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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
Jan, 2015 Album
Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong
 
Current Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2014 One Way: Peter Marino
Bass Museum of Art
 
Nov, 2014 Reigning Cats and Dogs
Rena Bransten Projects
 
Nov, 2014 Through the Lens: Portraiture & Self Portraiture
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
 
Sep, 2014 Luz Restirada: Latin American Photography from the UNM Art Museum
University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
 
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:

Sep, 2014 Pictures of Anything
LONG MUSEUM - West Bund
 
Sep, 2014 Luz Restirada: Latin American Photography from the UNM Art Museum
University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
 
Jul, 2014 THE THING ITSELF
Yancey Richardson Gallery
 
Jun, 2014 Luz Restirada: Latin American Photography from the UNM Art Museum
University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
 
May, 2014 Aperture Remix
Museum of Photographic Arts
 
May, 2014 Collection Platform 4: Emotion and Technology
PinchuckArtCentre
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Vik Muniz
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Vik Muniz has Exhibited at these venues:

Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong Bass Museum of Art
Rena Bransten Projects Elizabeth Leach Gallery
LONG MUSEUM - West Bund University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
Yancey Richardson Gallery Museum of Photographic Arts
PinchuckArtCentre Edwynn Houk Gallery
Galerie Edwynn Houk Maison Particulière
Sikkema Jenkins & Co Track 16 Gallery
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Kunsthal KAdE
Museo Lázaro Galdiano Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Galería Nara Roesler Denis Bloch Fine Art
Nasher Museum Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
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 + Haller Aperture Gallery
GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art Benrimon Contemporary
SITE Santa Fe Galerie Xippas
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Museo Pecci Milano
Bellevue Arts Museum Chicago Cultural Center
Gavlak David Castillo
San Jose Museum of Art Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
OK “Offenes Kulturhaus” La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Edward Hopper House Art Center La Maison Rouge
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
Zieher Smith & Horton 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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