1970 Cuba, lives and works between Düsseldorf and Havana


Diango Hernández Theoretical Beach A book published in occasion of Diango Hernández solo exhibition Theoretical Beach at Museum Morsbroich. With texts of Marcus Luetkemeyer, Alfredo Cramerotti, Susanne Meyer-Bueser, Stefanie Kreuzer and Timotheus Vermeulen

Produced in close collaboration with the artist, Theoretical Beach documents four of his most recent exhibitions in 2015, 2016 (Kunsthalle Münster. MOSTYN, Wales. K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen). The respective curators, Marcus Lütkemeyer, Alfredo Cramerotti, Susanne Meyer-Büser, and Stefanie Kreuzer, as well as Timotheus Vermeulen have contributed essays analyzing the artist's work, a text by Diango Hernández himself and a preface by Markus Heinzelmann round out the ...

Diango Hernández in an interview with Gerhard Obermüller for "Socialist Nature", book published by DISTANZ

Gerhard Obermüller: In your art you often confront us with historical upheavals. These upheavals are omnipresent and leave behind traces even after events seemed to have passed over them. For you these traces specifically include processes of memory, overwriting, but also official omissions in the process of memory. Socialist Nature here in Linz is your latest experimental artistic set-up with which you set out to remodulate processes of ...

Socialist Nature or the utopia of the ordinary by Gerhard Obermüller for "Socialist Nature", book published by DISTANZ

Hernández circulates the concept of nature in a much more ambiguous manner in this exhibition, however. The ambivalence of socialism’s handling of nature and the environment has been a topic of concern for Diango Hernández for some time. Even if there may well have been more destruction of nature under capitalism than in many communist countries, the artist sees a fundamental difference in how people reflect on this ...

Lonely Fingers A Book published by Distanz in the occasion of Diango Hernández solo exhibition "Lonely Fingers" at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany

The works of Diango Hernández (b. Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, 1970; lives and works in Düsseldorf) examine his own experiences and personal relationships, which the artist embeds in larger social and political reflections. A central theme of Hernández’s artistic quest are his reflections on the traumatic and often unaccomplished transitions of Cuban society: the painful legacy of ...

A kiss, a hat, a stamp Book published by Distanz in the occasion of Diango Hernández solo exhibition "A kiss, a hat, a stamp" at Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest

Diango Hernández’s practice is at best described as ‘conceptual’: inspired by versions and visions of many lived realities. It is deeply rooted in his Cuban upbringing of the 1970-80s and is therefore well versed in the attitudes and visual semantics of the Soviet era. Objects are found, materials are (re)appropriated and political rhetoric is handled with lived intelligence, subtle humour and personal sentiment. Blood Mountain Foundation, a private non-profit arts organisation based in Budapest, invited Diango Hernández in November 2010. His poetic approach and Hungary’s own history as a former Soviet satellite state were an obvious ...

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