Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series


Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 p.m.
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr. 

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (MFA 1989) is a conceptual artist working across media to create works that challenge our notions of the political and cultural. He is internationally recognized for his activist-inspired public art and studio-based works. His work currently regards the inversion of utopia, the fabrication of war, and the hypersonic re-entry of modernism. He has received numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and a United States Artists Guthman Fellowship. Manglano-Ovalle has presented major projects at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; Power Plant Contemporary, Toronto; KW Institute for Contemporary Art–Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Art Institute of Chicago; Musée D'Art Contemporain de Montréal; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Documenta (12), Kassel, Germany; Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Krefeld Barcelona Pavilion, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Bilbao; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He currently holds a professorship for Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University.

Manglano-Ovalle will also participage in a public forum titled "A Conversation on Beauty," featuring Toyo Ito, 2013 Pritzker Prize-winning architect; Yusaku Imamura, director of Tokyo Wonder Site; and artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho. 

Presented in collaboration with SAIC's Office of Alumni Relations. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's show, Happiness is a state of inertia, is on display at Monique Meloche gallery through November 9, 2013.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's website
"Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle," Arcspace article
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle Vimeo Channel
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle featured in Art21: Season 4

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle [MP3]


Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Gravity is a force to be reckoned with, 2009, installation view Mass MoCA Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Dirty Bomb, 2008, installation view, Donald Young Gallery Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Le Baiser / the Kiss, 2001, Performance and film still. Photo: Leslie Schwartz Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Always After (The Glass House), 2006, film still, Super 16mm film digitized to HD video and compressed for Blu-ray Disc. Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle 
Courtesy of the artist