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Ruben Ochoa

American, b. 1974

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Ruben Ochoa

American, b. 1974

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Biography

Whether sculpture, photography, site-specific installation, or public intervention, Ruben Ochoa’s work is a manifestation of the urban environment he is surrounded by in the Southern California landscape, where he was born and raised. Using vernacular building materials collected from hardware stores, construction sites, and family businesses—even employing the labor skills of relatives for production—Ochoa recalls the concrete, dirt, and rebar of his Los Angeles landscape with a sophisticated-yet-playful elegance. In exploring the geography and physicality of the city, Ochoa addresses the boundaries of the space—curbs, freeways, chain-link fences—all marks of contention, displacement, and division of social classes, which ultimately speak to the social and economic climate of the city.

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Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
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Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 2 more
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Art in America, and 1 more
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Whitney Biennial
Biography

Whether sculpture, photography, site-specific installation, or public intervention, Ruben Ochoa’s work is a manifestation of the urban environment he is surrounded by in the Southern California landscape, where he was born and raised. Using vernacular building materials collected from hardware stores, construction sites, and family businesses—even employing the labor skills of relatives for production—Ochoa recalls the concrete, dirt, and rebar of his Los Angeles landscape with a sophisticated-yet-playful elegance. In exploring the geography and physicality of the city, Ochoa addresses the boundaries of the space—curbs, freeways, chain-link fences—all marks of contention, displacement, and division of social classes, which ultimately speak to the social and economic climate of the city.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial