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Yoshua Okon ( geb.1970

BORN IN MEXICO CITY 10/06/70

LIVES IN MEXICO CITY & LOS ANGELES

 

EDUCATION

2000-2002 MFA, UCLA, Los Angeles, California.

1990-1994 BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008

 

Yoshua Okon, Lothringer 13 - Stadtische Kunsthalle Munchen, Munich, Germany.

2007

 

Bocanegra, The Project, New York, NY, USA.

2006

 

Saldo a Favor, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain.

 

Gaza Stripper, Herzeliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzeliya, Israel.

2005

 

Bocanegra, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy.

 

Lago Bolsena, The Project, New York City, USA.

2004 Yoshua Okon, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico CIty, Mexico.

HCl, Galeria Enrique Guerro, Mexico City, Mexico.

Shoot, The Project, Los Angeles, USA.

2003 Art Statement, Art Basel Miami, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann.

Cockfight, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy.

2002 Orillese a la Orilla, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland.

Yoshua Okon, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico

New Decor, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California.

2000 Cockfight, Modern Culture, New York City, USA.

Orillese a la Orilla, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico.

Lo Mejor de lo Mejor, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico.

1998 Rise & Fall, Brasilica, Vienna, Austria.

1997 Koblenz, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico.

Beautiful Fluffy Stylish Hairy Butts. Chorus, Minneapolis, USA.

A Proposito, in collaboration with Miguel Calderon. La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 Zona Franca, Museu da Vale do Rio Doce, Espirito Santo, Brazil. [projected]

Amateurs, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA. [projected]

Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, England.

2007 Luz y Fuerza del Centro, Charro Negro, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mercosur Biennial, Porto Allegre, Brazil.

Eventos Sociales, GAM, Mexico City, Mexico.

Escultura Social, MCA, Chicago, USA.

Era de la Discrepancia. Arte y Cultura Visual Mexico 1968-1997, MUCA, Mexico City, Mexico. Fine Arts Museum, Houston, USA. MOCA, Los Angeles, USA. Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [upcoming]

Black Sphinx, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

The Believers, Mass Moca, North Adams, USA.

2006 Coyoteria, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany.

Dialogos Fronterizos, Palacio de Congresos, Madrid, Spain.

Don't Missbehave, SCAPE- Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Neo Con, Apex Art, New York, USA and Brittish Academy, Rome, Italy.

Ruby Sattelite, Hyde Park Center, Chicago and California Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA.

Los Angeles / Mexico: Complexities & Heterogeneity, La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico.

Blessed Are The Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York, USA.

Proximamente..., Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico.

2005 Day Labor, PS1 MOMA, New York, USA.

Pantagruel Syndrome, Torino Triennale, Torino, Italy.

America Tropical, Centre Culturel du Mexique. Paris, France.

Surveying the Border, Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA.

Oracle of Truth, Aeroplastics, Bussels, Belgium.

SCAR, Parakeergarage De Appelaar, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Boosts in the Shell (The Pursued), DeBond, Brugges, Belgium.

Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA.

Human Nature , Pump House Gallery, London, England.

Register the Distance , Borusan Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

2004 Adaptive Behaviour, New Museum, New York City, USA.

Don't Call It Performance, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain and Museo del Barrio, New York City, USA.

Fishing in International Waters, Blanton Museum, Austin, USA.

2003 Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.

First ICP International Triennial of Contemporary Photography, International Center of Photography, New York City, USA.

Terror Chic, Spruth/Magers Gallery, Munich, Germany.

This is Not a Movie, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA.

Female Turbulence, Aeroplastics, Brussels, Belgium.

The Virgin Show, The Wrong Gallery, New York City, USA.

2002 Big Sur,The Project, Los Angeles, USA and Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.

8 x 2, Minessota Center for Photograhy, Minneapolis, USA.

Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, PS1 MoMA, New York, USA and Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany.

Use your Illusion, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA.

California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Irvine, USA.

Pictures of You, Americas Society, New York City, USA.

Alibis, Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris, France and Witte de Witt, Rotterdam, Holland

2001 Pay Attenti[on] Please, Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy.

Zoning, The Project, New York City, USA.

Politicas de la Diferencia,Arte Iberoamericano fin de Siglo, Generalitat Valenciana, Spain, Pinacoteca del Estado, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Museo Sofa Iber, Caracas, Venezuela and Museo de Arte Moderno Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico.

Sala de Recuperacion, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico.

City of Fictions, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

Buried Mirrors, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, USA.

2000 Action Videos by Latin American artists, Artists Space, New York City, USA.

C/O la Ciudad, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, and Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

Extramuros, Alternative project to the Habana Biennale, La Habana, Cuba.

1999 Sous la grisaille de Mexico, Passage de Retz, Paris, France and Capella de l'antic Hospital de la Santa Creu, Barcelona, Spain.

Paradas Continuas Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico.

1998 Mexelente, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA.

Okon Calderon Ocampo, Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany.

Videos d'art du Mexique et des Etats-Unis Muse d'art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France.

1997 Cambio. 526W 26th Street, New York, USA.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico.

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA.

Blanton Museum Collection, Houston, USA.

Coleccion Fundacion ARCO, Madrid, Spain.

CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA.

Link: http://www.yoshuaokon.com

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