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everything is ok, 2002

mirror, acrylic, wood

78 x 48 x 2.3 inches

conozca méxico III (topes-flecha), 1996-2000

2 color prints

16 x 20 inches

conozca méxico I (postes-banca), 1996-2000

2 color prints

16 x 20 inches

conozca méxico VII (esto), 1996-2000

2 color prints

20 x 24 inches

tráfago, 1995-2004

digital print

10 x 8 inches

wish you were here, 2007

letters in acrylic, mirror, styrene, mdf

variable dimensions

no one over 21, 2000

video transferred to DVD

4:39 minutes

guiri...guiri...guiri, 2002

9 digital prints

8 x 10 inches

in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (cigarro), 2002

video transferred to DVD

2:00 minutes

fricción, 2007

color and audio 16 millimeters transferred to dvd 

4:16 minutes

testigos inhábiles, 2008

video transferred to dvd

5:18 minutes

mural, 2006

47 posters mounted on 45 acid-free cardboard panels with traces from a siqueiros mural sketch

157.48 x 275.59 inches

campo de batalla II, 2010

collage on poster board

59.84 x 40.16 inches

balance (oro loro), 2011

collage on poster board

40.94 x 52.76 x 1.97 inches

balance (six-sex flag), 2012

collage on poster board

58.78 x 86.42 inches

balance (rb), 2013

collage on poster board

56.5 x 99.61 inches

catarro, 2009

three canes for blind

66.93 x 39.37 x 35.43 inches

ne travaillez jamais!, 2011

two "unifila", one t-shirt

59.06 x 35.43 x 15.35 inches

fémur de elefante mexicano, 2010

bone and oil paint

38.58 x 10.83 x 7.48 inches

installation view of naturaleza muerta at kurimanzutto, mexico city, mexico, 2010

retrato, 2010

35 "unifila" posts, safedeposit box, policeman hat, coins, vitrine

variable dimensions

installation view of naturaleza muerta at kurimanzutto, mexico city, mexico, 2010

livre d'or, 2011

facsimile of the saint-cirq-lapopie's livre d'or, wooden base, glass hat, red carpet and security camera

variable dimensions

limbo, 2011

sculpture in steel tubes

303.15 x 98.43 x 39.37 inches

rongwrong XIII, 2007

collage on poster board

51.97 x 81.89 inches

rongwrong XVII, 2008

collage on poster board

39.96 x 78.78 x 1.38 inches

rongwrong XXIV a, 2010

collage on poster board

61.22 x 87.6 x 1.97 inches

vulnerabilia (accidentes), 2008-2010

collage on poster board

34.45 x 51.3 x 1.57 inches

vulnerabilia (filas), 2008-2010

newspaper cuttings on cardboard

38.58 x 47.83 x 1.57 inches

vulnerabilia (mnemosyne), 2008-2010

collage on poster board

40.94 x 55.28 x 1.57 inches

vulnerabilia (círculos, esferas y derivados), 2007

collage on poster board

32.28 x 59.45 inches

back to the future (negro), 2013

collage of black carbon paper on embossed cardboard

11.81 x 11.81 x .31 inches

back to the future (rojo), 2013

collage of red carbon paper on embossed cardboard

11.81 x 11.81 x .31 inches

ahorita (I) taxidermias: cabra (apra sp), lobo marino (zalophus californianus), nilgo (boselaphus tragocamelus), 2014

wooden boxes and packing material

variable dimensionsç

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

pepe, 2014

5,000 postcards

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

desastres naturales III, 2014-2015

collage on poster board

39.13 x 46.93 inches

desastres naturales II, 2014-2015

collage on paper

44.29 x 45.91 inches

image

everything is ok, 2002

mirror, acrylic, wood

78 x 48 x 2.3 inches

image

conozca méxico III (topes-flecha), 1996-2000

2 color prints

16 x 20 inches

image

conozca méxico I (postes-banca), 1996-2000

2 color prints

16 x 20 inches

image

conozca méxico VII (esto), 1996-2000

2 color prints

20 x 24 inches

image

tráfago, 1995-2004

digital print

10 x 8 inches

image

wish you were here, 2007

letters in acrylic, mirror, styrene, mdf

variable dimensions

image

no one over 21, 2000

video transferred to DVD

4:39 minutes

image

guiri...guiri...guiri, 2002

9 digital prints

8 x 10 inches

image

in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (cigarro), 2002

video transferred to DVD

2:00 minutes

image

fricción, 2007

color and audio 16 millimeters transferred to dvd 

4:16 minutes

image

testigos inhábiles, 2008

video transferred to dvd

5:18 minutes

image

mural, 2006

47 posters mounted on 45 acid-free cardboard panels with traces from a siqueiros mural sketch

157.48 x 275.59 inches

image

campo de batalla II, 2010

collage on poster board

59.84 x 40.16 inches

image

balance (oro loro), 2011

collage on poster board

40.94 x 52.76 x 1.97 inches

image

balance (six-sex flag), 2012

collage on poster board

58.78 x 86.42 inches

image

balance (rb), 2013

collage on poster board

56.5 x 99.61 inches

image

catarro, 2009

three canes for blind

66.93 x 39.37 x 35.43 inches

image

ne travaillez jamais!, 2011

two "unifila", one t-shirt

59.06 x 35.43 x 15.35 inches

image

fémur de elefante mexicano, 2010

bone and oil paint

38.58 x 10.83 x 7.48 inches

installation view of naturaleza muerta at kurimanzutto, mexico city, mexico, 2010

image

retrato, 2010

35 "unifila" posts, safedeposit box, policeman hat, coins, vitrine

variable dimensions

installation view of naturaleza muerta at kurimanzutto, mexico city, mexico, 2010

image

livre d'or, 2011

facsimile of the saint-cirq-lapopie's livre d'or, wooden base, glass hat, red carpet and security camera

variable dimensions

image

limbo, 2011

sculpture in steel tubes

303.15 x 98.43 x 39.37 inches

image

rongwrong XIII, 2007

collage on poster board

51.97 x 81.89 inches

image

rongwrong XVII, 2008

collage on poster board

39.96 x 78.78 x 1.38 inches

image

rongwrong XXIV a, 2010

collage on poster board

61.22 x 87.6 x 1.97 inches

image

vulnerabilia (accidentes), 2008-2010

collage on poster board

34.45 x 51.3 x 1.57 inches

image

vulnerabilia (filas), 2008-2010

newspaper cuttings on cardboard

38.58 x 47.83 x 1.57 inches

image

vulnerabilia (mnemosyne), 2008-2010

collage on poster board

40.94 x 55.28 x 1.57 inches

image

vulnerabilia (círculos, esferas y derivados), 2007

collage on poster board

32.28 x 59.45 inches

image

back to the future (negro), 2013

collage of black carbon paper on embossed cardboard

11.81 x 11.81 x .31 inches

image

back to the future (rojo), 2013

collage of red carbon paper on embossed cardboard

11.81 x 11.81 x .31 inches

image

ahorita (I) taxidermias: cabra (apra sp), lobo marino (zalophus californianus), nilgo (boselaphus tragocamelus), 2014

wooden boxes and packing material

variable dimensionsç

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

image

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

image

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

image

pepe, 2014

5,000 postcards

installation view of desastre natural at casa del lago UNAM, mexico city, mexico, 2015

image

desastres naturales III, 2014-2015

collage on poster board

39.13 x 46.93 inches

image

desastres naturales II, 2014-2015

collage on paper

44.29 x 45.91 inches

jonathan hernández

* 1972, Mexico City

 

Jonathan Hernández analyzes the consumption and circulation of images related to subjects such as human behavior, communication and the clash of urban space with the natural world.  His artworks challenge the viewer to engage in reflection, inciting the search for meaning even in things that are apparently unconnected. With a sense of humor and tenacious criticism, Hernández invites to a dialogue that questions the machinery and symbolism of political power. His work incorporates images and texts from many sources - newspapers, advertising, books, postcards - giving them a new presentation as publications, collages, posters and exhibitions. For more than a decade he has worked with images of the press in a potentially infinite archive, based on iconographic categories such as hand gestures and facial expressions, automobile crashes or air accidents, among many others. In reusing this material, his pieces examine the vertiginous speed at which images and news are introduced and disappeared in our daily life, in particular those that have had great repercussion in the media, but which are still extremely fragile and vulnerable.

 

Jonathan Hernández earned a degree in visual arts from the ENAP Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. 

 

His most important solo exhibitions include: Vulnerabilidad (visible e invisible), Centro de la imagen, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); Extinción de dominio, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico (2016); MOCAD Detroit; Desastre Natural, Alberto Baraya & Jonathan Hernández, Casa del Lago, Mexico City (2014-2015); La reforma tiene muchas decenas de periódicos pero ni un solo hombre, La Caja Negra, Madrid Spain (2012); Zooloquio, Colloquium organized in collaboration with Alberto Baraya and Luisa Ungar, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (2012); Caleidoscopio, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo (2010); Naturaleza Muerta, Artista invitado Pablo Sigg, kurimanzutto, Mexico City (2010); La ruta natural, La Caja Negra, Madrid (2009); Clichés, Contradictions & Ping-Pong, Krinzinger, Viena (2009).

 

He has participated in various group shows such as: America Latina, 1960-2013, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; Foundation Cartier, Paris France (2014); Paparazzi! Photographes, stars et artistes, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2014); México: Inside Out, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas United States (2013); Resisting the Present: Mexico 2000 / 2012, Museo Amparo, Puebla Mexico; Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris France (2012); Distant Star/Estrella Distante, an exhibition around the writings of Roberto Bolaño, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, United States; kurimanzutto, Mexico City (2011).