EDUCATION

2019 Curatorial Studies, NODE Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin.

2012 MFA in Visual Arts & PhotographyMiami International University of Art & Design, Miami, FL.

2010 Post-Baccalaureate BFA Visual Arts – Photography (15 credits) – Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, FL.

2009 BA Graphic Arts, Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico, Carolina, PR

2007 Professional Digital Photography, Eduardo Photography Studio, Bayamon, PR.


ORGANIZATIONS

PRISMA Art Projects – Founder

  • Artist-run non-profit organization established in 2015. Focused on supporting emerging artists through exhibition & portfolio development.

24hourproject – Ambassador for Puerto Rico

  • Connect emerging photographers, aspiring photojournalist and visual storytellers from Puerto Rico to join an international community in document humanity.
  • Organize and coordinate event.
  • Organize and curate exhibition after the day of the event.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

2019

2018


GRANTS, AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2019

2017

  • Honorable Mention –  La Casa de la Cultura Enrique Ramírez y Ramírez – Mexico City

2011

  • Mention, Nude Category –  Black & White Spider Awards (Online)

2008

  • 1st place, Best Photograph – Black & White Category –  Premios Jaguar, UPR, Carolina

2006

  • 3rd place Best Photograph – Black & White Category –  K-Tharsis Artística, UPR, Carolina

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

2017

  • Shifted Realities – Sala de Exhibiciones en Antigua Casa Alcaldía – Carolina, PR

2012

  • MFA Exhibition: Shifted Realities – The Lunch Box Gallery – Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • MFA Presentation: Shifted Realities – Miami Intl. University of Art & Design Student Gallery– Miami, FL
  • Shifted Realities – The Hangar Gallery – Wynwood, Miami, FL

2011

  • One Night Stand Exhibitions Series – The Lunch Box Gallery – Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • ArteAméricas The Latin American Art Fair – Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami, FL

2008

  • Arte Vivo – Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas – Caguas, PR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • The Repeating Island – Colectivo Presencia – Art Basel 2019 – Kendall Art Center, Miami, FL
  • Herencias del Arte Caribeño Contemporáneo – 6to Congreso Internacional de Artistas Visuales – Facultad de Artes de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo – República Dominicana
  • Camaradas – Instituto de Subcultura – Santurce, PR

2018

  • El Caribe en Puerto Rico – Museo de Arte de Caribbean University (MACU) – Bayamón, PR
  • Album Covers Art Show: part B – La Central – Isabela, PR
  • Album Covers Art Show: part A – El Local – Santurce, PR
  • Bienal SalaFAR 2018 – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico – Santurce, PR
  • María a través de mi lente: Exhibición Fotográfica – Mercado Libre – Santurce, PR
  • Catarsis: Re/construyendo después de María – Museo de las Américas – San Juan PR

2017

  • Feromonas – CIELO – Santurce, PR
  • Mi Barrio – Casa de Cultura Ramírez y Ramírez – Ciudad de México, México

2016

  • Summer Love Art Exhibition – Mercado Libre – San Juan, PR

2015

  • LUZ An Exploration of Illumination – Galería Casa Jefferson – San Juan, PR
  • Perspectivas de Mujer – Galería Epifanio Irizarry – Esc. Especializada de Bellas Artes – Ponce, PR
  • TRE-ART-SURES – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Untitled – Portofino 400 – South Beach, FL

2014

  • Miami Mixer – Eleazar Delgado Studio –- Miami, FL
  • Square Art Show – Bear & Bird Boutique Gallery – Lauderhill, FL

2013

  • The Wall – MANO Fine Art – Bird Road Arts District – Miami, FL
  • Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas – Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña – Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina – San Juan, PR
  • Cardboard Art – Irreversible Magazine Intl. Art Project – Brisky Gallery – Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • Cardboard Art – Irreversible Magazine Intl. Art Project – SeaFair – Bayfront Park, Miami, FL

2012

  • Miami Independent Thinkers 4th Edition Art Basel Fair – The Armory Studios – Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • Faculty Exhibition – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Bienal de Fotografía de Puerto Rico – Museo de Arte de las Américas – San Juan, PR
  • Imbued – The Artisan Lounge – Miami, FL
  • My City – The Artisan Lounge – Miami, FL

2011

  • NY vs. Miami – Art Basel Miami – The Hangar – Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • Art Walk November – The Hangar – Wynwood, Miami, FL
  • Insight – Arevalo Gallery – Design District, Miami, FL
  • Houston Fine Art Fair – Arevalo Gallery – Houston, TX
  • Art over the bridge – Café Society Group – Pompano Beach, FL
  • PINTA The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show – Arevalo Gallery – London, UK
  • Bubbling up – SOHO Studios – Wynwood, Miami, FL

2010

  • SOLO Art Fair – Doubletree Hotel – Miami, FL
  • Student Show – Miami Intl. University of Art & Design – Miami, FL

2009

  • Experimento Fotográfico – Casa Aboy – San Juan, PR
  • Retomando noches de galerías –  Nuyorican’s Café – San Juan, PR
  • Arte Erótico – La Respuesta – Santurce, PR

CURATORIAL PRACTICE 

2019

2016

  • Eminencia: Homenaje a Abelardo Díaz Alfaro – Casa de Cultura Ruth Hernández – Río Piedras, PR

2015

  • LUZ: An Exploration of Illumination – Galería Casa Jefferson – San Juan, PR
  • ExplorArt: Puerto Rico – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • “dis·so·ci·a·tion” MFA Exhibition by Eduardo Meléndez – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL

2014

  • Beautifully Dark: A Requiem, Solo Show by Pam Reagan – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2014 Photography Biennale – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • IRAN Contemporary – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2014 South Florida Group Show – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • “Interplay” MFA Exhibition by Donna Harvey – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Wes Carson: The Miami Project – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • “Puerto Rico: The view of colonialism through the eye of the colonized” MFA Exhibition by Alejandra Leon Pineda – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2014 Teaching Artists Exhibition – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL

2013

  • Allegory: Beyond depictions, banalities & cultural statements – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • “The mood behind memory based painting charged” MFA Exhibition by Kseniya Mashyanova – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Pembroke Pines Art Guild Exhibition – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2013 South Florida Group Show – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Virginia Erdie Solo Exhibition – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • “Live Cinema” MFA Exhibition by Jonathan DeCamps – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • “The Bird & Bee Show” MFA Exhibition by Brittany Smith – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2013 High School Students Exhibition – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2013 Faculty Exhibition – Vargas Gallery – Pembroke Pines, FL

ARTIST TALKS / LECTURES / WORKSHOPS

2019

  • 24hourproject” – Ambassador talk regarding participation in the 24hourproject – El Cuadrado Gris, Santurce, PR

2018

  • An exploration of architecture” – Artist Talk & Workshop as part of Bienal SalaFAR Exhibition – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, PR
  • Architecture photography” – Artist Talk & Workshop – Fundación Angel Ramos, Hato Rey, PR

2013

  • Photography in daily life” – Vargas University – Pembroke Pines, FL

PRESS

2019

2018

2017

  • Hernández, Keylla, WAPA TV – Television interview at WAPA al Amanecer: “Shifted Realities” at Noches de Galería Municipio de Carolina, July 20.

2016

  • Radio Oro – Radio program interview: “Fotomaratón f/100×35

2015

2012

  • El Dialogo Online – Interview: “Bienal Internacional de Fotografía”, September 7, Online, PR
  • El Vocero – Article: “Bienal de Fotografía”, September 4, Online, PR
  • El Nuevo Día – Article: “Bienal de Fotografía”, September 5, Printed, PR
  • Revista Cruce – Article: “La bienal se transforma”, September, Online, PR

2010

  • Shifted Realities” by Annie Y. Saldaña – Self published book

CERTIFICATES

2019

  • Fábricas Culturales: Talleres de emprendimiento a Industrias Creativas, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña en alianza con Inversión Cultural, Hato Rey, PR

2006

  • Black & White Photography Seminar, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Museo Casa Jesús T. Piñero, Canóvanas, PR

2008

  • Batik in Contemporary Art, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR
  • Introduction to Macramé, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR