“Working with words, sounds, object-making, and performance, Hernández-Vargas’ practice transcends boundaries and I hope this award will continue to propel his artwork forward into new realms of making.” – Juror Anna Walker, Executive Director, Lawndale Art Center.
Saúl Hernández-Vargas. Visual artist. Recently, he has exhibited at the Houston Climate Justice Museum. He has been an artist in residence at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands
(Arizona State University) and he is a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston.
Hernández-Vargas’ work is a forensic poetry that invokes the specters haunting the margins, cracks, and fissures of the Nation-State’s official narratives. Thus, his work explores the intricate relationship between the Nation-State, and the so-called national territory and history.