She / Her
Naarm/ Melbourne / Australia

Entre saber y no saber (nodo norte en Piscis) 2022
oil paint, recycled fabrics and ribbon on linen

Por Dentro (Inside) 2019
oil stick, wool, cotton, linen, acrylic, ribbon, grommets, found objects and rope.

Venezuela, her family, community and surroundings drive Nadia’s art practice, as well as a love of bright colour. Nadia weaves the personal and the political to create a highly recognisable visual language entwining the complexities of memory, despair, hope and reconciliation.

Nadia’s multi-disciplinary practice reflects a process of bearing witness to the loss of home and the symbolic power of memory and memorialization. Informed by her experience as a Venezuelan woman living in Australia and positioning herself both within and outside the Venezuelan diaspora, Nadia makes art to connect with a sense of place that exists beyond psychic and geographic boundaries. She negotiates complex narratives, weaving the personal and the political to create a highly recognisable visual language expressed through colourful textiles, paper constructions, paintings, music, installations, sculptures and murals.

Nadia Hernandez is originally from Mérida, Venezuela, currently based on Naarm Land, Melbourne. Her 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, music, installations, sculptures and murals, 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 holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the QUT, has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Australia. She was selected as the official artist for City of Sydney's NYE 2017.

Nadia is represented by STATION Gallery.

Top Image: Nadia Hernandez, Entre saber y no saber (nodo nortre en Piscis) 2022. Photo: Justin Wright