Rodrigo Hernandez (Mexico City, 1983) studied visual arts in the la Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City and hecompleted his masters at the Akademie der bildenden Künste  Karlsruhe,  in Karlsruhe,  Germany,  in  the  class  of  artist  Silvia Bächli.

Working with the most classical media and techniques of art making, including drawing, sculpture and painting, Hernández’s practice interrogates the nature of art, the divisions that characterize it, and their relationship to contemporary epistemology. For all the apparent naïveté of his work, it takes nothing for granted, asking what a drawing is or a figure or even the moon. He draws on a number of aesthetic references, which range from Meso- American culture to European modernism, among others, to develop a formal vocabulary that is all his own.

Rodrigo Hernandez. Courtesy of the artist
Rodrigo Hernandez
Mexico City, 1983

Current Exhibitions

02 Sep — 27 Oct
In his practice, Hernández deals with many languages such as drawing, painting, sculpture and installation in works that join formalism and the social history of the images and materials he uses. Beyond that, there is a central inquiry about the nature...

Past Exhibitions

Rodrigo Hernandez. The Gourd & The Fish

15/06/2018 — 25/08/2018

The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit

06/02/2018 — 01/04/2018

Ghosting of Beings and Worlds

Grey Noise
22/05/2017 — 31/07/2017

An Ear, Severed, Listens

18/02/2017 — 08/04/2017

Las aves / The Birds

Private: Nixon
02/02/2016 — 31/03/2016

Solo Shows


kurimanzutto, Mexico City


Museo del Chopo, Mexico City


Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Group Shows


Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
David Roberts Art Foundation, London


FRAC Marseille


Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany


Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1983 Lives in: Mexico City and Basel