Ruben Ochoa

 

Biography

1974

Born in Oceanside, CA

 

Lives and works in Los Angeles

 

Education

2003

MFA, University of California, Irvine

1997

BFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

1996

Parsons School of Art and Design, New York

 

Solo Exhibitions

2009

Collapsed, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY, March 19 – May 9 (extended through July)

 

Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (in progress)

2008

Fall of the Wall [paper], Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin

2007

A Recurring Amalgamation, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

Classic Rupture, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

2006

Extracted, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

 

Freeway wall next to a…, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Borrowed Ladders, ESL Ι Esthetics as a Second Language, Los Angeles, CA

2004

Greyscale, Voz Alta Projects, San Diego, CA

 

 

Two Person Exhibitions

2007-08

Swap, collaboration with Mark Bradford, LACMA: On-Site, Charles White Elementary Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Storage, collaboration with Marco Rios, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Embryonic Loop, collaboration with Marco Rios, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Caltransposed with Peter Tavera, Gallery 727, Los Angeles, CA

2004

Rigor Motors, collaboration with Marco Rios, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA, CA

 

Projects by Ruben Ochoa and Michael Queenland, The Project, Los Angeles (curated by Lauri Firstenberg)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009

Collector’s XXIV, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

2008

It’s All About Sculpture, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany

 

From and About Place: Art from Los Angeles, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel, Curated by Alma Ruiz (catalogue)

 

In the Round: The 90th Anniversary of OTIS College of Art & Design, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Puerto Vallarta Arte Contemporáneo 08, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (organized by Pilar Perez)

 

WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 

Phantom Sightings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (curated by Rita Gonzalez, Howard Fox and Chon Noriega) travelling to: Tamayo Art Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Mexico Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

 

Museum Alamdea, San Antonio, TX, Guadalajara, and El Museo del Barrio / Americas Society, New York, NY

2007-08

Multifaceted Lens, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

2007

Performance Z-A, 25th Anniversary for the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

 

Viva Mexico! Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, curated by Magda Kardasz, traveling to

 

BWA Wrocław – Contemporary Art Gallery, Wrocław, Poland.

 

Latitude, Artcore, Los Angeles (organized by Pilar Tompkins)

 

Range, d.e.n Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Kristi Lippire)

2006

Mexicali Biennial, La Casa de la Tia Tina, Mexicali, Mexico

 

The Newsstand Project, newsstands throughout Los Angeles (organized by Dan Bayles)

 

Agent Once, Acuna-Hansen, Los Angeles (organized by Jason Keller)

 

25 Bold Moves: Emerging Artists Exhibit, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA

 

An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Happenstance, Harris-Lieberman Gallery, New York (curated by Lauri Firstenberg)

 

Drive by and relax, UPSPACE, Los Angeles (curated by Chris Sicat)

 

Borderless Dreams, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

 

Drive Time, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

 

Empire.Style, ART2102, Boyle Heights, CA (curated by Peter Zellner)

 

passerby, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Cassandra Cobelentz)

2004

FREEWAVES_Inter-State: Video on a Go, REDCAT Theater, Los Angeles, CA

 

California Biennial, Arist-in-residence, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

 

Land of the Free: Americana, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA (curated by Tyler Stallings)

2003

¡Picarte! Photography Beyond Representation, Heard Museum, Phoeniz, AZ

 

Recess, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Brienne Arrington and Dan Bayles)

 

Happy Beautiful Desirable, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA

2002

Better Look Twice, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA

 

Whacked, Los Angeles (curated by John Souza)

 

Other Projects

2006-07

Fwy Wall Extraction, 10 fwy eastbound below Soto St and Marengo Blvd intersection, Los Angeles

2006-07

(produced by Creative Capital Foundation and LAXART)

2006

Disrup, LAXART Billboard Project, La Cienega Blvd between Venice and Washington, Los Angeles ain’t that revolutionary, LAXART Billboard Project, corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA (in conjunction with the exhibition “An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life”, REDCAT, Los Angeles)

2001-05

CLASS: C, mobile artist space featuring over 75 artists, curators, and collaborators throughout Southern California

2001-05

2001-05

Selected Bibliography

2009

Von Taube, Annika, “Los Angeles”, Sleek Magazine, Winter

2008

Place, Vanessa, “Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement”, X-Tra Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 2, Winter

 

Young, Paul, “The Radar Art”, Angeleno, October

 

Ruiz, Alma, “Interview with Ruben Ochoa”, From and About Place: Art from Los Angeles,

 

The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, September - November

 

Kotz, Liz, “Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement”, Modern Painters, September

 

Guha, Rohin, “Ruben Ochoa @ LAMCA”, Blackbook.com, August 7

 

Dambrot, Shana, “Report: New York City, The Ghost of Jason Rhoades”, Art Ltd, July

 

Ezrha Jean, “LA’s Cultural art (r)evolution”, Artillery, July/August

 

Danto, Arthur C., “Unlovable”, The Nation, May 26

 

Bryan-Wilson, Julia, “Review: Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement”, Art Forum, Summer

 

Johnson, Reed, “Puerto Vallarta’s Not Just for Tourists, it’s for Artists too”, Los Angeles Times, June 4

 

“Guggenheim Fellows of 2008”, Art In America, June/July

 

Canning, Susan, “Whitney Biennial: New York”, Art Papers, May

 

Machida, Nico, “Interview with Ruben Ochoa”, ArtSlant, May 19

 

Dabkowski, Colin, “New at the Knox”, The Buffalo News, May 11

 

Vikram, Anuradha, “The LA Annual”, Artillery, May/June

 

Gleason, Mat, “Beyond Expectations: How ‘Phantom Sightings’ Defeats Cliché”, ArtScene, May 1

 

Miles, Christopher,” LACMA East: ‘Phantom Sightings’ Chronicles the Rise of Post-Chicanoism”, LA Weekly,

 

April 30

 

Gonzalez, Rita, Howard N. Fox, and Chan A. Noriega, “Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement”

 

LACMA Publications, March

 

Schjeldahl, Peter, “Lessness: The Whitney Biennial”, New Yorker, March 17

 

Lacavo, Richard, “The Simple Life”,­ Time, March 13

 

Cohn, Marilyn, “The Big Apple: Whitney Biennial”, For Your Art, March 13

 

Schuker, Lauren A.E., “The Fine Art of Less”, The Wall Street Journal, March 7

 

Dalton, Trinie, “2008 Biennial Exhibition Catalogue”, The Whitney Museum of American Art, March

 

Dockary, Sean and Hugo Hopping. “Social Studies: An Art and Social Engagement”, X-TRA Contemporary

 

Art Quarterly, Volume 10, Number 3, Spring

 

MJ, “ Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Transparenz durch Trugbilder”, Taz.de, January 16

2007

“Viva Mexico,” (Exhibition Catalogue), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warszawa

 

Paterson, Carrie, “Ruben Ochoa: A Recurring Amalgamation”, Art Circles, Issue #5, Fall

 

Vogel, Carol, “Whitney Biennial Stretches to Armory”, New York Times, November 16

 

“Artists Announced for 2008 Whitney Biennial”, Artforum.com, November 16

 

Campagnola, Sonia, “Live from Los Angeles”, Flash Art, November/December

 

Gray, Emma, “L.A. Confidential”, artnet, October 12

 

“Continuing and Recommended: Ruben Ochoa’s ‘A Recurring Amalgamation’ at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects”, Art Scene, October

 

Mizota, Sharon, “Ruben Ochoa: ‘A Recurring Amalgamation’ at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects”, Artforum.com, September 22

 

Gray, Emma, “Emma Gray’s Top 10 Shows in Los Angeles this Month”, Daily Magazine, Saatchi Online, September

 

Myers, Holly, “When nature and urban life conflict”, Los Angeles Times, September 14

 

Becker, Jack; Slade, George, “Multifaceted Lens: Photography and Public Art”, Public Art Review, Spring/Summer

 

Freeman, Tommy, “The Trans-Aestheticization of Daily Life at the Sweeney Art Gallery”, Artweek, May

 

Allsop, Laura; Alizarin Harvey, Polly; Lawley, Alanna, “Consumed”, ArtReview, June, p. 42

 

Szupinska, Joanna, “Ruben Ochoa”, Artillery, Volume 1, No. 4, March

2006

Westerbeck, Colin, “Photo Synthesis: Fwy Wall Extraction”, West Magazine, Los Angeles Times, December 24

 

Kim, Clara, “Ruben Ochoa: ‘Extracted’, Contemporary, Issue 88, p.73

 

West, Kevin, “The Van Man”, WWDscoop, September, p. 60

 

Myers, Holly, “Freeways connect and divide”, Los Angeles Times, September 15, p. E22

 

Gray, Emma, “L.A. Confidential”, Artnet, October 13

 

Satorius, Katherine, “Ruben Ochoa at LA>

 

Campagnola, Sonia, “Focus Los Angeles: A Survey of Contemporary Los Angeles Art”, Flash Art, January/February, page 73

 

Finkel, Jori, “Recipe for Revolution: Take 11,000 Photos”, New York Times, January 29, section 2-32

 

Isenberg, Barbara, “Otis College of Art and Design: The First 88 Years”, Otis: Nine Decades of Art (catalogue), p. 14

 

Pollack, Barbara, “Happenstance”, Time Out New York, Issue 536, January

2005

Gonzalez, Rita, “Strangeways Here We Come”, Recent Pasts: Art in Southern California from the 90s to Now, published by jrp ringier

 

Cotter, Holland, “Happenstance”, New York Times, December 30, p. B37

 

Willis, Holly, “State of the Art: A Field Guide from Acken to Zittel”, LA Weekly, October 28, p. 52

 

Tumlir, Jan, “California Biennial”, Artforum, February, p. 168

2004

Pincus, Robert L., “Turning in to the O.C.: ‘Biennial’ belly laughs”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 7

 

Knight, Christopher, “Biennial arrives, and so does a museum”, Los Angeles Times, October 13, p. E1, E7

 

Armstrong, Elizabeth and Hofman, Irene, “The Big Sweep: Paradox in Paradise”, California Biennial (catalogue), Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, p. 12-21, 92-95

 

Cavallo Collins, Gina, “Through the Lens Violently”, Phoenix New Times, January 15

2002

Contreras, V. Wade, “CLASS C: Ruben Ochoa Rolls Over Artistic Barriers”, September

 

Awards

2008

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

 

Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Investing in Artist Grant

2006

Rockefeller Fellowship: New Media

2005

International Studio and Curatorial Program Residency (ISCP-NYC), August-November 2007

 

Creative Capital Foundation: Visual Arts Grant

2004

Nimoy Foundation, California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art: Artist-in-Residence

 

California Community Foundation: Emerging Artist Fellowship

 

The Durfee Foundation: Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant

2002

University of California Institutional Research Award (UCIRA)

 

Public Collections

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY