Technique: Collage

Ernesto Muñiz, collage artist Ernesto Muniz was born in 1974 in Mexico City.

He studied graphic design at the Iberoamericana University then, following his university studies, he turned more towards photojournalism and made it his way of life. He began his career at the Cuartoscuro Agency founded by Pedro Valtierra, a distinguished photographer who won the King of Spain International Journalism Award in 1998 for photography of the year and then in 1983 was awarded the National Journalism Award of Mexico . During his time at the Valtierra agency, Ernesto had the chance to cover the Chiapas conflict which refers to the Zapatista uprising of 1994, the Zapatista crisis of 1995 and their consequences.

Muniz then worked for the Imagenlatina Agency, headed by the photographer Marco Antonio Cruz, as well as for various national newspapers such as Reforma (1998-1999), El Día (1999-2000) and the television portal (2000-2002 ). In 2006-2007, he won the Society for News Design Silver Medal for his report on an illegal Mexican embalmer in the Excelsior Journal.

In 2007 Ernesto participated in the group exhibition 45 Miradas Mexicanas 45 Mexican Looks organized by the Pedro Meyer Foundation at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangdong, China. Muniz is also the artist behind the advertising image for the second season of the series Narcos Mexico on Netflix.

At a turning point in his career, in search of a more artistic form of expression, he turned to collage. He begins by exhibiting his paper guerrilla shrines in the streets of Mexico City.

Today, in the Beauchamp Art Galleries, he presents magnificent, complex collages and draws from mythology, religion, and popular culture to present alternative realities filled with symbolism.