Miguel Angel Rios

Miguel Angel Rios was born in 1943 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.

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.


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University, Temple, AZ, USA
Solo exhibition
September 12, 2015 – December 26, 2015

Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
Solo exhibition
September 15, 2015 – November 21, 201

La Biennale de Lyon, France
La vie moderne
Group exhibition
September 10, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Selected publications

Raphaël Rubinstein et al.
Miguel Angel Rios
Published by: Silvana Editoriale, 2012
ISBN: 978-8836624027

Gilbert Vicario (Ed.)
Miguel Angel Rios: Walkabout
Published by: Des Moines Art Center, 2012
ISBN: 978-1879003620

Information on shows at the gallery