Esther Hernandez is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist and recent resident at Redline and Platte Forum. She has worked with teens at the Museum of Contemporary Art through the “Failure Lab” program and her work has been exhibited two years in a row by Arthyve’s Archives as Muse program, she is also the featured artist for April’s Untitled Final Friday event at the Denver Art Museum this year. Through a variety of mediums such as interactive relational performance, living sculpture and video, she explores love, connection, social norms, ritual and play, with a surreal and sometimes situationist type of absurdity. So much of her work is devising situations through which she is able to examine participants within experiences she has designed. She structures performances in which the viewers show up expecting a show, but very quickly become the key players of the pieces themselves.