Antoni Muntadas

Antoni Muntadas was born in 1942 in Barcelona. Since 1971, he has lived and worked in New York, and for over twenty years had been a lecturer at MIT in Massachusetts. Always driven by a spirit of transversality and eager to break conventions, he was a pioneer of Media Art and conceptual art. Since the 1970s, Muntadas has given attention to ‘media landscapes’ (mass media, symbols, images and slogans) that allow him to investigate contemporary phenomena associated with political, cultural and educational dynamics, revealing and denouncing its instrinsic mechanisms and opening up a broader scrutiny of the human condition in an age of advanced capitalism. To this end, he uses diverse expressive means: photography, video, internet projects, installations and performances in the urban space.

In 2015 Antoni Muntadas represented Spain at the Venice Biennale with the exhibition ‘On Translation’. The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid dedicated a retrospective to him in 2011. His work Diálogo (1980) was shown at Palazzo Grassi in the exhibition "The Illusion of Light" (2014-15).

Diálogo – The Illusion of Light