Born in Cuba in 1970, Hernández moved to Europe in 2003 and currently lives and works between Havana and Düsseldorf

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lonelyfingers Maps of You at M HKA Antwerp 6 Aug until 16 Oct 2016 -opening on the 13th of Oct.-

As visual artists we often connect emotionally to places, we make particular bonds with things, people, situations and surroundings, and sometimes these bonds are very hard to break. Temporary living and working environments and short encounters with people may result in an abundant artistic production or even in a permanent move to another country, and sometimes these experiences can change our work unexpectedly in a definitive ...

WE lonelyfingers Anne Pöhlmann and Diango Hernández talking about lonelyfingers 22nd. April 2014, 7pm at Kunstverein Nürnberg

Lonelyfingers founders Anne Pöhlmann and Diango Hernández open a conversation about the reasons why they decided to create an online platform for artists. We artists create “things” that haunt us for the rest of our lives. They are the living proofs of our developments, understandings and also our mistakes. The objects we have created function like an inseparable extension of our experiences and life circumstances. They seem to be of our property but in reality they don’t belong to ...

AICA award for lonelyfingers AICA gives the Special Exhibition of the year award to "lonelyfingers-Konversationsstücke", Museum Abteiberg 2013

What makes an exhibition special? Aren’t all exhibitions special in one way or another? The exhibition lonelyfingers – Konversationsstücke (Conversation Pieces), shown between March 17th and June 2nd, 2013 at the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, was exceptional precisely because it did not feature the presentation of artworks in the traditional sense. The history: In 2012, Diango Hernández and Anne Pöhlmann started lonelyfingers, as an online project and artist’s ...

lonelyfingers Konversationsstuecke. Exhibition at Museum Abteiberg 17th of March - 2nd of June 2013

Konversationsstücke is the first lonelyfingers presentation in a physical space. Lonelyfingers is an online project that focuses on the objects and documents that accompany the artist while developing an artwork. For Konversationsstücke lonelyfingers’ artists bring objects and references that start a conversation between the artist and the audience. These objects, often unknown and hidden in the artists’ studios, are now shared and publicly ...

Building Beyond Success Collaboration with Anne Pöhlmann at Clages, Cologne

elcome crisis! Welcome, because we need you, welcome because we love you and because we can’t live without you. Using the right melody this can even be a nice song, a song that we could play to celebrate the „grand global crisis“ that occupies the world today, crisis that everyday hits our ways and is glamorously announced in the news by beautiful lips and fresh lighted make up faces. Looking to Twiggy Lawson pictures from the sixties (the first well known super model) we can see what later became an ideal of beauty, a new standard of sexiness, a face and a body that could well and fast sell a new way of living. A sharp and androgynous figure with bright eyes and fleshy red lips could also be an appropriate description of the Ferrari Testarossa, the car that went into production in the mid eighties and later became a super status symbol. The idea of the super models, super status symbols, super heroes and super stars – Anne Pöhlmann and Diango Hernández see it in a more general and complex way. They are canons that shaped for years the mentality of the western society but the artists are more interested in the deconstruction of these stereotypes, their decline that is produced today by the economical crisis. If we follow their thoughts we could assume that as a result of having super economic models, super wars, super cars, super life, super standards etcetera – we are experiencing right now a super crisis. Which in a way makes us happy, because at least what we have is a super crisis and not only another banal little capitalist depression. A.H. London Jan. 2009 ...

Sun State #1 Solo exhibition curated by Peter Gorschlüter at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf together with Mouse on Mars

uban-German artist group: visual artist Diango Hernández and the musicians and DJs from ‘mouse on mars’, Andi Thoma and Jan St. Werner. (Künstlergruppe bestehend aus dem bildenden Künstler Diango Hernández und den beiden Musikern und DJs Jan St. Werner und Andi Thoma – beide sind das Duo „Mouse on Mars“). Nach der ersten Zusammenarbeit von Diango Hernández mit Jan Werner und Andi Thoma (Mouse on Mars) in dem Ausstellungsprojekt „Doku/Fiktion“ in der Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 2004 und diversen gestalterischen gemeinsamen Projekten ist mit SUN STATE ein autonomes Künstler-Projekt entstanden, in welchem visuelle und akustische Elemente, über ständig wechselnde Grenzen hinweg, neue und emanzipierte Ausdrucksformen erlauben. Die Symbiose aus „bildender Kunst“ (Hernández) und Musik (Mouse on Mars, Werner/Thoma) erzeugt im besten Sinne ein Potential, welches weit entfernt von „malenden Musikern“ oder „singenden Künstlern“ ist. Die dort gezeigte, komplexe Rauminstallation bestand gleichberechtigt aus visuellen Elementen, wie einer mit einem weissen Tuch zu einer Raumskulptur verkleideten Musik-Anlage, und Video-Bildschirmen, und aus Zeichnungen auf 100 Platten-Covern, welche an die Kunsthallen-Wände genagelt waren. Während der 40minütigen Live-Musik-Performance am Abend des 7. Oktober waren die Künstler für die Besucher innerhalb der Tuchskulptur nur als Schattenrisse, beleuchtet von flackernden Scheinwerfen, unter dem Tuch sichtbar. Die von SUN STATE erzeugten Licht-Ton-Bilder innerhalb der Skulptur wurden durch eine Hand-Kamera (ohne Aufnahmekassette!) zu einem einmalig sichtbaren Live-Bild auf ausserhalb der Tonskulptur liegende Leinwände projeziert. Der Entzug der sichtbaren Aktion und die akustische Belastung des Besuchers zwangen die Teilnehmer dieser Aktion zur Hinterfragung ihres eigenen Neugierde- wie Widerstandspotentials und liessen ihn in seiner Rolle zwischen dem „Augen-und Ohrenzeugen“ zum Voyeur hin- und herwechseln. Als einziges Dokument des akustischen Ereignisses wurden 100 Vinyl-LPs gepresst, die seither mit den Covern und den darauf angebrachten Original-Zeichnungen zum Kauf angeboten werden.   ...