Mafer Hernández (Guatemala) creates visual experiences about color, light, space and movement using photography, installations, books, natural dyes, botanical pigments, and sculptural elements. 

She holds a BFA in photography and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been presented at La Fototeca and Mesón Panza Verde in Guatemala, and Root Division and Arion Press in San Francisco, California. Her work is included in the de Young Museum Collection and the Latin American Collection of the Stanford University Libraries. In 20121 she was selected as an artist in residence at La Nueva Fábrica.

In 2019 she founded GRACIA a cultural exchange project and artist residency program based in Antigua Guatemala. In the past three years she has hosted over 20 artists in residence and has facilitated community-based art workshops in various cultural institutions and independent spaces in Guatemala and Spain.


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