Edgar R. Hernandez

Media projection & Sculpture Installation

What is climate change? Does it really affect everything? Edgar Hernandez is an artist whose work in sculpture, film, media projection, and digital technologies focuses on the difficult questions of habitat renewal, conservation and restoration. In two award-winning short documentaries–“Heroes of Pollination,” 2019 and “Collective Presence,” 2018–we can see his approach clearly. These films and others by Hernandez have been screened at festivals and galleries in Ottawa and Toronto. Born in Guatemala Edgar Hernandez is based in Ottawa, Canada. He holds degrees in art and design, including a BFA (Sculpture and Media) from the University of Ottawa, 2015; and, a Diploma in graphic computing from La Cité. In 2015, the artist was awarded the University of Ottawa prize in sculpture. Nonetheless, this busy working artist still finds time to be an active community volunteer. He helps out at the Vanier Museopark Sugar Festival, the Wild Pollinator Partners Network and the Nectar New Edinburgh Community & Arts Centre. He also contributes to 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