Manglano Ovalle is the author of the sculpture entitled Cloud, which is located in the corridors of Zurich airport in Switzerland. For any absent-minded traveler the sculpture looks like an UFO taking off in the middle of the airport.
Manglano-Ovalle was born in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from Williams College with a BA in 1983, and from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in 1989.
He has had major exhibitions at the Rochester Art Center, Minnesota (2006); Art Institute of Chicago (2005); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (2003); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio (2002); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1997); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art;Max Protetch Gallery (2009); Orange County Museum of Art;and Documenta 12.