Yorjander Capetillo Hernández was born in 1982 in San Cristóbal, Cuba. He lives and works in Havana, Cuba. Hernández has a bachelor’s degree in stage design at the Universidad de las Artes, Havana, Cuba. He also studied painting at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana. He has done graduate courses in art direction at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). He currently works as a professor of stage design at the Universidad de las Artes, in Havana. He has taken part in several exhibitions in Cuba, Sweden, and Germany, and participated twice in the Havana Biennial of Art. He has been awarded an Asociación Hermanos Sainz (AHS) fellowship in visual arts, Havana, Cuba; and a residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude in visual arts, Stuttgart, Germany. He was awared a prize in light design and special mention in set design at the Festival Elsinor in Universidad de las Artes, Havana, Cuba. Hernández was also invited to NordArt 2014, Budelsdorf, Germany. Beyond his artistic activity, Hernández has worked as a stage designer at Entropía Teatro, with Entropía (2012) and La muñeca sin piernas (2013), both directed by Lilianne Lugo. With those plays he participated in the IX Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, and the V Semana de Teatro Alemán, Havana. As an art director, he worked on the short films El Muerto Mendoza and El Último de los Forajidos at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, San Antonio de los Baños, in 2008.
»I am an artist with a unifying vision of all arts. I work with the doubts, the confused areas of art history, and from mankind itself. I like to question the paths of life, sometimes taking as a central axis some character dealing with matters such as luck, chance, or faith. I like to work with concepts, fictitious stories, with irony, humor, or harshness. I work with human pain, with death and what remains after it, with the things that never happened. I am an artist who questions life every day, so it never loses its meaning.«