ABOUT

Born in Mexico City in 1974, Ernesto Muñiz studied Graphic Design at the Universidad Iberoamericana,  but after graduating, he was devoted to what would be his profession and lifestyle, photojournalism. He began working at the agency Cuartoscuro, directed by Pedro Valtierra, (International Prize for Journalism “King of Spain”  for best picture of the year in 1988)  where he had the opportunity to cover the conflict in Chiapas and the EZLN uprising. 

  He later worked at the agency "Imagenlatina”, directed by photographer Marco Antonio Cruz, and  also in various national newspapers, such as  “Reforma”  (1998-l999), "El Día" (1999-2000),  Televisa’s portal  "Esmas.com" (2000-2002) and the newspaper "Excelsior" in its new phase (2006-2007), where he won the silver medal "Society for News Design" for his coverage on a clandestine embalmer in Mexico, where he imaged and texted.  

In 2007, Ernesto participated in the collective exhibition 45 Miradas Mexicanas "45 Mexican Looks " organized by the Pedro Meyer Foundation in the "Guangdong Museum of Art", in Guangdong, China

( https://cutit.org/Hm2Tr )

 

     He started using collage after a period of crisis as another form of expression, "more personal". Due to the lack of galleries, he started gluing on the street his "guerilla shrines”, collages in which he joined bits of papers from images creating new symbols and a new message of extreme religiosity.


     In 2005, Ernesto won second place in the "Plot to Illustration" organized by the Mexican Magazine "Complot”. And,  in 2006, he participated in the TV show "Arteoficio" aired in Mexico’s Channel 11, where emerging artists were interviewed and exhibited their work. This project culminated in a group exhibition called "65 Exhibit" at the National Arts Centre (CNA)
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/cultura/47676.html

 

   From 2007 to date; he has participated in several exhibitions in galleries in Mexico City, Mexico; Arles, France; Madrid, Spain, and  Liverpool and London, England. In 2010, he participated in a group exhibition called  "Outsiders In" at  "Corke Gallery" (http://www.corkeartgallery.co.uk) in Liverpool, England, as part of the Liverpool Biennial Art, with artists from "street art " such as Banksy, D'Face, Nick Walker, Invader and Bestie, among others.

 

      In 2011, he inaugurated the exhibition "Unholy Heart" at “The Corke Gallery” in Liverpool, England, which had twelve collages made in sito in just two weeks, and a series of photographs on the cult of “Santa Muerte” in the rough neighborhood of Tepito. 

That same year, he won a “Visionado” (the opportunity that a jury look at your photographic work) in Cartagena de Indias,Colombia, organized by Photoespaña (he had the opportunity to paste one of his “Guerrilla Shrines” a cokehead Virgin in the streets of Cartagena). Due to the Visionado, he won the opportunity to participate in the exhibition "Weight and Levity" at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, exhibition with several Latin American photographers within the framework Photoespaña, but ironically, he was asked to do his collage work, not his photographic one, so he exhibit four collages done specifically for the Cervantes exhibition. http://www.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha71787_00_1.htm

 

      In September 2012, he displayed the exhibition “Colourful Darkness “in the Corke Gallery as part of the Liverpool Biennial Art 2012, in its thirteenth edition. This time he participated with 16 collages whose theme revolved prophecies about the destruction of the world. And his exhibition was mention as one of the “hidden gems” of the Biennial
http://www.sevenstreets.com/liverpoolbiennial/the-secret-biennial-four-hidden-gems/


     In 2013, one of his collages located on the streets of London, appeared in Claude Crommelin’s book "New Street Art".   http://www.amazon.com/dp/1908126515


     In May of this year, Ernesto exhibited at the "American Museum" in Madrid in a group exhibition called "After Alvarez Bravo" Mexican contemporary photography within the framework of Photoespaña.

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/926425.html

 

In 2014 exhibited in the festival "Art Toronto" in Toronto Canada, invited by the "Red Truck Gallery of Los Angeles, where he presents three collages.

 

In 2015 participates in the opening exhibition FotoMuseo Cuatro Caminos (Mexico City) called “Todo Por Ver” (“Everything to see”) and “El Estado de las cosas” (“The State of things”) https://www.fotomuseo.mx/el-estado-de-las-cosas

 

In 2016 solo exhibition, “Of Angels & Demons”, in the Corke Art Gallery, in Liverpool, England, during the “Liverpool Art Biennial”

http://www.artinliverpool.com/review-angels-demons-ernesto-muniz/

 

The same year exhibits in “Habitar la Línea Gallery” with  “Imaginario Onírico” in Madrid, Spain

http://www.habitarlalinea.com/

 

In 2017 exhibits in the “Espirituosa Gallery” in Mexico City, where he presents ten new collages. 

http://www.radioformula.com.mx/notas.asp?Idn=682887&idFC=2017

 

In july 2018 in the “Galerie21” in Livorno (Italy), he presents again new collages in the exhibition "Dreams' Anatomy".

 

In December 2018 he opens, with other two artists, the exhibition MamaTesta in La Tabacalera, Madrid, where they create the collective "Pachucos".

https://espaciomex.com/historias-mextraordinarias/pachucos-un-colectivo-de-tres-mexicanos-hacen-delirar-con-su-arte-transgresor/

In 2019 he participates in the collective exhibition "Blindness" in Turin, Italy, in "This is my Church" Art Gallery https://cutit.org/pIAf8

He also exhibits in La Tabacalera in the exhibition "Muerte" with two of his collages and he performed pasting his collage in the event "Artistas del Barrio" in Madrid, Spain https://cutit.org/ZCwuX

He is know for being the artist who created the cover image of Narcos Mexico Season 2 for Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80997085

 

Currently, he is a free-lance photographer for various media.

Online articles about their work.

https://www.vice.com/es_mx/article/ernesto-muniz-imagen-terminal

http://revistareplicante.com/galeria/grafica/ex-votos-apocalipticos/

 

http://divus.cc/praha/en/article/ernesto-muniz-altars-in-the-middle-of-an-urban-guerrila-warfafe

http://www.blinklondon.com/?p=2860

 

https://culturacolectiva.com/arte/ernesto-muniz-redescubriendo-el-collage/

ERNESTO MUÑIZ