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Garden of Earthly Delights Series Luis, Chetas and Pedro by Iñigo       Manglano-Ovalle

Untitled by Iñigo       Manglano-Ovalle

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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

Untitled by Iñigo       Manglano-Ovalle


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(b. Madrid, Spain, 1961; lives and works in Chicago).
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is an interdisciplinary artist who challenges the boundaries between art and science, between private and public domains, and between art making as a formalist endeavor and a public service. Many of the artist’s works reflect his interest in scientific research and phenomena and the vital connections between medical technologies and social debate. A body of work entitled Garden of Delights, which Manglano-Ovalle began in 1998, is directly related to these interests. In these images, he worked with a genetics laboratory to make large, richly colorful images based on his sitters’ DNA "fingerprints." While DNA charts identify individual characteristics that are normally invisible, the artist raises the specter of using (and mis-using) scientific technology to qualify "identity."
For the Ultrabaroque exhibition, Manglano-Ovalle has created a monumental DNA port

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