Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is an artist who practices art law. He is interested in the relationship between contemporary art and law, with a primary focus on copyright, moral rights, free speech, deaccessioning, and nonprofit arts organizations. He currently practices out of his law office, The Law Office of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, and teaches contemporary art and law at Fordham Law School.
He received his BA in Art from the University of Texas-El Paso and an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts. He was a Van Lier Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art in 1997-98, and received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2006.
Sarmiento has taught in a number of universities and art schools, including NYU, Harvard University, the University of Southern California, University of California-Irvine, Occidental College, CalArts, Hofstra University, and Brooklyn Law School.
He speaks frequently on artist rights and art law matters in the US and abroad, including:
Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Fundación Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela
University of California-Irvine School of Art
Brown University School of Art
New York Law School
Yale Law School
NYU School of Law
McGill Faculty of Law
Fordham Law School
The Yale School of Management
The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics at The New School
Columbia University School of the Arts
Columbia Law School
Cornell Law School
Centre Sociologie de l’Innovation, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France.
His art projects have been shown in international exhibitions, including Mexico, Germany, and Spain, and nationally in Dallas, New York City, and Los Angeles. A selection of his art projects may be viewed on Clancco’s Projects page.