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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

Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2014 Reigning Cats and Dogs
Rena Bransten Projects
 
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
 
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
 
May, 2014 ALTERED: Appropriation & Photography
Edwynn Houk Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Vik Muniz
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Vik Muniz has Exhibited at these venues:

Rena Bransten Projects 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 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 + 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)
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 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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