Antoni Muntadas

Year of birth, place
1942, Barcelona, Spain
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist, in the collection
Institute / Department
Institute for Visual Media
At the ZKM
  • 1999 to 2000
Antoni Muntadas has lived in New York (NY) since 1971. His work addresses social, political, and communications issues, the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, as well as channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor key information or to promulgate ideas. Muntadas’ projects are in a variety of media – photography, video, publishing, the Internet, and multimedia installations. Since 1995 Muntadas has been putting together a series of works and projects titled »On Translation«. The content, dimensions, and materials are highly diverse, and they all focus on the author’s personal experience and artistic activities in numerous countries over a period of thirty years. By grouping such works together under this title Muntadas places them within a body of experience and concrete concerns regarding communication, the culture of our times, and the role of the artist and art in contemporary society.