Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design, MFA, 2007
Columbia College Chicago, BA, 2000
University of Science and Technology, School of Art and Design, Ghana, West Africa, 1999

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
At night we walk in circles, PATRON, Chicago, IL
Local Impact Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

2014
but I sound better since you cut my throat, Threewalls, Chicago, IL

2008
UBS 12 X 12: NEW ARTISTS / NEW WORK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Advertisements for Myself, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

2007
No better, no worse, no change, Polvo, Chicago, IL

2005
The Geography of War, Polvo, Chicago, IL
The Geography of War, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Did You Ever See Such a Thing as a Drawing of a Muchness? artpace, San Antonio, TX
Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2016
Present Standard, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Subduction, Curated by Rodrigo Valenzuela for Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR
Dustsceawung, Curated by Adam Farcus for DEMO Project, Springfield, IL

2015
Black: Color, Material, Concept, Studio Museum, Harlem 

Open Sessions 6, The Drawing Center, NYC
Traces in the Dark, Curated by Liz Park, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Name It by Trying to Name It, Curated by Lisa Sigal & Nova Benway, The Drawing Center, NYC
Specter Field, Harold Mendez & Ronny Quevedo, Lawndale Art Center, Houston
Líneas de la Mano, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
Core Program Exhibition, Core Program, Glassell, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2014
Phantoms in the Dirt, Curated by Karsten Lund, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Core Program Exhibition, Core Program, Glassell, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Moving, Not Moving, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2013
A blurred and generalized projection of you and me, perFOREmance, Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
Four Fragments, The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN

2012
Fore, Curated by Lauren Haynes, Naima J. Keith, Thomas Lax, Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
Home: Public or Private, 6018 North, Curated by Tricia Van Eck
Chicago + Detroit, Curated by Tricia Van Eck, Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, Amerikazentrum, Hamburg, Germany
Artadia Awards Finalists, Curated by Steven Bridges, EXPO CHICAGO
Several Silences, Curated by Hamza Walker, Knoxville Museum of Art / Renaissance Society, Knoxville, TN

2011
September 11, Museum of Modern Art / PS1, Curated by Peter Eleey, New York, NY
Mutualisms, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Curated by Kirsten Leenars and Lise Baggesen, Chicago, IL

2010
IAAFBJHMJNMOMRSATSW, Curated by William Staples, Fountain Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Hide and Seek, Curated by Tricia van Eck, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Zombie: A Mindless Affair, Curated by Edra Soto, Antena, Chicago, IL
Fast Forward, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Several Silences, Renaissance Society, Curated by Hamza Walker, Chicago, IL

2008
So long as we can say this is the worst, this is not the worst, Outer Ear Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art
Eros, c'est la vie, London Biennale (organized by David Medalla), London, UK
Latino Nation, USA, Curated by Encarnacion Tereul, University Museum, Carbondale, IL

2007
Consuming War, Hyde Park Art Center, Curated by Barbara Koenen, Chicago, IL
Affair, Jupiter Hotel, Western Exhibitions, Portland, OR
Harold Mendez, Yevgeniya Baras, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Open & Closed, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Spring Break, artLedge, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

2006
Road Trip, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Lo Romantico: Chicago’s Latino/a Art, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
Version 05: Invincible Desire, Zhou B. Center, Chicago, IL
City Selections: Art from the Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2004
Tart, Curated by Sabrina Raaf, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL

2003
There Goes My Hero, University of North Umbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2002
The Brown Sheep Project: Mexotica, A Living Museum of Intercultural Fetishes, co-curate with Guillermo Gómez Peña and La Pocha Nostra, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND GUEST LECTURES
2016
Incidents of Travel, with Yesomi Umola, Curator (Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago) for Kadist (Paris, France) & Latitudes (Barcelona, Spain)
Artist lecture, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

205
Present Standard, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Traces in the Dark, Conversation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2014
but I sound better since you cut my throat, Threewalls, Chicago, IL
In conversation with Hamza Walker, Curator, Renaissance Society, Threewalls, Chicago, IL

2013
A blurred and generalized projection of you and me, perFOREmance, Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
In conversation with Fred Moten, Jamal Cyrus, Steffani Jemison, Studio Museum, Harlem, NY

2012
Artist lecture, Headland Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2011
Texts for Nothing / Future Plan & Program Publication presentation, Threewalls, Chicago
Future Plan & Program, Organized by Steffani Jemison, Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX
Future Plan & Program, Organized by Steffani Jemison, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Artist lecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2008
UBS 12 X 12: NEW ARTISTS / NEW WORK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Sculpture Department Lecture / Discussion Series, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Talk Back: Culture and Space, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2005
Kid culture, toy design, the mass-manufactured toy industry and violence, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

2004
Latino Short Films, ENLACE / EL CENTRO - Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

2003
Experimental Performances: Exhibiting the Other, University of North Umbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

2001
Artist lecture, Ox-Bow, School of the Art Institute, Saugatuck, MI

RESIDENCIES
2016
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL

2014
Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Headlands Center for the Arts, Alumni New Works / Artist-in-Residence, Sausalito, CA

2013
Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME
The Lighthouse Works, Fisher’s Island, NY

2012
The Headland Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2008
Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL

2001
Ox-Bow, School of the Art Institute, Saugatuck, MI

AWARDS
2015
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant

2014
Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship

2013
Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship

2012
3Arts Award
Illinois Arts Council, Professional Development Grant, Chicago, IL

2011
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2008
Special Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL

2007
Special Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Second Prize, Chicago, IL
2006
Juror’s Award, 18th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2005
Special Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2004
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

PERMANENT COLLECTION
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Studio Museum Harlem, NY
Chicago Transit Authority
Soho House, Chicago