Antoni Muntadas

Antoni Muntadas (b. 1942 in Barcelona, living and working in New York and Barcelona) emigrated to New York in 1971 and, from 1977 to 1984, was a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT. Until today, he has been a professor at the MIT Visual Arts program. He is considered a pioneer of electronic art. His work has been exhibited worldwide, among others at Istanbul Biennial (2011); Spanish Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005); Gwangju Biennale (2004); 7th Havana Biennale (2000); 16th São Paulo Biennial (1981); documenta 6, Kassel (1977) und documenta 10, Kassel (1997); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1978). In 2009, he was awarded the Velázquez art prize, the highest award of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and, in 2011, the Museo Reina Sofia showed a major retrospective under the auspices of the Spanish queen. As early as 1995, Muntadas received a commendable mention of the media art festival Ars Electronica for one of the first internet art projects ever (The File Room, since 1994).
For Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Muntadas has developed one of the rare prints from the
series Projecte / Proyecto / Project (2007). The series includes 9 questions (e.g. Who?, What?, Why?, How?) in English, Spanish and Catalan, which may arise in the course of the implementation of a project. For the edition, he chose the German Warum?. A question word that until today has remained explosive in the mirror of German history.