Diverse in its approach and materials, Jason Mena's conceptual practice considers the contradictions that exist within the social formation, its visible and latent tendencies in both everyday life and its broad economic structure. His work focuses mainly on the role of the informal sector, its relationship with state politics, global finance, and the impact these prevalent and diverse forces have over time on modes of production and across all social categories.

Mena received a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts and Design in Puerto Rico and attended Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Low-Residency MFA Program in Annandale-on-Hudson, earning his MFA degree in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.