Ingrid Cuestas

Visual artist and empirical cook. Since 2005 explores the languages of drawing, video art, and installation. In 2008 she began to appropriate drift as a method of research, learning, and creation. In 2011 she declared herself nomadic and created the Sol de Noite: Creative Cooking Itinerant Laboratory, a project with which she completed more than six years traveling South America under the motto: the south is our north.

The Sol de Noite claims the kitchen as a meeting place, creative laboratory, a nucleus of political action, and an analog network, validating the culinary as an artistic expression capable of provoking all the senses. Within the laboratory, the artist works on multidisciplinary proposals from the happening, urban intervention, installation, video art, and illustration with the final objective of taking her work to the construction of a new language of contemporary art: edible art.

Cuestas appropriates the concept of Gastrosophy conceived by Eugen Von Vaerst, reinterpreting it and developing a new treatise Aesthetic in which she proposes Gastrosophy as everything that refers to pleasure, joy, and provocations of the spirit and mind through the senses, of the acts of savoring and smelling as active components of the aesthetic experience. The concept starts with the analogy between the acts of eating and thinking as processes of internalization of the world (we are what we eat), focuses on the political act of consuming and on historical, reflections anthropological, economic, social, cultural, biological, environmental, medicinal, poetic and aesthetic that are behind the food to swallow, and digest.


Earth We Are

Current Project

Sol de Noche