Lecuona & Hernández

Santander & Garachico, 1978

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Biography

The artistic project of Lecuona and Hernández is based on the process of the construction of images, on how to contribute physicality and materiality, to a set of abstractions that make up our historical, social and cultural imaginary.

For them it is fundamental to understand how to build an image that is updated as it is affected by the cultural keys of the context in which it is registered at that moment. For this reason they are constantly reviewing and revisiting their own work and therefore they are interested in the specific site, because the work in a specific context always challenges and manifests itself as a continuous and living process.

Somehow, in their relationship with the images, they continually look for their other side, the backstage and the scaffolding. Another of their most obvious interests is to maintain the validity of the pictorial memory, amplifying and resizing the painting, tearing it from the frame, from the canvas and freeing it from the frame, to insert it in a process of continuous materialization and dematerialization. Their desire is to talk about pictorial tension, how the gaze is constructed.

For both, it is essential to participate in the physical construction of the pieces, which always have a performative component and to explore the different means and forms with which to "cook" the art under a firm experimental will. Hence also that they slide without modesty for any type of artistic medium be installation, performance, video, etc. They understand the work of the artist as that of a producer of relationships and experiences in a field always expanded and always porous.

Education

2004                   Certificate of research proficiency. Fine Arts School, La Laguna University, Tenerife, Spain

2003                   Advanced University Course in Cultural Management, Inter-island Council of Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

2002                   Inter-departmental Programme Theory of Arts, La Laguna University, Tenerife, Spain

2001                   Pedagogical Adaptation Course, Salamanca University, Spain

2000                   Degree in Fine Arts, La Laguna University, Tenerife, Spain

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Hábitos modernos, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

 

2017

Eremía, IK Projects Gallery, Lima, Peru

Tiempo y cosas, Bibli, Tenerife, Spain

Falso Histórico, Adelina Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2015    

Coming soon, Casa de los Coroneles, Fuerteventura, Spain

 

2012

Testigos, Sala de Arte Contemporáneo, Tenerife, Spain

 

2009

Todo Hielo, Espacio Canarias, Madrid, Spain

IMPASSE, Área 60, TEA, Tenerife, Spain

 

2006

Acampar  (en) la imagen, La Caixa, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

 

2004

De cómo hacer de una silla un banco, Ateneo de Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Método  breve para la obtención de pan, Academia Crítica, Tenerife, Spain

 

2003

Entretanto: Ejercicios de domismo, Garachico, Tenerife, Spain

Group Exhibitions

2018

Art New York, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, New York, USA

 

2017

Artistas Postconceptuales en Canarias, CAAM, Gran Canaria, Spain

Para que eu possa ouvir, Adelina Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2016

Group Edition, IK Projects, Lima, Peru

Art Concept Fair, IK Projects, Miami, USA

Boca Raton Art Fair, IK Projects, USA

Keroxen, El Tanque, Art Space, Tenerife, Spain

Crisis, What Crisis?, Modernismos Posmodernos, TEA, Tenerife, Spain

 

2015

5 Actos, Bibli, Tenerife, Spain

 

2014

Trayecto, SAC, Tenerife, Spain

Reacciona. Encuentros en torno a las artes de acción y vídeo, Espacio Digital, Gran Canaria, Spain

Collection, Ascaso Gallery, Miami, USA

 

2013

Sin escala, DA2, Salamanca, Spain

40 años después, Centro de Arte La Recova, Tenerife, Spain

El Columpio Español, Ascaso Gallery, Miami, USA

El Grito Académico, Sala de Arte Cabrera Pinto, Tenerife, Spain

 

2012

XI Biennial of La Habana, Creaciones compartidas, Pabellón Cuba, Cuba

 

2011

El columpio español, Ascaso Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

More, Kterým plujeme, Galerie Chodovská tvrz, Praga, Czech Republic

Mia, IdeoBox Artspace Gallery, Miami, USA

ArteAmericas, IdeoBox Artspace Gallery, Miami, USA

 

2010

The shadows of silence, IdeoBox Artspace Gallery, Miami, EEUU

El mar por el que todos navegamos, Dom Omladine, Belgrado, Serbia

Diseño por Dios, Low Island, Art Contemporary Museum, Garachico, Tenerife, Spain

Lo que nos queda de románticos, San Francisco Monastery, Garachico, Tenerife, Spain

La isla emocional, Espacio cultural el Tanque, Tenerife, Spain

De ida y vuelta,  Sala La perrera, Valencia, Spain

The Old Soldier Action, Centre of contemporary culture, Valencia, Spain

Meschac Gaba, Museum of contemporary african art & más. Videoscreening en el salón, CAAM, Las Palmas, Spain

 

2009

Todos los cuerpos extraños, Hardcore Gallery, Miami, USA

Performance “The Old Soldier”, Femme Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA

X International Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador

Sister Cities, Félix Kulpa Gallery, California, USA

Pasajero cultural, Art Vision Gallery, Miami, USA

The Old Soldier Action, Espacio cultural el Tanque, Proyecto Keroxen, Tenerife, Spain

The Old Soldier Action, Faith and cultura conference, Centro de estudios teológicos de Tenerife, Spain

Time Out, II Biennial of Architecture, Arte and Landscapes of Canarias, La Recova, Tenerife, Spain

Regional Biennial of Visual Arts of Tenerife, La Recova, Tenerife, Spain

 

2008

Ikas Art, Bilbao, Spain

Visiones del Puerto de Santa Cruz, Círculo de BBAA de Tenerife, Spain

Acciones retenidas. Cuatro tendencias de la Videoperformance, Espacio cultural EL TANQUE, Tenerife, Spain

Encuentro de Performances “Arte en Predicado”, Santo Domingo Ex Monastery, La Laguna, Spain

Siempre son otros los que mueren, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife y Gabinete Literario de Las Palmas, Spain

 

2007

Merkarte, Cabildo de Tenerife, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tenerife, Spain

Festival de Performances “Cuerpo a Cuerpo”, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas, Spain

7.1. Distorsiones, documentos, naderías y relatos, CAAM, Las Palmas, Spain

 

2006

Merkarte, Cabildo de Tenerife, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tenerife, Spain

Festival Canarias Crea, Madrid, Spain

Domínguez como excusa. Cuatro miradas en torno al Surrealismo, Tragaluz digital,  Sala de Arte Contemporáneo, Tenerife, Spain

Meeting Point, Bienal Dakar Off, Dakar, Senegal

 

2005

Islas Móviles, La Regenta Art Center, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Sala de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Reflexiones sobre la ficción, Instituto Mencey Acaymo, Tenerife, Spain

 

2004

Merkarte, Cabildo de Tenerife, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tenerife, Spain

La mirada pequeña, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Círculo de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

ATRIUM, Ateneo de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Concierto de acciones con Juan Hidalgo, Espacio C. Cantabria, Spain

IV Young Artists Show, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tenerife, Spain

 

2003

Multimedi@s. Experimenta. Creadoras canarias, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife y Galería Carmen de la Guerra, Madrid, Spain

FOTONOVIEMBRE 2003, San Juan de la Rambla, Tenerife, Spain

Premio regional de Artes Plásticas – Escultura, Sala de Arte y Cultura Cajacanarias, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

VI Regional Biennial of Visual Arts de Telde “Plácido Fleitas”, Telde, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

ARCO 2003, Organismo Autónomo de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Madrid, Spain

Curatorial Projects
Awards & Recognitions

2008

Cooperation grant with Painting and Sculpture Department, La Laguna University, Tenerife, Spain

 

2005

Canarias Young Award to Óscar Hernández, Canary Islands Government, Spain

1º Sculpture Award, V Young Artists of Tenerife Contest, Inter-island Council of Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

 

2003

2º Sculpture Award, IV Young Artists of Tenerife Contest, Inter-island Council of Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

2º Visual Arts-Sculpture Regional Award, Caja Canarias, Spain

elde’s Biennial of Young artists, Gran Canaria, Spain

 

2002

Premio VI Bienal de Artes Plásticas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España

1º Premio de escultura, III Certamen Jóvenes artistas de Tenerife, Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, España

 

2001

2º Sculpture Award, II Young Artists of Tenerife Contest, Inter-island Council of Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

 

2000

1º Prize, Visual Arts Grant, Fine Arts School, La Laguna University, Tenerife, Spain

Cooperation grant with Aesthetic Department, La Laguna University, Tenerife, Spain

Works in Public & Private Collections

TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

Hady Ang Collection

Leo H Silitonga Collection

Ideo Box Art Space Miami

Antonio Ascaso Collection

Toledano Salas Collection

 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Council

Inter-Island Council of Canary Islands

Caja Canarias Foundation

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