Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle has a varied and complex practice that encompasses mostly sculpture and video. Manglano-Ovalle often collaborates with scientists on projects that make abstractions, such as one’s DNA or a cloud, tangible. These elegant forms often mask political agendas that can include, for example, immigration issues, climate change, or globalization. He has also created a series of sculptures and films based on the modernism of architect Mies van der Rohe. Manglano-Ovalle is a professor in the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, Chicago, and won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001.
Portrait photo courtesy the artist.