Alex Hernández

(b. Havana, 1982)

Alex Hernández graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in 2004 and the Superior Institute of Art in 2010, both in Havana. He also attended the Documentary Film Workshop at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York in 2005, 2007 and 2008; and a Film and Video Photography workshop at the International School of TV and Cinema in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, in 2006. In 2008, Hernández was an artist-in-residence of the Christoph Merrian Foundation in Basel, Switzerland. He has received scholarships from the Danish Art Agency (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010) and the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation (Aachen, Germany, 2008). His most recent solo exhibitions include Season at the Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, in 2012; and Habana – Miami: The Aesthetics of Comfort at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba in Havana, in 2010. His work has been included in several group shows, such as Sphere, with Frank Mujica and Adrián Fernández, at Galerie Verbeeck-Van Dyck in Antwerp, Belgium, 2015; Museum as Hub: In and Out of Context at the New Museum in New York, 2009; States of Exchange at the Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA) in London, United Kingdom, 2008; Cubanos convertibles (Convertible Cubans) at Habana Gallery in Havana, 2008; Sujetos invisibles (Invisible Subjects) at the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico DF, Mexico, 2007; Infinite Island at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, 2007; and Masa Crítica (Critical Mass) at the Center for the Development of Visual Arts in Havana, 2007. He received The Art Lovers Award in 2011, granted at the LINEART 2011 Art Fair in Gent, Belgium; and the First Prize at the Havana Salon, organized by the Chinese Traditions House in Havana (2005).

Selected Works