Mena graduated from the San Alejandro Fine Arts School. He has traveled throughout Europe to study the great paint masters.
His work has been exhibited in Mexico, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, and Holland.
In 2011 Mena was selected to be part of the permanent collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba, after the inauguration of his exhibition "Hablando en Lenguas”. His artwork is also shown in the collection of the Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles (MOLAA), USA, Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plasticas, La Habana, Cuba and Centro de arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba.