Arturo Hernández Alcázar
1978 · Mexico
Never a slave to a single material, Arturo Hernández Alcázar works in mediums as mixed as copper, smoke, iron, archives, newspapers, coins, stones and fallen buildings. Through the act of destruction Alcázar explores themes such as social, political, and economic exchange. By creating temporary assemblages within the fabric of the city itself, his works are in constant transformation and are often destroyed or have their parts returned into economic circulation.
Born in 1978 in Mexico City, Arturo Hernández Alcázar studied Visual Arts at La Esmeralda from 1996-2001. Since graduation he has participated in numerous lectures and seminars at the Faculty of Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Image Center.
Arturo Hernández Alcázar has enjoyed solo exhibitions in Paris, Santander, Mexico City, Turin, Berlin, and Dordrecht. His work has also been exhibited in group exhibitions around the world. He has been an artist in residence at Pioneer Works, New York; Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; and Noordkaap Foundation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fonca-Conaculta, Embassy of Mexico in the Netherlands. His work can be found in the collections of Caldic Collectie Rotterdam; Kadist Collection, New York; Angeles Alonso Collection, Paris; University of the Americas, Puebla; and Robert Mondavi Collection, California.