Born in 1983 in Havana (Cuba)
Lives and works between Havana (Cuba) and Caracas (Venezuela)
Jesús Hdez-Güero attended the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, between 1999 and 2003. He later entered the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, earning his degree in Fine Arts in 2009. His work is not limited to a specific artistic medium, but depends on the idea to develop. His works have been presented in different exhibitions, including: Desplazamientos, la mayoría invisible: A Nation in a Few Words, Alejandro Otero Museum (MAO), Caracas, Venezuela; The Object and the Image (This is not a Chair Either), Concrete Space Project, Miami, USA; 9th Edition of the IILA-PHOTOGRAPHY Prize, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO), Rome, Italy; Iconocracia: Contemporary Cuban Photography, Atlantic Center for Modern Art (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canarias (2016) and the Basque Center for Contemporary Art (Artium), Vitoria, Spain (2015); Zona Franca, 12th Biennial of Havana, Historical-Military Complex Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba; The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana, Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden (2015) and at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2014); TOUCHED, Liverpool Biennial, Visitor Center, Liverpool, UK; Experimental Video and Video Art: Artists from Cuba, Antioquia Museum, Medellín, Colombia; VII Biennial of Gwangju, South Korea; and States of Exchange: Artists from Cuba, Institute of International Visual Arts (IniVA), London, UK.
The video Minutos de odio contra sí mismo (Minutes of hate against oneself) shows a close up of the Venezuelan flag receiving eight bullets, which, one by one, replace the stars that normally adorn it. In his work, the artist reflects on the attacks, mutations and re-significances of media, social and political discourse that have caused the flag, and the nation, to suffer to such an extent that violence has became an integral part of Venezuelan identity.