HENRY ERIC HERNÁNDEZ

Scholar and Multidisciplinary artist

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I am a Cuban/Spaniard multidisciplinary artist, social researcher and professor. I earned my Ph.D in media studies from the Complutense University of Madrid, and my Graduate in Fine Arts from the Higher Art Institute of Havana. I have received important art fellowships such as The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Christoph Merian Stiftung, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Foundation, and Botín Foundation.

Perceval Press has published two of my books: Revenge (2006) and Another Island for Miguel (2008). It includes the documentary film series Cuentos cortos (DVD). And Almenara Press-Leiden has published my book Martír, líder y pachanga. El cine de peregrinaje político hacia la Revolución cubana (2017). I have recently edited two books: El fin del Gran Relato, and Pan fresco. Textos críticos en torno al arte cubano. I am the editor of Visual Arts Section of Hypermedia Magazine.

As a social researcher I am interested in Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Theory and Contemporary Art, Representation of the Other, Representation of Political Violence, Visual Anthropology, Cuban culture, and what I called Political Pilgrimage Cinema.

I am currently developing Transdisciplinariedad. Arte y Ciencias Sociales project: a collaborative, pedagogical and residency space for students, artists, scholars and activists, located in Chiapas.

  • Education
    • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    • Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana