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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 de
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 publico

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 pm.

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 video interview with curator Savona Bailey Mclain.
For more interviews on the Fusion NYC exhibit visit this link.

Ticket Information:
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 legend


Casa Escuté, Carolina, Puerto Rico
January 31-March 16th, 2014


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 route visit:

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
8:00 PM
Slide lecture
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

Summer 2013

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
11:30 AM
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.

Spring 2013

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 socio-political injustice.

Artist Yasmin Hernandez discusses the community that inspired her on-going project, Bieke: Tierra de Valientes before returning to Vieques for the 10th anniversary commemoration events on May 1st, 2013.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
5:30 PM-7pm
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South,
New York University, NYC
room 909

Presented by LUCHA (Latinos Unidos con Honor y Amistad)

Fall 2012

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, Room 329

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 ARTivism initiatives.

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 (S.A.L.S.A.)

Crossroads: A celebration of Latina Artists

Exhibit on view: October 19, 2012-November 21, 2012

Leeway Foundation
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Ana Guissel
Kukuli Velarde
Marléne Ramírez-Cancio
Yasmin Hernandez

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 Conference
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:

Yasmin Hernandez
"Yo soy de aqui: Breaking borders, and defining diaspora through art"

Moderator: Edna Acosta-Belen

SUNY Albany, Uptown Campus, Campus Center, Terrace Lounge

Yasmin also created the poster art for this year's conference.

Click 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!


Bieké: Tierra de Valientes
El Patio
Isabel Segunda, Vieques, Puerto Rico

"Soldaderas" 2011
Tribute to Frida Kahlo, Julia de Burgos and Puerto Rican/ Mexican solidarity
Outdoor mural, Modesto Flores Community Garden,
Lexington Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets, East Harlem, NYC
(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"
(5 panel series decidated to Student Activism at Columbia University 1968-2008)
Intercultural Resource Center
Columbia University, NYC

"Raising Revolution"
(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)"
(A tribute to the Yoruba Love Goddess)
ISESE Gallery
The Center for African and African American Studies
University of Texas, Austin, Texas

"Quien se queda?" 2003,
(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 Republic)
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 Force members.


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.

Click here to read the piece that was published in Spanish (English translation also included)


Current 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 experienced!

Appreciated and Necessary Support:

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)



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.

Sak Tzevul

Bieké: Tierra de Valientes
The University of Puerto Rico, Humacao campus
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

tertulia latina

Three Artists:::Three Visions

Friday, September 30 @ 7PM

305 7th Avenue
5th Floor (between 27th and 28th Street)
New York City, NY


Yasmín Hernández

Erick Sánchez


Luis Carle

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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