Andres L. Hernandez 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 current projects include a 2018-2019 visiting artist residency for the University of Arizona School of Art’s VASE Program, and Thrival Geographies (In My Mind I See A Line), a commissioned installation in collaboration with artists Amanda Williams and Shani Crowe for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. 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 co-founder of the Revival Arts Collective, founder and director of the Urban Vacancy Research Initiative, and exhibition design team member for the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, IL. He recently served as workshop faculty in the Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture; Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. Hernandez received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is currently Associate Professor of Art Education and Director of the Master of Arts in Art Education program.