Jason Mena (b. 1974, New York) currently lives and works in Mexico and Puerto Rico. His work formally explores political, cultural and economic structures within social formations, focusing mainly on the informal sector, its prevalence, diversity, and mode of production across all social categories.

Mena studied industrial mechanics before receiving a BFA in Painting from Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño (EAPD) in Puerto Rico, he went on to attend the Low-Residency M.F.A. Program at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts (Bard College) in New York before pursuing his Master's Degree in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. His work has been exhibited individually and as part of collectives in venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) in Costa Rica, Modern Art Museum (MAM) in Dominican Republic, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Unicorn Centre for Art in Beijing, National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) in Argentina, Hessel Museum of Art in New York, Ex Teresa Arte Actual and Carrillo Gil Contemporary Art Museum (MACG) in Mexico City, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in California, National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) and the 2nd and 3rd editions of The San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, among others.