Born in 1970 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany

Solo exhibitions (selection)

  • Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid.
  • Instopia, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin.
  • Rebel Standing“, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
  • Cascadas, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid.
  • Salvavidas, Galería Arsenal, La Habana, Cuba.
  • “Nuestra America”, Federico Luger Gallery, Milan
  • “Eras Imaginarias (studio Works 2015-2018)”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017-18 “Amor Amor”, VANHORN, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • “Sobre las olas (Über allen Wellen)”, curated by Meike Behm, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany
  • “Her Holidays”, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
  • “Theoretical Beach.”, curated by Stefanie Kreuzer, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • “Marina”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
  • “Beach, a longing”, curated by Susanne Meyer-Büser, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, K21, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • “Hurricanes”, FL Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • 2015/16 “Time Islands and Space Islands”, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales UK
  • “Eugene”, Kunsthalle Münster, Germany
  • “Words to sea”, curated by Gianni Jetzer, ArtBasel Unlimited, with Marlborough Contemporary / Alexander and Bonin / Barbara Thumm / Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
  • “The book of waves”, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
  • “Layout for Flavor Orbit and Orange Curtain”, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, SP-ARTEwith Galerie Barbara Thumm, São Paulo, Brazil
  • “By all means I am here”, curated by Katerina Gregos, Solo, Art Brussels with Marlborough Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Circling in loop”, curated by Delfim Sardo, Est Art Fair with Marlborough Contemporary, Estoril, Portugal
  • “In hazard, translated”, curated by Simone Neuenschwander, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
  • “Socialist nature”, curated by Gerhard Obermüller, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
  • “First declaration”, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Mostyn, Wales, UK
  • “Komplette zimmer”, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
  • “The importance of a line”, curated by Nuno Faria, Porta33, Madeira, Portugal
  • “The new man and the new woman”, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
  • “The editionx”, dh artworks, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • The stamps that never travelled and the birds that never flew”, Benveniste Contemporary, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
  • “Folded tiger”, Philara, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • “Drawing the human figure”, curated by Nuno Faria, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy
  • 2010/11 “A kiss, a hat, a stamp”, Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
  • “Line Dreamers”, Haus im Süden c/o BOUCHERIE, Cologne, Germany
  • “Diango Hernández, Living rooms, a survey”, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, MART, Rovereto, Italy
  • “The Stamps that never travelled and the birds that never flew”, Benveniste Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
  • “If I send you this” Alexander and Bonin, NY, USA
  • “Crystal clear”, Nicolas Krupp Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
  • “Diango Hernández Museums selected works 1996-2010”, Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
  • “Losing you Tonight”, 6. Rubensförderpreis der Stadt Siegen, Museum for Contemporary Art, Siegen, Germany
  • “The importance of a line” (curated by Nuno Faria), Porta33, Madeira, Portugal
  • “La Historia, Mi Juguete Preferido”, Pepe Cobo y Cia, Madrid, Spain
  • “Diango Hernàndez:TH-INK”, Alexander an Bonin, New York, USA
  • out-of-place artifacts (OOPArt)”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin & Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
  • “Inspire me again”, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • “Diamonds and Stones: My Education”, Federico Luger Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • “Objects of Ridicule”, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
  • “Victoria”, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
  • “Power Pencil”, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
  • “Swans without a Lake”, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
  • “Revolution”, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
  • “Dictators”, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
  • “Spies”, Alexander & Bonin, New York, USA
  • “Traitors”, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid
  • “The Museum of Capitalism”, Altes Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • “Revantgarde”, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
  • “Democracy”, Kunstverein Arnsberg (with Boris Michailov), Germany
  • “Amateur”, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands
  • “Amateur”, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
  • as member of “Ordo Amoris Cabinet”
  • “Sweet Home”, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba
  • “Mousepads and Screensavers”, ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • “Network Transmission /mSummer Days”, Adamski Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
  • “Esta cerca es provisional: evite ser requerido/This is a provisional Fence: Keep Out”, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
  • “Hiking Raffle”, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada
  • “Hormigon armado/Reinforced Concrete”, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
  • “Agua con azucar y La muestra provisional / Sugar Water and The Provisional Show”, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba Museo de Arte Contemporaneo y Diseffo (MACD), San José, Costa Rica

Group exhibitions (selection)

  • That Other World, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover
  • A volte penso che…, Prometeo Gallery, Lucca, Italy
  • Great small works, Stephane Simoens, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
  • Summer breeze, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
  • Concrete Contemporary, Museum Haus Konstruktiv , Zurich
  • Imágenes De Cinco Siglos – (curated by Niurka Fanego and Manuel Crespo) Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.
  • “Wall Works”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany (upcoming)
  • “Lilia & Tulipan”, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany
  • “In Addition an exhibition of artist editions”, curated by Adam Carr MOSTYN, Wales, UK
  • 2017/18 “Kunst X Kuba – Zeitgenössische Positionen seit 1989”, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany
  • “TWO DESTINATIONS” curated by Oriane Durand, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany“EXIT”, curated by Adam Carr, Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • “On the Horizon: Selections from the Jorge M. Pérez Cuban Art Collection”, curated by Tobias Ostrander, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), USA
  • “PRODUCTION. made in germany three”, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
  • “Luther und die Avantgarde”, Altes Gefängnis, Wittenberg, Germany
  • “Your Story! Geschichten von Flucht und Migration”, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
  • “Who Pays?”, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
    “Skulptur im Foto”, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany
  • “Made in Germany III”, (curated by Christina Végh) Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
  • 2016/17 “Gruppenbild”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
  • “Tropical Punch”, curated by keen on magazine, Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, Austria
  • “We Call It Ludwig”, 40th anniversary of the Museum Ludwig, artistic director Yilmaz Dziewior, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
  • “Only In The Western World” curated by Luigi Fassi, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art (MAM), Vienna, Austria
  • Relevant Notes”, Cara Gallery, New York, USA
  • “I call it Lüttgen”, Galerie Markus Lüttgen, Cologne, Germany
  • “Kaleidoscope And Puzzles in the MUSACLatin American Collection” curated by Wendy Navarro, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno – CAAM, Las Palmas, Spain
  • “Transhumance” curated by Sara Alonso Gómez, CABBrussels, Belgium
  • “This Is Your Replacement” curated by Adam Carr, Sies + Höke, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • “War II – History Series“, curated by Adam Carr, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales UK
  • “Rate of Exchange” – German artists from the State of NRWin Croatia, curated by Nataša Ivančević and Nikola Ukić in cooperation with Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (Germany), Muzej Suvremente Umjetnosti Zagreb, Croatia
  • “Trio Biennal”, 1st Rio de Janeiro Biennial 2015, curated by Marcus de Lontra Costa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • “The art of the Turks. Modernisation as Fiction”, curated by Manuel Graf and Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • “El péndulo de Foucault”, curated by Alejandro Machado, 12 Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba
  • “The Rates of Exchange”, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia
  • “Piano pieces”, curated by Martin Hochleitner, Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, Austria
  • “I never thought I’d see you again. Painting History”, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK
  • “Birds, plants and a chair”, Kadel Willborn, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2014-15 “Entorno crítico”, CABde Burgos, Spain
  • “Beyond the supersquare”, curated by Holly Block, Bronx Museum, NY, USA
  • “Summerstage”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
  • “BRINGING LIGHTINTO A WINDOWLESS ROOM”, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
  • “Power of chi”, SPREEZV., Munich, Germany
  • “New Paintings”, Alexander and Bonin Gallery, New York, USA
  • “The marvelous real”, curated by Kristine Guzmán, Yuko Hasegawa and Hikari Odaka, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, curated by Berta Sichel, Cartagena, Colombia
  • 2013-14 “Salon distingué – Household effects in good company”, curated by Nadia Schneider Willen, Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland
  • “HERstories”, curated by Christina Végh and Fanny Gonella, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
  • “Six memos for the next …”, curated by Wolfgang Fetz, Jörg van den Berg, Sandra Boeschenstein, Barbara Köhler, Schirin Kretschmann and Tilo Schulz, Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
  • “Misunderstandings and other circumstances”, curated by Anna Heidenhain and Kristina Kramer,Polistar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “The marvelous real”, curated by Kristine Guzmán, Yuko Hasegawa and Hikari Odaka, MUSAC, Leon, Spain
  • “Lessons of darkness”, curated by Nuno Faria, José De Guimarães International Centre For The Arts, Guimarães, Portugal
  • “lonelyfingers. Konversationsstücke”, curated by Susanne Titz, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • “The Feverish Library”, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
  • “Arqueológica”, curated by Virginia Torrente, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
  • “Triennale der Kleinplastik in Fellbach”, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Fellbach, Germany
  • “Politics: I do not like it, but it likes me”, curated by Agnieszka Kulazinska and Dermis P. León, LAZNIACentre for Contemporary Art, Poland
  • Newtopia: The State of Human Rights”, curated by Katerina Gregos, Mechelen, Belgium
  • “Chaotic trajectories”, curated by Thomas Rehbein, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • “The castle in the air. Séance of Imagination”, curated by Adam Budak, Poznan, Poland
  • “Sammlung im Prozess”, curated by Georg Elben, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, Germany
  • “Hans hat Glück”, Castle Gandegg, Appiano, Italy
  • “The silver show”, NAK, Aachen, Germany
  • “Entropia, Philara – Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst“, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • “DC Bonus”, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek / Galerie Michael Wiesehöfer / Galerie Thomas Zander, Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany
  • “New Space”, Federico Luger, Milan, Italy
  • “Colors for a new home, Signs of love and other paintings”, Alexander and Bonin, NY, USA
  • “Fronteras en mutación, en tránsito of Bridges and Borders”, (fase III) CCEBA, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • “Local host, (International artists in – from NRW)”, Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenössische Kunst, Muenster, Germany
  • “Tracks”, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • “Drawings wall”, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
  • “Neues Rheinland. Die postironische Generation”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • “Drawings”, Alexander and Bonin NY, USA
  • “Face to Face”, Pepe Cobo y Cia, Madrid, Spain
  • “Touched”, The 10th Liverpool Biennial, curated by Peter Gorschlüter, Tate Liverpool, UK
  • “The New Décor”, curated by Ralph Rudolf, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
    Garage CCC, Moscow, Russia
  • “Star City”, curated by Alex Farquharson, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
  • “Who wants to use my window?”, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
  • “Goldene Zeiten”, curated by Patrizia Dander and Julienne Lorz, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • “Modelos para Armar: Thinking Latin America from the MUSACCollection”, Spain
  • “A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Fear and Terror”, curated by Helmut Friedel and Giovanni Iovane, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy
  • “Languages and Experimentations”, MARTRovereto, Italy 11th. Triennale der Kleinplastik Fellbach bei Stuttgart
  • “Ordinary Revolutions”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • “Das Gespinst”, Museum Abteiberg, Moemchengladbach, Germany
  • “Danielle Kawaaitaal and Diango Hernandez”, Monkeys Island, Cologne, Germany
  • “Precarious Form”, Galerie Meyer Kainer, curated by Veit Loers, Viena, Austria
  • “ev + a 2009, Reading the City”, Limerick City, Ireland
  • “Cambio de Aceite”, Pepe Cobo and Cia, Madrid, Spain
  • On Air”, curated by Huh joung-en, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Duesseldorf
  • “BAGHDAD/SPACECOG/ANALYST”, curated by Andrew Renton, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
  • “Wessen Geschichte”, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
  • “Como vivir juntos”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile
  • “Andrzej Wroblewski 1927-1957/Project”, The National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
  • Connected”, Altes Museum Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • “Mr. President”, University Art Museum, Albany, NY, USA
  • “Made in Germany”, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
  • “The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society”, 2. Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, Seville Biennal
  • “Como viver junto”, 27. Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil
  • “Zones of Contact”, Biennial of Sydney, Austrailia
  • “Biennale Cuvée”, O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz
  • “Always a little Further”, Arsenale, 51. Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
  • “Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht”, ZKM/Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
    “Roboter”, Opelvillen, Ruesselsheim, Germany
  • “Biwak”, Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne, Germany
  • “Opening”, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, Italy
  • “Nuovo Segnale”, Federico Luger Gallery, Milano, Italy
  • “Flesh at War with Enigma”, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
  • “doku/fiction. Mouse on Mars – reviewed & remixed”, Kunsthalle Duesseldorf, Germany
  • “Jahresgaben 2004”, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
  • “Jahresgaben 2004”,Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany
  • “In Ictu Oculi”, Pepe Cobo Gallery, Sevilla, Spain
  • “Wildlife 04 final”, Sommerpalast, Neuss, Germany
  • “Bookies”, M29 Brückner + Richter, Cologne, Germany
  • “Mideo/Fear”, Pepe Cobo Gallery, Sevilla, Spain
  • “With Eyes of Stone and Water”, Gallery 3,14, Bergen, Norway*
  • Havana Biennial, Cuba
  • “Stretch”, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • “Prophets of Boom. The Schürmann Collection”, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
  • “With Eyes of Stone and Water”, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland
  • “Atravesados. Deslizamientos de identidades y géneros”, Fundación Telefónica. Madrid, Spain
  • “FITAC. VIIIforo sobre teoría del Arte Contemporáneo”, Monterrey, México
  • “La Huella Múltiple”, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba
  • Short Stories”, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano, Italy
  • “Un dia como otro cualquiera/A day like any other day”, 7. Havana Biennial, Cuba
  • “I am Cuba Double play”, Tirana Biennial, Albania
  • “La conjuncion de la nada/The conjunction of nothingness”, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
  • “CUBA”, Presentl. Barbican Centre, London, UK
  • “Thinking Aloud”, Camden Art Centre, London, UK
  • Antennas: Network Transmission/Taxi-Limosina. Provisional Utopias”, Ludwig
  • Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen/Kunsthaus Berlin, Germany
  • “Il Salon de arte cubano contemporanso”, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts/Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam/CENCREM/Fototeca de Cuba. Havana, Cuba
  • “Thinking Aloud”, Hayward Gallery, London; Kettle‘s Yard, Cambridge; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
  • “Entropy at Home”, Schürmann Collection, Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
  • “The Campaign Against Living Miserably”, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • “The Russian mountain”, 3. Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, Canada
  • “Rompiendo los moldes”, 6th Havana Biennial, Cuba
  • “Ultimas Noticias”, Galería de Matanzas, Cuba
  • “Una de cada clase – Next Generation Show” Centro de Arte y Diseño, Havana, Cuba

Public collections

  • Museum Abteiberg Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • INHOTIMCentro de Arte Contemporânea, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • Galleria d’Arte Moderna Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
  • MART– Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
  • Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
  • Rheingold Collection, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • The Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • FRACdes Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, (MUSAC), Spain
  • Collectión Bergé, Madrid, Spain


  • “Lonelyfingers”, together with Anne Pöhlmann
  • “Sunstate”, together with Mouse on Mars
  • “Ordo Amoris Cabinet”, together with Juan Bernal (until 1995)/Manuel
    Piña (until 1995)/Ernesto Oroza (until 1996)/Francis Acea (until 2003)


  • 2016 lonelyfingers at Lodgers, M HKAAntwerp, Belgium
  • 2014 Artist in residence, Salzamt, Linz, Austria
  • 2013 Best special exhibition of the year 2013. AICA, Germany (International Association of Art Critics) lonelyfingers-Konversationsstücke at Museum Abteiberg, Germany
  • 2013 Premio Rotary Club, MIART, Milan, Italy
  • 2012 Artist in residence, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy
  • 2010 Blood Mountain Foundation Residency, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009 Rubens-Young Art Award, Museum for Contemporary Art, Siegen, Germany
  • 2008 Rubens-Förderpreis der Stadt Siegen, Germany
  • 2007 Premio ICONA, Verona, Italy
  • 2007 Artist in Residence, FRACde la Loire, France
  • 2005 Artist in Residence, Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • 2001 ArtPace, Artist in Residence, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • 1998 Artist in Residence, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
  • 1997 Artist in Residence, “Apocalypso”, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada