Gladys-Katherina Hernando is a curator, writer, and cofounder the nonprofit space JOAN in Los Angeles. Her research and writing interests explore mysticism, social activism, Afro Cuban history, and countercultural and revolutionary movements. She has published reviews and written essays for artists’ monographic catalogs, and her text on the artist John Knight, “A Critical Reflection of a Particular Physical Location,” was published in X-tra magazine in 2014. She previously worked as the Director of Richard Telles gallery in Los Angeles, with the online magazine East of Borneo, and as Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She founded the web-based Light & Wire Gallery, (2008–2014), producing exhibitions and projects in various media and technological formats. She holds a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies in the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California, (2012), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design, (2004). Gladys-Katherina was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. She divides her time between there and Los Angeles.
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