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.
Regionale 16: Boys, Here Comes the Masterplan
Our contemporary lives are driven by the overproduction of image-objects and proliferation of enabling...
28 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
Todo bosque locamente enamorado de la luna tiene una autopista que lo cruza de un lado a otro
Rodrigo Hernández works with the traditional forms of artistic creation such as drawing, sculpture and painting....
06 Feb 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
As phantoms coming from the shadows….and in the shadows are gone
The show is a reflection around the process of representation and presentation of visual art taking...
30 Oct 2015 - 29 Feb 2016
Las aves / The Birds
Las aves / The Birds is a group show at Nixon featuring works by Debora Delmar Corp, Rodrigo Hernández,...
02 Feb 2016 - 31 Mar 2016
An Ear, Severed, Listens
ChertLüdde presents “An Ear, Severed, Listens”, a group exhibition gathering together works...
18 Feb 2017 - 08 Apr 2017
Ghosting of Beings and Worlds
In the essay “Mathémathiques Existentielles” by French artist Laurent Derobert mathematical...
22 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit
“A Low-Hanging Fruit” is the second edition of the Lulennial. Co-curated by Los Angeles-based writer...
06 Feb 2018 - 01 Apr 2018
Rodrigo Hernandez. The Gourd & The Fish
Working with the most classical media and techniques of art making, including drawing, sculpture and...
15 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Rodrigo Hernández: The Real World Does Not Take Flight
In his practice, Hernández deals with many languages such as drawing, painting, sculpture and installation...
02 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018