New Car, Album, 2014
Digital C-Print
Floor Scrapers, after Gustave Caillebotte (Pictures of Magazines 2), 2011
Digital C-Print
Praying (The Anatomy of Bones), after William Cheselden (Pictures of Junk), 2009
Digital C-Print
Medusa, after Caravaggio (Pictures of Junk), 2009
Digital C-Print
Marat (Sebastião), from Pictures of Garbage, 2008
Digital C-print
Verso (The New President), 2008
Mixed media
9.375 x 12.75 inches
23.8 x 32.4 cm
Edition of 6
Verso (Starry Night), 2008
Mixed media object
38.125 x 45.75 x 12 inches (installed), object depth: 3.875 inches
96.8 x 116.2 x 30.5 cm
Edition of 3
Red, Orange, Orange on Red, after Mark Rothko (Pictures of Pigment), 2008
Chromogenic print
Flowers in a Blue and White Vase, After Chardin (from Pictures of Magazines), 2005
Chromogenic print
Marilyn Monroe (from Pictures of Diamonds), 2004
Cibachrome
Prison XIV, the Gothic Arch, After Piranesi, 2002
Cibachrome
Action Photo (from Pictures of Chocolate), 1998
Cibachrome
Valicia Bathes in Sunday Clothes (from Sugar Children), 1996
Gelatin silver print
Vik Muniz
B.1961
Biography

Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1961, Vik Muniz is recognized for his photographs of reimagined, largely art historical imagery, which he creates out of a wide variety of materials—from chocolate and sugar to junk and toys. His work has been exhibited in prestigious institutions worldwide with recent solo exhibitions at the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands (all 2016). His work is included in the collections of major international museums such as: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; among many others.

Muniz is involved in social projects that use art-making as a force for change. In 2010 his work with a group of catadores – pickers of recyclable materials – was the subject of the Academy Award nominated documentary film Waste Land. In recognition of his contributions to education and social development including his work with the catadores, he was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2011. More recently, he opened Escola Vidigal, offering preschool and afterschool programs in art, design and technology to children 4 to 8 years old at the favela Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro.

Muniz currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Exhibitions
Vik Muniz
Epistemes
February 23 - April 1, 2017
Vik Muniz
Album
April 10 - May 10, 2014
Vik Muniz
Pictures of Magazines 2
September 9 - October 15, 2011
Publications
Vik Muniz
Verso
2009
Text Luc Sante interview by Eva Respini Softcover, 76 pages Published by Charta, Milan ISBN: 978-8881587230 $34.95 Available from Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
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Vik Muniz
Vik Muniz
2016
Text by Arthur Ollman Interview by Diana B. Wechsler Hardcover, 192 pages Published by DelMonico/Prestel, Munich ISBN: 978-3791355191 $60.00 Available at Amazon.com
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Editions
Vik Muniz
Brillo Box, after Warhol (Pictures of Magazines 2)
2015
Vik Muniz
Pictures of Garbage
2008-11