Born to Cuban parents and raised on Miami Beach, curator Gladys-Katherina Hernando spent many years participating in the art community of Los Angeles, organizing exhibitions in local and international galleries, public spaces, and on the web.

In 2015 alongside two other female curators created the nonprofit art space JOAN in Los Angeles. As Curator Emeritus (2015–2017) she organized More Light (2017), Clarissa Tossin: Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters) (2016), Galería Perdida: I want to blush, f**kers (2016), Mark Hagen: The Outdoor Type (2016), and Fay Ray: Hanging Sculptures (2015), among others. She previously worked at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, East of Borneo, and Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles. She holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design.

In 2018, she founded her third gallery, the nonprofit Hernando’s Hideaway on Miami Beach, presenting contemporary art in a garage gallery and for 24/7 public viewing in the front sculpture lawn.

Gladys is mostly based Miami and can’t quit Los Angeles just yet.

IG: @gladyskatherina | @hernandoshdwy

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