Alex Hernandez Dueñas (1982, Havana)
Alex Hernández studied at San Alejandro Arts Academy and the Instituto Superior De Arte Superior (ISA) in Havana. He works in a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, and sculpture. His work has been exhibited in Cuba and internationally, including the Brooklyn Museum and Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art. Hernández received the Peter and Irene Ludwig Scholarship and the Christoph Merrian Foundation Residency in Basel, among others. His solo exhibition Estado natural, based on the manipulation of honeycomb structures in beehives, is currently on view at the 58th Venice Biennale.
“Bait” is a series wherein I straddle the boundary between the playback and customization of an object. It is a commentary on the complex processes shaping identity through material culture. – Alex Hernandez Duenas