The light observation in the early twentieth century by scientists such as Max Planck and James Clark Maxwell led to great discoveries, notably quantum mechanics, the processes of data computerization and the digital tools creation, which transformed the world and our way to percieving it. The vision phenomena analyzed from this new perspective has strongly influenced the arts as a whole. This desire to understand the interaction between light, matter and human perception has propelled new aesthetic research both pictorial and sculptural, as well as through installations in which light creates new spaces of immersion.


Strongly stimulated by optical art, scientific discoveries, as well as by pictorial techniques such as light-dark, the Hernan Zambrano’s work essentially questions the properties and the artistic potential of this element that is light. From observations made in the EnsaLab research laboratories as well as in the light phenomena present in our everyday life, his work consists in capturing a kind of information that is beyond the immediate reality perception. For him, the light that seems to be indecipherable shows the reality nature, which is always heterogeneous and impermanent. In his image, his works, in the form of paintings, installations and sculptures, are a reflection of the plurality of possible aesthetic ways offered by the study of this mysterious phenomenon.


On the other hand, his focus also rests on an exploration of the light present in the inner imaginary revealed by the altered states of consciousness. For this, Hernan is particularly interested in the shamanic ceremonies practiced in South America, as well as in the phenomena of the transcendental perception of Buddhist meditation, in which light is perceived as a state of lucidity and emptiness.


His work thus rests on the study and experimentation of these light phenomena in three levels of perception that intermingle: The global knowledge of light through science and technology; a sensorial reading of light in everyday life; and the immaterial forms extraction emerging from the bottom of the human being consciousness.

Expositions personnelles


2017 : En duo avec Adrian Caicedo, Fonds d'art moderne et contemporain, Montluçon, France

2008 : Humanizaciones, Casa de la Cultura Palo Mestizo, Tuluá, Colombia


Expositions collectives


2017 : Collapse/Collide, Château d'eau, Bourges, France

2016 : Cornucopia, "Before en terres chamanes", Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

2015 : FESTILAB FRANKENSTEIN MEDIA, Bibliothèque Municipale Ceccano, Avignon, France

           Dignes Design, D‘DAYS, Bastille Design Center, Paris, France

    Chaire Innovation et Savoir-Faire, École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

2014 : Expériences, D‘DAYS, Bastille Design Center, Paris, France

2012 : Trois regards d’artistes peintres colombiens, Prieuré d’Allichamps, Bruère-Allichamps, France

2007 : Espacio Público – Espacio Privado, Centro Cultural, Cali, Colombia

2006 : Novena Biennal de Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia

2004 : Original y Copia, Centro Cultural, Cali, Colombia

           Imprentas que dejan huellas, Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia




2016 : EnsadLab (Réflective Interaction), ENSAD, Paris, France

2015 : EnsadLab (Sciences et Arts des Interactions Lumière-matière-couleur), ENSAD, Paris


2012 : Centre d’Étude au Partenariat et à l’Intervention Artistique (CÉPIA), Bourges, France


2012 : Post-diplôme "Art sonore et musique électroacoustique", Conservatoire, Bourges, France

2011 : DNSEP, Félicitations du jury, École Nationale Supérieure d'Art, Bourges, France


2008 : Post-diploma, Dirección Artistica en Medios Audiovisuales, Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia

2007 : Master, Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia




2014 : Allocation de recherche, SAIL/EnsadLab, ENSAD, Paris, France

2015 : Allocation de recherche, Reflective Interaction/EnsadLab, ENSAD, Paris, France




2017 : Shakers, résidence de recherches en duo avec Adrian Caicedo, Montluçon, France