TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona 1942) addresses through his works social, political and communications issues, the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, and investigations of channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor central information or promulgate ideas. He works projects in different media such as photography, video, publications, Internet and multi-media installations.
Muntadas studied at the Technical School for Industrial Engineers in Barcelona and the Pratt Graphic Center in New York, where he has lived since 1971. He has taught and directed seminars diverse institutions throughout Europe and the United States, including the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the Fine Arts Schools in Bordeaux and Grenoble, the University of California in San Diego, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Cooper Union in New York and the University of Sâo Paulo. He has also been welcomed as a resident artist and consulting advisor by various research and education centres including the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester (USA), the Banff Center (Canada), Arteleku (San Sebastian), The National Studio for Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy (Lille Metropol), and the University of Western Sydney. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Visual Arts Program in the School of Architecture at the M.I.T. in Cambridge (MA) and the Instituto Universitario de Arquitectura del Veneto in Venice.
He has received several prizes and grants, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Electronica in Linz (Austria), Laser d'Or in Locarno (Switzerland) and the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas awarded by the Catalan Government. Recently he was also awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2005 granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
His work has been exhibited throughout the world, in events such as the 1976 Venice Biennial; Documenta Kassel (VI and X Edition); and the Sao Paulo, Lyon and Habana biennales. He has exhibited, among others, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Berkeley Art Museum in California, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and the MACBA in Barcelona. He participated in the 51 st edition of the Venice Biennale (2005), where he transformed the Spanish Pavilion into the On Translation Pavilion.