Mario Ybarra, Jr.
Mario Ybarra, Jr. is a founding member of the artists’ collective Slanguage. His work has been featured in a number of institutional exhibitions, including Alien Nation at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and Uncertain States of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, as part of the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. Ybarra curated a ten-year survey of graffiti art at the Inshallah Gallery in Los Angeles, commissioned by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. He is a guest lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Curry Corndog Stand
Curry Corndog Stand is a public art intervention on Broadway Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Ybarra is developing, producing and selling corndogs at a homemade stand in order to explore one of Los Angeles’s most well-known cultural crossroads and engage viewers around such subjects as food, identity, marketing and history. The Curry Corndog Stand is part of Project Broadway, a series of temporary site-specific installations taking place on a six-block stretch of Broadway Avenue.