Cuban artist in GERMANY

Yorjander Capetillo Hernández

Monsters of my Machinery

The project “Monsters of my machinery” is a series of paintings that combines fine arts with theatre, and it was inspired by the work of the German playwright Heiner Müller. Just as he wrote texts for the theater, which are not considered plays in a traditional way, I paint images for the theater, which are not part of any specific play, but they are related with plays that I imagine, but do not exist in reality.

I think that these images can create theatre texts, but at the moment they are creating more images that are pieces of me. I propose a series of paintings that could challenge the schedule of work of any theatre or movie director, as normally they start with a text and not with an image, which is what I propose.

 

Actually, even if my work seems to be a tribute to Müller, it is a tribute to my generation and others before that are heirs of a cult to visuality, and recognize the visuality itself as a beginning and end of the postmodern era.

This project is as well a provocation to all those that, like myself, conceive art as an integrationist experience of expressive resources and poetics, and not as a specialization that become fragmentation. I never believed the surrealists, not even Magritte, which is my favorite. I always hated to hide things in dreams, because I thought that it may exist a place in earth in which my deeper ideas can have its place, where they could grow. That place exists, and it’s theater.

Old Whims

The Happiness Workshop

This series of paintings combines fine arts with theater. At first it was inspired by the work of the German playwright Heiner Müller. Just like he wrote texts for the theater, which are not considered plays in a traditional way, the artist paints images related and placed in the theater. 

 

The Happiness Workshop is the result of a personal view of the universe, where simulation, pretenders and delusions reign. It is a focus on the dark areas of the human being, where people sell what no one can buy.

Yorjander Capetillo Hernández

 

Born in 1982 in San Cristóbal, Cuba. 
 

EDUCATION: 


2009
-Degree in Stage Design,Higher Institute of Art , Havana / Cuba
2008
-Graduate from Chair of Art of Conduct (Course in Visual Arts from Higher Institute of Art, Given by the Performer Tania Brugueras)
-Course in Art Direction, International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños / Cuba
2004
-Graduate from National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro in painting, Havana / Cuba

WORK EXPERIENCE: 


2012-2016 : Professor at Instituto Superior de Arte in Stage Design, Havana / Cuba
2012-2014 : Stage designer at Entropia Teatro, directed by Lilianne Lugo, Havana / Cuba

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 


2017
- Anesthesia , Egbert Baqué Contemporary, Berlin / Germany
2015
- The Happiness Workshop , Akademie Schloss Solitude , Stuttgart / Germany
- Monsters of my Machinery , Cuba Pavilion , Havana / Cuba
2012
- Monsters of my Machinery , Cultural Center Olöf Garden , Stockholm / Sweden
2004
- From Above , San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts, Havana / Cuba
2002
- In Absence of the Father , Modern Poetry, Havana / Cuba

 GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND MAIN ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES:

 
2018
- WERK.STOFF preis für Malarei , Heidelberg Kunstverein , Heidelberg / Germany
2016
- Species Of Spaces 1974 - An Accommodation Of Retained And Forgotten Locations ,Uppsala konstmuseum , Uppsala, Sweden (Book)
- International Art Exhibition NordArt 2016 , Büdelsdorf / Germany (Catalog)
- Facing the Future , Egbert Baqué Contemporary, Berlin / Germany
2015
- Ethics and Aesthetics , International Press Center, Havana / Cuba
2014
-International Art Exhibition NordArt 2014 , Büdelsdorf / Germany (Catalog) 
2013
-Stage designer in The Wrist without Legs , Scenic Transfers Encounters, Havana / Cuba 
2012
-IX International Festival of University Theater, University of Caldas, Manizales / Colombia 
-Stage Designer in Entropy , German Theater Week, Havana / Cuba 
2010
-10th Havana Biennial, (Chair of Conduct Art) Havana Gallery , Havana / Cuba (Catalog) 
-Klara's Anatomie, German Theater Week, Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center, Havana / Cuba 
2008
-Art Director of the short movie The Last of the Outlaws, International School of Film and Television, San Antonio de los Baños / Cuba 
-Art Director of the short movie El Muerto Mendoza , International Film and Television School, San Antonio de los Baños / Cuba 
2007
-Group exhibition Critical Mass , Development Center of the Visual Arts , Havana / Cuba 
2006 -
Group exhibition of Stage Design, Higher Institute of Art, Havana / Cuba - 
II Group Exhibition of Stage Design Espacio Abajo , National Theater of Cuba, Havana / Cuba 
2004
- Makarov , Casa Gaia, Havana / Cuba 
2003
-8th Biennial of Havana, Department of Public Interventions (DIP), Art Project from Higher Institute of Art, Havana / Cuba 
2001
-National Performance Meeting, Pinar del Río / Cuba

 

AWARDS: 


2018
-Nominated for the WERK.STOFF preis für Malarei, Heidelberg / Germany
2015
-Residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Visual Arts, Stuttgart / Germany
2013
-John Francisco Elso Fellowship in Visual Arts, Havana / Cuba
2012
-Prize in Light Design , Elsinor Festival, Higher Institute of Art, Havana / Cuba
-Special Mention in set design, Elsinor Festival, Higher Institute of Art, Havana / Cuba

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