Born in Barcelona in 1942, Antoni Muntadas studied at the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering. He has lived in New York since 1971. He has worked as a professor at the University of San Diego, the Fine Arts Schools of Bordeaux and Grenoble, the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of Sao Paulo, among others. He has also collaborated with the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester (USA), the Banff Centre in Canada, Arteleku in San Sebastian, Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts (Lille Métropole), and the University of Western Sydney.
In 2005 he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Other awards he has received include: Solomon R. 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, Locarno (Switzerland), and the Premio de Artes Plásticas awarded by the Catalan Government. In 2009 he was awarded the Premio Velázquez de Artes Plásticas.