EVENTS & UPDATES
Conversatorio bilingue con Yasmin Hernandez:
Archivos Subversivos: Documentando y divulgando historias de resistencias
a través del arte.
El conversatorio se ofrece como una actividad pre-conferencia
Luchas de Antes, Ahora, y…¿Siempre?, Lxs exprisionerxs
puertorriqueñxs y su legado en las generaciones nuevas
(17 de sept),
Lunes, 14 de septiembre, 2015
Dos sesiónes: 4:30-5:45pm y 6:00-7:15
Edificio Chardón, 326.
La Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
Programa bilingue...libre de costo...abierto al
Bronx Museum of Art
Visual artist panel on the influence of the Young Lords Party
in art with ¡Presente! exhibition curator Yasmin Ramirez.
On view at the Bronx Museum of Art,
"Carpeta: Richie Perez", 2007
Imagi/nation: An Intergenerational Reflection on the Young
Lords' Contributions to Visual Latino Culture in the USA will
feature a panel of artists who have worked with members of the
Young Lords Organization on visual art and film projects from
the 1970s to present.
Hosted by ¡Presente! curator Yasmin Ramirez and featuring
artists Sophia Dawson, Marcos Dimas, Yasmin Hernandez, Miguel
Luciano, Juan Sanchez, and Caecilia Tripp. In conjunction with
the exhibition ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York.
Sunday, September 13th from 3-6PM
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing
Bronx Museum of Art
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx Museum of Art
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Thanks to cyber space and technology, I will
be participating all the way from Puerto Rico!
NEW!!!!!!! Yasmin Hernandez Art now has a shop on Etsy!!!!!!
On this website you can purchase print reproductions
of various images, however the Etsy Shop offers a variety of original
paintings and illustrations, calligraphy and gift items.
Honoring Puerto Rican liberator Pedro Albizu Campos
on the 50th anniversary of his passing. This show will be on view
through May 19th, 2015 at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico in
San Juan. Opening reception is Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30
Mi pieza "Nebula Isabelita" formara parte de esta exposicion
colectiva, con otras 50 obras de arte que le brinden homenaje
a nuestra querida patriota Isabel Rosado. La apertura sera el
sabado, 11 de abril, 2015 en el Museo Fuerte Conde de Mirasol
en Vieques, Puerto Rico. 11 de abril hasta el 28 de junio.
I have several pieces in this group exhibition in Utuado, Puerto
Rico, dedicated to Pedro Albizu Campos.
Tengo una piezas en esta exposicion colectiva
en Utuado, Puerto Rico, dedicada a don Pedro
|I have several pieces in this
group exhibition in San Juan, Puerto Rico, dedicated to the amazing
poet Julia de Burgos.
Tengo una piezas en esta exposicion colectiva
en San Juan, Puerto Rico, dedicada a nuestra querida poeta
Julia de Burgos.
Yasmin Hernandez Art has relocated to Puerto
Rico!!! Studio is now up and running and on-line print orders
from this site are being accepted and processed again. Stay tuned
and keep checking this page for updates of new projects.
FALL/ WINTER 2013-14
Part of Armory Arts week in NYC
March 6, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM,
New York, NY
Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Soho Village, 66 Charlton
Street, New York, NY 10014
Yasmin will debut her new installation,
The Outlaw Clothesline. To learn more about the project, see this
with curator Savona Bailey Mclain.
For more interviews on the Fusion NYC exhibit visit
FUSION NY General Admission Mar 6, 2014 $15.00/ $1.82 fee
To purchase tickets go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fuion-ny-tickets-10621750943
FUSION NYC is an engaged, curator-driven platform
for exhibitions and public art around the City. The organizers
will produce several curatorial experiences for the public.
Our show will explore what it takes to live and express oneself
as a full human being. Technology has not only changed our lives
forever but also the relevancy of human endeavor. All facets
of our life have been affected and how we relate to one another.
So, we will look at ways where we can re- integrate our humanity
creatively that includes desires, individual tastes and environment
through the lens of curators and artists of color.
JULIA a través del tiempo
Centennial Exhibition for Puerto Rican Nationalist Poet
JULIA DE BURGOS
Casa Escuté, Carolina, Puerto Rico
January 31-March 16th, 2014
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO'S THREE KINGS DAY CELEBRATION
Monday, January 6, 2014
Yasmin will be one of the honorary madrinas at
this year's Three Kings Day parade in East Harlem, NYC, organized
by El Museo del Barrio. Yasmin is honored to have been invited
to participate and is especially honored to be wearing a costume
to represent Puerto Rican icon/ poet, Julia de Burgos! This year
is an historic one in the trajectory of Julia's work and legacy
as it marks the centennial of her birth.
Que Viva Julia de Burgos!
February 17, 1914 - 2014!!!!!!
Que vivan los Tres Reyes Magos y nuestras tradiciones!!
For more information on registration and parade
For more information on the 2014 parade honorees (including Yasmin
Hernandez) who will participate as honorary kings, madrinas and
padrinos please visit:
Thursday, October 2nd, 2013
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
Appearance on Tiempo, ABC
I will be appearing alongside Caribbean Cultural Center/ African
Diaspora Institute founder and President, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
on ABCs talk show, Tiempo, hosted by Joe Torres. The segment will
discuss the Caribbean Cultural Center's upcoming project Mi Querido
Barrio, a virtual exhibition that reenvisions El Barrio/ East
Harlem's history and contributions. I have been invited as one
of the participating artists in this incredible project.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
ABC, Channel 7
(New York Metropolitan area or check your local listings)
After the show airs you may access the program on-line by clicking
this link to the Tiempo/
ABC Studios website
10 years after the US Navy ended its bombing manuevers on the
Puerto Rican island, the people of Vieques are still battling
against contamination, militarization, gentrification and continued
Artist Yasmin Hernandez discusses the community that inspired
her on-going project, Bieke: Tierra de Valientes
returning to Vieques for the 10th anniversary commemoration events
on May 1st, 2013.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South,
New York University, NYC
Presented by LUCHA (Latinos Unidos con Honor y Amistad)
ANNOUNCING THE NEW LINEA
As part of the Linea Negra project, focusing on the liberation
of birthing, babies, mothers, fathers and families, there is
now a Linea Negra blog by artist Yasmin Hernandez. Click
here to read and join in on the dialogue.
Visit the following link to see an image of the Yasmin Hernandez
piece that will be auctioned as well as available pieces by
other Latino artists:
The University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia:
Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.,
Brown Alley Room
ARTivism: Intersecting art & action, race & resistance,
spirituality & struggle
Sharing examples from history and her
own art practice, artist Yasmin Hernandez will discuss the significance
of spirituality and resistance in the formation of multicultural
arts traditions, and how these inspire contemporary intersections
between diverse identities, art and action.
Friday, Sept. 28, 1–3 p.m.
Intercultural Conference Room in Tyler Haynes Commons,
ARTivism Strategies: Connecting Communities and Campuses
In the spirit of connecting communities, this workshop encourages
the participation of a broad cross section of the campus such
as undergrads, graduate students, faculty, staff, local community
members, youth, elders, parents, etc. Artist and activist Yasmin
Hernandez will facilitate a discussion on what comprises a coherent,
supportive community, followed by an exploration of the art
and activism traditions that are born out of personal struggle
and first hand experiences. Participants will consider the intersections
between their respective communities and their campus and assess
areas that need building to fortify their communities. After
a conversation on the varied resources within their communities,
participants will brainstorm possible strategies for "artivism"
campaigns and plans for implementing these. Strategies for building
solidarity and bridging the campus with nearby and home communities
will also be discussed. The workshop dialogues will be documented
in the form of collaborative art pieces to to inspire future
Co-sponsored by the Office of Common Ground,
the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Latino heritage month
planning committee and the Spanish and Latino Student Alliance
Crossroads: A celebration of Latina Artists
Exhibit on view: October 19, 2012-November 21,
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Opening Reception: Friday October 19, 5pm
Tour from 5:30-6:30pm
Yasmin will be joining in from NYC via Skype
Party continues until 9pm with DJ Precolumbian
Puerto Rican Studies Association, 20th Anniversary
Boricuas and Other Border Crossers: of Diasporas and Latinidades
SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Friday, October 26th, 2012
10:30-11:45am, Panel 5F
Featured Artist presentation:
"Yo soy de aqui: Breaking borders, and defining diaspora
Moderator: Edna Acosta-Belen
SUNY Albany, Uptown Campus, Campus Center, Terrace Lounge
Yasmin also created the poster art for this year's conference.
here for the full conference program featuring the artwork
on its cover and an artist statement explaining the significance
of the piece.
The Luz Gallery is now up! Luz
(Light) is a project dedicated to Yasmin's brother who ended his
battle with cancer on April 27, 2010. Having witnessed her brother's
illness and passing around the time of her first pregnancy and
birth and during her baby's first year, this project explores
the cycle of life and the transcendence of spirit. Click
here to visit the Luz Gallery.
Momma, take 2
On February 11th, 2012, Yasmin, Ivan and Gabrielito welcomed the
latest addition to their family, Baby Josef Elijah!
ARTWORKS ON VIEW/ ON-GOING
Bieké: Tierra de Valientes
Isabel Segunda, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Tribute to Frida Kahlo, Julia de Burgos and Puerto Rican/ Mexican
Outdoor mural, Modesto Flores Community Garden,
Lexington Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets, East Harlem,
(Unfortunately the garden is mostly open during daylight
hours and closed during inclement weather, though some of the
mural can be viewed from the street).
"Mothers of the Motherless" 2008
(a tribute to revolutionary leaders of women and LGBT communities)
The Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People
Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
"40 Years of Student Activism" 2008
(5 panel series decidated to Student Activism at Columbia University
Intercultural Resource Center
Columbia University, NYC
"Raising Revolution" 2004
(A portrait of Pedro Albizu Campos and the subversion of US
institutions in building revolutions elsewhere)
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library
Hunter College, CUNY, NYC
"Miel de Abeja (Para Ochun)" 2003
(A tribute to the Yoruba Love Goddess)
The Center for African and African American Studies
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
"Quien se queda?"
(A tribute to the participants of the Day Hall Takeover of 1993
and student activism at Cornell)
Latino Living Center
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
"Realidades de quisqueya" 1997
(Permanent exhibition of works inspired by the Dominican
Latino Studies Program Offices
4th Floor, Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Sponsored by LSP, COSEP/MEA and a grant from the Cornell
Council for the Arts
In July of 2011, Yasmin was invited to participate
in a group of more than a dozen young Latino Arts Professionals
from throughtout the US to form Crescendo Cultural,
a task force on the state of Latino arts in this country. The
initiative was spearheaded by the National Museum of Mexican Art
in Chicago. A report of the findings is currently being developed.
Visit the Crescendo Cultural website to learn more about this
important initiative and to read more about the selected Task
Puerto Rico tiene que
controlar su propio destino
Puerto Rico Must Control
its Own Destiny
Yasmin was invited to write an Op Ed
piece on the theme of Puerto Rico's political status. This brief
piece in favor of independence for Puerto Rico was published
in the Opinion section of Spanish-Language newspaper El Diario/
La Prensa on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
here to read the piece that was published in Spanish (English
translation also included)
Projects being developed...
Another project she is working on, Linea Negra
(Black Line) is inspired by the artist's experience having birthed
her son at home with a midwife. The project reclaims birthing
as a sacred process. Referencing the history of the mass sterilization
campaigns on Puerto Rican women and the experimentation of contraceptives
in Puerto Rico, the project celebrates birthing on the mother's
term as a liberating, spiritual and political act.
Last but not least, building on the Bieké
project, Yasmin is developing the footage that she shot in preparation
for the debut exhibit in Vieques, Puerto Rico. She is working
on a series of videos that are part art/ part documentary. The
first in this series, 19 de abril (April
19th) tells the story of David Sanes and how his tragic death
revitalized the movement to finally end US Navy bombing maneuvers
on Vieques island. A familiar story of tragedy and triumph, this
work also goes on to share the impact that this loss presented
for the Sanes family.
|A new Mom!
Of all my creations, the "bestest"
was born in the Spring of 2009. To the tunes of the most inspiring,
uplifting music in my collection, mami and papi, with the guidance
of our ancestors, our midwife Sakina O'Uhuru and doula Enentsa,
welcomed Gabriel Shea Gartner Hernandez in the comfortable,
loving space of our living room!!!!! It was the most fierce,
spiritual, powerful, challenging, spectacular thing I have ever
Appreciated and Necessary
I am grateful to have received some much needed support for
my Bieké: Tierra de Valientes
project. These grants have covered travel costs for research,
the purchase of supplies and equipment and the transport of
the artworks to Vieques for the debut exhibit. Thanks to:
-The Puffin Foundation Ltd, Teaneck, NJ. 2009
-The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC),
Fund for the Arts. San Antonio, TX. This fund is also supported
by the Ford Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. (2008)
-The CUNY Caribbean Exchange Program/ The Center for Puerto
Rican Studies/ CUNY. NYC. (for 2007/08 academic year)
-The Sugarman Foundation. Navato, CA. (2006)
MEX TALKS WITH SAK TZEVUL
Habana Harlem has been hosting a series of "BoriMex"
talks in various communities on the issue of Mexican and Puerto
Rican solidarity. The distinguished guests in these talks are
members of the indigenous rock band from Chiapas, Sak Tzevul.
I am honored to have been invited to participate in one of the
talks because of my Soldaderas mural in El Barrio celebrating
Julia de Burgos, Frida Kahlo and Boricua/ Mexican solidarity.
(located at the Modesto Flores garden, Lexington Avenue between
104th and 105th streets)
Sunday, May 20th, 2012, 2PM,
St. Cecilia’s Parish Hall,
120 East 106th Street
El Barrio’s Reverend Mushin will lead a unity
service with special invited guests including Mr. Ponce, Mariachi
Academy, Visual Artist Yasmin Hernandez and others, followed
by a musical performance and community mixer.
For information on Sak Tzevul and other events
related to this tour and also on the producers of these events,
Habana Harlem, visit the links below.
Tierra de Valientes
The University of Puerto Rico, Humacao
Aguedo Mojica Marrero Library, 2nd floor
November 3rd through December 15th, 2011
la Universidad de Puerto Rico, recinto de Humacao
Biblioteca Aguedo Mojica Marrero, segundo piso
3 de Noviembre hasta el 15 de diciembre, 2011
Three Artists:::Three Visions
Friday, September 30 @ 7PM
305 7th Avenue
5th Floor (between 27th and 28th Street)
New York City, NY
A tertulia is a social gathering with literary or artistic
overtones, especially in Iberia or Latin America. The word is
originally Spanish, and has only moderate currency in English,
in describing Latin cultural contexts. It is rather similar
to a salon, but a typical tertulia in recent centuries has been
a regularly scheduled event in a public place such as a bar,
although some tertulias are held in more private spaces, such
as someone's living room. Participants may share their recent
creations (poetry, short stories, other writings, even artwork
or songs). Usually (but not always) the participants in a regularly
scheduled tertulia are, in some respects, likeminded, whether
by having similar politics, similar literary tastes, etc.
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