Miguel Angel Ríos


September 15 - November 21, 2015

Press Release

Opening Reception with the Artist: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6-8 pm

Sicardi Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of work by Miguel Angel Ríos. The exhibition, Miguel Angel Ríos: Endless, opens with a reception from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, September 15. The artist will be present.

Known internationally for video installations which take the sociopolitical and geographic landscapes of the Americas as their conceptual and literal ground, Miguel Angel Ríos challenges notions of territory, consumption, immigration, and exchange. In this exhibition, he will show two new videos, Endless and Piedras Blancas (2015 and 2014), alongside the works on paper--photographs and drawings--that are an integral part of his creative process.

About the Artist
Miguel Angel Ríos (b. 1943, San José Norte, Argentina) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. In the 1970s, he moved to New York, and he currently divides his time between New York and Mexico City. Ríos has had solo exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center (2012), the Museo Carrillo Gil (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2009), the Blaffer Art Museum (2007), Miami Art Museum (2006 and 2005), the Dallas Museum of Art (2006), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2005), Ludwing Forum für Internationale Kunst (2005), the Torino Triennale (2005), Artists Space, New York (2003), and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (1993). His solo exhibition Landlocked will open at the Arizona State University Art Museum in September 2015.
Ríos's work is included in numerous collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Miami Art Museum; Patricia Cisneros Collection, New York; The Phoenix Art Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofia, Madrid; and the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MALBA), Buenos Aires, among many others.

For more information, please contact the gallery at press@sicardi.com or call 713.529.1313.