Biography

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.

CV

Education

  • 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

 

Residencies

  • 2019 RU Residency Unlimited, New York, US
  • 2018 DordtYart 2018, Dordrecht, NL
  • 2005-2006 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, NL
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  • 2004 Gasworks Studios, London, UK
  • 2002 Cultural Centre of Spain, La Havana, CU
  • 2001 CCA7, Port Spain, TT
    La Llama Foundation, Caracas, VE

Fellowships/Stipends

  • 2019 Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, US
    Cuban Artists Fund, US
  • 2017-2021 ‘Stipendium for Proven Talent’, Mondriaan Fonds, NL
  • 2011-2015 Basis Stipendium, Fonds BK VB, NL
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  • 2009 Presentation subsidy of Mondriaan Foundation for X Havana Biennial.
  • 2008 Commissie LIVE, Fonds BK VB, NL
  • 2006 Meneer & Mevrouw de Bruin-Heijn
  • 2006 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC, NL
  • 2005 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC, NL
  • 2002 Cultural Centre of Spain, La Havana, CU

Awards & Nominations

  • 2016    Cuban Art Dialogues – Symposium at the PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami). Invited to participate in the second part of a historic interchange between Cuban and CubanAmerican artists.
  • 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)
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  • 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

Commissions

  • 2020 Small square with drinking fountain at the Hoftuin, Amsterdam, NL. ‘Harmonia’.
    Additional support by the Ruusscher Foundation and the Mondriaan Fonds, NL
  • 2019 Commissioned to design and build ‘Harmonia’ in one of the entrance to the Hoftuin,
    Amsterdam. Supported by the Protestant Diaconate, NL.
  • 2018 Four sculptures for the DV&O (Dienst Vervoer & Ondersteuning) NL. Supported by
    the Dutch Justice Ministry.
    Coin design to commemorate ‘100 years of Dutch aviation’. Supported by the Dutch Finance Ministry. (Short-listed).
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  • 2017 Draft design for a work of art in the context of Vredenburgplein, Utrecht, NL.
    Supported by Cultural Affairs Department and the Advisory Committee on Visual Arts and Design of the municipality of Utrecht. (Finalist).
  • 2013 Classroom outdoor at the garden of school NotreDame des Anges, Ubbergen, NL.
    ‘Openlucht Lokaal (waar kennis bloeit)’.
  • 2011 Selected sketch for the realization of a classroom outdoor. Supported by SKOR
    (Foundation for Art in Public Spaces) – Notre Dame des Anges Ubbergen NL.
  • 2009 Sketch for a sculpture at the Municipal Central Square, Amstelveen Municipality.
    Supported by Cultural Affairs Department, Amstelveen municipality, NL. (Short-listed)

Biennials

  • 2019 Theater ‘El Ciervo Encantado’, Havana, CU. XIII Havana Biennial (collateral
    exhibition). ‘La Ciudad que Habito’.
  • 2015 Malecón, Havana, CU, XII Havana Biennial, ‘Detrás del Muro (Behind the wall)’
  • 2012 Malecón, Havana, CU, XI Havana Biennial, ‘Detrás del Muro (Behind the wall)’
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  • 2009 La Cabaña, Havana, CU, ‘X Havana Biennial’
  • 2000 Castillo del Morro, Havana, CU, 7th Havana Biennale, ‘One, two, three testing’ (DUPP project).

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Ron Mandos gallery, Amsterdam, NL. ‘Cotidiana (Dagelijks)’
  • 2016 La Acacia gallery, Havana, CU. ‘Cotidiana’
  • 2015 Casado Santapau gallery, Madrid, ES
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  • 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

  • 2020 El Espacio 23, Miami, US. ‘Time For Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection’.
  • 2019 El Espacio 23, Miami, US. ‘Time For Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection’.
    Theater ‘El Ciervo Encantado’, Havana, CU. XIII Havana Biennial, collateral exhibition. ‘La Ciudad que Habito’.
  • 2018 38CC, Delft, NL. ‘First Decade’.
    Acacia gallery, Havana, CU. ‘La Noche Boca Arriba’.
    PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami), US. ‘On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art of the Jorge M. Pérez Collection’ (Chapter 2: Abstracting History).
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  • 2017 Municipal Art Centre, Santa Clara, CU. ‘Dentro del Juego’ .
    PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami), US. ‘On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art of the Jorge M. Pérez Collection’.
  • 2016 CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, NL. ‘Unland’.
    Villa Manuela gallery, Havana, CU. ‘Vitamina D’.
    CAB, Brussels, BE. ‘Transhumance’.
    Moti, Breda, NL. ‘Van Gogh Mini’s’.
    Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, CU. ‘La madre de todas las artes’.
    Centro de la Danza y el Teatro, Santa Clara, CU. ‘Dentro del Juego’.
    Acacia gallery, Havana, CU. ‘Line up’.
  • 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

Art Fairs

  • 2020 Arco, Madrid, ES
  • 2018 Untitled, Miami, US
  • 2016 Untitled, Miami, US
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  • 2016 Arco, Madrid, ES
  • 2015 Untitled, Miami, US | Amsterdam Art Fair, NL | Arco, Madrid, ES
  • 2014 Pinta London, UK | PARC, Lima, PE
  • 2013 Art Bogota, CO | Art Rotterdam, NL
  • 2012 Pinta, NY, USA | Art Brussels, BE
  • 2011 Art Amsterdam, NL
  • 2010 Art Amsterdam, NL | Arco, Madrid, ES
  • 2009 Art Amsterdam, NL | Art Brussels, BE | Art Rotterdam, NL
  • 2008 Art Amsterdam, NL | MiArt, Milan, IT
  • 2001 FIAV (International Art Fair) Valencia, VE

Collections

Voorlinden Museum, Wassenaar, NL
PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami), US
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, CU

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

Publications/Reviews

  • Catalogues
    2013 Catalog Permission to be Global/ Practicas Globales: Latin American Art from Ella
    Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, US
    2013 Catalog Detrás del Muro (Behind de Wall), US
    2012 Catalog XI Havana Biennial, CU
    2010 Catalog Ya se leer, CU
    2009 Catalog X Havana Biennial, CU
    2000 Catalog VII Havana Biennial, CU
  • Book Publications
    2017 De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2018 – Artists directory, NL
    2017 Pasos Peligroso: Performance y Política en Cuba, Author: Coco Fusco,
    Editorial: Turner, ES, page: 47. ISBN 978-84-16714-42-1
    2016 Cotidiana. Book accompanying the solo exhibition presented in Acacia gallery, 2016.
    2015 Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba, Author: Coco Fusco,
    Editorial: TATE Publishing, London UK, page: 47. ISBN 978-184976-326-4
    2014 De Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender 2014 – Artists directory, NL
    2009 Younger than Jesus- Artists directory, US
    2001 Cuban Art (the new generation) Holly Block, US
  • Magazine Publications
    2016 ArtNexus, No.103 Dic. 2016 – Feb. 2017, pages: 109-110 – Elvia Rosa Castro, CO
    2014 Elephant Magazine, Issue 19 – Summer 2014, pages: 176 & 177 – Grace Banks, UK
    2013 Arte Cubano, No. 2-3/ 2013, page: 88 – Virginia Alberdi Benítez, CU
    2013 Arte Cubano, No. 1/ 2013, page: 70 – Juan Carlos Betancourt, CU
    2013 Miami Herald – Dennys Matos, US
    2012 ArtNexus No. 86 Volumen 11, 2012, Rachel Weiss, CO
    2012 Kunstbeeld No. 5 – Sandra Spijkerman, NL
    2011 Art in America – David Ultrichs – review 4/8/11, US
    2009 Frame- Issue 69 summer – D. Lang, NL
    2008 Financiele Dagblad- E. Dijksterhuis review, NL
    2008 La Voce di Mantova – P.Artoni review, IT