Born 1982 in Pinar del Rio/Cuba.
Yorjander Capetillo Hernández has earned his bachelor’s degree in stage design from the Universidad de las Artes, Havana/Cuba and studied painting at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Havana. Further, he has participated in graduate courses in art direction at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, San Antonio de los Baños/Cuba and was part of the Cátedra de Arte de Conducta program organized by the artist Tania Bruguera. In Cuba he works as a Professor of stage design at the Universidad de las Artes.
Besides of being an artist, Yorjander Capetillo Hernández has worked as stage designer of Entropía (2012) and La muñeca sin piernas (2013), both directed by Lilianne Lugo at Entropía Teatro. With these plays he participated in the IX Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario of Universidad de Caldas, Manizales/Colombia and the V Semana de Teatro Alemán, Havana as well as in Traspasos Escénicos, Havana.
As art director he worked on the short movies El Muerto Mendoza and El Último de los Forajidos through the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, in 2008.
His works have been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows, such as amongst others Eticos y Estéticos, Centro Internacional de Prensa, Havana (2015), Monstruos de my Maquinaria, Pabellón Cuba, Havana (2015), Old Whims, Stockholm/Sweden (2014), or at the International Art Exhibition NordArt in Büdelsdorf/Germany (2014).
In 2013 he received the AHS Fellowship in Visual Arts.