Biography

Enrique Muñoz García (CL/CH), born in Ancud, Chile in 1969, lives and works as a photographer, multimedia artist and curator in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, since 1998. His work focuses on long-term personal projects and editorial work for various newspapers and magazines. His studies in art, and his journalistic experience, strongly influence his approach to social and political projects. 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. He is the founder and curator of the art space Juraplatz and co- founder of the off space Lokal-int in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.


Exhibitions (Exerpt)

2019 Women with Binoculars / Magnum Photographers (Curated), Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; 2018 Sao Paulo News, Casa Contemporanea, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 2018 Women with Beetles (Collected), 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 Zirkus / Photo 14, Maag Halle, Zurich, Switzerland; 2014 Zirkus/ 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 Zapping / Une Poétique du Temps, Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland; 2012 Claude, 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 Claude / Centre PasquArt / Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Switzerland, Sound by strom (Christian Müller und Gaudenz Badrutt); 2006 Swixx, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; 2004, Morocco, 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


Current Exhibition
2019, Mai - Juni. Women with Binoculars / Magnum Photographers curated by Enrique Muñoz García. Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Switzerland.


Upcoming
2019, Juni - September. "The World in Biel" by Enrique Muñoz García, part of the "Robert Walser Sculpture" by Thomas Hirschhorn, Biel, Switzerland.