Artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle works at the intersection of nature, globalism, technology, and activism, and his projects find him frequently collaborating with partners in fields as far ranging as genetics, geology, and astrophysics. Manglano-Ovalle’s technology sophisticated sculptures and video installations use natural forms such as clouds, icebergs, and DNA as metaphors for understanding social issues such as immigration, gun violence, and human cloning. Born in Madrid in 1961, he is currently professor and chair of the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University. Exhibiting in galleries around the world and participating in the Singapore, Liverpool, Sao Paulo, and Whitney Biennials, Manglano-Ovalle has received many awards, including a United States Artist Fellowship (2011), John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award (2001), and a Media Arts Award from the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (1997-2001).
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s lecture at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University followed by his conversation with OSU Department of Art faculty and students at Ann Hamilton Studio, Columbus, Ohio.