Inside the Studio: Jesús Hdez-Güero

Posted on January - 19 - 2016

“I am interested in the ability of art, to use and organize existing social forms, cultural models that can be infinite. I intend my work to have a double effect and validity: Art in the plane and in the realm of reality. To become a platform for communication and expansion of specific events and major contradictions and social-cultural forces in those areas of society that are not evident, few transparent or hidden.”

What is the best advice an artist has given you? It was Thomas Hirschhorn, who told me that an artwork should always have “energy”. That’s what makes a universal artwork, to trap the public since the beginning. That is what makes it to have interest to understand or explore the content and the concept of the same artwork.

What are your favorite artists? I have several favorite artists, but I will mention only three: Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera and Artur Majewski.

1-proceso-de-montaje-open-studio-xii-bienal-habana-2015.jpgPhoto: Jesús Hdez-Güero

What’s your favorite artwork from another artist? I also have many and in different stages of Art, but I will mention one: “White on White” by Malevich.


Do you work with music or in silence? I always work with music. Silence doesn’t exist, at least here on Earth.


Photo: Jesús Hdez-Güero