Ruben Ochoa

March 26June 20, 2010

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA



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Ruben Ochoa

This is an artwork titled Building on the Fringes of Tomorrow by artist Ruben Ochoa made in 2010

Ruben Ochoa
Building on the Fringes of Tomorrow, 2010

This is an artwork titled Watching, Waiting, Commiserating by artist Ruben Ochoa made in 2010

Ruben Ochoa
Watching, Waiting, Commiserating, 2010

This is an artwork titled Watching, Waiting, Commiserating by artist Ruben Ochoa made in 2010

Ruben Ochoa
Watching, Waiting, Commiserating, 2010

This is an artwork titled Watching, Waiting, Commiserating by artist Ruben Ochoa made in 2010

Ruben Ochoa
Watching, Waiting, Commiserating, 2010

This is an artwork titled Jumping Into the Delusion by artist Ruben Ochoa made in 2010

Ruben Ochoa
Jumping Into the Delusion, 2010

This is an artwork titled Existing Somewhere in Between Invisible Lines by artist Ruben Ochoa made in 2010

Ruben Ochoa
Existing Somewhere in Between Invisible Lines, 2010

This is an artwork titled Coming Up for Air by artist Ruben Ochoa made in 2010

Ruben Ochoa
Coming Up for Air, 2010

Los Angeles-based artist Ruben Ochoa creates ambitious sculptural installations that radically intervene into the existing built environment using common construction materials in unusual ways. His sculpture, photography, and public interventions move beyond their formal references to civil engineering in order to critique the associations of architectural boundaries with class restrictions cultural and ethnic margins.

Ochoa, who is part of a generation of Mexican-American artists who are exploring cultural politics through conceptual art practices, has been commissioned by MCASD to create a new site-specific piece in the Farrell Gallery of MCASD Downtown\\\'s Jacobs Building. This is his largest commission to date and the artwork Ochoa creates promises to test the limits of this expansive gallery space. The work is anticipated to explore the tension between architecture and the social environment, and challenge the relationships between the natural and the unnatural, and the real and the illusory.

Ruben Ochoa is curated by MCASD Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán.

Source: http://www.mcasandiego.org/exhibitions/608/