Costa Rica

Mauricio Herrero
Together Apart: #Nest

14.10.20 04.11.20

Mauricio Herrero is a Costa Rican visual artist. He earned his MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design, NY, NY. He also has a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Education from the University of Barcelona and a Bachelor and Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Engraving from the University of Costa Rica. Through his artistic practice, he interrogates the possibilities of print media and other processes, exploring divisions between categories, concepts and territories. It analyzes the relationships between economic and aesthetic value, as well as new forms of exchange. Since 2020 he has been the founder and director of Casa 49 in San José, Costa Rica. This is conceived as a space for art, research and experimentation. It is a center for the exploration of ideas, creative initiatives, curatorial and pedagogical processes, artistic research and social practice.


During NEST I participated in two collaborative projects. In the first, we started from what NEST meant for each of the participants, deriving from the concepts of discomfort, confinement and movement. Each participant proceeded to generate visual associations from these concepts. Later we proceeded to intervene the images made by others, without knowing what their specific link was with the concepts raised (their interpretation). A final step consisted in the integration of these hybrid images into a single audiovisual material, thus blurring the boundaries between subjective and collective narratives.

In the second collaborative project, chance played a role, by taking notes of our first casual conversation around many topics, somehow linked to NEST. These notes became the material recited live, in a performative way while superimposed images of the three members were projected spinning, with an almost hypnotic effect. The integration of the live recitation together with the edited visual material, made this a project specific to the videoconference medium.

Mauricio Herrero
1981 | New York, USA
Lives in San José, Costa Rica

2017 | Master in Visual Arts and Education-University of Barcelona, ​​Spain
2011 | MFA in Fine Arts-Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA.
2009 | Degree in Plastic Arts with an emphasis in Engraving, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
2007 | Bach. in Plastic Arts with an emphasis in Engraving, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

2017 | Contemporary Parallels XII-Oscar Román Gallery-Mexico City, Mexico
2015 | From Green to Gray. Contemporary Costa Rican Art in New York-Art Directors Club-New York, USA
2011 | MFA Thesis Show-The Kitchen-New York, USA
2008 | Festival Ingráfica Award-Iglesia de la Merced Cuenca, Spain
2007 and 2009 | Biennial La Joven Estampa Award-House of the Americas-Havana, Cuba

2019 | Spanish Cultural Center / Casa Caníbal, San José, Costa Rica
2017 | Espai de Creació Zona 230, Barcelona, ​​Spain
2013 | Proyecto ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 | Experimental Graphics Workshop / Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba

2008 | First Place Student Award, Visual Arts Contest in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Agreement between the University of Costa Rica and the University of Kansas-San José, Costa Rica

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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