Helena Hernández Wohnt und arbeitet in Berlin, Deutschland Geboren in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexiko. 26.03.1983 2001-2006 Diplom Visuelle Kunst an der National Schule von Plastische Kunst (ENAP, UNAM) in Mexiko 2012-2014 Master Studium in Kunst in Öffentlicher Raum (Art in Public Spheres) an der Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst, Luzern, Schweiz. 2013 Erasmus Semester an der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien, Österreich. My work is related to personal stories, emotional narratives and friend’s experiences. The stress and the emergency are being the fuel within the body of work I’m presenting. I live in a city, which opens its doors to refugees, but in a fragile and unstable way. I come from a land in which violence is an everyday matter and people try to find a better life a cross the border. Working directly with people with legal issues, coming from a place of war and violence I decided to do something. We could cope with unimaginable things that surpass reality. I do it through art and I show it. My latests works aim to make visible the process of drawing through the labour of the artist. I have full freedom while drawing only to end with covered surfaces. The paper size I associate to the serial production of standardised everyday products and industrial work, it becomes a way of counting space, a micro-framing grid. The method of drawing can be easily countable and I can proceed piece-by-piece or totally free depending on my own decisions.
Important projects / Exhibitions:
2018 “The Possible”. Drawing. Okazi Galerie, Berlin, Germany “All the Faces”. Drawing and animation, Klötze und Schinken, Berlin, Germany. “Crossing the Line”. Drawing and Installation. Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin, Germany. 2016 “The Voyageurs” Watercolour works with Rafael Koller in the frame of Fumetto. Lucerne, Switzerland “The Niñxs” , drawings, Casa Mezcal, New York, USA. 2015 “El Niño y la Niña. Drawing in Italy” Drawing team work with Rafael Koller. Mutty Gallery, Castiglione, Italy. 2013 “Doodle it Yourself. D.I.Y.” Collective Drawing. Exchange, Dublin, Ireland. “Small Fantasies” Drawing and Photography. Bloody Mary Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Awards / Prizes :
2018 Kulturamt Neukölln geförderte Ausstellung "Crossing the Line" 2017 Stipendium FONCA für mexikanische Künstler 2014 Ausgewählt „Lead me to the place” “WEG- das trinationale festival des spazierens”, Kollektiver Zeichnung in öffentlicher Raum. 2013 Stipendium FONCA für mexikanische Studenten in Ausland.