Mario Ybarra Jr.

Lives and works in Los Angeles CA


Born 1973, Los Angeles CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles CA


University of California, MFA, Los Angeles CA

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

Art Center College of Art, Pasadena CA


Heroes and Villians. Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, 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

Silver and Blacks. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

The Only City on the Whole West Coast Without Beach Access. Brown Gallery, London

Scarface Museum: ...For All I Know He Had My Friend Angel Killed. Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
Black Squirrel Society. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York NY
Focus_ Mario Ybarra Jr. - Take Me Out No Man Is an Island. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Be Good...If You Can‘t Be Good Be Careful.... Galleria Maze, Torino, Italy
Mario Ybarra Jr.. Capp Street Project. (curated by Jens Hoffman),
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (cat.), San Francisco CA
Bring me the Head of… . Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles CA



Around the Table: food, creativity, community. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA   
Paper does not blush. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin 
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA

New Works: 09.3. (curated by Jens Hoffman), Artpace, San Antonio TX
Ultrasonic. Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica CA
Installations Inside/Out. Armory 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA
Triennial Poly/Gráfica de San Juan. América Latina y el Caribe, San Juan, PR
On the Shoulders of Davids. JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Desertshore. Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles CA
The Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY
Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement. LACMA, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles Confidential. Parc Saint-Leger – Centre d‘art de Pougues Les-Eaux, Pougues Les-Eaux, France

The World as a Stage. (curated by Jessica Morgan and Catherine Wood) with, Pawel Althammer, Cezary Bodzianowski, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Trisha Donnelly, Geoffrey Farmer, Andre Fraser, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jeppe Hein, Renata Lucas, Rita McBride, Roman Ondák, Markus Schinwald, Tino Sehgal, Catherine Sullivan, Tate Modern, London and ICA, Boston MA
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, Trento, Italy
Prague Biennial 3. Prague

2006 California Biennial. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA
Alien Nation. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Tijuana Biennial. Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Grey Flags. Sculpture Center, Long Island City NY; CAPC, Musee d‘Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Consider this… . (designed by Barbara Kruger), LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA 
People for a Better Tomorrow. (curated by Meg Cranston), UCR Sweeny Art 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; CCS Bard, New York NY; Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island; Moscow Biennale, Moscow; Herning Art Museum, Herning, Denmark; CCA Warsaw, Poland; Le Musée de Sérignan, Sérignan, France;  Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republik; Songzhuan Art Centre, Beijing, China

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), The Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA; Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA
C-Level. (curated by Carolina Ponce De Leon), Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco CA
I am the Remix. (curated by Adrienne Lai), The Western Front, Vancouver, B. C., Canada

I am a Curator. (curated by Per Huttner), Chisenhale Gallery, London
Rocker by Choice. (curated by Tone O’Neilson), Chisenhale Gallery, London
Slangthis. Slanguage Art Collective Exhibition, 4-F Gallery, 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’Neilson) Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA
Oddrawings. (curated by Tyler Stallings), Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress CA

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

America Foto Latina. Art Museum of the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Us vs. Them. (curated by Tyler Stallings) 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), Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico D.F., Mexico

Otis College of Art and Design Senior Show. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
DRS/Dispute Resolution Services. George’s, Los Angeles CA

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

Plastica. Hollywood CA



Sweeny Tate. Tate Modern, London

For All I 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



Urban Hieroglyphics 2. Up’space Gallery, LA 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. Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena CA
Relative. 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