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Studio Lecture Series: Yoshua Okón

Thursday, April 30, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building


The Department of Art & Art History's Studio Lecture Series presents artist Yoshua Okón, who will give an overview of his practice from the last 20 years with special emphasis on works that address issues related to violence in the age of neoliberal globalization. 

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 earned his MFA from UCLA with a Fulbright scholarship. His work is included in the collections of Tate Modern, Hammer Museum, LACMA, Colección Jumex, and MUAC, among others. Learn more about his work here.

Sponsored by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Fund for Studio Art

Image: Installation view of El Nuevo Centro, 2019, at Proyecto AMIL in Lima, Perú. 

VISITOR INFORMATION: Oshman Hall is located in the McMurtry Building on the Stanford campus at 355 Roth Way. Visitor parking is free after 4 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and ride the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.

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