Visiting Artist Yoshua Okón

The Studio Art Visting Artist Lecture Series presents a talk from Mexico City-based artist Yoshua Okón.

Lecture
Tuesday, October 8 
 
Q & A
Wednesday, October, 9
Time: 2 PM 
Location: To be announced
Q & A's are open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. Please be aware that there is limited seating.

Yoshua Okón was born in Mexico City in 1970 where he currently lives. His work, like a series of near‑sociological experiments executed for the camera, blends staged situations, documentation and improvisation and questions habitual perceptions of reality and truth, selfhood and morality.

In 2002 he received an MFA from UCLA with a Fulbright scholarship. His solo shows exhibitions include: Yoshua Okón: Collateral, MUAC, Mexico City and Amparo Museum, Puebla; Yoshua Okón, Ghebaly Gallery, LA; Yoshua Okón: In the Land of Ownership, ASAKUSA, Tokio; Saló Island, UC Irvine, Irvine; Piovra, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan; Poulpe, Mor Charpentier, Paris; Octopus, Cornerhouse, Manchester and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and SUBTITLE, Städtische Kunsthalle, Munich. His group exhibitions include: Manifesta 11, Zurich; Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul; Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Antes de la resaca, MUAC, Mexico City; Incongruous, Musèe Cantonal des Beux‑Arts, Lausanne; The Mole´s Horizon, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre; Amateurs, CCA Wattis; San Francisco; Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London; Adaptive Behavior, New Museum, NY and Mexico City: an exhibition about the exchange rates between bodies and values, PS1, MoMA, NY, and Kunstwerke, Berlin. His work is included in the collections of Tate Modern, Hammer Museum, LACMA, Colección Jumex and MUAC, among others.

Tuesday, October 8 at 4:00pm to 4:00pm

Art Building (ART), 1.102
2301 SAN JACINTO BLVD , Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities

Departments

Department of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts

Import Type

COFA/Art & Art History

Target Audience

Students, General Public

Website

https://art.utexas.edu/event/visiting...

Cost

Free and Open to the Public

Hashtag

#yoshuaokon

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