Jason Mena is an artist based in Mexico and Puerto Rico working broadly across mediums, including installation, performance, archive material, and critical writing. His art practice is rooted in research and centered on exploring historical perspectives on political economies. He holds a BFA in painting from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico and studied Photography at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Low-Residency Program at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, before completing an MFA in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has participated in artist residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Hotel Charleroi at B.P.S.22 Musée d'art de la Province de Hainaut, Belgium, and BACO-Batuco Arte Contemporáneo, Chile, and is a recipient of a MASS MoCA Puerto Rico Artist Fellowship, Lexus Grant for the Arts, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and twice nominated for the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Award.

His work has been featured in prominent publications by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de Mexico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, The New Yorker, Museum of Latin American Art, Yale School of Architecture, Queens Museum, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the University of California UCLA, and has exhibited at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Unicorn Centre for Art, Bombas Gens Centre d'Art, Palais de Tokyo, 3rd edition of The San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de Costa Rica, Karachi Biennale, Hessel Museum of Art, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Delaware Art Museum, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo, Museu das Comunicações de Lisboa, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, and Museu Mineiro, among others.