PAST EVENTS AND NEWS
October 23rd, 2010, RISE Conference, New York City
Yasmin will be speaking on her Bieke project as part of
a panel on US Imperialism.
11-12:30pm workshop session (Conference is from 9-6pm)
Police Athletic League
441 Manhattan Avenue at 119th Street,
New York, NY
At NYU's Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square
South, Greenwich Village, NYC
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
April 19th, 2010, 6:30 PM
142 Goldwin Smith Hall
( the 11th anniversary of David Sanes Rodriguez death
by 2 US Navy bombs and the 9th anniversary of his mother
Epifania's death, from a broken heart)
residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
WSU’s Women’s History
Month Keynote Address: “Linea Negra (Black Line)”
Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:00 p.m., Millett Atrium
Linea Negra (Black Line) is the name given to the dark
line that appears down women’s bellies during
pregnancy. For Yasmin Hernandez, it is a metaphor binding
a family of liberated nurturers through the
transcendent power of the feminine. It also references
a legacy of unity and resistance. This presentation
will highlight previous works examining the roles of
liberator and nurturer and how they transcend
gender, while tracing the artist’s journey in
having arrived at her most recent project. Inspired
natural home birth of her son, Linea Negra explores
birthing as a sacred state and seeks to reclaim the
experience from a male-dominated, over-medicalized industry.
Sponsored by WSU’s Women’s Center and
Women’s Studies Program.
Community Art Project: “The Transcendent Spirit
of the Feminine”
In many West African, indigenous, and Asian spiritual
traditions, sacred beings embody a fusion of male
and female traits, yet our society continues to be plagued
with objectified and stereotyped images of
femininity. This workshop will explore the Spirit of
the Feminine, its many manifestations, and all it
encompasses. Each participant will create a body as
a canvas to house the traits they believe most
exemplify the “Spirit of the Feminine.”
It is up to them to consider what form this body will
take and to
assign it form, shape, context and perhaps even gender.
What struggle, pain, resiliency and sacred
elements are contained within? The individual pieces
will be combined in the end to form a collaborative
representation of the Transcendent Spirit of the Feminine.
Sponsored by the Wright State University
Community Art Workshop
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 9:00-11:00 a.m., WSU Student
This FREE workshop is for anyone interested in helping
to define and create the public art piece (“The
Transcendent Spirit of the Feminine”). A more
in-depth workshop led by Yasmin, it is perfect for those
interested in art activism and the collaborative process.
No art experience is necessary.
*Registration is required. Contact the WSU Women’s
Center at (937) 775.4524 to reserve your space.
Drop-By Hours for Community Art Project
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 1:00-5:00 p.m., WSU Student
Union Rathskeller and
Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 9:00 – Noon, WSU Women’s
Center (148 Millett Hall)
Whether you have a half hour or a half day, all are
welcome to join us in this informal, creative project.
Participation is free and no art experience is necessary.
Registration is not required.
Closing Reception & Presentation
of Community Art Project
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Noon – 1:00 p.m., WSU Women’s Center (148
Hosted by the faculty, staff, and students of the WSU
Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s
For more information, contact the WSU Women’s
Center at (937) 775-4524.
Debut of Bieke exhibit: October
10th, 2009, extended through April 2010
Radio interview discussing the relationship between
art and politics. The special focus of the interview
will be Vieques, Puerto Rico, the history and impact
of the US military occupation and the struggles of today.
I will also share experiences of my recent trips to
Vieques, Puerto Rico in preparation for my upcoming
exhibition Bieke: Tierra de Valientes.
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Saturday, June 14th, 3PM @ Cemi
Underground/ El Barrio NYC
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This month's charla will be a report-back and an update
on my upcoming series dedicated to the Vieques struggle.
This work is in preparation for an exhibition I will be
doing in Vieques to coincide with the 10th anniversary
of the passing of David Sanes Rodriguez who was killed
when the US Navy missed its target and instead dropped
a bomb on the observation post where he was working. The
death of Sanes reignited the anti-Navy struggle with the
demand "Ni una vida mas/ Ni una bomba mas" (Not
one more life/ Not one more bomb). May 1st marked the
five-year anniversary since the people were able to stop
the Navy maneuvers in Vieques, however the land still
belongs to the US government and as part of a so-called
"clean-up" process, the US government is still
detonating bombs, contamination is still spreading and
the struggle continues...
Many thanks to the CUNY Caribbean Exchange Program/ The
Center for Puerto Rican Studies and NALAC for their support
of this project! !
“Warrior Women” –
A tribute to the extraordinary and revolutionary women
who inspire the artist's work....
Thursday, April 26th, 2007, 5 PM
La Casa Cultural, 301 Crown Street
Yale University, New Haven, CT
“Soul Rebels” – Politics and Culture
Tuesday, April 17th, 7PM
Plantations Hall – Pepsi Forum, 8 Abbott Park
Johnson & Wales University, Providence,
Sponsored by the Hermanas
of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas
Sorority, Inc. Sigma Lambda Upsilon as part of their
Latino Heritage Month celebration.
Columbia University, Intercultural
552 114th Street
Exhibition on View through the end of March
Filiberto/ File: Filiberto", Yasmin Hernandez,
Mixed media on file folder, 2007
"In order to appraise the caliber
of leadership in the Puerto Rican independence movement,
particularly as it pertains to our efforts to disrupt
their activities and compromise their effectiveness…we
must determine their capabilities of influencing others,
capabilities of real leadership, why the intense desire
for Puerto Rico's independence, what they expect to
gain from independence and the support they have from
other leaders and rank-and-file members. We must have
information concerning their weaknesses, morals, criminal
records, spouses, children, family life, educational
qualifications and personal activities other than independence
-FBI, COINTELPRO (Subversive Controls
Section): MEMO, 1960
This new project
explores the political repression suffered by the Puerto
Rican independence movement, the government surveillance
of its leaders and the secret government and FBI files
kept on these individuals and organizations. The exhibit
is also inspired by the holdings of El Centro's archives.
Extended through March 19th, 2007
Centro Gallery is located in The Centro Library and
Third floor, East building at Hunter College
68th Street and Lexington Avenue
My most recent
installation includes a military tent and a razor wire
fence to reproduce a scene from Vieques, Puerto Rico.
It is a commentary on the
continued struggle on that island who for the past 50
years 3/4 of it has been controlled by the US Navy and
now half of that by the US Department of the Interior.
It is part of a new series exploring the impact of militarization
and industrialization on our communities. This work
is part of the new exhibition entitled THE FIELD: Selections
form JCAL'S Artist Registry at the Jamaica Center for
Arts and Learning, curated by Heng-Gil Han.
On view through March 24th.
Jamaica Center for Arts and
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432
For info and directions:
718 658-7400 x123
Wednesday, September 27th 2006 6:30 –
¡AHA! Artist Mixer @ Carlito’s
~ A cultural introspection into the Afro-Latino Diaspora
Yasmin Hernández, Visual artist
Luis Cordero, Graphic Artist
Frank Rodríguez, San Juan Hill
Wally Edgecombe, Hostos Center for Arts and Culture
With a live demonstration of Puerto Rican Bomba by
Juan Usera and Alexander LaSalle
1701 Lexington Avenue
Between 106th and 107th Street
El Barrio, NY 10029
Take the 6 Train to 103rd or 110th Streets
As a compliment to the current theme being explored
at Carlito's, "Negros! A Cultural Introspection
into the Afro-Latino Diaspora", this month's Mixer
will feature visual artists - Yasmin Hernández
and Luis Cordero – presenting and discussing their
work exhibited in Carlito’s Café current
visual arts exhibit: ¡NEGROS! ~ A Cultural instrospection
into the Afro-Latino Diaspora. Recognized for her work
which explores the methods in which race manifests culturally,
Ms. Hernández’s will be discussing how
the role of African and Native American beliefs and
tradition in helping people of African descent survive
the slave system. For more information on Yasmin Hernandez,
visit www.yasminhernandez.com. Luis Cordero, President
of GaleríaCemí.com, will present his visual
interpretation of poet Papoleto Melendez’s body
of work, visit www.galeriacemi.com.
Also featured in the mixer are members of San Juan
Hill ~ the El Barrio-rooted, Afro-Latin, Soul, Funk-fusion
band. Members will discuss their musical approach while
featuring their latest track for audiences. For additional
information on San Juan Hill visit www.mudumultimedia.com/SanJuanHill.
Participants will also get a “sneak preview”
of October’s upcoming BomPlenazo 2006 ~ a biennial
celebration of bomba and plena, Puerto Rico’s
African-Rooted music and dance traditions ~ provided
by Hostos Center for Arts and Culture. Following a discussion
provided by the Center’s Director (Wally Edgecombe)
on this four day festival starting on October 4th 2006,
will be a live musical and dance demonstration of Puerto
Rican Bomba provided by young Masters Juan Manuel Usera
and Alexander LaSalle – participating artists
of Bomplenazo. For more information, tickets and a complete
listing of the BomPlenazo calendar, call 718-518-4455
or visit www.hostos.cuny.edy/culturearts.
For more information on this event, contact ¡AHA!
at(212)876-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, August 10th I will be offering the final
free Community Tour of the summer at El Museo del Barrio.
It will focus on all the works in the exhibitions that
express a nationalist theme. With the upcoming 168th
commemoration of El Grito de Lares (September 23rd),
which also marks the one-year anniversary of the FBI
assassination of independence advocate/ Machetero leader
Filiberto Ojeda Rios, these dialogues are vital to understanding
the current state and the future of the Puerto Rican
nation. Please come and participate and encourage others
to do so as well.
Thursday, August 10th, 6PM
el Grito de Lares of 1868, to the 1979 release of the
Nationalist political prisoners and the recent struggle
to take back Vieques, this tour will focus on the affirmation
of nationhood as seen in the exhibitions.
Meet at the gallery entrance at 6PM.
El Museo del Barrio
5th Avenue, between 104th and 105th Streets
El Barrio/ East Harlem, NYC
6 Train to 103rd Street
Tours are based on the following exhibitions:
Between the Lines: Text as Image. An Homage to Lorenzo
Homar and the Reverend Pedro Pietri and…Hector
Mendez Caratini: The Eye of Memory. Three Decades, 1974-2003
Also on view in the lobby: Yasmin Hernandez’ Soul
Rebels installation on the Heckscher Theater doors.
All Free Community Tours take place on Thursdays to
coincide with El Museo’s Summer Nights Series
“del son al reggaeton”. All free music performances
take place from 6:30-8:30. For more information visit
May 6, 2006, Saturday.
Soul Rebels Community Workshop
With artist Yasmín Hernández
El Museo del Barrio, 3rd Floor.
1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street.
East Harlem, NYC.
Admission: Free. Ages: teen through adult.
Must RSVP to email@example.com
Meet in lobby in front of paintings. Workshop will
take place on third floor.
Artist Yasmín Hernández has
based this workshop on the poets and musicians featured
in Soul Rebels, her site-specific installation on the
Heckscher Theater doors in the lobby of El Museo del Barrio.
The artist will also discuss the second installment of
Soul Rebels as part of El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files,
currently on view at el Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
This event encourages critical analysis of today’s
music and entertainment industry while getting participants
to consider the use of the arts as a vehicle for social
change and activism.
Designed with youth service providers in mind, this event
will serve as an ideal sampler for folks interested in
bringing groups of youth for Soul Rebels hands-on workshops
offered by the artist at El Museo through the fall of
The (S) Files
El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
On view through June 2006
Bertita & Guillermo L. Martínez and Santander
Galleries, Level 4
299 de Diego Avenue, Santurce, Puerto Rico
The second installment of my Soul Rebels
series at MAPR, titled, "Cuando suena el caracol"
is a site-specific installation paying tribute to the
Puerto Rican jibaro. It examines the transformation of
the island of Puerto Rico over the past century, while
honoring the work of Soul Rebels Julia de Burgos (Nationalist
poet) and Andres Jimenez (jibaro musician).
Yoruba Day Exhibition
The Center for African and African-American Studies
@ Jester Center A232A
Featuring Art by
Wura Ogunji, Yasmin Hernandez,
Dr. Christopher Adejumo, Agba Amy Gerhauser
The University of Texas at Austin
BAAD ASS BRUJAS TRIBUTE
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance calls
all BAAD ASS women and all those who love and appreciate
BAAD ASS women in a tribute to BAAD ASS brujas. We lovingly
chose the term "Brujas" because instead of conforming
to societal dictates we resist and rage against injustice,
against oppression, against the system, and against "the
man". With their "witch hunts", the system
likes to persecute, abuse and ultimately destroy fierce,
revolutionary women, but the purpose of the BAAD ASS Women's
Festival is to honor them and celebrate them as we should.
Saturday, March 25th, 2006
At Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD)
841 Barretto Street. Hunts Point, Bronx, NYC.
TRIBUTE TO DYLCIA PAGAN & YASMIN
HERNANDEZ’S BAAD! ASS BRUJAS.
BAAD! presents a special event honoring Puerto Rican freedom
fighter Dylcia Pagan, who spent 20 years in U.S. prisons
for her participation in the Puerto Rican liberation struggle.
Ms. Pagan shares an intimate talk on her experiences and
of women who stand strong and stare down opposition. Joining
Ms. Pagan will be painter and artist Yasmin Hernandez
who will share a slide show of BAAD! ASS BRUJAS and talk
about their histories and contributions to the world.
Yaz + Dylcia in BAAD Ass Loiza, Puerto Rico
El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files- Artists
Sunday, March 19, 2006, 3:00pm
The multipurpose room, Department of Education, first
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
#299 De Diego Ave, Santurce, Puerto Rico
Than Thou: Painted Reflections
Feb.4th, 2006 2:30pm-5:30pm
Westside Art Coalition
at the Broadway Mall Community Center
96th Street & Broadway (on the center island)
New York City
On View: February 1st-19th, 2006
Gallery Hours: Wed.6-8pm/Sat.&Sun.12-6pm
In celebration of African-American History Month, Al
Johnson, artist and curator is bringing the Blacker Than
Thou exhibition with a new perspective focusing on watercolor,
oils and acrylics with a common theme "Painted Reflections".
Featured out of the Blacker Than Thou entourage will be
a group of painters that have brought innovative and provocative
images of the black experience. The objective of Blacker
Than Thou is to establish a universal community that discusses
and interrogates notions of Blackness, race and the African
Diaspora. The Blacker Than Thou artist team reflects the
diversity of the African originating from Africa, Haiti,
Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the US. Artists in the exhibition
include: Anton, visual poetic, Nicole Folkes, depicts
images of African Americans as jazz wails from her paintings,
Imo Nse Imeh, doctoral candidate in the Department of
Art History strong abstract designs on mixed media, Rod
Ivey, surrealism artist, David Shrobe, abstract compositions
combined with found objects for a funky effect, Yasmin
Hernandez, Corinne Innis, Ray Dufresne and Jennifer Ivey
are new BTT artists focused on showing the best of the
best. Al Johnson's innovative works exposing urbanism
brings power to mixed media and acrylic paintings. it's
a question . . .it's a statement. . . it's the answer
Join us for the opening reception of Fuerza II at Clemente
107 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, NYC
F train to Delancy. J/M/Z to Essex street.
Saturday, June 4th, 2005, 12-6pm
As part of El Barrio week: 2nd
Annual Galeria 106
Outdoor Group Art Exhibition
Hernandez, Keynote Speaker:
Latino Living Center, 10 Year Anniversary Banquet
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Robert Purcell Community Center, Multipurpose Room
April 29th, 2005, 7:00 pm
2004-Yasmin is one of two proud recipients of the Ramon
Feliciano Social Justice Prize. Both Yasmin and Jose Lopez
(Chicago-based Professor) were recognized at a reception
sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies of Hunter
College, held at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on October 22nd,
during the Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference.
Many thanks to Mariana McDonald Feliciano, wife of the
late Ramon Feliciano. Visit the photo
album for a peek.
11/12 @ 6pm
Cafe con Leche @ the Latino Living Center
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dedication of painting "Quien Se Queda"
2PM Haciendo Patria: Art and Exile, Slide Lecture @ Palmer
5-7 PM Opening reception:
Five Contemporary Artists: Jonas dos Santos, Rafael Cañizares,
Yasmin Hernandez, Doris Nogueira-Rogers, and Marta Sanchez.
Works on view through December 5th.
Robeson Gallery, Penn State University, State College,
10/14, 6:30 pm
Suffolk County Commnunity College, Ammerman Campus, Selden
(Long Island), NY, Montauk Point Room, Babylon
Slide presentation and discussion
Sponsored by Latinos del Mundo
First Friday, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibition along with works by Chicana artist, Marta
Sanchez and Graf artist Dan One.
Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Offices, 1211 N. 2nd Street
(off of Girard Ave.)
Opening Reception, 5:30-8pm,
On view through October 15.
Tuesday, 9/21 @ 6:30 pm
The University of Maryland, College Park, MD
@ Tydings 0130
Art Gallery- Challenge, Empower, Educate!
I will be offering a slide presentation along with
a small exhibition of prints
Sponsored by La Unidad Latina/ Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity,
Inc. & Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas
Unidas Sorority, Inc.
May 26, 7pm at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC, we will
be celebrating the women warriors of our culture and its
history. Organized by poet, Prisionera, the event will
be featuring art, poetry and music by the group Ya Ya.
I will be featuring one of my most recent pieces dedicated
to Lolita Lebron.
Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana presents
Our Stories: Nuestras Historias
featuring Yasmin Hernandez and guest artist, Ricco
April 2nd-May1st, 2004.
Opening reception, Friday, April 2nd, 7-11pm.
March 22, 2004. Penn State University, State College,
The painting "Sin Miedo (Para Lolita)" was featured
in The Washington Post Magazine as artwork accompanying
a story written on Lolita Lebron. To see the images and
read the article published on Feburary 22nd, 2004, click
on The Washington Post link on the media/ press page.
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Friday, November 21th, 2003, 10:30 am.
part of the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the Day
Hall Takeover at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, I will
be participating in the following activities:
The Role of the Arts in Activism
Presentation and discussion,
special "Unity Hour" at Ujamaa's Main Lounge.
Sunday, November 9th, 5pm.
Art as Activism: Solo exhibition of mixed
Sunday, November 9th through Saturday, November 15th,
Art Gallery at Willard Straight Hall.
Saturday, November 15, 2003
7:00pm - 9:00 pm with live performance by the Welfare
Slide Presentation and discussion
at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Webb University
Wednesday, November 5th, 2003, 7:30 pm.
The "Yemaya" painting was featured in the
Sunday, October 4, 2003 edition of VIVA, a supplement
of the New York Daily News. Visit the media
page for a glimpse.
Slide lecture at Haverford
Wednesday, October 1st, 2003, 4:00 pm
La Junta de Nueva York of the Puerto Rican
Nationalist Party will be hosting a grand opening celebration
and reception for :
El Maestro Cultural and Educational Center
In honor of the memory of Don Pedro Albizu Campos
the event will be held on his birthday. Featuring:
An art exhibit (including work by Yasmin Hernandez)
of Religiosity", 4th Annual Encuentro, Opening Reception
July 12, 2003, 5:30-7:30 pm. Hemispheric Institute of
Performance and Politics, New York, NY.
Site specific installation:
Goddesses: Mothers, Daughters, Survivors, Ancestors.
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