Orestes Hernández

1981, Holguín

There is a constant propensity to short circuit and break in the work of Orestes Hernández (Holguin, Cuba, 1981). His objects and installations dismantle the artistic reality in the search of new ways to face creation. In the case of painting, production that connects with his work in video, Orestes shows the aesthetics of "cut and paste" and contemporary visual saturation. More than an artist, Orestes is a cultural chronicler of his time.
After his graduation from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in 2006, Orestes has participated in numerous personal and collective projects. Among the most outstanding are La primera aventura (The first adventure), in the Galerie Knoerle & Baettig, Switzerland; Llegó el malhechor (The evildoer arrived) Servando Gallery, Cuba; Alta fidelidad (High fidelity), Cristo Salvador Gallery, Cuba; and the collective shows Para quebrar los muros (To break the walls) at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana and A la vuelta de la esquina (Around the corner) at the Cultural Center La Casa Encendida, Spain. On the other hand, his work has been part of important artistic events such as the Havana Biennial and the Contemporary Visual Art and New Film Festival in Berlin.

Hasta aquí, mantequilla


I'm not polite. I'm proactive


La suerte, la buena (The Luck, the Good one)


La banda de Cindy Margolis (Cindy Margolis's Band)