David Muoz

David Muoz
. Visual artist, architect and designer based in Helsinki and Mexico City. Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture in Finland. Guest Researcher at the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London. Graduated from Aalto University in Finland, and from the National University of México, UNAM. He is the founder of the artistic research platform NAES, Nomad Agency-Archive of Emergent Studies.

His artwork takes the form of critical and punctual interventions, playing with different levels of transparencies by confronting layers of truths, myths and realities; his research encounters an exploration on the modes that the social memory crystallizes into material facts, as common imaginary sets constituted by a historical memory in confrontation with social and political forms of identification, mediation and prevention.

Muoz' has shown his work in Estonia, Finland, Korea, Mexico, Paraguay, and USA.


David Muoz: Skinwalkers and The Rise of Deep Relations
Battling Against Deprival
, 2015, installation
(photo: Timo Nieminen).

Skinwalkers and The Rise of Deep Relations
Battling Against Deprival
, 2015, installation

Presented as a puzzle piece from an ongoing research, Muoz’ installation aims to problematise the inherited notions of “civilized” and “savage” as iconographies imposed through different forms of physical and ideological violent subjugation. It brings into discussion their remanence as figures of contemporary colonialisms by confronting the audiences with their own preconceptions.

The formal configuration of the piece threads together traces of resilience around conflicts that debates access to resources, territories, warranties for life perdurance, and self-determination.

(David Muoz)

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