Nadia Hernández' diasporic experience as a Venezuelan woman living abroad always anchors her practice. Articulated through paper constructions, painting, music, installations, sculptures and murals, her identity allows her, or perhaps encourages her, to create work that negotiates complex political narratives through the personal, the institutional and their intersections.
Nadia’s works are structured yet fluid, solid shapes carefully overlapping, meticulously balanced within their setting to create imagery that seems to wriggle and dance while still operating within their own cohesive visual logic. The composition, shapes, text and colours speak to, and with, Venezuelan folk art; the visual culture and heritage of her home plays an integral role in the formation of her work and with her understanding of identity.
Words by Katie Winten.
Curated by Holly Riding and Grace Dewar.
This free exhibition opens Thursday, July 6th at Analogue Gallery and is open to the general public, with entry via Greaser Bar.
Note: this exhibition will be on show for one night only and is an all ages event. Under 18's are welcome to attend (collect a wrist band on entry).
Make sure to follow Nadia in the lead up to her show 'Nostras Somos' (We Are).