Hernando’s Hideaway is a nonprofit, experimental curatorial framework housed within the private residence of curator Gladys-Katherina Hernando in Miami Beach, Florida. The property provides unconventional sites for the public presentation of contemporary art: a one-car garage as contemporary gallery and front lawn for the display of sculptural works. Hernando’s Hideaway is a distinctively counter-institutional structure for the display, presentation, and consideration of art and its spaces. The site aims to provide a unique location for artists to develop their practice and engage with the local art community and to foster new connections with a city that generally remains on the margins. Hernando’s Hideaway is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
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 she created the nonprofit art space JOAN in Los Angeles. As Cofounder and 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 MA 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. She is based in Miami and in Los Angeles.