Mario Ybarra

Mario Ybarra Jr.


Mario Ybarra Jr.


Nato nel 1973 a Los Angeles, CA. 
Vive e lavora a Los Angeles, CA





University of California, Irvine, MFA in Studio Art 



Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, BFA 



Art Center College of Art, Pasadena, CA






Double Feature, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA



Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA



Wilmington Good, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy



Silver and Blacks, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany



Artpace, San Antonio, TX



Take Me Out… No Man Is An Island, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Black Squirrel Society, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Galerie Bob Van Orsow, Zurich, Switzerland



Be Good … lf You Can’t Be Good Be Careful… , Galleria Maze, Torino, Italy

Mario Ybarra Jr., Capp Street Project, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, curated by Jens Hoffman, San Francisco, CA

Bring me the head of… , Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Tea Time For Tito, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions, Miami, FL








Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA


Frieze Art Fair, Frieze Foundation, London, UK

Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA



Invisible Cities, curated by Kris Kuramitsu and Christopher Miles, Madrid, Spain

Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY



Ultrasonic IV, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española



Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA



Latitude, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Live: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

The Theater of Life, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Italy

The World as a Stage, curated by Jessica Morgan, Tate Modern, London and ICA, Boston, MA

Prague Biennial 3, Prague, Czech Republic



California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Tijuana Biennial, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico

Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY, traveling to (CAPC) Musee d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

Consider This… , designed by Barbara Kruger, with Mark Bradford, Dorit Cypis, Margaret Honda, Philip Rantzer, Mario Ybarra, Jr., and Bruce Yonemoto LACMA Lab, Los Angeles, CA

People for a better tomorrow, curated by Meg Cranston, UC Riverside Gallery, Riverside, CA

Home of the Free, curated by Jens Hoffman, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL



Uncertain States of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway, traveling to CCS Bard, New York, Serpentine Gallery, London, Reykjavik Art Museum, Moscow Biennale, Heming Art Museum, CCA Warsaw, Le Musee de Serignan, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague and Songzhuan Art Centre, Beijing 



Dreamscape: UCI Alumni Show, curated by Juli Carson, UC Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

100 Artists See God, curated By John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, (traveling) The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA. Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

C-level, curated by Carolina Ponce De Leon, Galleria De La Raza, San Francisco, CA

I Am The Remix, curated by Adrienne Lai, The Western Front, Vancouver B.C. 



I Am A Curator curated by Per Hutter, ROCKER BY CHOICE, curated by Tone 0′ Neilson, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Slangthis, Sianguage Art Collective exhibition, 4-F Galley, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

Rethinking Drawing, curated by Max Presneill, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA



Better Look Twice, curated by Geoffrey C. Allen, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Street Show, curated by Lisa Dorin & Liza Johnson, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Whacked, curated by John Souza, The Practice Space, Los Angeles, CA

A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Just A Show, curated by Jens Hoffman, The Project, Los Angeles, CA

Mixed Feelings, USC Fischer Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Gimme Shelter: Nuevo videos sobre incomodidad suburbana, curated by Rita Gonzales, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico, D.F., Mexico

Storefront LIVE, Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Democracy When? Activist Strategizing in Los Angeles, Curated by Tone O’Niesen, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Oddrawings, curated by Tyller Stallings, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA



Echo Location, University Gallery, Irvine, CA
Capital Art, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA



America Foto Latina, University of Guadalajara Art Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico 
Us vs. Them, Arthouse, Irvine, CA

Concrete Labs, curated by Tyler Stallings, Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, CA
gang bang, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

Senales de Resistencia, Curated by Lorena Wolfer, Mexico D.F., Mexico



Otis College of Art and Design Senior Show, Los Angeles, CA

dispute resolution services, George’s, Los Angeles, CA



DIS/DAT, Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
Hot, Mild, Other, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA



Plastica, Hollywood, CA






For AlI Know He Had My Friend Angel Killed, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Positions, Miami Beach, FL



Below The Belt, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA



Cowboys On Broadway, A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Just A Show, Curated by Jens Hoffman, The Project, Los Angeles, CA



Working Classics, Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA 
Monster Mash, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA


Allmodcons, Otis College Of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA


Super Cultura, South Central, Los Angeles, CA







Possible Worlds, with Karla Diaz and Slanguage, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA



Urban Hieroglyphics 2,Up’space Gallery, L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, CA



Elemental Journey: Your Style Is Worth While, 10 Year Survey Of Graffiti Art In Los Angeles

1993-2003, Commissioned By The Los Angeles Dept. Of Cultural Affairs, Inshallah Gallery Los Angeles, CA

In My Room, Robert Alvarez, Eric Marquez, Arturo G. Ochoa, Joseph Park 

Stuckey, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Relative, Liat Yossifor, Brienne Arrington, Homeland Gallery, Homeland Cultural Center, Long Beach, CA

Echoes Of Africa: African-American Hair Braiding Exhibition, Homeland Gallery, Homeland Cultural Center, Long Beach, CA

Wonder Women: The Girls of Graff, Homeland Gallery, Homeland Cultural Center, Long Beach, CA

Cache, Paintings By Adrian De La Pena, Class C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA






Griffin, Jonathan. “Made in L.A.” Frieze, September 4

Mohseni, Yasmine. “Beyond the White Cube: Mario Ybarra Jr., and His Tios.” Huffington Post, August 8

The LA Agenda: 7 Art Picks, Featuring Scott Greenwalt, Matthias Düwel, A+D Urban Hike, Flux Screening Series.” Artinfo, August 3
Knight, Christopher. “Art Review: The Hammer Biennial ‘Made in L.A. 2012′ Succeeds.” Los Angeles Times, June 8 

Garcia, Cesar. “SLANGUAGE,” in Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, p. 3 (catalogue)

Finkel, Jori. “Hammer Biennial Lends Artists a Helping Hand.” Los Angeles Times, May 25 
Thompson, Nato, ed. “Slanguage,” in Living as Form, Boston: MIT Press, p. 224-25



Mizota, Sharon. “Art Review: ‘Possible Worlds’ at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.” Los Angeles Times, July 14



Miranda, Carolina A. “How Chicago is It?” ARTNews, September
Schleussner, Laura. “Reviews: Mario Ybarra Jr.” Flash Art, October
”Mario Ybarra Jr.”, March 30,



Gilmartin, Wendy. “Psychicinema Multiplex: Slanguage Media and Arts Collective Takes Control of MOCA.” LA Weekly, September 4
Lee, Sasha. “Fresh Perspectives: Exhibition Preview + Five Mini Artist Interviews.” Beautiful/Decay, August 27
Bennett, Steve. “L.A. Artist Draws on His Roots”, My San Antonio, December 6



Stillman, Nick. “Mario Ybarra Jr., Lehmann Maupin.” Artforum, October
Chambers, Christopher. “Reviews: Mario Ybarra Jr.” Flash Art, October
Hudson, Suzanne. “Mario Ybarra Jr.” Whitney Biennial



Jury, Louise, “Barber shop Tate-a-Tate”, The Evening Standard, October 22 

Mizota, Sharon, “Mario Ybarra Jr.: Bring Me the Head of … “, Art Ltd, May, p. 21

Knight, Christopher, ‘Thin show sports some sharp barbs”, Los Angeles Times, February 23

Hoffman, Jens, “Mario Ybarra Jr.”, Contemporary Magazine, February, Issue #89, pp. 88-91 

Berardini, Andrew, “Mario Ybarra Jr. Bring me the head of … “ Art Review, February, p. 149 

Brooks, Amra, “Mario Ybarra Jr.’s “Bring me the head of … “, LA Weekly, February 7 

Hoffman, Jens, “Mario Ybarra Jr.”, Work: Art In Progress, Winter, Issue 17, p. 36 

Hoffman, Jens, “First Take: Mario Ybarra Jr.”, Artforum, January, pp. 212 – 213 



Chang, Daniel, Fabiola Santiago, and Elisa Turner, ”’America’s largest art market’ is open”, Miami Herald, Dec. 7 

Frascina, Francis, “We Dissent”, Modern Painters, November, p. 82 

Zonkel, Phillip, “Vivid Impressions”, Long Beach Press Telegram, October 19

Fong Chin, John, “Venturing out, but always close to home”, October 1 
Knight, Christopher, “Forget ‘isms’ – except eclecticism”, Los Angeles Times, October 1 

Joselit, David, “Public Image Ltd.” ArtForum, September, pp. 113-114 

Hart, Hugh, “Reflecting the Street”, Los Angeles Times, September 3 

Smith, Roberta, “Endgame Art? It’s Borrow, Sample and Multiply in an Exhibition at Bard College,” New York Times, July 7 

Schwendener, Martha, “Grey Flags”, Artforum Critics’ Picks, June 
Kuo, Michelle, “Consider This”, Artforum Critics’ Picks, June 

Ollman, Leah, “On the walls and in your face”, LA Times, June 7 

Armstrong, Elizabeth, “California Above All”, Art Review, May, p. 83 

Leopold, Shelly, ‘The Expressionist”, LA Weekly, April 21 – 27, p. 34 



Danto, Arthur, “Uncertain States of America”, ArtForum, December, p. 274

Kun, Josh, ‘The New Chicano Movement”, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Jan 9, pp. 12-13 

Willis, Holly, “Billboard Oases”, LA Weekly Dec 31-Jan 6, pp13 



Lai, Adrianne, FRONT, l Am the Remix, Jan-Feb, pp. 32-33 

Gonzalez, Rita,, featured artist Slanguage (Mario Ybarra Jr., Juan Capistran) winter edition 



Artist project by Slanguage, title page, X-TRA Magazine, Vol.5 No.4, pp. 11-13 

Cotter, Holland, ” Doing Their Own Thing, Making Art Together”, Arts & Leisure, Section 2, New York Times, January 19, p. 1, 36 



Wride, Nancy, ‘Graff Girls’ Paint Up a Storm, California Section, Los Angeles Times, January 18, p. B2 

Razo, Vicente. Mosevis, C. Medina. C Navarete. F., “The Official Museo Salinas Guide,” Smart Art Press, p. 7 
ODDRAWING exhibition review, OC weekly



”AMERICA FOTO LATINA” exhibition catalogue, pp. 55-56 
Botey Mariana, Pilar Perez: Capitol Art On The Culture of Punishment, exhibition catalogue. p. 65 



Ortiz-Torres, Ruben: “Toys/Juguetes”, Poliester, Vol.6 #21, Winter, Mexico City, Cover Art, pp. 38-43 






The World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London, UK, curated by Catherine Wood and Jessica Morgan 



Anna Helwing Gallery Conversations: Karl Haendel and Mario Ybarra Jr, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK 

California Bienniel 06, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.



Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway 



100 Artists See God, Independent Curators International, curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston 



A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Just A Show, The Project, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Jens Hoffman 

Democracy When?, by Tone O. Nielson, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 




The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection, Santa Barbara, CA; 
The Collection of Eilene And Peter Norton Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; Private Collection of Sydney Littenburg, Santa Monica, CA; 
Private Collection of Mario Ontiveros, Los Angeles CA; 
The Museo Salinas Collection, Mexico City D.F., Mexico 






Arhus Kunstbygning- Centre for Contemporary Art- Sigrids Space, Aarhus, Denmark



International Artist-in Residence, Artpace, San Antonio





Levitt Fellow, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 



Artsbridge Scholar Award, Irvine, CA



Otis College Institutional Grant, Los Angeles, CA 



Otis Summer Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA


Art Center Minority Scholarship, Pasadena, CA


First Prize, Harbor College Art Competition, Los Angeles, CA 


Scholarship, Wilmington Historical Society, Los Angeles, CA.