“Waves are the language of the sea. A language that can be used for painting, for creating images of a more fluid world, a world without rigidity a liquid world.

 

I was born near the seaside, it took me years to understand and value that entire experience. Years ago when I did my first wave drawings I felt somehow "arrived", at that point I reached what I so much searched for "my completeness".  The beautiful mornings by the sea, diving inside corals and crystal clear waters seeing fish that were so beautiful and peaceful, those days as a young boy I was truly happy, somehow complete.”

Diango Hernández studied Industrial Design in Havana in the early 1990s, amid the economic crisis triggered by the fall of the Soviet Union, he participated in various collective initiatives as part of the Cuban cultural scene. In the early 2000s he moved to Düsseldorf, where he continued to produce the multimedia works that have made him one of the leading heirs of the American conceptual legacy. His work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle, Basel (2006) and the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (2007). His work was exhibited in the Arsenale as part of the 51st Venice Biennale and the Biennale of Sydney and the São Paulo Biennial, both in 2006. His work was the subject of a critically acclaimed exhibition of new work, “Losing You Tonight,” at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2009) and in 2010 two installations were included in “The New Décor” at the Hayward Gallery, London. A survey exhibition of his work took place at Museo D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (MART) in Rovereto in 2011-12. In 2013, Marlborough Contemporary, London presented a solo exhibition of his work “The New Man and the New Woman.” His work was the subject of a solo exhibition “Socialist Nature” in 2014 at Landesgalerie, Linz. Hernández has had solo exhibitions at Marlborough Contemporary, London and the Kunsthalle Munster in 2015. In 2016, a solo exhibition of Hernández’s work, titled “Theoretical Beach,” took place at the Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen.