Hernandez was born in 1970 in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. He earned a degree in industrial design at the Havana Superior Institute of Design (ISDI). After graduation in 1994 he began a collaboration experience together with Ernesto Oroza, Juan Bernal, Francis Acea and Manuel Piña under the name "Ordo Amoris Cabinet", after the Latin words for "order" and "love". From 1996 until 2003 Ordo Amoris Cabinet was only formed by Diango Hernández and Francis Acea. The duo's sculptural installations were exhibited throughout Cuba, Europe, and North America. Exhibiting widely Hernández’s works has been included at the 51st Venice Art Biennale (Arsenale, 2005), São Paulo Art Biennial (2006), Biennale of Sydney (2006), Kunsthalle Basel (2006), Munich’s Haus der Kunst (2010), London’s Hayward Gallery (2010) and more recently with a survey at the MART (2011) in Rovereto, Italy. Hernandez currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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