Luis Valdovino received a MFA from the University of Illinois in 1987. He is a Professor in the Art and Art History Department and has been in charge of the video area since 1993. Valdovino has received grants from the American Film Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts International/N.E.A., Illinois Arts Council, Colorado Council on the Arts, Helena Presents, and the Center for New Television, Chicago.
His works have been included in numerous exhibitions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes , Santiago, Chile; Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico. Film Festival exhibitions include The Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada; Edinburgh Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland; Berlin Video Festival, Berlin, Germany; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague, Holland; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany; Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia; Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany and New York Video Festival, New York, NY.
Valdovino’s videos have been presented at the 37th and 50th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, The Kitchen, New York and broadcasted on “Independent Focus” at WNET, New York and Deep Dish Network, New York. He has curated the programs “La Voz Latina: Latina/o Video Art from the USA that have been screened throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States.
Since 1990 Valdovino has been working in collaboration with video artist Dan Boord, Professor in Film Studies at the University of Colorado. They have produced several award-winning video works.