Biography

Jason Mena 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 been awarded residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams; B.P.S.22 Musée d'art de la Province de Hainaut, Belgium, and BACO-Batuco Arte Contemporáneo, Chile, and is a recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including the Puerto Rico Artist Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, Lexus Grant for the Arts, and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His work has been featured in prominent publications by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de Mexico, The New Yorker, Museum of Latin American Art, Yale School of Architecture, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Queens Museum, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the University of California UCLA to mention a few.

Mena has participated in numerous exhibitions at independent venues, museums, and institutions, including the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida; CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Bombas Gens Centre d'Art, Spain; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Argentina; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Costa Rica; Hessel Museum of Art, New York; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo; Museu das Comunicações, Lisbon; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Puerto Rico; Museu Mineiro, Brazil, as well as international events, such as the Karachi Biennale, Pakistan; 3rd edition of The San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, Puerto Rico, and Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, California, among others.