The exhibition is titled "Sergio Hernández." It will be presented from August 11, 2023 to January 28, 2024, at the Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City. It exhibits 143 medium and large format works. Timeless works that were intervened at different times throughout two decades in his workshop in Oaxaca.
The exhibition, curated in collaboration by the San Ildefonso Museum and the Sergio Hernández Studio, is divided into four sections: "History" (omens and codices, Benito Juárez, Pinocchio or Peter Pan Syndrome, the axojote), "Universe" (night landscape and wood with gold leaves), “Mythology” (the savage, the nymphs, the shadow, the burning axolotls and others) and “Nature” (jungles, botany, whales and territories).
Sergio Hernández assumes the properties of a tlacuilo (The Nahuatl word tlacuilo means both “one who writes” and “one who paints” and there- fore refers to a dual role as artist/ scribe) of our time that delves into the traces of the pre-Hispanic world and at the same time explores the story of the axolotl that criticizes the myth of Benito Juárez and captures, in engravings, canvases and frescoes, his nightmares and his dreams, revealing why he is one of the most important artists of our time.