MADRAGOA
Rodrigo Hernández
México City, México, 1983
About the Artist

Working mostly with classical medias and techniques of art making, including drawing, sculpture and painting, Rodrigo Hernández is interested in the constitutive movement of art and image making, from Mesoamerican iconography to contemporary art. His projects vary from object making within a devoted studio practice to site specific and research oriented projects. He draws on a number of aesthetic references, which range classical Japanese printmaking to fashion, and European modernism, among others, to develop a very personal formal vocabulary.

Rodrigo Hernández was born in 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico and lives and works between Mexico City and Lisbon.

Rodrigo Hernández has taken part in numerous solo and group shows such as Fidelidade Arte, Lisbon (2021); Pasado, Centro de Arte José de Guimarães, Guimarães (2021); What is it that has etched itself into you?, Madragoa, Lisbon (2020); Guests: Artists and Craftspeople, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2020); Pedigree, Galleria Campari, Milan (2019); A Moth to a Flame, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2019); ¿Qué escuchó cuando escucho el discurrir del tiempo?, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City (2019); Who Loves You?, Kunsthalle, Winterthur (2019); Future Generation Prize @ Venice (2019); A Complete Unknown, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2019); Future Generation Prize @ Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv (2019); The Real World Does Not Take Flight, Pivô, São Paulo (2018); The Gourd & The Fish, SALTS, Basel (2018); Plasma, Madragoa, Lisbon (2017); Panoramas do Sul, Sesc_Videobrasil, Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo (2017); XII Bienal Femsa, Monterrey (2016); I Am Nothing, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg (2016); Every forest madly in love with the moon has a  highway crossing it from one side  to the other, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City (2016); El Pequeño Centro, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City (2015); Nothing is Solid, Kunsthalle, Basel (2015); What is the Moon?, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2014); A Sense of Possibility, Weingrüll, Karlsruhe (2013).

Portfolio

 

RH_PORTFOLIO_09'04'21'.pdf
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Video documentation

What is it that has etched itself into you?, Video guided visit at Madragoa, 2021

 

Rodrigo Hernández on Nothing is solid. Nothing can be held in my hand for long, Future Generation Art Prize 2019

 

Rodrigo Hernández on Shikantaza, 20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, 2018

 

Interview with Rodrigo Hernández, Pivô TV, 2018

Selected Exhibitions

 

What it is that has etched itself into you?

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

November 13th, 2020 - January 22nd, 2021

 

What it is that has etched itself into you?

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

November 13th, 2020 - January 22nd, 2021

 

What it is that has etched itself into you?

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

November 13th, 2020 - January 22nd, 2021

 

A Moth to a Flame

Installation view at SCAD Savannah, Georgia, USA

February 18th - August 8th, 2020

 

Poke through the Blackness

Installation view at Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

February 26th - August 23rd, 2020

 

Pedigree

Installation view at Galleria Campari, Milan, Italy

October 10th, 2019 - February 14th, 2020

 

¿Qué escuchó cuando escucho el discurrir del tiempo?

Installation view at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, México City, México

July 18th - October 6th, 2019

 

Future Generation Art Prize. Shortlist exhibition

Installation view at Palazzo Ca’Tron, Venice, Italy

May 9th – September 1st, 2019

 

Who Loves You

Installation view at Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

May 19th - June 28th, 2019

 

A Complete Unknown

Installation view at Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, USA

February 16th - April 17th, 2019

 

Nothing is Solid. Nothing can be held in my hand for long.

Future Generation Art Prize 2019

Installation view at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

February 9th - April 7th, 2019

 

The real world does not take flight

Installation view at Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil

September 2nd - October 27th, 2018

 

The real world does not take flight

Installation view at Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil

September 2nd - October 27th, 2018

 

The Gourd & the Fish

Installation view at SALTS, Basel, Switzerland

June 15th - August 25th, 2018

 

The Gourd & the Fish

Installation view at SALTS, Basel, Switzerland

June 15th - August 25th, 2018

 

The Shadow of a Tank

Installation view at Art|Basel Statements 2018

Madragoa, booth N16

June 14th - 17th, 2018

 

Panoramas do sul - Sesc_Video Brasil

Installation view at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil

October 3rd, 2017 - January 14th, 2018

 

Hyperconected - 5th Moscow Bienal for Young Art

Installation view MMOMA - Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

June 30th - August 14th, 2016

 

I Am Nothing

Installation view at Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

September 17th - November 20th, 2016

 

I Am Nothing

Installation view at Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

September 17th - November 20th, 2016

 

Every forest madly in love with the moon has a highway crossing it from one side to the other

Installation view at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

February 6th - March 17th, 2016

 

Nothing is solid, nothing can be held in my hand for long

Installation view at Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

November 28th, 2015 – January 3rd, 2016

 

El Pequeño Centro

Installation view at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

October 29th, 2015 – February 14th, 2016

 

Go, Gentle Scorpio!

Installation view at Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

December 19th, 2014 - January 16th, 2015

 

What is the Moon?

Installation view at Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands

September 25th, 2014 - January 11th, 2015

 

A Sense of Possibility

Installation view at Weingrüll, Karlsruhe, Germany

December 7th, 2013 - January 4th, 2014