Biography

Enrique Muñoz García was born in Ancud, Chile in 1969, and lives and works in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland since 1998. He lived 17 years in the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet. Actually he works as a press photographer for the most important Swiss newspapers, Tages Anzeiger, Der Bund, and Berner Zeitung. His studies in art, and his journalistic experience, strongly influence his approach to social and political projects. He uses photography, video and found pictures to explore the relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement - Themes developed through long-term photographic research. He has received awards in many international photography competitions, and his works have been exhibited internationally in Switzerland, USA, Europe, Asia, and South America since 2004.
Enrique Muñoz García is the founder and curator of the public art space Juraplatz.ch and co- founder of the off space Lokal-int. in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.


Exhibitions (Exerpt)

2018 Sao Paulo News, Casa Contemporanea, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 2018 Women with Beetles, AutoMuseum Volkswagen, Wolfsburg, Germany; 2017 15th International Istanbul Biennale, Neighbouring Event / Backside of the News, Haydarpasa Terminal, Istanbul, Turkey; 2016 Seeaf International Eco-Environmental Art Festival , South Korea; 2015 56 International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia, Collateral Event / Jump into the Unknown, Palazzo Loredan dell’ Ambasciatore, Venice, Italy; 2015 20 Years NDH, Nine Dragon Heads Symposium, South Korea; 2014 Jetzt Kunst N°4, Marzili Bad, Bern, Switzerland; 2014 Photo 14, Maag Halle, Zurich, Switzerland; 2014 Wondrous Indeed, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA; 2014 New Color Photography , Black Box Gallery, Oregon, USA; 2013 Marokko, Zirkus, Claude, Maz Galerie, Lucern, Switzerland; 2013 Swiss Photo Award, EWZ-Unterwerk Selnau, Switzerland; 2013 Une Poétique du Temps, Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland; 2012 Artisterium, Georgian National Museum,Tiblis, Georgien; 2012 Bulb / Lokal Int. Portraits 2006-2007, Espace Libre, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; 2011 15. Journées photographiques de Bienne. Bieler Fototage, Centre PasquArt Biel, Switzerland; 2011 International Art Symposium Nine Dragon Heads , Art Etage, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; 2008 Swiss Photo Selection 10, EWZ-Unterwerk Selnau, Switzerland; 2007 Photomonth Festival , Galerie Bunkier Sztuki, Krakau, Polen; 2006 10. Journées photographiques de Bienne. Bieler Fototage, Centre PasquArt Biel, Switzerland; 2006 Swixx, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; 2004, Leica Galerie, Nidau, Switzerland.


Prizes

2015 «Grimme Online Award» First Prize. Germany
2015 «European Newspaper Award» First Prize. Germany
2013 «Prix de la Photographie Paris» First Prize. France
2013 «Swiss Photo Award» Second Prize, Reportage. Switzerland 2007 «Swiss Photo Award» Nomination. Switzerland
2006 «Kanton Bern Photo Award» Nomination. Switzerland


Collections

2018 «Casa Contemporanea» Ver-o-Peso. Brasil
2014 «The Center for Fine Art Photography» Zirkus. USA
2012 «Artisterium» Claude. Georgien
2011 «City Biel/Bienne» Zapping. Switzerland


Upcoming

2018, November - The World in Biel - Multimondo Biel, Switzerland
2019, Juni - The World in Biel - "Robert Walser Sculpture" by Thomas Hirschhorn, Biel, Switzerland


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