Jason Mena (b. 1974, New York) currently lives and works in Mexico and Puerto Rico. He received a BA 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. He is currently pursuing an MFA degree in Art Practice from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

His work examines the contradictions that exist within social formations, their visible and latent tendencies in both everyday life and the broader economic structure. His investigation has focused mainly on the informal economy, its relationship with state politics, global finance, and the impact these forces have on art production in conditions of informality.

He has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Costa Rica and the Modern Art Museum in the Dominican Republic, and participated in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Unicorn Centre for 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, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome in Italy, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto Rico and Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, among others.