Antoni Muntadas

Antoni Muntadas was born in 1942 in Barcelona and studied architecture at the University of Barcelona. He received an M.A. from Escuela Tecnica Superior Ingenieros Industriales, Barcelona and studied from 1971-73 at Pratt Graphics Center in New York. He has taught extensively, at the University of California in San Diego, Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, Center for Advanced Visual Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and the San Francisco Art Institute, among other institutions. He lives and works in New York City (USA) and Barcelona (E). A multimedia artist who worked in painting and sculpture in his native Catalonia before moving to New York in 1971, Muntadas has produced an important body of installations, public art projects and videotapes. He focused his artistic activity on a critique of the media, namely systems of representation and information, including television, the press, advertising, and architecture - both public buildings and invisible telecommunications networks. Deconstructing the systems of representation and information that pervade the contemporary "media landscape", Muntadas posits a compelling discourse on the "invisible mechanisms" that inform the production and reception of mass media texts.