Saul Hernandez-Vargas

Saul Hernandez-Vargas (b. 1982, Oaxaca, Mexico) is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work invokes the specters haunting the cracks and fissures of the Nation- State’s narratives. Hernandez-Vargas holds an MA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and an Interdisciplinary PhD from the University of Houston. Currently he is a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston.

Hernandez-Vargas’ work has been recently exhibited and performed in Houston Climate Justice Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, the Blaffer Art Museum (Houston) and the Lawndale Art Center (Houston). He was also an artist in residence at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands (Arizona State University), and the Dust Program (Marfa). His work has been discussed in The Tyranny of Common Sense by Irmgard Emmelhainz (Sunny Press, 2021). In 2020, he developed Afilada Radio and co-curated No hay lengua humana que a series of radio interventions for independent radio projects in Mexico. His first book, Te preparé humo, was published in 2019 (UNAM, Mexico). He co-founded the publishing project Surt. Hernandez-Vargas lives and works in Houston, USA.

Saul Hernandez-Vargas

Insect 1, siamese. (De noche vienen / They come at night series)

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Saul Hernandez-Vargas – Insect 1, siamese. (De noche vienen / They come at night series), 2022-2023

Repurposed bike frames, steel, concrete, and other found materials (twigs, leather leftovers, jewelry pieces) from US-Mexico border border cities