Miguel Cortez is an artist living in Chicago and born in Guanajuato, Mexico. He has studied filmmaking at Columbia College and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His artwork has been shown at Gallery 414 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Krannert Museum and at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Other shows included exhibits in Dallas at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago and at VU Space in Melbourne, Australia.
Miguel currently runs an alternative contemporary art space called Antena in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. He is also a founding member of Polvo, an art collective since 1996, and has organized various shows throughout the years at the Polvo space and other cultural alternative spaces. The most recent one being ‘”Echelon: who’s watching you?” at Polvo and in September 2006at UnitB Gallery in San Antonio. Before this he organized a show during Contemporary Art Month July 2006 in San Antonio and February 2006at Commerce Street Artists’ Warehouse in Houston, Texas. With Antena, he has participated in the VERGE art fairs in NY and in Miami.