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Mar Hernández

Born in Madrid in 1984. Lives and works in Madrid

Mar Hernández’s work develops around abandoned spaces. These places are in a situation of waiting, parenthesis since they are on the verge of disappearance, replacement, or restoration: houses, vacant lots, closed shops, obsolete industrial factories, and ephemeral architecture. My work is based on going through forgotten spaces, focusing attention on their objects. I usually investigate the transformations of interior and domestic spaces to establish memory as a link between the physical and the mental. In my works, infinite existences and multiple chronological dimensions can coexist at the same time, creating new places where the historical and linear evolution of time has been broken. The work arises from the meeting between drawing and photography: digital reproduction not only has the function of preliminary research, but it also represents the simulation of the space itself, the basis of its restoration achieved with the superimposition of the drawing.

Selected solo shows:

2020 Strutture di contenimento, duo show with Mar Hernandez and Lisa Sebestikova, White Noise Gallery, Rome, IT  ·  2019 A Derradeira, Galerìa Luisa Pita, Santiago de Compostela, Spain  ·  2018  Anacronias, CEART, Centro de Arte Tomas y Valiente, Fuenlabrada, ES  ·  2017  Rewind, curated by Eleonora Aloise and Carlo Lolli Ghetti, White Noise Gallery, Rome, IT  ·  2016  Estratos: Arqueología del Tiempo, curated by Juan Garcìa Sandoval, MURAM, (Museo Regional de Arte Moderno) Palacio Aguirre, Cartagena, ES  ·  2015  Livelli – The memory of the empty spaces, curated by Eleonora Aloise and Carlo M Lolli Ghetti, White Noise Gallery, Rome. In collaboration with the Real Academia de España en Roma and the Spanish Embassy in Rome, IT  ·  Puertas abiertas 2015 – Taller nº 1, Casa Velázquez – Academie de France à Madrid, ES

Selected group shows:
2017 Pasearte – Primera Mostra de Arte Contemporánea Nos Escaparates de Santiago Centro, Santiago de Compostela  ·  Culturgal: Feria de Industrias culturales, Palazo da Cultura de Pontevedra.  ·  El objeto del Arte, ART BEIJING 2017, curated by Fernando Bellver, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, CN  ·  2016 Cervantes Grabado: Idealismo y Caballeros Andantes, curated by the artist, Instituto Cervantes de Pekín, Beijing, CN  ·  Xuyuan 1st International Print Biennal Award, Xu Yuan Center, Beijing, CN  ·  Hybrid, Espacio Oculto, Madrid, ES  ·  The Pop-up Royal Academy, Real Academia de España, Rome, IT  ·  The Pop-up Royal Academy Calcografía Nacional, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, ES  ·  Calcografía Nacional, Real Academia de España en Roma, Rome, IT  ·  Aprender, crear, investigar, Facultad de Bellas Artes, UCM, Madrid, ES 

Residencies/Education:
2016 Xu Yuan International Artist-in-Residence Program, organized by the Instituto Cervantes of Beijing, and selected by the Calcografía Nacional of Madrid, ES  ·  2016 I Meeting of the Artists of Castilla y León, organized by Rafael Doctor and Fundación Villalar, Casona del Pinar de San Rafael, Segovia, ES  ·  2015 Resident artist at Casa Velázquez – Academie de France à Madrid, Madrid, ES  ·  2014/2015 Resident artist at Espacio Oculto, Madrid, ES  ·  2013/2014 Resident artist at Real Academia de España en Roma, Roma, IT  ·  2012 Resident artist at Talleres de obra gráfica de Joan Miró 2012, Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca, ES  ·  2012/2017 PhD in Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, ES  ·  2010/2012 Masters in Graphic Printing, Illustration and Coinage at UCLM – Escuela de Grabado y Diseño Gráfico, Fundación Casa de la Moneda, Madrid, ES  ·  2009/2012 Masters in Art, Creation and Research at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, ES    ·  2004/2009 Fine Arts degree at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, ES

Awards:
2015 Selección XLVI Certamen Nacional de Arte de Luarca 2015, Asturie, ES  ·  2012 Honorable Mention at XII Certamen de Grabado José Caballero, Las Rozas, Madrid, ES  ·  2012 Awarded with the Premio Certamen de Arte Gráfico Jóvenes Creadores 2012, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, ES  ·  2012 Finalist at the XIX Premios Nacionales de Grabado, Fundación del Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella, ES  ·  2011 Honorable Mention at the III Concurso Internacional de Artes Plásticas Ikas Art, Bilbao, ES  ·  2011 Honorable Mention at the Premio Internacional de Grabado Carmen Arozena, Brita Prinz Arte, Madrid, ES   ·  Fellowship at Fundación Casa de la Moneda for the academic years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, Madrid, ES  ·  2010 I National Drawing Prize of the Guadalajara district  ·  2008 Fundación Caja Madrid Fellowship for the Hogeschool Voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, NL

Fairs:
2019 JUSTMADX, White Noise Gallery, Madrid, ES
2019 Art Rotterdam, White Noise Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2018 JUSTMAD9, White Noise Gallery, Madrid, ES
2017 The Others Art Fair, White Noise Gallery, Turin, IT
2017 JUSTMAD8, White Noise Gallery, Madrid, ES