Claudia Cuesta

“Claudia Cuesta is one of the International artists, which in the late 80’s introduced the presence of the human body into minimalist sculpture”…. Diane Augitis Curator Vancouver Art Gallery.

Since graduating from the Slade School of Art in 1988, Claudia been a practicing artist, teacher and mentor.
“I use poetry to assert the ambiguity of thought through simple forms where their resonance can take us into an inner journey.” Her work is in private and public collections and is featured as public art pieces and projects.

M.A. in Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art, UK 1988.


Selected Exhibitions

2020 European Cultural Center Venice, Unrealized due to Covid

2020 Artist in residency, Chelva Spain

2019 Artist in Residency at Kaneko, Omaha USA

2018 ‘Transitions’ artsite Lab Sechelt BC

2017 ‘What has long been unsaid’ artsite Lab Sechelt BC

2012 ‘again and again works from the collection’ Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, BC.

2009 ‘Claudia Cuesta’ Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE, USA.

2001 ‘Divine’ Indiana University Indiana, USA.

1998 ‘Confession from a pay phone’| Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, BC.

1998 ‘Out of Place’ Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

1998 ‘wherever I look I see beauty,’ Performance, International Exhibition, Chianti, Italy.

1997 Outdoor Installation Rio de Janeiro Biennial, Brazil.

1994 ‘Claudia Cuesta’Museum of Modern Art Bogotá, Colombia.

1993 ‘Claudia Cuesta & Rachel Whiteread’ Power Plant, Toronto, Ont.

1992 ‘the ten thousand shocks..’ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

1992 South Bank Art Gallery ‘terra nova’ London, UK.

Public Art

Collaborating with Bill Baker since 2003. Jury member for competitions.


Currently mentors emerging and senior artists.

2003 – 2009 – Emily Carr University of Art, Vancouver, BC. 1999 – 2000 – University National, Medellin, Colombia. 1988 – 1993 – Various art schools in London and UK.

Selected Collections:

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC.
Morris and Helen Balkin Art Gallery, Vancouver BC. Museum of Modern art Medellin Colombia. Museum of Modern Art Bogotá, Colombia.
Tovell Collection, Victoria BC.
Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts, Omaha USA.
Schlumberger, Paris.
Annett and Paul Smith, USA.