Yoshua Okón was born in Mexico City in 1970 where he currently lives. His work is like a series of near-sociological experiments executed for the camera. It 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. In 1994, he founded La Panadería, an artist-run space in Mexico City.
The PASPWACS is a new series of presentations by people and organizations related to Art and Social Practice including: artists non-profits, writers, and architects. The presentations will take place at Field Work (SW 11th & Jefferson). The presentations function as extended Q&A sessions with an expectation that participants and listeners will educate themselves in advance about the work of the presenters. The series is coordinated by PSU associate professor Harrell Fletcher and run by the graduate students of the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program. Presentations are on Wednesdays at 1pm. They will be streamed live and archived as a podcast.
<b>Free and open to the public. </b>
Visit: www.psusocialpractice.org, for a more information and complete list of artists.