About Harry

Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, essayist, and educator.

He is the founder of Virtual Vérité (2005-2017), a U.S./Belgium/México performance troupe, and is the co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the East L.A.-based conceptual art group.

His work currently presented in two solo exhibitions:

Harry Gamboa Jr. - Asco Years
Marlborough Contemporary
New York

Harry Gamboa Jr:  Chicano Male Unbonded
Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles


Harry Gamboa Jr., See What You Mean, 2016/17 Getty Artist Program invitee, The J.Paul Getty Museum

How works have been exhibited at Los Angeles Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Tate Liverpool, Centre Pompidou (Paris) , Museo de Bells Artes (México City), Statens Museum of Kunst (Copenhagen), and other museums.

He work has been featured in The New Yorker, Flash Art, Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Frieze, The Art Newspaper, Los Angeles Times, Pfeil Magazine, and other publications.

He is the author of Urban Exile:  Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr., 1998.

He is a faculty member of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts.