Antoni Muntadas was born in Barcelona in 1942 and has lived in New York since 1971. Through his works he addresses social, political and communication issues such as the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, and investigates channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas. His projects are created using various mediums such as photography, video, publications, the Internet, installations, and urban interventions.
Muntadas has taught at numerous institutions throughout Europe and the United States, including the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the Fine Arts Schools of Bordeaux and Grenoble, the University of California in San Diego, and has had taught for 40 years at MIT in Cambridge, Massachussets. His work has been exhibited in many museums, including MoMa, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Musée Contemporain de Montreal, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. His work has been included in international events and venues such the VI and X editions of Documenta Kassel (1977, 1997), the Whitney Biennial of American Art (1991), the 51stVenice Biennial (2005), and others in São Paulo, Lyon, Taipei, Gwangju, and Havana. At the Venice Biennial in 2005 Muntadas exhibited On Translation: I Giardini in the Spanish Pavilion.