Visual artist Cuevawolf presents her premiere exhibition La Lotería Viva (The Living Lottery), the first photographic reinterpretation of the originally illustrated Mexican lotería game made with people and real, handcrafted objects.
La Lotería Viva consists of 54 images, each representing a card from the lotería deck. This remarkable collection offers an escape into a world that exists between reality and fantasy. Just like Mexico itself, it evokes a strong sense of magical realism.
The photographs make up an extraordinary exhibition that embodies the country’s spirit and resurgence in an unprecedented way.
As traditional lotería is deeply tied to family unity, Cuevawolf is calling the Latinx community to gather and help immigrant families who need to find their way back to each other.
Part of the profits raised through a silent auction of the portraits will be donated to Make the Road NY.
Make the Road is an organization that has created a Rapid Response Team to help families in New York State stay together through Know Your Rights trainings, outreach, counseling, and resource dissemination. Together with other organizations, it is part of the Immigration Bond Fund. This bond fund is the largest in the nation and has released over 200 people out of detention and back with their families since its creation.
Cuevawolf was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and currently resides in New York City. Her work explores themes such as feminism, social science, the divine, and self-identity through storytelling. She uses video, photography, design, collage, and writing as tools to research emotion, language, and self-awareness. Cuevawolf earned her BA in Art Direction from Miami Ad School and her BFA from Parsons, The New School in New York.