Luis G. Hernandez
is an artist and curator who lives and works between Southern California and
Mexicali, Mexico. Hernandez holds a BFA
from Cal-State Long Beach and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design.
aesthetic production consists of sculptures, paintings, drawing, collages, and
installations that respond in subtle ways to the space where they are
exhibited. The artist makes provocative, humorous, and many times absurd
associations between context, materials, and language, working through these
elements as if they were sculptural spaces, and incorporating subject matter
that points to art history, politics, and international border issues.
In 2006, Hernandez co-founded the MexiCali Biennial, a
non-profit that grants exposure to artists and locations often overlooked in
the contemporary arts of Southern California and Mexico. The MexiCali Biennialremains to serve not only as a curatorial/art project, but also as
a satirical platform upon which to question the abundance of biennials
occurring around the globe and the impact they have on the art community.