Diango Hernández
Biography

1970 Born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
Lives and works between Düsseldorf and Havana, Cuba

Resumé
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.

Selected Public Collections
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany ■ The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA ■ Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany ■ Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany ■ PAMM, Miami, USA ■ Artpace, San Antonio, USA ■ Museum of Fine Art Huston, Huston, USA ■ Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany ■ Kunstsammlung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ■ INHOTIM, Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Belo Horizonte, Brazil ■ PHILARA, Düsseldorf, Germany ■ MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy ■ CAB de Burgos, Burgos, Spain ■ Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France ■ Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein ■ Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany ■ Rheingold Collection, Düesseldorf, Germany ■ Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Germany ■ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, (MUSAC), Spain ■ Colección Bergé, Madrid, Spain

Awards and Residencies
2016 Diango Hernández and Anne Pöhlmann (as lonelyfingers), Artist-in-residence at MHKA, Museum
of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium
2014 Artist-in-residence at Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2013 Germany’s ‘Best special exhibition of the year’ for ‘lonelyfingers-Konversationsstücke’ at Museum
Abteiberg. AICA, Germany (International Association of Art Critics)
2012 Premio Rotary Club, MIART, Milan, Italy
2012 Artist-in-residence, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy
2010 Artist-in-residence, Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Rubens-Förderpreis, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany
2007 Premio Icona, Verona, Italy
2007 Artist-in-residence, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
2005 Artist-in-residence, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
2001 Artist-in-residence, Artpace Foundation, San Antonio, US*
1998 Artist-in-residence, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany*
1997 Artist-in-residence, Apocalypso. Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada*

Solo Exhibitions
2019
Diango Hernández and Fernando Bryce at ‘Dialogos’ ARCO, Madrid presented by Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Rebel Standing, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
2018
Salvavidas, Arsenal Habana, Havana, Cuba
Casacadas, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain
Eras Imaginarias, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Diango Hernández and André Parente at ‘Dialogos’ ARCO Madrid presented by Jaqueline Martins, São Paolo, Brazil
2017
Her Holidays, Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Diango Hernández and Victor Grippo at ‘Dialogos’ ARCO Madrid presented by Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
Sobre las olas, (curated by Meike Behm) Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany
Amor Amor, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany
2016
Beach, a longing, (curated by Susanne Meyer-Büser) Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
Diango Hernández and Antonio Paucar at ARCO Madrid presented by Galerie Barbara Thumm
Hurricanes, Federico Luger Gallery, Milan, Italy
Marina, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Theoretical Beach, (curated by Stefanie Kreuzer) Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2015
Time Islands and Space Islands, (curated by Alfredo Cramerotti) MOSTYN, Cymru, Wales, UK
Words to sea, (curated by Gianni Jetzer) UNLIMITED, ArtBasel with Marlborough Contemporary, London / Alexander and Bonin, NY / Barbara Thumm, Berlin / Nicolas Krupp, Basel
Eugene, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany
The book of waves, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
Layout for Flavor Orbit and Orange Curtain, (curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti) SP-ARTE with Galerie Barbara Thumm, São Paulo, Brazil
2014
By all means I am here, (curated by Katerina Gregos) Solo, Art Brussels with Marlborough Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
Circling in loop, (curated by Delfim Sardo) Solo, Est Art Fair with Marlborough Contemporary, Estoril, Portugal
In hazard, translated, (curated by Simone Neuenschwander) Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
Socialist nature, (curated by Gerhard Obermüller) Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria
2013
Komplette zimmer, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
The importance of a line, (curated by Nuno Faria), Porta33, Madeira, Portugal
The new man and the new woman, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
The editionx, dh artworks, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012
The stamps that never travelled and the birds that never flew, Benveniste Contemporary, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
Folded tiger, Philara, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Drawing the human figure, (curated by Nuno Faria) Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy
2011
Lonely fingers, (curated by Georg Elben) Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany
Diango Hernández. Living rooms, a survey, (curated by Yilmaz Dziewior) MART, Rovereto, Italy
Crystal clear, Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art, Basel, Switzerland
If I send you this, Alexander and Bonin, NY, US
Line dreamers, Haus im Süden, Cologne, Germany
The stamps that never travelled and the birds that never flew, Benveniste Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2010
A kiss, a hat, a stamp, Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
Museums: Selected works 1996 – 2010, Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
2009
Losing you tonight: Flying memories, Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, FIAC, Paris, France
Losing you tonight, (curated by Eva Schmidt) Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
Define gravity. Sun State #3, in collaboration with Mouse on Mars, Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
Giardino tropicale, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery – Artissima, Turin, Italy
La historia, mi juguete preferido, Pepe Cobo y Cia, Madrid, Spain
Th-ink, Alexander and Bonin, NY, US
El manual del tractorista arrepentido, (curated by Adriano Pedrosa) Alexander and Bonin, NY – Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico
It is also my history, Pepe Cobo y Cia, ArtCologne, Cologne, Germany
Building beyond success, in collaboration with Anne Pöhlmann, Clages, Cologne, Germany
2008
Inspire me, again, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Diamonds and stones: My education, Federico Luger Gallery, Milan, Italy
Out-of-place artifacts (OOPArt), Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, Cologne / Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
2007
Objects of ridicule, Alexander and Bonin, NY, US
Victoria, -together with Andrzej Wróblewski- (curated by Joanna Kordjak) National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
Swans without a lake, (curated by Melanie Bono) Neuer Aachener Kunstverein NAK, Aachen, Germany
The fruit of evil, Galería Pepe Cobo, ArtBasel Miami Beach, Miami, US
Mother the future was a political lie…, Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer – ArtCologne, Cologne, Germany
Power pencil, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
2006
Dictators, Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
The factory of silence, -together with Andi Toma- National Bank of, Düsseldorf, Germany
Traitors, Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Spies, Alexander and Bonin, NY, US
Revolution, (curated by Adam Szymczyk and Simone Neuenschwander) Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2005
The museum of capitalism, (curated by Susanne Titz) Altes Museum / Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Waiting, Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer – ArtForum, Berlin, Germany
Palabras, Galería Pepe Cobo – Arco Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
Revantgarde, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
2004
Democracy, -together with Boris Michailov- (curated by Dagmar Behr) Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Amateur, (curated by Rutger Wolfson) De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands
2003
Amateur, Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
2002
Sweet home, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba*
2001
Mousepads and screensavers, (curated by Cuauhtemoc Medina) ArtPace, San Antonio, US*
Network transmission, – Summer days, Galerie Adamski Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany*
1999
Esta cerca es provisional: Evite ser requerido, Centro de Desarrollo de Las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba*
1997
Hiking Raffle, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada*
Hormigón armado, Centro de Desarrollo de Las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba*
1996
Agua con azúcar y La muestra provisional, (curated by Helmo Hernández) Centro de Desarrollo de Las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba* / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo y Diseño (MACD), San José, Costa Rica*
Para saber quien soy, Centro de Desarrollo de Las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba
1995
Bésame Habana, Centro de Arte y Diseño, Havana, Cuba*

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
La Habana: Imágenes De Cinco Siglos. Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes de Cuba. Edificio de Arte Universal
2019
Konkrete Gegenwart, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland ■ RealitätsCheck, Kunstraum Potsdam c/o Waschhaus, Potsdam, Germany
2018
Condo, The breeder gallery, Athens, Greece ■ Otro amanecer en el trópico, Reinbeckhallen, Berlin, Germany ■ Zwanzig, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany ■ Lilia & Tulipan, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany
2017
Made in Germany III -together with Anne Pöhlmann as lonelyfingers (curated by Christina Végh) Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany ■ Who Pays?, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz ■ Your Story! Geschichten von Flucht und Migration, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany ■ Luther and The Avant-Garde, Wittenberg, Germany ■ Two Destinations -together with Anne Pöhlmann (curated by Oriane Durand) Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany ■ Kunst x Kuba, Zeitgenössische Positionen seit 1989 (curated by Andreas Beitin and Antonio Eligio (Tonel)) Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany ■ Exit (curated by Adam Carr) Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2016
Maps of you -together with Anne Pöhlmann as lonelyfingers (curated by Nav Haq) M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium ■ We call it Ludwig (curated by Yilmaz Dziewior) Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany ■ Only in the western world (curated by Luigi Fassi), Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria ■ Relevant notes, Cara Gallery, NY, US ■ Kaleidoscope And Puzzles, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno
CAAM (curated by Wendy Navarro) Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands ■ Transhumance, CAB (curated by Sara Alonso Gómez) Brussels, Belgium ■ This Is Your Replacement, Sies + Höke (curated by Adam Carr) Düsseldorf, Germany ■ Tropical Punch, Nathalie Halgand Gallery (curated by Keenon Magazine) Vienna, Austria ■ Gruppenbild, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
2015
La Correzione del futuro, Galleria Allegra Ravizza Llandudno, Lugano, Italy ■ War II, MOSTYN (curated by Adam Carr) Llandudno, Wales, UK ■ 1St Trio Biennial, (curated by Marcus de Lontra Costa) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ■ El péndulo de Foucault, (curated by Alejandro Machado) 12 Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba* ■ The Rates of Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia ■ Piano
pieces, Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, Austria ■ I never thought I’d see you again. Painting History, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK ■ Birds, plants and a chair, Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, Germany ■ A drawing show, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland