MARIO YBARRA JR.

WORK
EXHIBITIONS
BIOGRAPHY
PRESS

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1973, Los Angeles, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2001
MFA, University of California, Irvine, CA
1999
BFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA,
1996
Art Center College of Art, Pasadena, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
...like a cow visiting a butcher shop..., The Boone Family Art Gallery at the Center for Arts, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
2013
Heroes and Villians, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Mario Ybarra, Jr: Books of Drawings, Beyond Our Dreams, Blame Our Dads, Brains On Drugs, Better Off Dead, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
...like a cow visiting a butcher shop..., ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain
Double Feature, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2011
Wilmington Good, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy
2010
Silver and Blacks, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009
Silver and Blacks, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
2008
Take Me Out... No Man Is An Island, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Black Squirrel Society, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Scarface Museum, Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland
2007
Be Good ... lf You Can't Be Good Be Careful... , Galleria Maze, Turin, Italy
Mario Ybarra Jr., Capp Street Project, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, curated by Jens Hoffman, San Francisco, CA
Bring me the head of... , Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Tea Time For Tito, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions, Miami, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Go Tell It: Selections from MCASD's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
2016
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943–2016, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA
Southland, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Convoluted, Maid's Room, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY
Global Positioning Systems, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
2014
Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Trouble with the Index, UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, CA
PRE-GLO, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL
The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Los Angeles, CA
This is not a self-portrait… chicana/o art in los angeles, California State University, Northridge, CA
2013
The Past is Present, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Around The Table: Food, Creativity, and Community, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Creative Time Summit 2013, New York, NY
2012
Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2011
Frieze Art Fair, Frieze Foundation, London, UK
Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Invisible Cities, curated by Kris Kuramitsu and Christopher Miles, Madrid, Spain
Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Ultrasonic IV, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española
2008
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Latitude, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Live: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
The Theater of Life, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Italy
The World as a Stage, curated by Jessica Morgan, Tate Modern, London, UK; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Prague Biennial 3, Prague, Czech Republic
2006
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Tijuana Biennial, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; CAPC Musee d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Consider This... , designed by Barbara Kruger, with Mark Bradford, Dorit Cypis, Margaret Honda, Philip Rantzer, Mario Ybarra, Jr., and Bruce Yonemoto, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Lab, Los Angeles, CA
People for a better tomorrow, curated by Meg Cranston, UC Riverside Gallery, Riverside, CA
Home of the Free, curated by Jens Hoffman, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2005
Uncertain States of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Reykjavik Art Museum; Moscow Biennale; Heming Art Museum; CCA Warsaw; Le Musee de Serignan; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague; Songzhuan Art Centre, Beijing
2004
Dreamscape: UCI Alumni Show, curated by Juli Carson, UC Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, CA
100 Artists See God, curated By John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
C-level, curated by Carolina Ponce De Leon, Galleria De La Raza, San Francisco, CA
I Am The Remix, curated by Adrienne Lai, The Western Front, Vancouver B.C.
2003
I Am A Curator curated by Per Hutter, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Slangthis, Slanguage Art Collective, 4-F Galley, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
Rethinking Drawing, curated by Max Presneill, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Better Look Twice, curated by Geoffrey C. Allen, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Street Show, curated by Lisa Dorin & Liza Johnson, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Whacked, curated by John Souza, The Practice Space, Los Angeles, CA
A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Just A Show, curated by Jens Hoffman, The Project, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed Feelings, USC Fischer Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gimme Shelter: Nuevo videos sobre incomodidad suburbana, curated by Rita Gonzales, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico D.F., Mexico
Storefront LIVE, Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Democracy When? Activist Strategizing in Los Angeles, curated by Tone O'Niesen, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Oddrawings, curated by Tyller Stallings, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA
2001
Echo Location, University Gallery, Irvine, CA
Capital Art, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000
America Foto Latina, University of Guadalajara Art Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico
Us vs. Them, Arthouse, Irvine, CA
Concrete Labs, curated by Tyler Stallings, Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, CA
gang bang, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
Senales de Resistencia, curated by Lorena Wolfer, Mexico D.F., Mexico
1999
Otis College of Art and Design Senior Show, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
dispute resolution services, George's, Los Angeles, CA
1998
DIS/DAT, Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
Hot, Mild, Other, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Plastica, Hollywood, CA

PERFORMANCES
2005
For All I Know He Had My Friend Angel Killed, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions, Miami Beach, FL
2003
Below The Belt, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Cowboys On Broadway, A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Just A Show, curated by Jens Hoffman, The Project, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Working Classics, Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Monster Mash, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
1999
Allmodcons, Otis College Of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
1997
Super Cultura, South Central, Los Angeles, CA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2011
Possible Worlds, with Karla Diaz and Slanguage, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Urban Hieroglyphics 2,Up'space Gallery, L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Elemental Journey: Your Style Is Worth While, 10 Year Survey Of Graffiti Art In Los Angeles 1993-2003, Commissioned By The Los Angeles Dept. Of Cultural Affairs, Inshallah Gallery Los Angeles, CA
In My Room, Robert Alvarez, Eric Marquez, Arturo G. Ochoa, Joseph Park
Stuckey, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Relative, Liat Yossifor, Brienne Arrington, Homeland Gallery, Homeland Cultural Center, Long Beach, CA
Echoes Of Africa: African-American Hair Braiding Exhibition, Homeland Gallery, Homeland Cultural Center, Long Beach, CA
Wonder Women: The Girls of Graff, Homeland Gallery, Homeland Cultural Center, Long Beach, CA
Cache, Paintings By Adrian De La Pena, Class C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

RESIDENCIES
2015
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
The Center for the Arts at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Slanguage Studio, LAXART, Educational Lab, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Fabric Museum and Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
2011
Arhus Kunstbygning- Centre for Contemporary Art- Sigrids Space, Aarhus, Denmark
2003
International Artist-in Residence, Artpace, San Antonio, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016
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2015
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2014
Shaw, Matt. "Drive-By Art: I-10's Billboard Masterpieces." Architizer, June 30
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2013
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2012
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"The LA Agenda: 7 Art Picks, Featuring Scott Greenwalt, Matthias Düwel, A+D Urban Hike, Flux Screening Series." Artinfo, August 3
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2008
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2006
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PUBLICATIONS
2015
Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact. New York: Museum of the Moving Image
2013
Heroes & Villians. Los Angeles: Honor Fraser, Inc
2012
The Tío Collection Oxnard: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Thompson, Nato, ed. Living as Form. Boston: MIT Press
Ellegood, Anne, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, and Ali Subotnick. Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, University of California; New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel
2008
Whitney Biennial 2008. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art
Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement. Oakland: University of California Press
2007
The World as a Stage. London: Tate Modern
2006
Anna Helwing Gallery Conversations: Karl Haendel and Mario Ybarra Jr. Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alien Nation. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
California Bienniel 06. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.
2005
Uncertain States of America. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
2004
100 Artists See God. Independent Curators International, curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston
2002
A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Just A Show. The Project, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Jens Hoffman
Nielson, Tone O. Democracy When?. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
2000
América Foto Latina: la fotografia en el arte contemporáneo. Guadalajara: Museo de las Artes
Botey, Mariana and Pilar Perez. Capital Art: On The Culture of Punishment. Culver
City: Smart Art Press

COLLECTIONS
Collection of Eilene And Peter Norton Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museo Salinas Collection, Mexico City D.F., Mexico
Private Collection of Sydney Littenburg, Santa Monica, CA
Private Collection of Mario Ontiveros, Los Angeles CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection, Santa Barbara, CA