Yvonne Venegas is a graduate of the certification program at the International Center of Photography in New York and is currently pursuing her MFA at University of California San Diego. In New York she assisted photographers such as Dana Lixenberg, Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller. She has worked as a freelance photographer for the New York Times, SPIN and VIBE and has had her work published in Mexico City in Luna Cornea a photography journal published by the Centro de la Imagen as well as Celeste Magazine. She has shown her work individually and in group shows throughout the US, Mexico, Spain, France, Russia, England, Poland and Canada , including Tijuana Sessions (as part of ARCO 05) in Alcalá 31 in Madrid, in the traveling show From Baja to Vancouver, hosted by the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD), the Wattis Center in San Francisco and Vancouver Art Gallery, the Exhibition Strange New World: Art and Design from Tijuana, Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and is currently showing new work in the show Laberinto de Miradas, hosted by the Spanish Cultural Center in Mexico City. She has shown individually in Casa de America in Madrid, Diaz Contemporary Gallery in Toronto, EDS Gallery in Mexico City and the Museé a Beaux Arts, of Orleáns, France.
Her photographic work explores issues of class, gender and personal representation in accordance to a participation in a specific class structure.
Yvonne now lives and works in the Tijuana/ San Diego border.