- Daniel Montero
(b Mexico City, 1948).
Mexican performance and installation artist. Muñoz studied painting at the Escuela de Pintura y Escultura “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City. Although he began working as a painter and engraver, his constant questioning of artistic practice connected with the reality of life and social conflicts in Mexico. His art is intended to relate to life and Muñoz used various artistic processes such as performance, installation, and the art object to achieve that aim. In 1976, with Carlos Finck, José Antonio Hernández, and Felipe Ehrenberg, he founded the group Proceso Pentágono. Lourdes Grobet, Miguel Ehrenberg, Carlos Aguirre, Rowena Morales, and Rafael Doniz were also members. Their works often deal with repression, torture, and the disappearance of people on political grounds in Mexico and Latin America.
Muñoz’s work, both individual and collective, uses simple but powerful elements in which objects and bodies are bonded by a tense and complex relationship, sometimes involving urban space as a fundamental element. In his action ...