Helena Her


She carried out her studies of Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts ENAP, UNAM in Mexico and finished her Master studies in Art in Public Spheres at the Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland with an Erasmus semester in Vienna, Austria at the Akademie der bildenden Künste.

Her work has been displayed in collective exhibitions, the most recent being in France, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Singapore, Turkey, Italy, U.S., UK, Portugal, Spain, Germany, and Mexico, and solo shows in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and the UK.


My work nowadays is related to personal stories, emotional narratives and experiences.

My drawing practice has become the search for symbolic and actual stability; my instructional work is changing from the strict step-by-step action recommendations to the freeway to interpret the images. I play with the authority of a manual and return it to the people in an absurd way of dealing with reality. Thanks to all the diverse people surrounding me and the dialogues and interchange I had and still have with them, I found myself immersed in a world of advice and how-to-do things in order to avoid disappointments, to heal a broken heart and to deal with life in general.

 As an artist, I feel the need to conceive appealing works to make visible the invisible.

I created “Robin”, a character based on me and as my alter ego, Robin does things I don’t or can’t do.

The character is a non-binary character and, in these pieces, she is female and she has others to interact with. In the sexual series I want my material to combine very intimate and taboo content with a simple and clean line.


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