Andres L. Hernandez

USA

(inna present absence)
Sounding image(s)…and imaging sound(s)…
Sounding space(s)…and spacing sound(s)…
Sounding word(s)…and wording sound(s)…
Sounding discovery…and discovering sound(s)…
Discovering sound(s) of absent presence(s)…and presencing absence(s) of sound(ed) discoveries…
Discoveries of freedom(s) at site(s) of sonic(s)…and discovered sound(s) at sight(s) of freedom(s)…
Freedom(s) present(s) in absence(s)…and absent freedom(s) in presence(s)…
Presence(s) in absentia…and absence(s) inna present(s)…
Inna present(s) sound(ing)…and sound(s) inna present(ing)…

Poems

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a lawn, low cut grass, greeny brown, dry, in front of a structure which is white on outside and lightbrown second level against a pale sky. the image corresponds with the poem Tabula Rasa in the pdf on this page by the author Andres L Hernandes. There is a sign on the lawn that says Tabula Rasa

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Andres L. Hernandez

Andres L. Hernandez

Biography

 

Andres L. Hernandez critically examines Black cultural and spatial production to recover and propose models for liberatory ways of being. Inspired by everyday, experimental, and radical Black action(s), he produces research-driven creative works that elicit otherwise possibilities for this world and beyond.

Hernandez’ projects include collaborative commissions for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, and Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis. With the performance collective Dark Adaptive, he co-developed site-specific performances presented at The Drawing Center, Graham Foundation, MoMA, Sharjah Biennial 14, and Performa Biennial 2019.

Hernandez has held artist residencies with the MCA Chicago; University of Arizona School of Art; Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; and the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative. He has participated on design teams for the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center. His awards include the 3Arts Chandler Family Award in Visual Arts, and Efroymson Family Fund Contemporary Arts Fellowship.

Hernandez received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

 

My work seeks dialogue with Black cultural and spatial ma(r)kers: those everyday Black folks who mark this and other worlds with Black material culture, orality, movement, sound, and spirit, and make these worlds tangible and viable Black oases in the process.

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