Residency Unlimited

José Moñú

Artist Name: José Moñú
Residency dates: September – November 2021
Born: 1981
Hometown: Zaragoza, Spain
Lives and Works: Zaragoza
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Education: Zaragoza School of Arts. Master in Visual Merchandising and Window Dressing. ARTIDI, Barcelona.


José Moñú is a painter whose practice is inspired by a wide range of influences ranging from 20th century titans such as Francis Bacon and Jean-Michel Basquiat to the writings of the British philosopher Richard Wollheim on mind and emotions especially as related to painting. Moñu creates large format and boldly colored works that mainly focus on portraying the individual affected by a society in crisis who is marked by isolation, burn out, and the incapacity of slowing down.

José Moñú has exhibited extensively in Spain and received several awards and scholarships including an Honorable Mention in the XXIII Painting Competition “Isabel de Aragón y Reina de Portugal”, the “Young Creators in the Plastic Arts” Scholarship award by the Government of Aragon and the XIX Francisco Padilla Painting Competition prize.

Galería Carmen Terreros – Zaragora, Spain.
Olga Julián Projects – Zaragoza, Spain.
Galería YLK – Spain & México.

Public collections:
Pablo Serrano IAAC Museum, Zaragoza
Fuenlabrada Museum, Madrid
Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza (Spain)
JAPS COLLECTION (Juan Antonio Pérez Simón) MÉXICO D.F.
CIRCA XX (Pilar Citoler) Madrid
CAI Foundation, Zaragoza (Spain)
Ibercaja Foundation, Zaragoza

Starting September, José Moñú will be occupying a studio space at Artists Alliance Inc. This residency is made possible through Residency Unlimited’s ongoing partnership with AAI.

Support: José Moñú’s residency is made possible with support from Fundación CAI, the Consulate General of Spain in New York, and Qualery Culture (Coffee roasters).


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