Nadia Hernández (b.1987, Mérida, Venezuela; lives and works in Sydney) studied at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. Her visual arts practice is informed specifically by the current political climate of her home country and her diasporic experience as a Venezuelan woman living abroad. Articulated through textiles, paper constructions, painting, sound, installation and sculpture, her identity allows her – or perhaps encourages her – to create work that negotiates complex political narratives through the personal, the institutional and their intersections.
Nadia has partaken in both solo and group exhibitions across Australia, most recently at Firstdraft, Sydney, and was selected as the official artist for the City of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2017. In 2019, she was appointed co-director of Firstdraft and was a recipient of the Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program. She completed her residency in early February, using the time and space provided to develop a new body of work to be exhibited later in the year with Blackartprojects.