Antoni Muntadas receives the Velazquez Award

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Antoni Muntadas - The Board Room (Boston, 1987)Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942) has received the Velazquez Award, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, for 'his work as a pioneer of spanish videoart and his conceptual enquiries on the power mechanisms and the reality built by the mass-media' . Muntadas , who lives and works in New York since 1971, is a multimedia artist who uses photography, video, publications, internet and multi-media installations to address social, political and communication issues.

Muntadas has received several prizes and grants including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Electronica in Linz/Austria, Laser d'Or in Locarno, Switzerland and the Premi Nacional d'Arts Plastiques de la Generalitat de Catalunya. He currently teaches in the Visual Arts Program at MIT Boston .