VIK MUNIZ
Born in 1961 in São Paulo, Brazil. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
BIO
Selected Exhibitions: 2010 - Rummaging in the rubbish: waste and recycling in Contemporary Art, Center of Art and Nature, Huesca, Spain; Leonard Drew and Vik Muniz, Sikkema, Jenkins and Co., New York, NY, USA; 2009 - Vik Muniz & Janaina Tschape, Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan; Galerie Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain; Ingres et les Modernes, Musée Ingres, Montauban, France; L’Invention d’un monde, collection of La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Itau Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; Hydra School Project Artwalk, Hydra, Greece; Fragile- Terres d’empathie, Musée d’art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France; AMERICAS LATINAS – las fatigas del querer, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy; Une image peut en cacher une autre (Archimboldo, Dali, Raetz), Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France; Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz - Rebus, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA; 2008 - Vik Muniz, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co, New York, NY, USA; Art(e)merica Latina, été culturel, St. Tropez, St. Tropez, France; Wetherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, USA; TRANSactions Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA; This is Vik Muniz, CB Collection Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan; Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan; Vik Muniz, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany; Vik Muniz, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA; Guangzhou Triennial-Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; To Russia with Love, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia; 2007 - Vik Muniz: A Survey, Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine; The Beautiful Earth, Galerie Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil; A Terra e a Gente, Museum of Electricity, Lisbon, Portugal; Vik Muniz, New Manezh, Moscow, Russia; Pictures of People, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England; 2006 - Vik Muniz: Reflex, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, NY (solo); Pictures of Pigment. Xippas Gallery, Paris, France (solo); Vik Muniz, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY (solo); BulFinch’s Recycling Yard: Vik Muniz Pictures of Junk, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo); Vik Muniz: Remastered Selections from the West Collection, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL (solo); Into Me/Out of Me, MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, NY, USA; Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, USA; The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Fútbol, Roebling Hall, NY, USA; Joy Pop! Pop Art 1960’s- 2000’s: Selection of the Missumi Collection, Sompo Museum, Tokyo, Japan; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA; 2005 - Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain; Divas e Monstros, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil; Vik Muniz. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cardi Gallery, Milan, Italy; Prisons After Piranesi, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, USA; Die Akte Weimar, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany; 2004 - Moving Outlines, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA; Universiy of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA; Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain; Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY, USA; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA; Xippas Gallery, Paris, France; Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin, Ireland; Fotos de Revista., Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Latin American and Caribbean Art: MoMA at El Museo, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, USA; Rebus, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco (solo); Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA; Hair: Untangling a Social History, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA; Home Sweet Home, Cardi Gallery, Milan, Italy; 2003 - Both Sides of the Street: Celebrating the Corcoran’s Photograph Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA; Museo D’Art Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA; Candy Bam, special project for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Public Art Fund, Brooklyn, NY, USA; 2002 - Reparte, CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (solo); Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY (solo); Laberint de Vik Muniz, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain; Vik Muniz: Model Pictures, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (solo); Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2000, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA; Tempo, MoMAQNS, New York, NY, USA; 2001 - Erotic, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France (solo); Reparte, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (solo); Museum de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo); Gallery Gan, Tokyo, Japan (solo); Galeria Camargo Viaço, São Paulo, Brazil (solo); Clouds, a skywriting project, Creative Time, New York, NY, USA (solo); Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Fortaleza, Brazil (solo); The Things Themselves: Pictures of Dust by Vik Muniz, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA; 49th Venice Biennial: Brazilian Representation, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy; 2000 - Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA; Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil; Brazil: Body and Soul, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA; 1999 - After Warhol, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France (solo); Galerie JGM, Paris, France; Tate Gallery, London, England; Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France; 1998 - XXIV Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Seeing is Believing, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA (traveled Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY); 1997 - New Photography XIII, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA; 1996 - Wesenchau: Disingenuous Images, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich, Switzerland; The Best of Life, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY (solo); 1995 - Recent Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA; The Wine Pictures, Galeria Camargo Vilaga, São Paulo, Brazil; Panorama de Arte Contemporanea Brasiliera, Museo de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil; Mostra America, Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil; 1994 - Galeria Claudio Bartello, Turino, Italy; 1993 - Sound, Museo de Arte Moderna, Bolezano, Italy; Equivalents, PontPietra Gallery, Verona, Italy (solo); 1992 - Diversité Latino Américaine, Galerie 1900/2000, Paris, France Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg; 1991 - Galerie Claudine Papillan, Paris, France; 1989 - Fluxus and Friend, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY, USA; 1988 - Stux Gallery, New York, NY, USA; Selected Public Collections: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan; Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, USA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA; Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.