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Vik Muniz

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Vik_muniz

Birthplace
São Paulo, Brazil

Birth year
1961

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Website

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
May, 2014 Aperture Remix
Museum of Photographic Arts
 
Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2014 Resonance(s)
Maison Particuliere
 
Apr, 2014 Album
Sikkema Jenkins & Co
 
Mar, 2014 TESOROS: Art from Latin America, Offered from the Patchett Collection
Track 16 Gallery
 
Feb, 2014 Colección Jozami
Museo Lázaro Galdiano
 
Jan, 2014 poetics of perception
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Dec, 2013 Another Look: Appropriation in Art
Nasher Museum
 
Statement

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian born, New York based artist who experiments with media. His works are fleeting and consist of objects arranged to make an image, he then photographs the arrangement resulting in the final piece. He made two detailed replicas of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa: one out of jelly and the other out of peanut butter. He has also worked in sugar, wire, thread, and Bosco Chocolate Syrup, out of which he produced a recreation of Leonardo's Last Supper.

More recently he has been creating larger-scale works, such as pictures carved into the earth (geoglyphs) or made of huge piles of junk. Muniz's fascination with junk and garbage as an artistic medium led to the 2008 series "Pictures of Cars" which rendered famous Ed Ruscha paintings from the 1960s out of automobile parts and then enlarged to 5' x 10'. For his "Pictures of Clouds" series, he had a skywriter draw cartoon outlines of clouds in the sky.

Muniz has had solo exhibition at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida currently called "Vik Muniz: Reflex". This exhibition, organized by the Miami Art Museum, was on display at the Seattle Art Museum and the PS1 Contemporary Art Museum in New York. This exhibit then moved to the Musee d'Art Compemporain in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) until January 6, 2008. He has also published "Reflex - A Vik Muniz Primer" (2005: Aperture Foundation, New York) which contains a compilation of his work and his own commentary upon it.

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Vik Muniz participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2014 Blueprint/ Blauwdruk
Kunsthal KAdE
 
Jan, 2014 Prática portátil
Galería Nara Roesler
 
Jan, 2014 LA Art Show - LA Convention Center
Denis Bloch Fine Art
 
Nov, 2013 FREEDOM NOT GENIUS Works from Damien Hirst's collection
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
 
Nov, 2013 EXPRESSION: A Philosophical Portrait of Humankind
Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
 
Nov, 2013 REVISITING LATIN AMERICA
PDNB Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Vik Muniz
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Vik Muniz has Exhibited at these venues:

Museum of Photographic Arts Maison Particuliere
Sikkema Jenkins & Co Track 16 Gallery
Kunsthal KAdE Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Galería Nara Roesler
Denis Bloch Fine Art Nasher Museum
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
PDNB Gallery 601Artspace
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga Katonah Museum of Art
Torrance Art Museum Childrens Museum of the Arts
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC - Universidad de Chile Invisible-Exports
Pan American Art Projects envoy enterprises
Institut du Monde Arabe RH Gallery
National Academy Museum Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
Stux Gallery Aperture Gallery
GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art Rena Bransten Projects
Benrimon Contemporary SITE Santa Fe
Galerie Xippas Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Museo Pecci Milano Bellevue Arts Museum
University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) Chicago Cultural Center
Gavlak David Castillo
San Jose Museum of Art Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Edward Hopper House Art Center La Maison Rouge
Edwynn Houk Gallery Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Jewish Museum Paul Robeson Galleries • Rutgers University
Julie Saul Gallery Arndt
Arndt -Zurich Jane Kim/ Thrust Projects
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Cerritos College Art Gallery
Marlborough Chelsea ZieherSmith Inc.
Christopher Henry Gallery John Berggruen Gallery
Galería Elba Benitez Dvorak Sec Contemporary
Museum of Contemporary Photography Galerie Jones
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery Hunter College/Times Square Gallery
Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave. Jim Kempner Fine Art
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-La Jolla MoMA PS1
BravinLee Programs Pace Gallery - 25th St.
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