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.
Muñoz's work aims to subvert reductive definitions of the Latin American diaspora. Language thus plays a significant role in his compositions: words and phrases, lyrical, and slogan-like, are posed as observations on both his personal experience with displacement—migrating to the United States from Colombia—and the historical incidences of colonialism. His focus on the subaltern narrative underscores the influence of colonial histories in contemporary societies. He asks the viewer to reconsider the cultural significance of the Latin American region—subsequently, of other historically and systematically hegemonized areas too. He highlights the obstacles postcolonial societies experience after external dominant sociopolitical powers have appropriated their resources.
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.