Artist: Brendan Fernandes

Sep 24 - Oct 17 2009
New Commissions
Dec 10 - Mar 05 2011

A Video View of From Hiz Hands

Brendan Fernandes “From Hiz Hands” from Art in General on Vimeo.

Born in Kenya of Indian descent, Brendan Fernandes immigrated to Canada in the 1990s. He completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA from The University of Western Ontario (2005) and his BFA from York University in Canada (2002). He has exhibited internationally and nationally including exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Art Gallery of York University, Manif d’Art: The Quebec City Biennial, The Third Guangzhou Triennial, and the Western New York Biennial through The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Fernandes has participated in numerous residency programs including The Canada Councils for the Arts International Residency in Trinidad and Tobago (2006), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Work Space (2008) and Swing Space (2009) programs, Emerge 10 at Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (2008), the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum (2009), The New Work Residency at Harvestworks, NY (2009), and the Gyeonggi Creation Center Residency at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea (2009). He held the position of Artist in Residence at The School of Visual Arts, NY, in the graduate program for computer arts (2008). He was on the short list for the 2010 Sobey Art Award. Fernandes is based between Toronto and New York.

His work is represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.


Dec 10, 2010
Opening Reception
Dec 10, 2010 ... Mar 5, 2011
Brendan Fernandes: From Hiz Hands
  • Art world likes where he’s coming from White, Murray, "Art world likes where he’s coming from," The Star, Aug 1, 2010,
  • Canadian Art Online: Brendan Fernandes “Brendan Fernandes: Hybrid Heredities,” Canadian Art Online. Download PDF
  • The Toronto Star: Brendan Fernandes Murray Whyte, ““Art world likes where he’s coming from,” The Toronto Star. Download PDF
  • The New Yorker: Ohad Meromi & Brendan Fernandes “Goings on About Town: Art ‘Ohad Meromi’,” The New Yorker. Download PDF
  • Ohad Meromi & Brendan Fernandes Hrag Vartanian, “Projects by Ohad Meromi & Brendan Fernandes Open at Art in General,” Download PDF