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Vik Muniz

Vik Muniz Biography

born Sao Paolo (BRAZIL) 1961

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1961, Vik Muniz has lived and worked in New York City since the mid-1980s. He began his career as a sculptor, eventually turning his attention primarily to photography.

He has had solo exhibitions at The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; the 49th Venice Biennale, Brazilian Pavilion; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre National de la Photographie, Paris; and the International Center of Photography, New York.

His work has also been included in many group exhibitions such as "Brazil: Body and Soul" at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2001; "46th Biennial Exhibition: Media/Metaphor" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D. C., 2000, and "The Museum as Muse" at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1999.

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Select Exhibitions

  • 2006 - Vik Muniz: Reflex, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 2006 - Vik Muniz: Remastered Selections from the West Collection, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy. FLA
  • 2006 - Vik Muniz: Reflex, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • 2006 - Pictures of Pigment, Xippas Gallery, Paris
  • 2006 - Vik Muniz: Reflex, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FLA
  • 2006 - Vik Muniz, Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 2006 - BulFinch's Recycling Yard: Vik Muniz Pictures of Junk, Rena Bransten Gallery
  • 2005 - Vik Muniz in the Italian Collections, Ersel, Turin, Italy
  • 2005 - Koyanagi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005 - Best of Vik Muniz, La Reserve, Pacy-sur-eure, France
  • 2005 - Vik Muniz, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 - Cardi Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • 2005 - Robert Mapplethorpe, Curated by Vik Muniz, Fortes Vilaca Gallery, Sao Paulo. Brasil
  • 2005 - Vik Muniz, Sala Amos Salvaldor, Logrono, Spain
  • 2005 - Vik Muniz: Divas & Monsters, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, SP. Brazil
  • 2004 - Vik Muniz. Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid. Spain
  • 2004 - Diamond Divas and Caviar Monsters., Gallery Xippas, Paris, France
  • 2004 - Gallery Xippas, Athenas, Greece
  • 2004 - Retratos de Revista ,Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, SP. Brazil
  • 2004 - Espaco Cultural Contemporaneo Venancio, Brasilia. Brazil
  • 2004 - Piranesi Prisons, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.
  • 2004 - Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
  • 2004 - Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin. Ireland
  • 2004 - Gallery Elba Benitez, Madrid. Spain
  • 2004 - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 - Vik Muniz. Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid. Spain
  • 2004 - Diamond Divas and Caviar Monsters.
  • 2004 - Gallery Xippas, Paris. France: September 11 -October 23
  • 2004 - Gallery Xippas, Athenas, Greece: October 12 - November 15
  • 2004 - Retratos de Revista. Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, SP. Brazil
  • 2004 - Espaco Cultural Contemporaneo Venancio- ECCO, Brasilia. Brazil
  • 2004 - Piranesi Prisons- National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.
  • 2004 - Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
  • 2004 - Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin. Ireland
  • 2004 - Gallery Elba Benitez, Madrid. Spain
  • 2004 - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea-CGAC, December 18- April 6, 2004, Santiago de Compostela. Spain
  • 2004 - Gallery Gan, Tokyo. Japan.
  • 2004 - Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome. Italy
  • 2004 - Monadic Works and Drawings, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • 2004 - Retratos de Revista, Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2002 - Pictures of Air, Sperone Gallery, Rome
  • 2002 - Vik Muniz ,Cardi Gallery, Milan
  • 2002 - Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Centro Dragao do Mar, Ceara, Brazil
  • 2002 - Doug Lawing, Houston
  • 2002 - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2002 - Michael Hue Williams Fine Art, London
  • 2002 - Barbara Krakow, Boston
  • 2002 - Laberints, Spai 13, Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona. Spain
  • 2002 - Earthworks, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2002 - Reparte, CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Bolder, CO
  • 2002 - Model Pictures, The Menil Collection, Houston
  • 2001 - Fundacao Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil
  • 2001 - Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhaes, Recife, Brazil
  • 2001 - Erotica, Xippas Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2001 - 49th Venice Biennial: Brazilian Representation, Venice. Italy
  • 2001 - 49th Venice Biennial: Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
  • 2001 - Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2001 - Gallery Gan, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001 - Vik Muniz, Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • 2001 - Clayton Days, Espaco Cine, Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • 2001 - Reparte Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 2001 - Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain
  • 2001 - The ThingsTthemselves: Pictures of Dust. Michael-Hue Williams Fine Art, London, UK
  • 2001 - Double Vision: Photographs from the Strauss Collection, University Art Museum CSU, Long Beach, CA
  • 2000 - Clayton Days, The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa
  • 2000 - Pictures of Ink, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2000 - Photographs & Personal Articles, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2000 - Vik Muniz, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2000 - The Invisible Object, Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • 2000 - Earthworks. Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2000 - Vik Muniz. Sala de Exposiciones, Patio de Escuelas, Centro de Fotografia, Universidade de Salamanca, Spain
  • 1999 - Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ.
  • 1999 - Galeri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1999 - Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery, Rome, Italy
  • 1999 - Photo & Co., Turin, Italy
  • 1999 - Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
  • 1999 - Flora Industrialis, Caisse des Depots et Cossignations, Paris, France
  • 1999 - After Warhol, Renos Xippas Gallery, Paris, France
  • 1999 - The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • 1999 - Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Il.
  • 1999 - Galeria Modulo, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1999 - Seeing is Believing, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
  • 1999 - Flora Industrialis, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1999 - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997 - Pictures of Thread, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
  • 1997 -Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1997 -Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992 - The Sugar Children, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • 1992 - Galeria Casa da Imagen, Curitiba, Brazil
  • 1992 - The Best of Life, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
  • 1992 - Pantomimes, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1995 - The Wire Pictures, Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1994 - Representations, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
  • 1993 - Equivalents, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • 1993 - Equivalents, Ponte Pietra Gallery, Verona, Italy
  • 1992 - Individuals, Stux Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1992 - Claudio Botello Arte, Turin, Italy
  • 1991 - Gabinete de Arte Rachel Arnaud, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1991 - Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France
  • 1990 - Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1990 - Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1989 - Stux Gallery, New York, NY

Select Artwork

  • Poplars, after Claude Monet (Pictures of Pigment), 2005
  • The Photographer (Clayton Days), 2000
  • Butterflies, After Odilon Redon (Pictures of Pigment), 2006
  • Sunflowers, after Emile Nolde (from Pictures of Magazines), 2005
  • Wanderer Above the Sea of Ashes, 1999
  • Odalisque with a Turkish Chair, after Henri Matisse (Pictures of Pigment), 2006
  • Apollo and Diana, after Lucas Cranach (Pictures of Junk), 2006
  • Shovel (Sossego, copper mine), 2005
  • Auditions, 2006
  • Principia, 2006
  • Pictures of Pigment Series "Young Girl Sewing, after Vilhelm Hammershoi", 2006
  • Still Life with Lemons, oranges and a cup of water, after Zurbaran (Pictures of Magazine, Still Life), 2005

Quotes

  • "There was dust from the first floor, which was very fuliginous, dark and greasy. On the top floor, there was some lighter dust. It was the hardest substance I've ever worked with, because it's disgusting. Dust is pieces of hair and skin. I think people scratch their heads a lot in museums; that gets mixed with the residue from the artworks themselves. That's the ultimate bind between the museum visitor and the artwork."

Publications

  • Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer - by Vik Muniz, Aperture; 1st edition (April 28, 2005)

Quick Facts

  • Vik Muniz (Brazil, 1961) is an avant-garde artist who experiments with novel media
  • He made two detailed replicas of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa: one out of jelly and the other out of peanut butter.
  • Many of Muniz's works are new approaches to older pieces; he has reinterpreted a number of Monet's paintings, including paintings of the cathedral at Rouen, which Muniz accomplished using small clumps of pignment sprinkled onto a flat surface.

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