Born in Mexico City, live and work in Scandinavia 

My pieces are reminders of our relationship to unstable spaces, spaces that are at the constant mercy of imminent catastrophy. Sometimes they are forced upon you, sometimes they are shelters, sometimes they are homes – and sometimes they crumble to ruins. What they have in common is that they are formed in relation to us, and us to them. 

contact me at: berenicejanice@gmail.com

Education

2020-2022
Konstfack MFA Ceramics and Glass

2017-2020
Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Norway – BFA in Medium- and Material Based Art, Ceramics

2015-2017
Leksand Folkhögskola – Sweden – Ceramics design

2014-2015
Centro contemporáneo de cerámica – México Ceramics

2006-2007
Kalmar University – Sweden MSc. Leadership and International Management

1999-2004
ITESM Campus León- Industrial Engineering with minor in Systems engineering

Collections

2023 

Handelsbankens konstförening. Stockholm, Sweden

Statens Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden

2018     

Station II. KODE Art Museum. Bergen, Norway

Grants

March 2023 

One year working grant, Konstnärsnämnden

February 2023  

Travel grant Konstnärsnämnden

January 2023

Anglo-Swedish Society

Autumn 2022
Estrid-Ericsons Stiftelse

May 2022
Den Nordiska Första S:t Johannislogens Jubelfond scholarship

January 2022
Estrid-Ericsons Stiftelse

Autumn 2021
Hertha Bengtsons scholarship

Autumn 2021
Konstfack Autumn scholarship

Spring 2021
Konstfack Spring scholarship

Sept 2020
Utstillingsstøtte for kunstnere i etableringsfasen

June 2017
Siljan-Japanstiftelsen, Leksand Sweden

March 2017
Estrid-Ericsons Stiftelse

Residencies

Summer 2023

Konstbunkern summer residency, Örebro, Sweden

January 2023
Residency at Royal College of Art, London, England 

August 2022
Field Station SLAM IFÖ CENTER Bromölla Sweden

October 2019
Field Station SLAM IFÖ CENTER Bromölla Sweden

Abril 2017
The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

Awards 

June 2020
Avgangsstudent ved Kunst-og Håndverk, Fondet for Kunst og Designstudenter, Norway

Solo Exhibitions

2024  

Galleri Svarta Gran, Borlänge, Sweden (upcoming)

2023  

Forms of departure, Konstbunkern, Örebro, Sweden

Untitled, Paviljong LUX, Örebro, Sweden

Assembled Absence. Berg Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2021
Measures of the void. Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, Norway 

Alla de otroligt många tillstånd. Kaolin. Stockholm, Sweden

Taco for two performance during Stockholm Craft Week. Stockholm, Sweden

2019
Observations on the means to carry on Galleri Format. Oslo, Norway

Group exhibitions 

2023 

WIP Ceramics and glass, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2022
Re-Building, Galleri Gemla, Stockholm, Sweden 

Social Club, CRAFT! Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden 

Liquid feast, Stockholm Craft Week at Kaolin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 

Field Station, Lerlagret Ifö Center Art Hall, Bromölla, Sweden

G. T. Wallén – Hantverk och donation, Wallén Hallen, Leksand, Sweden

Hernández / Olsson, Olle Nymans Ateljéer, Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Sweden

Passing as human at RAM Gallery, Oslo, Norway 

Konstfack Spring Show, Stockholm, Sweden

2021
Takeaway, Galleri Duerr during Stockholm Craft Week. Stockholm, Sweden

Mindre enn 0,002 mm, Hå gamle prestegard, Nærbø, Norway 

På ubestemt tid / Avgang 2020. Startblokka, Linderud, Oslo

If we build it, they will come, Trafo Kunsthall, Norway 

Workhibit, Tellusgången Konstfack Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2020
Takeaway Galleri Duerr. Stockholm, Sweden 

2019
Åpen Kunsthall. Oslo, Norway

Juleutstillingen NÅ ER DET JUL IGJEN Kunstnerforbundet. Oslo, Norway

2018
Mari Ulland & Berenice Hernandez Reception Gallery, KHiO. Oslo, Norway.

Kropp RAM Gallery. Oslo, Norway

Årsutstillingen 2018 The Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts Annual Exhibition, Fredrerikstad, Norway

8th Biennial Utilitarian Ceramics Universidad Panamericana. Guadalajara, Mexico

I never saw a crack. I didn’t like Galleri Seilduken KHiO. Oslo, Norway

Pájaro con alas de papel Galleri Seilduken KHiO. Oslo, Norway

2017
8th Biennale Utilitarian Ceramics Franz Mayer Museum. Mexico City, Mexico

Florecer Taller mono rojo Mexico City, Mexico

Om Form At Tingshuset Leksand, Sweden

2016
Keramikutställning Leksand, Sweden

Teaching

2023 

Ceramics summer course. Leksand folkhögskola, Leksand, Sweden

2022
Ceramics summer course. Leksand folkhögskola, Leksand, Sweden

Ceramics intensive course. Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden

2021
Ceramics summer course. Leksand folkhögskola, Leksand, Sweden

Public speaking

May 2023  Artist talk about “Taco for two” video performance. Supermarket Talks programme, Stockholm, Sweden 

May 2023 Artist talk. KKV Örebro, Sweden 

January 2023. Artist talk at Royal College of Art, London, UK

May 2022 A conversation between artist Meriç Algün and Berenice Hernandez. Phantom Limbs / Ghost Architecture. Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

September 2022 Artist talk Olle Nyman Ateljéer och Konstnärshem,  Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Sweden

October 2022. A conversation about Identity & Memory. Social Club CRAFT! At Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

October 2022. Artist Talk. Crafting Conversations at Barklund & Co. Stockholm, Sweden

Publications

2022 Master thesis “Phantom Limbs / Ghost Architecture”, Konstfack. DiVA, id: diva2:1688726

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