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SAM eduLAB: Nadia Hernández
13 March – 3 May
SAM’s Education Lab provides a diverse range of students and educators with the opportunity to work directly with an artist and create an immersive installation within SAM’s exhibition space.
The 2020 eduLAB will see educational and community groups work with artist Nadia Hernández in the transformation of SAM’s gallery into a vibrant, dynamic, story filled space over a 5 week period.
Participants work will remain in the gallery space, which will provide them with the opportunity to see their work exhibited in this studio-style display.
Hernández is an emerging artist originally from Merida, Venezuela and currently based between Melbourne and Sydney. Her art is informed specifically by the current political climate of her home country and her experience as a migrant woman living abroad. Articulated through textiles, paper constructions, painting, music, installations, sculptures and murals, her work negotiates complex political narratives through the personal, the institutional and their intersections.
Nadia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Queensland University of Technology, has partaken in both solo and group exhibitions across Australia, and was selected as the official artist for City of Sydney’s NYE 2017. More recently, she was awarded The Churchie’s National Emerging Art Prize at the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane.
The 2020 SAM eduLAB is once again supported by La Trobe University Shepparton.
Image: Nadia Hernández, Nosotros Somos, 2019, paper cut, 71 x 90cm, framed. Courtesy of artist.