Johann C. Muñoz is a visual artist, curator, and educator from Bogotá, Colombia. Muñoz is an interdisciplinary practitioner whose work encompasses drawing, photography, sculpture, aural installations, and pedagogy. Johann C. Muñoz received his BFA in painting from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL.
"Through my work, I seek to generate healing from Historical Trauma via the articulation of Historical Memory. Utilizing an interdisciplinary practice, I explore how individuals and groups reconstruct their identities post-mass-level traumatic events like colonialism, land seizures, and forced mass migrations—specifically in the Global South. Historical Memories are fundamental to the understanding of the current sociopolitical environment. The inclusion of these Memories into the mainstream can shift the narrative of those who have experienced systematic subjugation."
Throughout his career, Muñoz has worked on a series of community-oriented projects like Concerto on the River, a grant-funded performance at Kingman and Heritage Islands in Washington, D.C. (2019), and Forest (2011), in partnership with the Miami-Dade Public Library System. His curatorial projects include a_part (2020), an international collective, DOMESTIC (2019), an alternative exhibition space, and Unfolding: Series I (2016), a co-curated exhibition hosted by Miami Biennale. Muñoz has exhibited work at the 23rd International Biennial in Gabrovo, Bulgaria (2017). His works are in public art collections, including Miami-Dade Public Library System and Museum House of Humour & Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.