Inti Hernandez lives and works in between Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Havana (Cuba).

The work of Inti Hernandez is embedded in the philosophy wherein life is defined as a perpetual flow of energy. In his view the question is no longer, “What can I pick out of this flow of energy to my personal liking and benefit?” but, "What could I contribute to this flow of life that is still missing?" Hernandez believes that by finding answers to this question your ideas will always be welcome and will allow you something in return.

Hernandez sees art as a medium to create conversation and dialogue. The very nature of his work embodies collaboration. He explores meanings and triggers reflection through his artistic process and through the interaction with those who engage with his work. The more ideas are adopted as another’s subject, the more energy they gather and the more they connect to something fundamental. When ideas mange to create conversations they become something undeniable.

Architecture and Industrial design are both disciplines very much interconnected with daily life. In his work Hernandez plays with their language and with their multidisciplinary habits. By doing so he ensures a special flavour of common sense in his results. Through this process Hernandez obtains vital impute out of the dialogue with people, their dreams, ideas, necessities, priorities, spontaneity and initiative. He sees art as an established institution, which can be developed into business cases and showcases so that many other interests can participate with it- supporting it and being supported by it and thus gaining a benefit from it.



  • 1996-2001 Higher Institute of Arts, Havana, CU
  • 1991-1995 Professional School for Visual Arts, Trinidad, CU
  • 1988-1991 School for Visual Arts, Santa Clara, CU



  • 2005-2006 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, NL
  • 2004 Gasworks Studios, London, UK
  • 2002 Cultural Centre of Spain, La Havana, CU
  • 2001 CCA7, Port Spain, TT
    La Llama Foundation, Caracas, VE

Awards & Nominations

  • 2011 SKOR (Foundation for Art in Public Spaces) – Notre Dame School Ubbergen (NL) selected sketch for the realization of a school out door classroom. Project was realized in Autumn 2013
  • 2010 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Art Initiative (shortlisted)
    Art Amsterdam 2010, ‘No Holds Barred’ (selected)
  • 2009 Amstelveen Municipality, Sketch for a sculpture realization in Municipality Central Square (finalist)

  • 2008 Commissie LIVE, Fonds BKVB, NL
  • 2006 Meneer & Mevrouw de Bruin-Heijn
    Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC, NL
  • 2005 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IL, NL
  • 2002 Cultural Centre of Spain, La Havana, CU
  • 2000 Best Curatorial Project in Cuba- ‘Con un pensar abstraido’, National Council of Visual Arts, La Havana, CU
    The 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, 7th Havana Biennial, Havana, CU

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 Casado Santapau gallery, Madrid, ES
  • 2013 ‘Openlucht Lokaal (waar kennis bloeit)’, NotreDame Des Anges, Ubbergen, NL
    ‘Aparente’, Villa Manuela, Havana, CU
  • 2011 ‘Aparent’, 38cc, Delft, NL

  • 2010 ‘Bridging Reality’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2008 Encounters, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Mantova, IT
  • 2006 Part of the whole, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    Walk, Cultural Centre ICAIC, Havana City, CU
  • 2002 Participation continues by itself, Centre for the Development of VIsual Arts, Havana, CU
  • 2001 Seeking for a conversation, Ludwig Foundation, Havana, CU
    TALKS, Los Chaguaramos, Caracas, VE
  • 1999 Foundation of the soul, Gallery 23 y 12, Havana CU

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 ‘Een dwaze zomer op Frankendael’, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
    ‘Perpetuum Mobile’, Casado Santapau Gallery, Madrid, ES
  • 2014 ‘Juegos & Desafíos’, Rainhart Gallery, Brussels, BE
    ‘Ontmoetingen’, Anningahof, Zwolle, NL
    ’30 years of Havana Biennals’, Plaza Vieja, Havana, CU
    ‘N_iets’, Kunstencentrum Kadmiun, Delft, NL
    ‘Permission To Be Global: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection’, The MFA, Boston, US
  • 2013 ‘Permission To Be Global: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection’, CIFO Art Space, Miami, US
    ‘Rijksakademie Alumni’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
    ‘Detrás del Muro’, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, US
    ‘Utopiart 27’, Hispano American Centre, Havana, CU
    ‘Open City’, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, NL
    ‘Artificial Amsterdam’, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
    ‘Utopiart 27’, Cultural Center de Werft, Geel, BE
    ‘My Love, which is a building #2’, 37PK, Haarlem, NL

  • 2012 ‘Utopiart 27’, Boudewijn Building, Brussels, BE
    ‘Utopiart 27’, De Luchtballon, Heusden-Zolder, BE
    ‘Behind the Wall’, XI Havana Biennial, Malecon, Havana CU
    ‘Hermetic City’, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2011 ‘Rijksakademie Alumni’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
    ‘Ya se leer’, Wilfredo Lam Center’, Havana, CU
    ‘Matter of Monument’, Castrum Peregrini Foundation, AMsterdam, NL
  • 2010 ‘Mate(r)eality’, DeisKa/Hirsch Building, Amsterdam, NL
    ‘Oh crisis!’, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, NL
    ‘Dreams are my reality’, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, NL
    ‘Pieza Única’, Delegation of Asturias Principado, Madrid, ES
  • 2009 Rites of Passage, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, NL
    …Expectations, Deiska Studio, Amsterdam, NL
    X Havana Biennial, La Cabana, Havana City, CU
    Art Amsterdam, NL
    Art Brussels, BE
    Art Rotterdam, NL
  • 2008 Glocalizados, Rafael Tavares Gallery, Tunja, COL
    Summer Show, Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    (DE)Construct, Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    Art Amsterdam, NL
    MiArt, Milan, IT
  • 2006 Vigilancia, AYN Centro de Arte, Madrid, ES
    Rijksakademie at Parts, Parts, Xiamen City, CN
  • 2005 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2004 Una Sola Casa, Gasworks Studios, London, GB
    Q-ba Musica 2004, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2003 Common Sense, Galeria Habana, Havana, CU
    Doble Seduccion, Sala Amadis, Madrid, ES
    Resident. Works on paper, CCA7 (Caribbean Contemporary Art 7), Port Spain, TT
  • 2002 Arte contemporanea de Cuba, Fundacâo Memorial da America Latino, Sâo Paulo, BR
    Tres + Dos: Artistas en residencia, Cultural Centre of Spain, Havana, CU
    La Huella Multiple, (3rd edition) Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, CU
    Copyright’ Cultural Centre of Spain, Havana, CU
  • 2001 III SALON OF CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART, Centre for Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cu
    Hello Cuba / Breaking barriers, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, US
    3rd Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art’ Centre for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, CU
    La Visita’ meeting in Gerardo Mosquera House, Santos Suarez, Havana, CU
    Cuba Contemporanea, Museum de Arte Contemporanea, Goias, BR
    FIAV, Valencia, VE
  • 2000 CD-room, Centre for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, CU
    One, two, three testing, (DUPP project) 7th Havana Biennale, Havana, Castillo del Morro, Havana, CU
    SOON, Andres Bello, Bogotá, CO
    Maraton Americana, Casa de America, Madrid, ES
    Con un pensar abstraido, Galeria Habana, Havana, CU
  • 1999 Cuban Art Exhibition, Galeria Habana/Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi, Emirates AU
    Con un mirar abstraido, La Rampa, La Havana, CU
    La Epoca, La Epoca Malls, Havana, CU
    Cuban Art Exhibition, Galeria Habana, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, AE
    2nd Performance festival Ana Mendieta, Pabellon Cuba, Havana, CU
  • 1998 II Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art, UNEAC, Havana, Cu
    Pizza pizza posimposibilidad, Centre for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, CU
  • 1997 Antes de la Lluvia, Higher Institute for the Arts, Havana, CU


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Museu Nacional de Belles Artes, La Habana, CU
Beth Rudin DeWoody, US


Ella Fontanals – Cisneros COllection, US
Jorge Pérez, US
Susana de la Puente, PE
Pedro Brescia, PE
Meneer Defares, NL
COBRA to Contemporary (Hugo & Carla Brown Collection), NL
Pieter & Marieke Sanders, NL
De Nederlandsche Bank, NL
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, NL
Meneer & Mevrouw de Bruin-Heijn, NL
Caldic Collection, NL
Monica Hoyos, CO
Juanita Santos, CO
Javier Mora, CO
Patricia & Juan Carlos Paris, CO
Sadie Cohen, VE
Déiska & de Verzameling