*born 1970 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
lives and works in Düsseldorf and Havanna
Diango Hernández studied from 1989 to 1994 at the Havanna Superior Institute of Design. After a brief career in an architectural firm, the economic shortage led to the founding of the artistic duo Ordo Amoris Cabinet, which collected everyday objects in order to upcycle them out of various parts and finally bring them to new uses. Since 2003 Hernández works as an artist in Düsseldorf. The conceptual art of Diango Hernández is always easy, humorous and often suggestive in its narrative style. Light and space, distance and emptiness, the bright wave pattern found as a recurring motif and the colors of the Caribbean create a serene and almost fleeting atmosphere. The motifs which Hernández uses function as ciphers of deeper levels of meaning, which can only be decoded by incorporating historical facts and private memories. At that the works always move around the term “home” as a place and a feeling. Art becomes the vehicle of emotions in view of these memories and the bridge between the places.