Miguel Angel Rios, Rooom, Rooom, 2010. DVD, single-channel projection, 3:03 min.

Miguel Angel Rios

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Art Center

The title of Miguel Angel Rios’s recent exhibition, “Walkabout,” suggests the idea of a spiritual quest through unknown terrain. Rios traverses multiple spiritual and physical landscapes as he transforms memories from his roots in Catamarca, a remote area of Northern Argentina, into videos, sound installations, sculptures, and drawings. Although he left Argentina in the 1970s during the strife of the Argentinian dictatorships, and currently resides in Mexico, his work combines that remembered past, seen from a variety of compelling perspectives, with a sophisticated vocabulary of international art conventions.…see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.