Yoshua Okón

Via Mexico City, Mexico

Yoshua Okón's work in video and installation blends staged situations, documentation and improvisation to question habitual perceptions of reality and truth, selfhood and morality. He has had numerous solo shows around the world in cities including Milan, Paris, London, Mexico City and Los Angeles. His recent group exhibitions include: "Antes de la resaca," MUAC, Mexico City; "The Mole's Horizon," Palais des Beaux Arts,Brussels; "Amateurs," CCA Wattis, San Francisco; "Laughing in a Foreign Language," Hayward Gallery, London; "Adaptive Behavior," New Museum, New York; and "Mexico City: an exhibition about the exchange rates between bodies and values," PS1 MoMA, NY, and Kunstwerke, Berlin. Okón's work is included in the collections of Tate Modern, Hammer Museum, LACMA, Colección Jumex and MUAC, among others. In 2002 he received an MFA from UCLA with a Fulbright scholarship.

Photo by Felipe Luna.


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