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FRANCISCO MUÑOZ

(Tlaxcala, 1986)

Francisco Muñoz’s multidisciplinary practice covers sculpture, drawing, collage, painting, textiles, and installations. He studied at the “La Esmeralda” National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Engraving, Mexico City, and then at the National School of Fine Arts, Lyon, as part of a fellowship. His work is located within the questioning and the analysis of national identities, particularly in aesthetic terms. Originally from Tlaxcala, whose position is crucial in the imaginary produced by official Mexican history regarding the Spanish Conquest, Muñoz approaches pre-Columbian images and symbols as part of discourses of the present in need of critical engagement.

One of the main axes of his work is the relationship of objects with different contexts and how their meanings can be reordered through material changes, conceptual associations, or painting interventions. The possibilities that the adaptation of objects to distinct environments are key to Muñoz’s practice: the identity of each piece begins with multiplicity, with the encounter between their “original” meanings and those they come to assimilate both in the process of artistic work and the meeting point with spectators. This syncretism directly connects the conceptual and the material, and it is in that line where his work develops.

Currently, he lives and works in Mexico City.