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Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography, Bard College. New York, New York.
Residency Program at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan. Maine. Summer.
Artist Lecture at Henry Art Gallery, Co-Sponsored by the Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, Washington. October.
Lecture Guest artist at Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, New York. October.
"Brazil: Body and Soul," Lecture with Edward Sullivan, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University at Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts. November.
Photographer in Residence, Bard College. New York, New York.
Guest lecturer. 'Artist at the Institute: Vik Muniz.' Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. New York, New York. September.
Master-Artist-in-Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts. New Smyrna Beach,
Florida. October 6-26.
Visiting Artist for the New York University Master of Arts program. New York, New York. February 13.
Conversation with Contemporary Artists: The Family Edition. MoMA, New York, New York. April.
Lecture. The Art Institute Chicago, Photography Department. Chicago, Illinois. September.
Guest Speaker at the TED
Conference. Monterey, California. February 27.
Awarded by the Ayuntamiento de Madrid: Premio de Villa de Madrid de Fotografia "Kaulak", Spain.
National Artist Award granted by the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado.
Public lecture at the Arizona State University Art Museum. Tempe, Arizona. February 15.
"Art Photography Now: Objects" seminar at the Tate Modern moderated by Susan Bright. Other guest artists: Wolfgang Tillmans, James Welling, Joy Gregory and Erwin Wurm. London, United Kingdom. March 17.
Guest Speaker at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom. March 16.
Photographers' Lecture Series at the International Center of Photography, New York, New York. March 29.
Artist Lecture at Seattle Art Museum concurrent with exhibition, Vik Muniz: Reflex. Seattle, Washington. November 9.
People Who Shape our World: Vik Muniz, Lecture. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, March 15.
Lecture at the Art Department of Hunter College. New York, New York. November 28, 7:30 pm.
Society for News Design Annual Creative Competition Award of Excellence in the category of Magazine Cover Design
for the cover of The New York Times Magazine.
Vik Muniz: The Artists’ Visions Lecture series. 92nd Street Y (at Lexington Ave),
New York, New York. March 13, 8:15pm.
Artist Talk panel - with Vik Muniz and Chuck Close moderated by Richard Flood. Art Basel Miami Beach / Art Basel Conversations. December 4.
Honored at CITYarts' 40th Anniversary sponsored by Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson, Candia Fisher, Winston Fisher, and chaired by Jane Holzer. New York, New York.
Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus gallery talk. Museum of Modern Art. New York, New York, February 11.
An Evening with Vik Muniz, Guest Speaker, Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lecture Series. Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, Massachusetts. April 15-16, 6:30 pm.
Honored with the Medalha da Inconfidência by the governor of Minas Gerais, Mr. Aécio Neves. Minas Gerais, Brazil, April 21.
Honored with the Prêmio Cidadão Carioca 2009 by the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Why Does Art Matter Now? Artist Vik Muniz, physicist Lisa
Randall, pollster Nate Silver, choreographer Elizabeth Streb,
27 moderated by historian and filmmaker Peter Galison. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, New York, June 18.
Annual Plonsker Family Lecture. Contemporary Williams College Museum of Art, Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown, Massachusetts, October 1.
Agnes Gund Lecture. List Art Building, Brown
University. Providence, Rhode Island, October 30.
Honored with the Ordem do Ipiranga by the governor José Serra. São Paulo, Brazil, March 17.
Named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Muniz will serve for two years as an unpaid ambassador to advocate UNESCO ideals on behalf of vulnerable groups in Brazil and elsewhere.
The Independent Curators International Annual Fall Benefit, which features a live and silent auction includes a portrait commission by Vik Muniz valued at $120,000. November 7, 2011.