Mario Ybarra Jr.
Born: Los Angeles, California, 1973
Resides: Los Angeles, California
Education: University of California, Irvine (M.F.A., 2001); Otis College of Art and Design (B.F.A., 1999)

Karla Diaz
Born: Los Angeles, California, 1976
Resides: Los Angeles, California
Education: California Institute of the Arts (M.F.A., 2004); California State University, Los Angeles (B.A., 1999)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011

"Possible Worlds: The Watts Towers," Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
"Police and Thieves," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.
"Slanguage Laboratorio: Re-imagining a Trash Dump Site," Encuentro Medellín, Colombia.
"California Dreaming," Whitney Museum of American Art, Details Magazine Wall, New York.

2010

"Invisible Cities," ARCO Fair/Instituto Cervantez, Madrid.

2009

"Slanguage," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

2008

"Barbershop Quartet Series," Space 47 Gallery, San Jose, California.

2007

"Sweeney Tate," Tate Modern, London.
"In My Room: Drawings," Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California.

2006

"Do Something New (DSN)," Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California.
"Mixin' It Up," California College of the Arts + East Oakland School of the Arts, Oakland, California.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011

"Defiant Chronicles," Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.
"Getting Upper," Pasadena Museum of California Art.
"Slanguage," COLAB Art Fair, Los Angeles.

2010

"Better to Die on My Feet," Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles.
"Homeland," Darb 727 Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

2009

"On the Shoulders of Davids," JAUS, Los Angeles.
"Laced Soles: A Custom Sneakers/Shoes Exhibit," Harbor Town Barbershop, San Pedro, California.

2005

"Uncertain States of America," Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo. Traveled. Catalogue.

2003

"Slang This!" 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles.

Selected Performances

2011

SlangFest: A Festival of Arts, Spoken Word and Music, Long Beach, California.

2010

"Prison Gourmet," Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

2009

Engagement Party Performance Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

2007

Septima Feria del Libro del Zócalo/Seventh Book Fair of the Zócalo, Mexico City.

Selected Bibliography

2011

"Possible Worlds Review at LACMA," Los Angeles Times (July 14).

2010

Coryne, Harunobe. "Police and Thieves, Reflections of Crime and the Law on the Walls of HP," Chicago Weekly, Arts and Culture (March 10).

2009

"Psychicinema: Multiplex, Slanguage Art Collective Takes Control of MOCA," LA Weekly (September 4).
"Slanguage: A Return Engagement," Los Angeles Downtown News (August 28).

2007

"Barbershop Tate-a-Tate," Evening Standard (October 22).

2006

Fong Ching, John. "Venturing Out, But Always Close to Home," SqueezeOC.Com (October 1).
Hart, Hugh. "Reflecting the Street," Los Angeles Times (September 3).
Morgan, Jessica. "Top Ten," ArtForum (December).
Zonkel, Phillip. "Vivid Impressions," Long Beach Press Telegram (October 19).

2004

Gonzalez, Ray. "Slanguage," RIM Magazine (September).

2003

Cotter, Holland. "Doing Their Own Thing," The New York Times (January 19).
Wide, Nancy. "Graff Girls Paint Up a Storm," Los Angeles Times (January 18).
"Slanguage Collective," X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly (Summer).

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