Jason Mena (b. 1974, New York) works in a range of media, using mainly cheap, everyday materials to create work that critically examines, with a conceptually rigorous approach, the deeply rooted contradictions within societies economic structures, revealing some of their inherent logic.

A BFA graduate from the School of Visual Arts and Design of Puerto Rico, he went on to study at Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Low-Residency MFA Program in Annandale-on-Hudson, before receiving an MFA degree in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Recipient of various fellowships and awards including an Artists' Fellowship Inc. Grant, Lexus Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His work has been featured in exhibition catalogs and international publications, some of which include Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago published by Duke Press, San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial: The Hive published by Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Dolce Stil Criollo: An interstitial Journal of the Americas, Adaptive Actions Publications, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal published by The MIT Press, and The New Yorker.

His work and projects have been exhibited in institutions such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, CCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, National Museum of Fine Arts in Argentina, Hessel Museum of Art in New York, Carrillo Gil Contemporary Art Museum in Mexico City, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome in Italy, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art in Dominican Republic, Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Communications Museum in Lisbon, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto Rico, and Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, among other venues. He has also participated in the Karachi Biennale in Pakistan, Tamayo Biennial in Mexico City, and the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial in Puerto Rico.

He currently works in Puerto Rico and Mexico, where in 2013, founded La Embajada, a creative arts management organization.