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  /    /  Ingrid Hernández

In Inside/Dentro, 2011

In Inside/Dentro (2011) I explored the domestic space of Mexican families in New York following as an axis of representation the syntax of objects, the home arrangements and decorations that define it. In these homes coexist objects that have practical as well as decorative use, the ones that make part of the context and the ones that have migrated with the individuals.

On the one hand, these objects represent the beliefs, the customs, the traditions, and the memory, on the other, they show the weaknesses, the whims, desires, and expectation of who possess them. We can see that Mexican identity is in a constant resignification that comes from the coexistence of two objects; the ones that belong to the family’s birthplace, and the ones that belong to the migration destination, where the feelings from one another compete, relate to each other, complement and modify the families that possess them.

In these images, the decorative styles, the architectonic forms, the dimensions and the distribution of space and objects, are the ones that allow deciphering the Mexican identity of migrant families.

Guest photographer


Ingrid Hernández

Born in Tijuana, B.C. Studied Sociology and took a master’s degree in Investigation and Environment at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, she also took courses and workshops on photography and contemporary art in Mexico and United States.

Her work has been presented individually and collectively in Mexico, Germany, Russia, USA and Colombia. She was scholarship holder of the ‘Jovenes Creadores’ Program in 2008-2009, the Program of Stimuli to Creation and Artistic Development (PECDA 2008-2009 and 2005-2006), the Program of Support to the Municipal and Communitary Cultures (PACMyC 2004-2005), the Artistic Residencies Mexico-Colombia Exchange (FONCA 2006-2007), and the Artistic Residency FONCA-International Studio Curatorial Program in New York (2011).  

Her work belongs to the collections of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC), and the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT).

She has been a professor, researcher and workshop facilitator at educational institutions and independent associations in Mexico, Bogota and New York. Specifically, she has designed and coordinated degrees in Photographic Creation at university centers and independent spaces; as workshop facilitator she has collaborated with organizations of civil society in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora and Sinaloa. Since 2006 she works as a professor at the Faculty of Arts from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC).

She is founder and co directress of Relaciones Inesperadas, an organization dedicated to the formation, management and investigation on contemporary art, established in Tijuana.

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