MARIO YBARRA JR.
Ybarra Jr. was born (1973) and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He received his MFA at UCI and BFA at Otis College of Art and Design. He has exhibited at Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin; Artpace, San Antonio; The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York; Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and LA><ART and has participated in exhibitions, publication projects and artists residencies internationally.
In his installations and community-based projects, Mario Ybarra Jr. reimagines the possibilities of "contemporary art that is filtered through a Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles," as he told the LA Times. While refusing to discount social or political context, Ybarra remains skeptical about the concept of Chicano identity, a position owing as much to the politicized dockworkers of his native Wilmington neighborhood as to such artists as Rubén Ortiz-Torres and Daniel Joseph Martinez. Indeed, the work of this "cholo aestheticist and inveterate jester," in the words of critic Andrew Berardini, frequently considers the exigencies--and perverse oddities--of cultural translations and the appropriate acts they presuppose.
Please join us on Tuesday, November 10th at 4:00 p.m. in the Visual Arts building, room 103.
This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome to attend. You do NOT have to be an Art major!