Rodrigo Hernández

1983 · Mexico

Artist biography

Rodrigo Hernández is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Mexico - other established artists such as Gabriel Figueroa, Wendy Cabrera Rubio, Néstor Quiñones, Salomón Huerta, and Roy Barba were also born in Mexico. Rodrigo Hernández was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Rodrigo Hernández' work. These are P420 in Bologna, Italy and Madragoa in Lisboa, Portugal. Rodrigo Hernández most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Maisterravalbuena Galería | Madrid in Spain (26 April 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition Ways of the hand, form of a mind. Curated by Luís Silva & João Mourão.. Rodrigo Hernández' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Tan ligero (So light), which took place at Nogueras Blanchard | Barcelona in Spain (29 May 2019 - 19 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Rodrigo Hernández

Rodrigo Hernández was born in 1983 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Rodrigo Hernández

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