Jason Mena (b. 1974, New York) holds a bachelor's degree in painting from the School of Visual Arts and Design in Puerto Rico. He attended the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Low-Residency Program at Bard College in upstate New York before completing his Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His practice combines conceptual strategies, reduced gestures and visual immediacy. He appropriates objects, materials and fragments of reality, shifting them into his own system of concepts that invalidates and reinterprets existing rules and beliefs. These explorations are articulated in a myriad of forms including sculpture, photography, video, installation, performance and text-based works.

His work has been featured and reviewed in catalogs such as Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago published by Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial: The Hive published by Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in Puerto Rico, Aliens Beyond Paradise Co-published with the Queens Museum in New York, and Los irrespetuosos / The disrespectful / Die respektlosen published by Carrillo Gil Art Museum in Mexico, as well as in numerous international publications some of which include Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, Dolce Stil Criollo: An interstitial Journal of the Americas, Adaptive Actions Publications, Artpulse Magazine, ArtNexus, and The New Yorker.

Mena's work has been exhibited at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Costa Rica, CCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, National Museum of Fine Arts in Argentina, Hessel Museum of Art in New York, Carrillo Gil Art Museum in Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome in Italy, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art in Dominican Republic, Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Communications Museum in Lisbon, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto Rico, and Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, among other venues. He also participated in the Karachi Biennale in Pakistan, Tamayo Biennial in Mexico City, the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial in Puerto Rico and Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA in California, New York, Delaware, Portland and Miami.