Andres Luis Hernandez served as the Embedded Artist at Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School during the pilot year of SPACE, and has brought his expertise back to Curie by again serving during the 2019–20 school year. He is a Chicago-based artist, designer, and educator who re-imagines the environments we inhabit and explores the potential of spaces for public dialogue and social action. His recent projects include a 2018–19 visiting artist residency for the University of Arizona School of Art's VASE Program, and a commissioned installation in collaboration with artists Amanda Williams and Shani Crowe for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale titled Thrival Geographies (In My Mind I See A Line). Hernandez and Williams also recently completed A Way, Away (Listen While I Say), a design-build commission organized by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
Hernandez is a cofounder of the Revival Arts Collective, a founder and director of the Urban Vacancy Research Initiative, and an exhibition design team member for the Obama Presidential Center Museum in Chicago. He recently served as workshop faculty in the Art and Design Education Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was a visiting assistant professor in the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. Hernandez received a BArch from Cornell University and an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is currently associate professor of art education and the director of the Master of Arts in Art Education program.