Jul 13th 2019

Juan Molina Hernández, born in Guanajuato, México, is a Chicago-based visual artist. Molina Hernández’s art practice primarily uses photography and more recently writing, video, and artist books to create narratives that address the complexities of the hybrid immigrant identity. By appropriating symbols from the environment, culture, and personal memory they construct stories in relation to place, family, and a culture that never speaks one language.

Molina Hernández graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography. They have completed residencies at Artists’ Cooperative Residency & Exhibitions and the Chicago Artist Coalition. In the past, they have exhibited at ACRE Projects, Aurora Public Art Commission, Evanston Art Center, Elmhurst Art Museum, Gallery 214, Jack Olson Gallery, North Branch Arts Center, Riverside Art Museum, as well as White Ripple Gallery & Co. autoretrato o piel vieja y lo que sobra de una manda cumplida will be their first solo exhibition. For more information about the artist, please visit juanmolinahernandez.com.


Image: autoretrato o piel vieja y lo que sobra de una manda cumplida (self-portrait or old skin and remnants of a prayer answered) courtesy of Juan Molina Hernández

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