Gris Que Te Quero Verde, by current student Juan Hernandez, installation view, image courtesy of the artist

Current Student Juan Hernandez in Individual Exhibit as Part of Residency

BY Audrey Deng, November 13, 2019

Juan Hernandez, a current visual arts student, has an individual exhibit at Estudio 74 in Bogotá, Colombia. The title of the exhibit is GRIS QUE TE QUIERO VERDE which roughly translates to Gray, How I Want You Green. The title is based on a poem by the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca called "Verde que te quiero verde.”

This is an individual exhibition of the artists Natalia López and Juan Hernández and is part of the Artistic Residences project Estudio 74. On this occasion, the artists made their residency at Lake Tota and on the Páramo de Hirva, in Boyacá, resulting in a spatial intervention consisting of video, installation, sculpture and photography.


Photograph by current student Juan Hernandez, Gris Que Te Quero Verde, image courtesy of the artist

The exhibition allows the space for these two artists to ask questions about an ecosystem that is both vivacious and at risk of extinction. This exhibition stresses the importance of the relationship between humans and nature. In order to communicate their emotions about the landscape where they completed the residency, the two artists created a living space where the spectator, when crossing the gallery, can feel both the strength of personal experience and the force of nature. The exhibition opened on Oct. 17 and closed on Nov 23.


Estudio 74 is an organization that bets on the recognition and visibility of new artistic projects through a coworking space. As a space for artistic creation and innovation, they are capable of generating an environment of growth, collaboration, projection and entrepreneurship through dialogue between the public and different agents of the arts. It is located in Bogota, Colombia and the residencies take place in Lake Tota Boyacá, Colombia.

Hernandez, who graduated from the University of Los Andes, is in the sculpture concentration at Columbia University.