Mafer Hernández (b. 1995) is a Guatemalan artist based in Antigua Guatemala. She creates visual experiences on color, light, space and movement using photography, installations, books, natural dyes, botanical pigments, and sculptural elements. 

Mafer holds a BFA in photography and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute (2018). 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.

Mafer is the founder of GRACIA a cultural exchange project and artist residency program based in Antigua Guatemala. In the past three years she has hosted artists in residence from across the world and has facilitated community-based art workshops in various cultural institutions and independent spaces in Guatemala and Spain.




Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Pocoapoco, Material Studies — Conversations on Material Resources, Origins & Uses, Oaxaca City, Mexico

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