Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, author, and educator.
He is the founder and director of the international performance troupe, Virtual Vérité (2005-2017).
He is also a co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the Los Angeles-based performance group.
He is Co-Director, Photo/Media Program, California Institute of the Arts.
His work has been exhibited/collected nationally/internationally: Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2020); Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (2019); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016, 2015 and 1995 Biennial); Centre d’Arts Plastiques Contemporain Bordeaux, France (2014); De Appel, Amsterdam (2014); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England (2013); Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2013); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England (2013); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2011, 1981); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011, 2008, 2001); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2006); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996).
He is the author of Xoloitzcuintli Doppelgänger and other stories. His recent essays have appeared in Pfeil No. 10 (Hamburg), and Exploring Commonism A New Aesthetics of the Real (Antwerp). He is the author of Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr., edited by Chon A. Noriega, University of Minnesota Press, 1998.