Born: 1970, Manila, Philippines
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark
Education: 1996-2002: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen praxis is based on performance art: transformed to
different materials and medias as video, photography, sculpture and
installations. Her productions often involve the body, scripted texts, songs;
composed music as well as intricate visual elements as costumes used as set
In her re-enactments Cuenca explores her own art historical heritage and
questions both women’s place in art history and the artist identity as such.
She gathers, adapts, and universalizes her narratives in both a critical and
humorous approach in regards to issues such as identity, culture, religion,
gender and social relations.
In Public Collections
Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark (2014)
Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, Denmark (2011)
HeART; Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark (2011)
Danish Arts Agency, (2007 & 2003)
National Gallery of Denmark/ Statens Museum for Kunst (2006)
Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden (2002, 2004, 2007, 2012)
KIASMA, Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland (2003)
Odense Bys Kunstfond, Odense, Denmark (2002)
2012: Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl Nielsens Legat
2009: Arken Prize, Travel Grant. Donated by Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs´
Philanthropic Foundation
2008. Eckersberg Medal of Honor
2007: Aage & Yelva Nimbs Fond, Grant of Honor
2007: Ole Haslunds Fond, Grant of Honor
2006: Danish Art Price, Aschehoug, travelgrant
2009: ISCP, Artist in residency programme, New York City
2005: Three Year Work grant, The Committee for Visual Arts
Associate Professor in Performance and Timebased Art, Khib, Bergen Academy
of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway, Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen
Boardmember in the Comitee of Arts Production and International Affairs
Agency for Culture and Palaces, Denmark
2005-2007: Guest tutor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
2004-2005: Guest tutor at the Academy of Fünen
Solo Exhibitions & Shows
Being Human Being, Kunsthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark
musical skies dropping down to earth, making trees fly, Röda Sten Konsthall,
Gothenburg, Sweden
Inbetweeness, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark
Mobile Mirrors, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm
Anger ist Power, performances in retrospect: 2006 – 2012, The museum goes
downtown, Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde
GAIA # 3, Wundergrund Festival & Eventministeriet, The Red Room,
Skuespillerhuset, The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen
2012: Afghan Hound, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm
2011: Afghan Hound, Location1, New York City
Transformations, Museum of Religious Art, Lemvig Denmark
2010: Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
2008: Mis United, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden
A Void & Mis United, Renwick Gallery, New York City
2007: A Void 1, Kirkhoff Contemporary, Copenhagen
2006: EgoShow, X-Room, The National Gallery, SMK, Copenhagen
Woman in the Rhytym, Gävle Kunstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden
2004: Life is Too Short, Kirkhoff Contemporary, Copenhagen
2003: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, I.N.K., Copenhagen
2001: Buzz, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2000: Family Show, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lilleström, Norway
Selected Group Exhibitions & Shows
Upcoming 2016
Performance, Womens’ International Liberation Day, VEGA Concert Hall,
Encounters with Memory, Galleri Metamatic: Taf, Athens, Greece
Nordkystens Kunsttrienale, Tegners Museum, Gribskov, Denmark
Ingrediens, Contemporary Danish Art curated by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen,
Varberg Kunsthal, Sweden
Trans-Siberian Live, Performance tour: Gothenburg-Stockholm-Helsinki–Saint
Petersburg Moscow-Niznij Novgorod-Perm-Yekaterinburg Tyumen-OmskNovosibirsk-Krasnoyarsk-Irkutsk
Ulan Ude-Ulan Bator-Beijing
Something Else, Off-Bienale, Darb1718 Contemporary Arts Center, Cairo Egypt
Ø, Hans & Fritz Contemporary, Barcelona
Delicate Bridges a collaboration with Anik Lazar, Unten-am-Havn, Interpol,
Hamburg, Germany
Mikado, Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo & Largo Das Artes, Rio de Janiero,
Gender Heart, Varberg, Sweden
Billboard Project, Casablanca, Marocco
Kunstpark Ordrupgaard, Ordrup, Denmark
Live art, Gothenburg, Sweden
Now and Again, Performance for video, Copenhagen
The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Manila, Singapore
Gender Heart, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden
DigitalLive & GuangzhouLive, Guangzhou, China
Performance Festival, Oxhouse, Macau, China
Is it a girl ? Akerhus Kunstcentrum, LilleStröm, Norway
The Beginning Is Always Today, Feminist Art in Scandinavia 1990 until now,
SKMU, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway and Västerås
konstmuseum, Sweden 2014
Rendezvous with Nature, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
Unten-am-Havn – Copenhagen meets Hamburg by Interpol, Hamburg
Empowerment, Vejle Museerne, Vejle
Room with a view, Rønnebæksholm Art and Cultural Centre, Næstved
Lips Painted Red, Trondheim Kunst museum, Trondheim, Norway
Immanent Geographies, The Drawing Room, Singapore
Café´Dancers: Dance –and Performance programme, Nada Art Fair, New York
Out of Fashion, Textiles in Contemporary Art, gl. Holtegaard, Holte & Kunsten,
you have every right, Ateneo De Manila Gallery, Manila
Ground. Materiality no.2. (Earth) Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø
Re-actfeminism #2, performing archive,, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, European
Tour 2012-13
Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl Nielsens Grant, Den Frie, Copenhagen
Connected by Art, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Germany
6 Generous Gestures, Galleri Lars Olsen ApS, Copenhagen
How am I, Kastrupgaard, Kastrup
Lessico Famigliare, A.I.R. Futura, Prague
The Instrumental Man, ACTS, Musicon, Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde,
The Womens Museum, Århus, Horsens Art Museum, Athelas Festival,
Republique, Copenhagen
Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo
Transdance Festival, Cairo
City of Women, Ljubliana, Slovenia
how am I? Kastrupgaard Samling, Kastrup
Friction, International Performance Festival Uppsala, Sweden
Kulturmetroen, Horsens
Mellemrum (INBETWEEN) Performance festival, Kitt Johnson-X -act,
The Armory Show, Performance and panel with Linda Nochlin, New York City
EGO, Århus Kunstbygning, Centre for Contemporary Art, Århus
Facetime, Imo Projects, Copenhagen & On Stellar Rays, New York City
Speech Matters, The Danish Pavillion Venice Biennale, Venice
Anniversaire # 4, reims scenes déurope, FRAC-Champagne-Ardenne, Reims,
Who is Afraid of Performance Art, BAC, Geneva
Out of the Left Field, Museum of Riejka, Quadrianale, Croatia
Afghan Hound, Kunsthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen & Horsens Art Museum
Merging Grounds, Audio Visual Loop, Performance, Den Frie Centre of
Contemporary Copenhagen
Palace Party, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Vokseværk, Kunsten Ålborg & Esbjerg Museum of Art
Picasso Meets Degas, Museum Picasso, Barcelona
Between Cultures, Socle du Monde, HeArt, Herning Museum of Art, Herning
The Present doesn´t Exist in my mind and the future is already far behind:
Verbo, Galleri Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Hélio Oititica, Rio de Janiero, Location1, New
York City, National Gallery -SMK, Copenhagen, AROS, Museum of Modern Art,
Århus, Living Room, Auckland City
Ravello film festival, Ravello, Italy
Liste Performance Project during Art Basel, Basel
I want you under my Skin, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmø, Sweden
Anti-gravity, Gallery Parotta, Stuttgart
Handlinger (Actions), Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
The Future is already way behind, Present doesn´t exist in my Mind, Performa09
& Sculpture Center, New York City
Power to the Brand, Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia
Circus Hein, on tour, Atelier Calder and FRAC Orleans, France
Incarnational Aethetics, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York
Viva, La Centrale, Montreal
Once more with feeling, Tate Modern, London
No soul for sale, Filipa Oliveira & Miguel Amado, The X-initiave, New York City
My Home, is where my Heart is, Living Room, Auckland City
Performance Series, Group Show, Renwick Gallery, New York City
Kopf oder Bauch, Wie Viel Theorie braucht die Kunst? Hub:kunst.diskur e.V.
Eisfabrik, Hannover, Germany
Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty, Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Museum
of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
She Devil, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest & Studio
Stefania Miscetti, Rome.
re.act.feminism, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Festival of Women, Ljubljana,
Kunsthaus Erfurt
Ex-voto, The Third Space, Belfast
Mash up, Artspace, Auckland City
ISCP, open studios, (May & November), New York City
F.K.I.T. Ars and Modus, Hammenhög
Act out: performative video by Nordic Women Artists, Centre of Art History and
Artistic Investigation (CHAIA) of the University of Évora, Portugal.
Lens Politica, Art Academy of Helsinki and KIASMA
In the Loop, Alfred Univeristy, New York.
Perform History, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus
KropAmok, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense
U–Turn, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Gallerinatten, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö.
In Transit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Soclé du Monde, Herning Kunstmuseum, DK.
HotDocs, Documentary Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.
Food for Thought, U turn & Thorbjørn Christiansen, Stege Sukkerfabrik, Møn
Danskjävlar – en svensk kærlighedserklæring, Kunsthal, Charlottenborg,
Frelst Fiktion, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig.
Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York & Davis Museum and Cultural
Center at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
LIPZ, 3rd Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou
Machine-RAUM, BIZ-ArT in collaboration with Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle
About Time, Ålborg Kunstmuseum, Ålborg
The Suitcase Project, Old Library, Cardiff, S.Wales, UK & Beaver Projects, CPH. DK
Su búsqueda – “exotismo o pornografía” – no produjo ningún resultado, zero1,
Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa, Olot.
Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, touring exhibition in France.
Kærlighed, Kunsthal Brænderigården, Viborg
A Tale of Two Cities, Busan Bienale, Busan
New Adventures, Sejul Gallery, Seoul & The Danish Art Space (DAS), Beijing.
Regarding Denmark, Illena Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens
Wake up! Ars baltica Bienale. Rauma Art Museum, Rauma,
Esplanaden, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
RF- Det reale og det Fantastiske, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art,
Bandits-Mages, Bourges
Accent, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
Doppeltop, Køge Skitse samling, Køge
SuperDanish, Habourfront Centre, Toronto
Anders Zorn and Nordic Contemporary art, Arken, Ishøj
Human, Fucking Human, Lofoten International Art Festival,
The Inagural Show, Kirkhoff Contemporary, Copenhagen
LASTWINTERSPRINGNEVERCAME, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center,
Rohto, Menegh Museum, Skt. Petersborg,
The Sound of Video: Rhythm and Musicality in Audiovisual Art, LAB, Copenhagen
De bortbjudna – Malmö Konstmuseum visits Rooseum
Home Sweet Home, Århus Kunstmuseum
Stunt, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
Familiebilleder, Kunsthal Brænderigården, Viborg
Fundamentalisms of The New Order, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
There´s No Accounting for Other People´s Relationships, Ormeau Baths Gallery,
Over The Horizon, Malmö Kunst Museum, Malmö
Clockwise, Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, Nordens Hus, Reykjavik,
Race-Face, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Subjective Panoramic View, Perpignan & Montpellier
ROHTO, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
Ars 01, KIASMA, Helsinki
Fall Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Anders Zorn and Nordic Contemporary art, Arken, Ishøj
Neue Definition Der Familie, Shedhalle, Zürich
Norden. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna,
BIG The Biennial for young European artists, Torino
PROMS 4, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense
Hasta la vista, OTTO, Cph.
Dispensing with Formalities, Copenhagen
Wrapped, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø
Boomerang, Nikolaj Church, Copenhagen