Born in 1961 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vik Muniz grew up in a poor working class neighborhood and showed early aptitude for drawing. After an accidental shooting that left him injured, he received he received a legal settlement that afforded him the chance to study art in the United States. In the last two decades, Muniz´s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and is included in the collections of the major international museums, such as the Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; the Paul Getty Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Museu de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo; The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

In addition to his artistic activities, Muniz is involved in educational and social projects in Brazil and the United States. His documentary Waste Land (2010) was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film. In 2011, the UNESCO named him Goodwill Ambassador and in January of 2013 he received the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS
2017 Vik Muniz: Metachromes, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2016 The Art of The Car, Casterline | Goodman Gallery, Aspen
Chromophilia vs Chromophobia: An exploration of color, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
VIK MUNIZ: Metachromes, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Vik Muniz - Handmade, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Radical Seafaring, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
Vik Muniz, Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai
2014 New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Vik Muniz: Album, Galeria Nara Roesler, Rio de Janeiro

GROUP SHOWS (selection)
2017 RARE, COLLECTIBLE AND HISTORIC FINE ART POSTERS, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016 Chromophilia vs Chromophobia: An exploration of color, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
Summer Arrivals: Works by Cruz-Diaz, Cornell, Dine, LeWitt, Ruscha, Serra, Stella, & Sultan, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Radical Seafaring, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
These American Lives, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Headshots: Contemporary Photographic Portraiture, ClampArt
2015 Land and Sea, DANESE/COREY, New York
Múltiplos, TNT Arte, Rio de Janeiro
2014 New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Miami Exhibition, Vohn Gallery
2009 Kreëmart/The American Patrons of the Tate/Saint Ambroeus, Kreëmart, New York


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