Associate Professor, Time-Based Media

Angelo “Madsen” Minax works in documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film, sound, music performance and media installation. Madsen’s film North By Current (2021) which uses autoethnography to explore time, death, and the meaning of family, was released to critical acclaim at Berlinale and followed by a North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film was acquired by PBS for national broadcast on Season 34 of POV, nominated for Best Documentary at the Berlin and Krakow Film Festivals, and supported by the Sundance Film Institute, the LEF Foundation, and the Bay Area Video Coalition. Madsen has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Core Program (Houston), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Samuel Edes Foundation, the Flaherty Film Seminar, Queer|Art|Mentorship, Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), and others. His numerous previous works have exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, the British Film Institute, the European Media Art Festival, KurzFilm Hamburg, Berwick, Edinburgh, HotDocs, Sheffield DocFest, Ann Arbor, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, Outfest, Newfest, Frameline, and more.   

Angelo Minax outside with flowering trees in the background


  • Northwestern University, MFA
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA


Office Location:

210 Williams Hall

Office Hours:

Spring 2022: W 4:00P ‐ 6:00P

Courses Taught

  • M W ARTS 095 10:50 - 12:40 (REMT)
  • M W ARTS 148 1:10 - 3:00 (REMT)
  • M W ARTS 248 3:30 - 5:20 (REMT)