beijing, China. bencuevas.com Film & Video Spiritual Eugenics, 2012. • Collaborative Artist Let’s Meat, 2005. • Writer, director, editor, producer, cinematographer Division, 2005. • Co-writer, director, editor, producer, cinematographer Fat Kid, 2005. • Writer, director, editor, producer, actor Awards ArtSlant Showcase, www.artslant.com, Feb. 2012. Joe Liebling Grant for Film & Video Projects, Hampshire College, May 2010. Best of the Druid Underground Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, 2008. Best Photography for Cinema, Los Angeles City College, 2007. Professional Experience The Wassaic Project Summer Artist Residency, May-Aug. 2010. Artist’s Assistant to Susan Robb, Seattle, WA, June-Aug. 2009. • Assisted in the production and installation of mixed-media art. Artist’s Assistant to Edgar Arceneaux, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 2008-Jan. 2009. • Produced large scale paintings, drawings, and installations. • Museum Preparator: Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania Jan. 2009. Artist’s Assistant to Kate Rhode, Vilnius, Lithuania, Jan. 2009. • Assisted in production of sculptural, mixed media installation. Selected Press and Published Works Couturier, Solène. “Ben Cuevas.” Collectif France Tricot. 8 Nov. 2010. <http://c-ft.net/en/2010/11/ben-cuevas-2/>. Cuevas, Ben. “Fat Kid.” Falling Hard. Ed. Betsy Franco. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2009. 105-7. Cuevas, Ben. “Genitosexual”. The Reader, Vol. 16 (2010): pp. 36. Cuevas, Ben. “The Waiting Room.” The Reader, Vol. 15 (2009): pp. 47. Gschwandtner, Sabrina. “Bare Bones Knitting.” Interweave Knits. Vol. XVI (Summer 2011): pp. 16. Lira, Aces J. “Ben Cuevas.” Queer Arts in Los Angeles. 2 Jan. 2013. <http://www. almalopez.com/projects/QALA/CuevasBen/CuevasBen.html>. Mici, Bora. “Industrial Cathedral of Arts: The Wassaic Project.” Artistsspeak.blogspot.com. 17 August 2010. <http://arttistsspeak.blogspot.com /2010/08/climb-up-narrow-stairwell-at-maxon.html>. Page, Sylvia. "Knit Thyself, Know Thyself: A Medicine Show." Healing Disparities: The Condition of Embodiment. 11-15. Richmond-Havel, Aaron. "Fiber Arts: From Spiritual Concepts to Corporality." Hampshire.edu. Hampshire College, May 2010. Web. <http://www.hampshire.edu/news/18073.htm>. Stern, Becky. “Amazing Knit Skeleton.” Craft: Transforming Traditional Craft. O'Reilly Media, Inc. 10 October 2010. <http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/10/amazing_ knit_skeleton.html>.
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