Inti Hernandez (1976) Santa Clara, Cuba.
Live and work in Amsterdam and Havana.
For Inti Hernandez art is a medium to create conversation and dialogue; a means to share his vision with those who engage with his work. Hernandez shares lessons learned in life, which he believes could be relevant for others. Through his work Hernandez aims to build a common ground between his audience and himself. The results can lead to an encounter – a dialogue between them – yet also trigger self-reflection.
In his work Inti Hernandez make use of elements that are recognized by others, but that do not rely on artistic knowledge to appreciate them. He is not trying to create artistic expressions and explain them to everyone, but rather to express his ideas through art using a vocabulary of materials and concepts that anyone could understand.
He gives form to his ideas through drawings, sculptures, videos and objects with daily use, performative actions and structures in public places.
Hernandez complements his artistic practice by giving lectures, workshops and teaching in universities, art academies and other institutions and organizations inside the community.