Vik Muniz

(Brazilian, born 1961)

edson (pele') from pictures of magazines by vik muniz

Vik Muniz

Edson (Pele') from Pictures of Magazines, 2003

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Born in São Paulo, Brazil
Moved to New York, NY
Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


"Poetics of Perception", Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Richmond, USA (solo)
Vik Muniz - Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburg, USA
Murano-Merano - kunst Meran, Meran, Italy
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Collection Centre national des arts plastiques, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels, Belgium
Light Sensitive, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, USA
Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
Pictures of Magazine 2, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA Works of art CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga Vik Muniz, CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Vik Muniz, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA
Pictures of Magazine 2, Galerie Xippas France, Paris, France
Pictures of Magazine 2, Galerie Xippas Greece, Athens, Greece
Vik Muniz, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Pure Paper, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA
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, USA
Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, USA
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, USA
Re:Creation, Serious Play with Canonical Art, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, USA
Latinas!, The Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, USA
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, USA (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, USA
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, USA
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, USA
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, USA
Vik Muniz, Sikkema, Jenkins & Co, New York, USA
Art(e)merica Latina, été culturel, St. Tropez, France
Wetherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
TRANSactions Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 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, USA
Guangzhou Triennial-Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
To Russia with Love, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
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
Vik Muniz: Reflex, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada; Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA; MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, USA (solo)
Pictures of Pigment. Xippas Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Vik Muniz, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, USA (solo)
BulFinch’s Recycling Yard: Vik Muniz Pictures of Junk, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Vik Muniz: Remastered Selections from the West Collection, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, USA (solo)
Into Me/Out of Me, MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, USA
Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, USA
The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Fútbol, Roebling Hall, USA
Joy Pop! Pop Art 1960’s- 2000’s: Selection of the Missumi Collection, Sompo Museum, Tokyo, Japan
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain
Divas e Monstros, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Vik Muniz, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Cardi Gallery, Milan, Italy
Prisons After Piranesi, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Die Akte Weimar, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany

Public Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan


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