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Vik Muniz    (Brazilian, 1961)

 Vik Muniz - Autumn: Orillia, after Frank Carmichael (Pictures of Magazine 2) (Photographs) h: 226 x w: 180.3 cm / h: 89 x w: 71 in
Vik Muniz
Autumn: Orillia, after Frank Carmichael (Pictures of Magazine 2) 2012
 
 Vik Muniz - Erotica 9 (Pictures of Silly Putty) (Photographs) h: 160 x w: 125 cm / h: 63 x w: 49.2 in
Vik Muniz
Erotica 9 (Pictures of Silly Putty) 2001
 
 Vik Muniz - Flowers and Fruit, after Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Pictures of Magazine 2) (Photographs) h: 219.5 x w: 180.3 cm / h: 86.4 x w: 71 in
Vik Muniz
Flowers and Fruit, after Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Pictures of Magazine 2) 2013
 
 Vik Muniz - Humming Bird (Pictures of Scrap Metal) (Photographs) h: 225.3 x w: 180.3 cm / h: 88.7 x w: 71 in
Vik Muniz
Humming Bird (Pictures of Scrap Metal) 2012
 
 Vik Muniz - One dollar bill (Photographs)
Vik Muniz
One dollar bill 2003
 
 Vik Muniz - Paris Postcard (Pictures from Nowhere) (Photographs) h: 180 x w: 272 cm / h: 70.9 x w: 107.1 in
Vik Muniz
Paris Postcard (Pictures from Nowhere) 2013
 
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Biography
1961 Born in São Paulo, Brazil
1983 Moved to New York, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions
2014 "Poetics of Perception", Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia, Richmond, United States (solo)
2013 Vik Muniz - Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburg, PA
Murano-Merano - kunst Meran, Meran
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Collection Centre national des arts plastiques - CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels
Light Sensitive - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2012 Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
Pictures of Magazine 2 - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA Works of art CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga Vik Muniz - CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga
Vik Muniz - Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Pictures of Magazine 2 - Galerie Xippas France, Paris
Pictures of Magazine 2 - Galerie Xippas Greece, Athens
2011 Vik Muniz, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Pure Paper, Rena Bransten Gallery, curated by Aimée Reed, San Francisco, California
La Mirada, Fotografien und Videos aus der Daros Latinamerica Collection, Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Afterpost, Mas allá de la fotografía, Consejería de Educación de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
VaXiNation, Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece
Gabinete Blanco, Fundación/Colección Jumex, State of Mexico, Mexico
Who Are You Close To, Jane Kim/Thrust Projects, New York, NY
Re:Creation, Serious Play with Canonical Art, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California
Latinas!, The Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, NY
2010 Vik Muniz, nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Relicário, Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
Vik Muniz, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo)
Verso, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
Vik Muniz, Museum of the University of Fortaleza/Unifor, Fundação Edson Queiroz, Ceará, Brazil (solo)
Fragments latino-américains : 16 artistes, 9 pays, 40 ans d’images, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris, France
Bittersweet: The Chocolate Show, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
A New Form of Memories: New York Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan
On the Mark: Contemporary Works on Paper, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
The Dorothy And Herbert Vogel Colletion: Fifty Works for Fifty States, Traveling Exhibition – Various American Institutions
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
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
2008 Vik Muniz, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co, New York, NY
Art(e)merica Latina, été culturel, St. Tropez, St. Tropez, France
Wetherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
TRANSactions Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
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
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
Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Fútbol, Roebling Hall, NY
Joy Pop! Pop Art 1960’s- 2000’s: Selection of the Missumi Collection, Sompo Museum, Tokyo, Japan
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
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
Cardi Gallery, Milan, Italy
Prisons After Piranesi, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
Die Akte Weimar, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany
2004 Moving Outlines, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Universiy of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain
Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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
Rebus, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Hair: Untangling a Social History, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
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
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
Candy Bam, special project for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Public Art Fund, Brooklyn, NY
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
Tempo, MoMAQNS, New York, NY
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 (solo)
Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Fortaleza, Brazil (solo)
The Things Themselves: Pictures of Dust by Vik Muniz, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
49th Venice Biennial: Brazilian Representation, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2000 2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Brazil: Body and Soul, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
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 (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
1996 Wesenschau: Disingenuous Images, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland
The Best of Life, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY (solo)
1995 Recent Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
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
1988 Stux Gallery, New York, NY

Literature
2005 Muniz, Vik. Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer. New York: Aperture, 2005.
2004 Muniz, Vik. Natura Pictrix: Essays and Interviews on Photography. New York: Edgewise Press, 2004.
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