HERNAN GANA was born in 1969 and lives and works in Santiago, Chile. He earned his degree in architecture at the well-known Univerdad Finis Terrae and studied visual arts at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Gana also studied printing at The School of Visual Arts, New York. Gana describes his art as "contemporary conceptualist landscape". His artistic language concerns itself deeply with the destructive powers of nature and man’s over-development of the land. Gana’s trademark architectural drawings and bar codes accompany many of his works to accentuate these concepts.
Gana often utilizes his educational background as a degreed architect to create unique urban landscapes, urban facades, highways and factories. His intent is to demonstrate the way architecture and urbanism overwhelm and distort human existence.
Gana’s work has been shown in ten solo exhibitions since 1992. He has participated in several gallery and museum exhibitions in his native Chile and beyond. Most recently, Gana has exhibited in group shows in Berlin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Eastern Europe, Lima, Miami, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Sao Paulo. His works are in many private collections and corporations around the world.