David N. Muñoz (1986), originally from Talca, lives and works in Santiago. When leaving his hometown in 2006, he realised the first aspects that would have an impact on his life: long, commuting distances were just unthinkable; time and the way it had to be (re)distributed in this new city, and the masses of people in the routine of transport queues.
He currently holds a BA in education from Universidad Andres Bello and a PgD in neuropsychology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica. He starts his photography studies at Instituto Profesional Arcos in 2016, however, after a year of experimenting in this new and unknown field to him, David abandons photography education to pursue an MA in Photography Research and Creation at Universidad Finis Terrae.
The topics present in his work have direct relationship with problems of sociopolitical impact, such as society burnout, the interpretations of an individual’s face as the result of established capitalist systems in society, and exposing conflicts related to the effects of pollution in nature, and, therefore, in humans.
He uses a variety of techniques and resources, which range from audio, chemicals to intervene in the photographic paper, the manipulation of digital files, and site-specific installation/intervention.
His work has been mainly influenced by JMW Turner, Rainer Krause, Nancy Burson, Xavier Ribas, Rosângela Rennó, and Zach Blas, among many others.