Manolo Lugo

Birthdate: N/A

Birthplace: Mexico 

Based location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Social profiles 

Manolo Luego artist website 

Manolo Lugo YouTube channel 

Manolo Lugo profile Blackwood Gallery

Manolo Lugo profile 221A organization


Manolo Lugo (Monterrey, Mexico) 

Manolo Lugo is a Mexican visual artist based in Toronto. Manolo holds a master of visual studies in contemporary arts from the University of Toronto (2013). In 2007 he completed a bachelor of fine arts in visual performing arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. He also completed a bachelor’s degree in international relations and affairs from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico (1999). Manolo has worked as a digital media technician and teaching assistant at the University of Toronto in Scarborough and as a sessional faculty in the Visual Studies Department at the same university. As a freelancer, Manolo has documented performances for the exhibitions Longevity or a Lack Thereof at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario (2018), for the Verb Frau TV broadcast experiment (2017), and the artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle performance Light Tipi for Nuit Blanche at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto (2014). 

Manolo Lugo’s studio work is focused on photographs, videos, and performances to reflect on politics and land conflicts. His work has been part of the collective exhibitions TransAmericas (2017) at Museum London in London, Ontario, and True Patriot Love (2015) curated by Tamara Toledo at Sur Gallery, Toronto.

Covergirl installation detail


Perfomance installation handkerchief

Photograph by Toni Hafkenscheid, Covergirl, 2012, Blackwood Gallery, accessed 2022 

Solo exhibitions

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Collective exhibitions

Manolo Lugo photographs collective exhibition Longevity or a Lack ThereofMacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, 2018

Manolo Lugo collective exhibition TransAmericas, Museum London, London, Ontario, 2017 

Manolo Lugo collective exhibition True Patriot Love, curated by Tamara Toledo at Sur Gallery, Toronto, 2015 

Manolo Luego collective exhibition jä be jä, curated by Zoya Honarmand and Maryam Taghavi, Unpak Studio, 2014

Manolo Lugo  Graduate Student Exhibition, Art Toronto newsletter, 2013

Manolo Lugo press release by Joseph Chin, collective exhibition Red, Green, Blue ≠ White, Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto, Mississauga, Toronto 2013 

Manolo Lugo video performance Hero, Paradox Vested Relics platform, 2012


Manolo Lugo interview by Garson Quemi, Documentary: Behind the Art of Manolo Lugo, 2018


Manolo Lugo performance presentation Speed Acquainting part of AGO programming for first Thursdays Close Encounters, 2015 

Manolo Lugo photographs Light Tipi performance (artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle), Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, 2014

Published work by Manolo Lugo

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Published work about Manolo Lugo

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Press release

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List of Grants, Awards and Projects

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