Imprints for a Fleeting Memorial
March 9 – April 25, 2012
Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz blurs the boundaries of traditional media through unconventional processes and experimental techniques in photography, printmaking, drawing, installation, video, and sculpture. Presented in collaboration with 1708 Gallery, Imprints for a Fleeting Memorial offered an overview of Muñoz’s creative process and his investigation of the image and its relation to memory.
Muñoz (b. 1951 Popayan, Colombia) lives and works in Cali, Colombia. In the last few years, his work has experienced a monumental crossover into Europe and North America, with group shows across Europe and the United States, and acquisitions of his work by the Tate Modern, L.A. MoCA, the Miami Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and La Caixa in Barcelona, among others. Muñoz’s participation in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 was widely regarded as a highlight of the event.
The exhibition was organized by Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in Toronto and curated by José Roca, Assistant Curator of Latin American Art at the Tate Modern, London, and Director of the Arts at the Banco de la Republica in Bogota, Colombia.