Latin American Speakers Series 2020: Yoshua Okón
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, Corner house, Manchester and HammerMuseum, Los Angeles and SUBTITLE, Städtische Kunsthalle, Munich. His groupexhibitions include: Manifesta 11, Zurich; Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul; GwangjuBiennale, 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.
NOOR ALÉ is the Assistant Curator/Registrar at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Prior to joining the MacLaren, she served as Curatorial Research Assistant for the exhibition Frontera: Views of the US-Mexico Border at the Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. She has contributed to curatorial and public programs at the Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Art Dubai; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She holds an MA in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA in Art History from the University of Guelph.