Oscar Muñoz Hasselblad Award Winner 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Oscar Muñoz Hasselblad Award Winner 2018

The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce that Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz is the recipient of the 2018 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for the sum of SEK 1,000,000 (approx. USD 125,000).

The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce that Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz is the recipient of the 2018 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for the sum of SEK 1,000,000 (approx. USD 125,000).

Oscar Muñoz, Hasselblad Award Laureate 2018: »I keep stumbling over the same feelings of disbelief and joy while thinking that my work will join that of the distinguished artists who have received the Hasselblad Award before. I also feel gratitude for the honour that is granted to me, which encourages me to keep working with intensity and passion

The award ceremony takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 8, 2018. A symposium will be held on October 9, followed by the opening of an exhibition of Oscar Muñoz’s work at the Hasselblad Center, and the release of a new book about the artist, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

The Foundation’s citation regarding the Hasselblad Award Laureate 2018, Oscar Muñoz:
»The passing of time, the whims of history and the disintegration of the image constitute the core research of Oscar Muñoz’s work, which calls into question the reliability of the photographic medium. His sculptural installations unite the light-sensitive characteristics of photography and moving image with elements such as water, charcoal, drawings and projections. He ingeniously devises experimental strategies that evoke the transience of the image and its transfiguration in time and space. Oscar Muñoz’s work is imbued with an otherworldly quality and offers a metaphor for the human condition.«

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