Yoshua Okón was born in Mexico City where he currently lives. His work is like a series of near-sociological experiments executed for the camera blends staged situations, documentation and improvisation and questions habitual perceptions of reality and truth, selfhood and morality. In 2002 he received an MFA from UCLA with a Fulbright scholarship. In 1994, he founded La Panadería, an artist-run space in Mexico City.
His solo shows exhibitions include: Octopus, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA, HH, Baró Sao Paulo Brazil, Yoshua Okón: 2007-2010, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Ventanilla Única, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Canned Laughter, Viafarini, Milan, SUBTITLED, Städtische Kunsthalle, Munich, Bocanegra, The Project, NY, Gaza Stripper, Herzeliya Museum, Israel, Cockfight, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Oríllese a la Orilla, Art & Public, Geneva, Lo Mejor de lo Mejor, La Panadería, Mexico City. His Group exhibitions include: Incongruous, Musèe Cantonal des Beux-Arts, Lausanne, Proyecto Juárez, Carrillo Gil Museum, Mexico City, The Mole’s Horizon, Palais des Beaux Arts. Brussels, Amateurs, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, The Age of Discrepancy, MUCA, Mexico City, Adaptive Behavior, New Museum, NY, Terror Chic, Spruth/Magers, Munich, The Virgin Show, Wrong Gallery, NY, Mexico City: an exhibition about the exchange rates between bodies and values, PS1, MoMA, NY, and Kunstwerke, Berlin. He has also participated in: Cuenca Biennial, Quito, Mercosur Bienial, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Istanbul Bienial, Istanbul, ICP Trienial, NY, California Bienial, OCMA, New Port Beach and Torino Triennale, Turin.
Last update 5th May, 2017.