Andres L. Hernandez is the artist in residence for SPACE, a pilot program created by the MCA to foster the creative, intellectual, and civic development of students.
Hernandez is a Chicago-based artist-designer-educator who works to reimagine the physical, social, and cultural environments we inhabit. Over the past two decades, he has worked within a variety of institutions to develop innovative art and design curricula; assist with research, installation, and educational activities for museum exhibitions; and organize collaborative, community-based artworks. His work explores ways that private and public spaces are used to promote and sustain injustice, often taking the form of archival research, writing, public programming, participatory workshops, creative place-making, and ephemeral interventions and performances within the built environment.
Hernandez received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and an MA in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education.