Learn more about Fall 2009 International Artist-in-Resident Mario Ybarra Jr.in this live studio visit. Based in Los Angeles, Ybarra creates sculptures, installations, photographs, and activist interventions as a means of examining various components of Mexican-American identity.
About the Artist
Mario Ybarra Jr. (b.1973) is a Mexican-American, conceptual artist born and raised in Los Angeles. His artwork operates as examinations of excluded social norms, often examining complete environments, histories, and narratives. He received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. He has been featured in many local, national, and international exhibitions/fairs including at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Tate Museum in London, Orange County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, MOCA Los Angeles, MOCA Detroit, ICA Boston, Museo De Cervantez Spain, ARCO Fair 2011 and 2013, LACMA, and Art Institute of Chicago, among others. In 2002, in partnership with his wife Karla Diaz, he co-founded Slanguage (an artist-run space/collective in Los Angeles that hosted art exhibitions, residencies, and programming for youth and adults). He has been featured as a speaker in many national and international venues, including the Creative Summit in New York and Artpace San Antonio.