Yoshua Okón was born in 1970 in Mexico City, Mexico, where he currently lives and works.
Yoshua Okón was born in Mexico City in 1970 where he currently lives. His work, 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 1994, Okón founded La Panadería, an artist-run space in Mexico City, Mexico, and in 2002, he received an MFA from UCLA with a Fulbright scholarship.
His solo 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, USA ; Ventanilla Única, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico ; Canned Laughter, Viafarini, Milan, Italy ; SUBTITLED, Städtische Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany ; Gaza Stripper, Herzeliya Museum, Israel. He has participated in many group shows, such as: Amateurs, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA ; Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK ; The Age of Discrepancy, MUCA, Mexico City, Mexico ; Mexico City: an exhibition about the exchange rates between bodies and values, PS1, MoMA, New York, USA, and Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany. His works have also been exhibited in: Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil ; Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey ; ICP Triennial, New York, USA ; California Biennial, OCMA, Newport Beach, USA ; and Torino Triennale, Turin, Italy.