Javier Téllez (b. 1969, Valencia, Venezuela) has been the subject of solo exhibitions at: Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute (2014); REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles (2014); Kunsthaus Zürich (2014); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2011); Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2005); and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2004). He has participated in group exhibitions at: SITE Santa Fe, NM; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; Castello di Rivoli, Torino; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, as well as in Documenta, Kassel, Germany (2012); Manifesta, Trento, Italy; Sydney Biennial; and Whitney Biennial, New York (all 2008); Venice Biennale (2001 and 2003); and Yokohama Triennial (2001). Téllez studied at Arturo Michelena School of Fine Arts, Venezuela, and also participated in the Gasworks Studio Program, London (1999); Whitney Independent Study Program (1997); and MoMA PS1 International Studio Program (1993). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999 and in 2016 the Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts. He is represented by Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn and Peter Kilchmann, Zürich. The artist lives and works in New York.