Edgar R. Hernandez

Media projection & Sculpture Installation

Edgar Hernandez is a prolific artist whose work in film, media projection, sculpture, painting and digital technologies with a focus on difficult questions related to habitat renewal, climate change and mental health. Aguacateco Mayan speaking from Guatemala, Edgar Hernandez is based in Ottawa, Canada. Edgar has seen his work exhibited in many group exhibitions, including the One World Film Festival, The People’s Forest, Prescott Russell and Fresh Paint / New Construction Gallery Art Mûr, Montréal.

He holds degrees in art and design, including a BFA (Sculpture and Media) from the University of Ottawa with a minor in Spanish. Furthermore he earned a college diploma in Graphic Design from La Cité collégiale. Navigating through the current social changes, Edgar has filmed numerous short videos of indigenous knowledge and wisdom through the Eagle and Condor Collective. 

Edgar is currently an art instructor for the Association pour l’Intégration Sociale d’Ottawa (AISO), Ottawa. This busy working artist also finds time to be an active local community volunteer and has contributed to abroad community projects in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

  • Doc Institute Short Film Lab Program, Toronto, Canada
    2019
  • Live Painting, Conseil des Arts Prescott Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC) at DeSerres, Ottawa, Canada
    2018
  • SAW Video Indigenous Voices Mentoring Program, Ottawa, Canada
    2018
  • University of Ottawa students’ Association of the faculty of Arts logo, Ottawa, Canada
    2016
  • PDA Project Prize Group Show, Ottawa, Canada
    2015
  • University of Ottawa Sculpture Prize, Ottawa, Canada
    2015
  • French Studies Bursary, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2015
  • Gallery 115 Logo, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2014
  • Épilogue Gallery Logo, Morisset Library University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2013

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • SAW Video Media Art Centre annual RESOLUTION screening, Ottawa, Canada
    2020
  • Art for Mental Health, This is my story Moments of Transformation, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
    2019
  • One World Film Festival, Ottawa through the lens, Club SAW, Ottawa, Canada
    2019
  • Doc Institute Short Film Lab, Showcase & Industry Connector, Toronto Media Art Centre, Canada
    2019
  • Asinabka Festival, Sound / Tracks, Club SAW Ottawa, Canada
    2019
  • SAW Video Media Art Centre annual OUTPUT screening, Ottawa, Canada
    2019
  • No Borders Art Festival, exhibition, Nectar Community Center, Ottawa, Canada
    2019
  • SAW Video Media Art Centre annual RESOLUTION screening, Ottawa, Canada
    2019
  • Ottawa School of Art (OSA) Fundraiser 8x8, Orleans, Canada
    2018
  • The People’s Forest, Le Chenail cultural Center, Prescott Russell, Canada
    2017
  • Climb Every Mountain – 150 Reasons to be CANADIAN, Prescott Russell, Canada
    2017
  • Fresh Paint / New Construction – 11th edition, Gallery Art Mûr, Montréal, Canada
    2015
  • Vert au printemps II, Paradigm[e] Gallery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2015
  • XXV BFA Gradshow, Visual Arts Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2015
  • XXV Silent Auction, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
    2015
  • Process, Gallery 115, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2015
  • The Holiday Art Sale, Gallery 115 University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2014
  • Reel Thursdays, 16 MM Guerilla films, IFCO/University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2014
  • Vert au printemps I, Paradigm[e] Gallery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2013
  • Photographic Herbarium, Permanent Collection, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    2012
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