Fernando Aceves Humana

Fernando Aceves Humana was born in 1969 in Mexico City, where he studied fine art at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Fernando then went on to specialize in etching at the Academia de Belle Arti di Roma, Italy.

Aceves has won three Young Creators grants from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). The French government awarded Aceves a grant for artistic excellence, with a residency in the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Using the taxonomical collections at the Musee Nationale d’Histoire Naturelle, Aceves began work on his series ‘At Risk’ (En Riesgo).

Since then he has produced lithographs at Imprimeríe Clôt Bramsen, Paris. Prizes won by Aceves include : first place in the IX Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven and the 1st Bienal Nacional de Gráfica Tamayo and an honorable mention in the XIV Bienal Rufino Tamayo.

In 2007 Aceves visited Laos with Javier Areán to give the first etching courses at the National Faculties of Fine Arts in Ventiane and Luang Prabang, Laos.

Both faculties had presses made in Ventiane as part of an initiative by Axel Wolkenahuer. The courses were held thanks to Francisco Limón’s contacts and in collaboration with the CCCL of France in Laos and the Culture Department of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2008 he joined the National System of Art Creators, FONCA, Mexico. Fernando Aceves is the cofounder of the artists collective ‘Tequio: The Good Impression’ (La Buena Impresión), made up of Francisco Castro Leñero, Nicolás Guzmán, Irais Esparza, Doctor Lakra, Lydia Parusol and Megan Glore. The collective was formed to offer courses at the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) in Phnom Penh and to donate a press with all the materials necessary to create the first etching workshop ever installed in Cambodia. The workshop Char (dry point in Khmer) was opened in 2011 and is creating the first generation of Khmer master printers and students.

Aceves has had individual exhibitions in Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and Vietnam. Fernando Aceves lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.