Andres L. Hernandez is an associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hernandez considers the potential of imagination and inventiveness to nurture spaces that evoke liberatory ways of being. He explores these concepts through collaborative and socially engaged works, as well as independent, studio-based practices. Hernandez’ projects include commissions for the University of Arizona School of Art, the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. With Dark Adaptive, he co-developed performances for The Drawing Center, MoMA, Sharjah Biennial, and Performa. Hernandez held artist residencies with MCA Chicago, University of Arizona, Chicago DCASE, and the University of Chicago. He participated on design teams for the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center. His awards include the 3Arts Award in Visual Arts and the Efroymson Family Fund Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Hernandez served as a Center panelist for Performance in 2022.