MacArthur Fellows Program

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

Photographer, Sculptor, and Installation Artist | Class of 2001

Title
Photographer, Sculptor, and Installation Artist
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Age
40 at time of award
Area of Focus
3-D Visual Art, Photography

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is an artist using photography, video, sound, and sculpture to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. Manglano-Ovalle’s art has focused on universal issues of identity, class, and the role of the individual in a multiethnic, technologically changing society. In The Garden of Earthly Delights, a series of triptychs composed of digitized images of DNA samples, he reveals striking similarities and differences among the biological blueprints of acquaintances and family members. In other installations, Manglano-Ovalle incorporates the architecture of Mies van der Rohe as a visual metaphor for modernity, privilege, and authority. Le Baiser (The Kiss) speaks to issues of isolation and attachment imposed equally by contemporary architecture and the barriers of social class.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle received a B.A. (1983) from Williams College and an M.F.A. (1989) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an associate professor at the School of Art and Design in the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His solo exhibitions include Woofer (1997), The Garden of Earthly Delights (1998), Sonambulo II (Blue) (1999), and Climate (2000). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the Transmute (1999) and the Whitney Biennial (2000).

Last updated January 1, 2005.

News About this Fellow
January 13, 2016
Inspiring Creativity: Celebrating 35 Years of MacArthur Fellows Discussion at City Club of Chicago
MacArthur's Cecilia Conrad discusses the MacArthur Fellows Program as it marks its 35th anniversary, and moderates a discussion at the City Club of Chicago with labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo and artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, both Fellows.
January 12, 2016
"Inspiring Creativity: 35 Years of the MacArthur Fellows Program"
City Club of Chicago
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
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January 12, 2016
"Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle on Creativity"
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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
December 1, 2015
"Inspiring Creativity: 35 Years of the MacArthur Fellows Program"
City Club of Chicago
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
Ai-jen Poo, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
August 17, 2015
"Spending a Windfall"
Chicago Magazine
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
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March 23, 2015
"Íñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Crítica con Carbón"
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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
July 18, 2014
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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
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