SAM eduLAB: Nadia Hernandez

Friday 13 March 2020 – Sunday 21 June 2020

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 SAM eduLAB artist for 2020 is Nadia Hernández.

Unfortunately our community interactions in the museum were impacted by COVID-19 restrictrions, however we are delighted to present this series of virtual workshops hosted by Nadia to encourage kids to explore their creativity and find inspiration in her work.

Education resources

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 with her eduLAB exhibition. Photo Amina Barolli.