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b. 1943, Argentina

Miguel Angel Rios Biography

Miguel Angel Rios was born in 1953 in Catamarca, Argentina. The artist is primarily known for his video works, which artistically implements various cultural particularities. He especially focuses on geopolitical and anthropological investigations. In his work, he demonstrates that rituals such as dance and combat are analogical to human power relations.

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Rios’ works have been included in shows at Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main (2010), the Dallas Museum of Modern Art (2006), and in the Sala de Arte Público Siquieros (2013).
He is also regularly shown at art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach (2008), the Videonale 12 in Bonn (2009), and the Art Miami Pavilion (2011). Important collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., include his works.
Miguel Angel Rios lives and works in Mexico and New York City.

Miguel Angel Rios In Related Press

Get Lost: The Urgent Work of Miguel Angel Rios Related Press Get Lost: The Urgent Work of Miguel Angel Rios 18 March 2016, Huffpost

Modernity, Jean-Michel Rabaté tells us, may be nothing but its own ghost. Mexico City and New York-based Miguel Angel Rios' work spans two centuries and responds and interrogates, as inflection and affliction, to the ghosts of the 'pre- post-trans-anti-hyper-neo.' As such, Rios has garnered the stature of one Latin America's leading conceptual...

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THREE VIDEOS BY MIGUEL ÁNGEL RÍOS Related Press THREE VIDEOS BY MIGUEL ÁNGEL RÍOS 28 October 2015, Literal Magazine

In the early 1970s, a small book by Rudolph Arnheim titled Entropy and Art: An Essay on Disorder and Order came into my possession. Prima facie, the notion that entropy —that very strange concept of thermodynamics— could have something to do with art, the most expressive of human endeavors, is rather puzzling. To be sure, even the...

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