Yoshua Okón was born in Mexico City in 1970, where he currently lives. He received his BFA from Conordia University in Montreal, Canada in 1994 and his MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2002 with a Fulbright scholarship. Okón founded the artist-run space La Panadería in 1994 and the artist-run space and school SOMA in 2009, both in Mexico City.

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Yoshua Okon
Mexico City, 1970
Mexico

Past Exhibitions

Yoshua Okón. Colateral

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC
07/10/2017 — 11/02/2018

Yoshua Okón: Miasma

Parque Galería
07/02/2017 — 28/02/2017

Ser Sensible / Being sensitive

La Quiñonera
26/11/2016 — 28/02/2017

Punk. Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo

Museo Universitario del Chopo
26/11/2016 — 26/03/2017

Solo Shows

2017
Yoshua Okón: Oracle, Torrance Art Museum, California, USA.
Miasma, Parque Galería, Mexico City, Mexico.

2016
Miasma, Testsite, Austin TX, USA.
Yoshua Okón: Octopus, Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
Yoshua Okón: In the Land of Ownership Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.
Oracle, UMOCA, Utah, USA.

2015
Octopus, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix, USA.
Oracle, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix, USA.
The Indian Project: Rebuilding History, Mor-Charpentier Gallery, Paris, France. Octopus, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, USA.

2014
Yoshua Okón, Kake Gallery, Okayama, Japan.
Yoshua Okón, Kurashiki University of the Science and the Arts, Okayama, Japan. Salò Island, UC Irvine, UCI Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, Irvine, USA.

Group Shows

2017
Bienal Sur: Dura lex sed lex, Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosario, Argentina.
Reverberaciones, MUAC Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Animal Farm, Kaufmann Repetto, New York, USA.
First Day of Good Weather, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2016
Libidinal Economies, mumok, Vienna, Austria.
Critical Aesthetics: The First 10 Years, Room Gallery, Irvine, USA.
What People do for Money: Some Joint Ventures, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland.
The Pleasure Principle, FARAGO, Los Ángeles, USA.
Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Raw Future of 100 Years Before, Spatiu Intact, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The Fraud Complex, Westspace, Melbourne, Australia.
The Natural Order of Things, Jumex Museum, Mexico City, Mexico.

2015
Safe, Home, Manchester, UK. Permanent Collection Galleries, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Corpocracy, The Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, USA.
Romper las reglas: juego y desafío ético, Manuel Felguérez Gallery CENART, Mexico City, Mexico.
Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City 1990-2000, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, USA.
Opening Exhibition, Parque Galería, Mexico City, Mexico.
Playback, OCAT, Shanghai, China.
Transmission recréation et répétition, Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.
A Journal of the Plague Year, The Lab, San Francisco, USA.

2014
Testigo del siglo, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Does Humor Belong in Art?, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany..
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea.
Standard of Living,Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
In motion: Borders and Migrations, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA.
Does Humor Belong in Art?, HALLE 14 – Center for Contemporary Art, Liepzig, Germany.
Permission To Be Global, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.
La historia la escriben los vencedores, OTR, Madrid, Spain.

2013
Permission To BE Global, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) Art Space, Miami, USA.
Home Away, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA.
Mexico Inside Out, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA.
SUR Biennial, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, USA.
Califoria-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA. Memorias de la Obsolescencia, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Old Havana, Cuba. Laughter, Apexart, New York, USA.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1970 Lives in: Mexico City