Born: 1970, Manila, Philippines
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
Cuenca deals primarily with video and performance art. Based on his own Danish-Filipino background, the artist collects, adapts and universalizes his stories in a critical and humorous approach to issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender, social relations and art history by re-staging other artists' historical performance works. Her artistic production includes lyrics, composition of music, creation of complicated visual elements, including set design and costumes, as well as photography and objects.
Latest solo exhibition: Afghan Hound at Location 1 New York City (2011), Heidelberg Kunstverein (2010), Ego Show, National Museum of Art, Copenhagen and Woman in the Rhythm, Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden (2006).
In 2011, Cuenca participated in numerous exhibitions and participated in performances all over the world: Speech Matters in the Danish Pavillion, Venice Biennale, Reims Scènes d'Europe, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, Out of Left Field, Quadrilateral Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia, Who's Afraid of Performance Art? Jonction, Forde, Geneva. In 2009: Performa09, New York City, the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and The Tate Modern in London.
In 2007, she participated in the exhibition Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. She appeared at the Busan Biennale, 2006, in South Korea and the Rauma Balticum Biennale, 2006, in Finland.
She received the Eckersberg Medal in 2008 and was elected Artist of the Year in 2006. She has received various honorary awards such as the Ark's Travel Scholarship together with artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Jesper Just.