Fernando Aceves Humana

He was born in Mexico City in 1969, studied Visual Arts at the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) and specialized in metal engraving at the School of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy. He has won numerous awards and mentions: The UNESCO-Aschberg Artistic Residence selected him to reside in Senegal during 1995. He obtained the FONCA Young Creators scholarship in 1995, 1998 and 2001. He was awarded by the Government’s artistic excellence scholarship from France in 2002, when he lived in Paris, at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Member of the National System of Creators of the National Fund for the Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in 2007, 2012 and 2016. He has made numerous exhibitions in Mexico and individual exhibitions in Senegal, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, England, Vietnam, Thailand and Germany.

In 2007, he collaborated in the creation of the first metal engraving workshops in Laos. He was co-founder of the artist’s collective Tequio, La buena impresión (2011), conformed by Francisco Castro Leñero, Doctor Lakra, Iraís Esparza, Lydia Parusol, Nicolás Guzmán, Carla Rippey, Daniel Barraza, Franco Aceves, Javier Areán, Saúl Villa, Carlos Pez, Daniel Flores, Jonatan Velázquez, Maribel González and Francesco Siqueiros, who donated the engraving press and the material to the founding of the Char-RUFA printing workshop of the Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, the first engraving workshop in the History of the Kingdom of Cambodia, where lithography and fresco techniques were reinserted, lost due to the genocide and the civil wars that devastated the country between 1975 and 1994. In 2013, he coordinated the installation of the engraving workshop of the Toot Yung Cultural Center in Bangkok, Thailand. He also promotes the creation of global exchange networks between private workshops and educational institutions in the graphic arts area.

Fernando lives, works and teaches in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico.


  • 2018

Travel Diary ,10 Years exploring SE Asia,  Metahouse Cultural Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

2017-18 Excavations paradises and phenomena, Mexican Culture Seminar, Mexico City.

2016 PINTURA, MUPO  Museo  de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México,

2015 Mictlán, the Kingdom of Death, Santo Domingo Cultural Center, Oaxaca.

ESTAR, Espacio latente Gallery Oaxaca and Café La Gloria , Mexico City

2014 Wounded Eden, Toot Yung Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

2013 Recent Landscapes. Domicilio Conocido Gallery, Mexico City.

2011 En Riesgo, recent prints, Toot Yung Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

En Riesgo, Paintings, Mexican Embassy ein Berlin, Germany, Instituto de México en Madrid, Spain.

Sureste Asiático,Centro Cultural Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, México.

2009 En Riesgo, curated by  Michael SmytheMuseo de los pintores Oaxaqueños, Mexico.

2008 Eviidences, the Bookworm Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

At risk, dos equis. Series History Museum of Tlalpan. Curate by Michael Smythe, Mexico City

Tlaltecuhtli, the goddess of the land, oil sketches make in the archeological excavations in Templo Mayor ancient Aztec capital. Monte Albán Museum, Oaxaca.

2007 The dos equis series ,Fernando Aceves Humana in association with NOMAD,Jonathan Bonfiglio  producer, Michael Smithe curator. 187-211, St. John Street, London United Kingdom.

Danibaan, XX anniversary  of  the nomination of  Monte Albán   world heritage by UNESCO

2007 The dos equis series ,Fernando Aceves Humana in association with NOMAD,Jonathan Bonfiglio  producer, Michael Smithe curator. 187-211, St. John Street, London United Kingdom.

2006 Evidences, landscapes painted at zones at risc to disappear by the tourist development.

Arte de Oaxaca Gallery. Mexico

2005 Fernando Aceves H , Recent works, CROUS Beaux Arts Gallery, Paris, France.

2003  At risk, Paintings, Gallery CROUS Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Works Graphics, Cité  Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Night and day, Museum of contemporary art of Yucatan (MACAY)

2002 Fernando  Aceves Humana, Paintings, Gallery Quetzalli, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2001 Histories of the moment, Praxis Gallery , Mexico, D.F. The Graphic as a diary, Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca, IAGO, Mexico. Institute of Mexico in Madrid, Spain.

2000 For Deceaseds, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, MACO, Mexico.

1999 The Human Condition Atelier 50, Asosiazione Internazionale Incisori, Rome, Italy.

1998 Fernando Aceves Humana,  recent, works, Art Felchlin Gallery ,Zurich, Switzerland.

1996 Silent painting, Gallery of the Theatre Isauro Martínez, Torreon Cit,  México.

1996  Binnacle,  The Studio Gallery  Mexico City

1996 Regards, Fernando Aceves Humana and Shubrata Ghosh,  Museum Centre of Research and Documentation of Senegal, Saint Louis, Senegal.

1995 Sediments, Cultural Centre San Angel, Mexico, D.F.