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Mario Ybarra Jr.

Slanguage Studio
Artist, Co-Founder

Mario Ybarra Jr. is a Mexican-American conceptual artist born and raised in Los Angeles. His artwork operates as examinations of excluded social norms, often examining complete environments, histories, and narratives. His work has been featured in many prestigious venues including the Whitney Museum (2008 Biennial), the Tate Museum in London, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, MOCA Los Angeles, MOCA Detroit, ICA Boston, Museo De Cervantez Spain, ARCO, LACMA, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2002, in partnership with his wife Karla Diaz, he co-founded Slanguage, an artist-run space/collective in Los Angeles that hosted art exhibitions, residencies, and programming for youth and adults. He holds an MFA from the University of California Irvine and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. @mario_ybarra_jr / @slanguagestudio / Image © Lluvia Higuera