Jason Mena is an interdisciplinary artist, independent researcher and curator working in Mexico and Puerto Rico. His work explores the boundaries and the structural correspondence between art and financial capital, while touching upon ideas of ownership, faith, as well as the cult of wealth in contemporary society. He holds a BFA in painting from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico and attended 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. Notable grants include the Lexus Grant for the Arts and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His work has been featured in recent publications by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de Mexico, UCLA, Museum of Latin American Art, Yale School of Architecture and Queens Museum. He has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions at venues that include Palais de Tokyo, Paris; CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Argentina; 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 de Santo Domingo; Museu das Comunicações, Lisbon; Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Puerto Rico; Museu Mineiro, Brazil and has been part of international events, such as the Karachi Biennale, Pakistan; 1st & 2nd edition The San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, Puerto Rico and Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, California, Oregon, New York, Florida and Delaware, among others.

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