°1983, Mexico City (MX) - lives and works in Lison (PT)
Rodrigo Hernández is interested in simple materials such as paper, copper, wood, and steel; and in manual and artisanal ways of processing them. At first glance, the works he makes may seem simple, but they all carry complex questions about the world around us.
Hernández constantly refers to art history and to elements of literature to explore a number of man-made concepts – such as the idea of time, for example, or what makes us human. With works that can take very different forms, such as paper-mâché sculptures; copper bas-reliefs; paintings, and space-filling installations, Hernández explores utopian ideas, and how these ideas can recur in other ways in art and literature.
Rodrigo Hernández – Dampcloot, exhibition view at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam in 2020
Rodrigo Hernández – Plasma, installation view at Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon in 2017
Rodrigo Hernández – Mi corazón es una mariposa, 2018
Rodrigo Hernández – Go, Gentle Scorpio (Detail), 2014
Rodrigo Hernández – The Gourd & the Fish, exhibition view at SALTS, Birsfelden in 2018
Rodrigo Hernández – The real world does not take flight, exhibition view at Pivô, Sao Paulo in 2018
Rodrigo Hernández exhibits his work internationally, with solo exhibitions in Pivô, São Paulo; SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia; Kunsthalle Winterthur; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; SALTS, Basel; and Museo del Chopo, Mexico City. Group exhibitions included Kunsthalle Basel; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; New Museum of Contemporary Art, Guatemala; ZKM, Karlsruhe; and Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich.
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