Carolina Muñoz


Carolina Muñoz was born in Judibana, Venezuela in 1966.

Visual artist, teacher and researcher on color. She graduated in 1988 as a graphic designer from Parsons School of Design, New York. Her work experience includes work in design studios and advertising agencies in New York, Bogotá and Caracas. She currently lives and works between Miami and Caracas.

Her training as a photographer includes studies at Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía (RMTF) and La ONG. In RMTF she takes workshops with Roberto Mata, Alexis Pérez-Luna, Jo Whaley and Ricardo Peña, and in La ONG she studies with Nelson Garrido, Liliana Martinez, Alejandro Castellote, Joan Fontcuberta, Marcos López and Ricardo Armas. In 2006 she participates in the food photography workshop with Judd Pilossof at The Maine Media Workshops, and in 2010 she studies with Joel Meyerowitz at ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York.

Muñoz has participated in various exhibitions in Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Spain, among which the individual exhibitions Diván at El Anexo Arte Contemporáneo and B+ at La ONG and the collective exhibitions El Futuro es Ahora, Fototeca Veracruz, Mexico; PorFiar Organización Nelson Garrido, Caracas; Laberintos de Miradas, I Encuentro Iberoamericano de Colectivos Fotográficos, Sao Paulo; E.CO 2010, Encuentro de Colectivos Fotográficos Euroamericanos, Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos, Madrid and Esqueje ABRA Galería – Los Galpones.

In 2008, she won the first place awarded by The London Photographic Association with her Dead Nature series.

In 2011 she exhibits in the annual event Velada de Santa Lucía, Maracaibo, Vanitas Veritas (still life photographs and an ephemeral installation made with arepas). That same year she participates in the 10th Photo Book Fair in Buenos Aires, with an artist’s book titled Mio, which is one of the books recommended by the Fair. In 2013 her photographic series Mio is selected by guest editor Alejandro Castellote for publication in the online magazine LAT Photo Magazine (1# Identity).

Muñoz’s works investigate, from photographic typology, memory, death, ideology and the psyche. Her process of collecting disposable objects and bodily fluids over time informs her work and shows her interest in giving value to the everyday and unimportant. Her works are part of private collections in Caracas, Bogotá, New York and London.

In addition to her authorial work, Muñoz combines advertising and editorial photography with teaching at CIEF (Centro Integral de Estudios Fotográficos) and La ONG. She has recently been teaching photography workshops at IMAGO Art in Action in Miami and will soon be part of the teaching staff at the new Miami Institute of Photography (MIP).