Besides my artistic career, I am a restless researcher with 10 years of experience and a PhD that support my experitise in the fields of Visual Anthropology and Participant Generated Visual Methodologies. Independently and collaboratively, I manage to find new ways of looking at social problems and aspire to be part of the change and innovation in our society. Triggered by my personal experiences growing up, I'm an advocate for the need of creative and artistic contexts in schools and for women's rights.

I am always interested in human-centered projects that blend Art, Research, Media, Local Communities and Anthropology. 

Specialty Areas:

Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Research, Creative Fieldwork, Visual Anthropology, Participatory Art, Qualitative Research, Gender Studies, Applied Anthropology, Action-based Research, Human-Centered Design, Feminist Art.

People say:

I worked with Mar on the design of research for the Global Children's Designathon, and then writing a paper on the outcomes. Mar is a joy to work with, she is full of ideas and possibilities. She is committed and conscientious and was able to use her interdisciplinary experiences for our complex work.                                                                                                              

Emer Beamer. Founder, Impact Designer at Designathon Works (Amsterdam)


Throughout my life and my career I met very few people as original and honest as Mar. She has an invigorating, admirable and unique artistic baggage that along her understanding of people and group dynamics makes her presence highly valuable to any project. Cuervo also packs a very wide set of solid skills that range from photography and cross-stitching to researching and insight finding. With all that being said, definitely the most noticeable trait of hers is her energy and sense of humor. It was clearly a pleasure having had the opportunity to work with her and I hope to do so again in the future.                                                                                                                                   

Tulio Tavanielli. Designer and Strategist (Worked together at 72andSunny LA)


Mar is one of the most talented photographers I had the pleasure to work with. Her work possessed a poetic quality that conveys both the fragility and the strength of the female character. She is excellent under pressure always delivering very strong body of work even when working against the tightest of deadlines.            

Rafael Estefania. Multimedia Journalist at BBC (London)








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