1961, São Paulo. Brazil

Lives and works in New York City



"Rena Branstein Gallery, San Francisco CA


"The Wire Pictures" Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo , Brazil

" Representations" Wooster Gardens, New York, NY


Galeria Claudio Botello, Turin, Italy


"Equivalents" Grand Salon NYC

"Equivalents" PontePietra Gallery, Verona, Italy

"Individulals" Stux Gallery, New York, NY


Gallerie Beaumont, Luxembourg

Claudio Botetello Arte, Turin, Italy


Gabinete De Arte Rachel Arnaud, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

Galeria Berini, Barcelona, Spain

"The Best of LIFE," Stux Gallery , New York, NY

Kicken- Pausebach , Cologne Germany


Stux Gallery, New York, NY

Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Stux Gallery, New York, NY


Stux Gallery, New York, NY

PS 122, New York, NY



"A Drawing" Bravin Post Lee Gallery , NYC

"Wheel of Fortune" Lombard/Fried Gallery. NYC

"Group Show" Margareth Murray Fine Arts NYC

"Changing Perspectives" Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX

"Panorama Da Arte Contmporanea Brasileira" Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil. Curated by Ivo Mesquita.

"Panorama Da Arte Contmporanea Brasileira" Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Curated by Ivo Mesquita

"Group Show" Steven Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco CA

" Mostra America" Fundação Cultural de Curitiba. Curitiba Brazil

"Recent Aquisitions" Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angelas CA

"The Photographic Condition" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

San Francisco, CA

"The Cultured Tourist" Center For Photography At Woodstock , NY

Curated By Leslie Tonkonow

" Blindspot"The MAC, Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition, Dallas, TX

"Blue" Steven Wirtz Gallery , San Francisco CA

"Nonsolofotografia" Galeria Ponte Pietra, Verona, Italy

"Garbage" Thread Waxing Space, NYC


"Single Cell Creatures", Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Curated by Thomas Zummer.

"A Fistful of Flowers" Grand Salon, New York

"Crash" The Thread Waxing Space, NYC

"Across The River And Into The Woods" The Rushmore Festival At Woodbury NY , Curated by Collins And Milazzo.

"Up the Stablishment: Reconstructing The Counterculture" Sonnabend Gallery, NYC. Curated by Dan Cameron.

"Garbage"Real Art Ways, Harford CT. Curated by Ann Pasternak

"Jetleg" Gallerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Germany

"Possible Things" Marcel Sitcoske, NY


Wooster Gardens, New York, NY

Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY

"Jours Tranquilles a Clichy," curated by Alain Kirili, Paris, France

"Elvis Has Left the Building", curated by Collins & Milazzo, New York, NY

"Hypercathexis: Layers of Exerience", Stux Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Nicolas Tobier

"Jean-Francois Millet, A Dialogue", Phillpe Briet Gallery, New York , NY curated by Alan Jones.

"Wasteland" Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Sergio Bessa

"The Alternative Eye: Photography for the 90's" Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loreto, PA

"Moving Shadows." Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, NY

"Time to Time" Castello de Rivara, Torino, Italy, curated by Luca Beatrice

"Sound" Museo D'Arte Moderna-Bolazano, Italy, curated by Mariza Vescovo

"Post-Verbum" Pallazzo della Regione Bergamo, Italy. Curated by Mariza Vescovo

"Re: Parceling Perception" Four Walls, New York, organized by Paul Dickerson


"Selective passage", Jusse Segan, Paris France

"Life Size: Small, Medium, Large.", Museo D'Arte Contemporaneo Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

"Multiple Orgasm", Arena, New York

"Multiples", The Alldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT

"Diversite Latino Americaine", Gallery 1900/2000 , Paris, France "Detour" The International House, New York

"The Collection" Centro per l'arte Contemporaneo Luigi Pecci. Prato Italy "Les Enfants Terribles", Wooster Gardens, NY

International House, New York, NY

"Oltrefoto," Museo Ken Damy di Fotografia Contemporanea, Provincia di Brescia, Italy

Brent Sikkema Fine Arts, New York, NY

"Gallery Artists," Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France

"Theoretically Yours," Regione Autonoma Della Valle D'Aosta, Aosta, Italy, curated by Collins & Milazzo


"Dissimilar Identity", Scott Alan Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Berta Sichel and Antonio Alvarez.

"Oltrfoto". Museo Ken Danny Di Fotografia Contemporanea, Provincia di Brescia, Italy

"The-Art-Over-The-Sofa Exhibit" Boritzer/Gray Gallery Santa Monica, CA, curated by Jan Butterfield

"Ornament", John Post Lee, New York, NY, curated by Fabian Marcaccio

"Gallery Artists",: Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France "Theoretically Yours", Aosta, Italy, curated by Collins and Milazzo

"Mike Kelley/Vik Muniz/Jim Shaw," Real Art Ways, Hartford CT

"SummerReview '91," Stux Gallery, New York, NY

"Timely Objects with Ironic Tendencies," Rosa Esman Galley, New York

"Summer Review" Stux Gallery, NYC

"The Encomassing Eye, Photography as Drawing," University Art Galleries, University of Akron, Akron,OH, curated by Chuck Hagen Traveled

"The Neighborhood," A.I.R., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Chistian Bastians.

"Emil Lucas/Vik Muniz/Jim Hyde," Steve Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburg, PA

"The New Low," Galeria Claudio Bottello, Torino, Italia

"Anni Novanta," Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Comune di Bologna, Italia, curated by Renato Barilli and Pier Giovanni Castagnoli

"Real Fake," Cartier Foundation, Jouy-en-Josos, France, curated by Jean Michel Ribbete

"Framed," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Outside America," Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Collins & Milazzo

"The Fettish of Knowledge," Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, curated by Jim Hyde


"Stuttering," Stux Gallery, New York, NY

"U.S.A. Annees 90," Galerie Antoine Candau, l'Espace-dieu, Paris,France

"Non Sculpture," Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, The Nertherlands

3rd International Biennale der Papierkunst 19, Leopold-Hoesch Museum,Duren, Germany

"Total Metal," Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Richard Phillips

"Functional Fantasy," TransAmerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA

"Constructed Illusion," Pace MacGill Gallery, New York,NY

"Semi-Objects," John Good Gallery, New York, NY

"All's Quiet on The Western Front," Espace Dieu, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, France

"Framing Cartoons: In and out of context," Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

"Drawing." Althea Viafora, New York, NY

"Assembled," Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Baltimore Sales and Rental Gallery, Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD

The Gallery, New York, NY

"On the Edge Between Sculpture and photography," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona, Spain

"Frames of Reference," The Gallery, New York, NY


"Fluxus and Friend, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY

"The Contemporary Triptych," Jamison/Thomas Gallery, New York, NY

"The Last Laugh; Humor, Irony, Self-Mockery, & Derision," Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Collins & Milazzo.

"Buena Vista," John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Collins & Milazzo.

"Frames of Reference." The Gallery, New York, NY

"De Rozeboomkamer," Beeldenroute Foundation, Diepenheim, Holland, curated by Urbin Mulkers.

"Obscured," Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Regina Joseph.

Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Stux Gallery, New York, NY

"Wortlaut: Konzepte Zwischen Visueller Poesie & Fluxus." Galerie Schuppenhauer, Cologne, West Germany

Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY


"The New Proverty II," Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Collins & Milazzo

"Gravity and Blindness," PS 122, New York, NY (Two Person Exhibition)


Alleti, Vince. "Constructed Illusions, "VILLAGE VOICE" November 20, 1990

" Choices" THE VILLAGE VOICE March 21, 1995 .

Allthorpe-Guyton, Marjorie. "Interview with Janet Green," Artscribe, Summer 1990, p.52.

Archer, Micheal. "I Don't Like Eggs: Janet Green, British Collector, On Art And The Art World," ARTSCRIBE"., Summer, 1990.

Basses, Assumpta. "Life Size", PAPERS D'ART, August 1992, Madrid, Spain.

Baker, Kenneth. "Eccentric and Entertaining Pieces, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE", April 7, 1990.

Barilli, Renato. "Anni Novanta" exhibition catalogue.

Bass, Kenn. "Emil Lukas, Vik Muniz, James Hyde at Mendelson Gallery", PITTSBURGH NEWS WEEKLY, April 30.

Bonami, Francesco. "Interviews Artist and Curator of '7 Women' at Andrea Rosen Gallery" FLASH ART, May/June 1991, pp. 164, 167

"Vik Muniz and Andres Serrano" FLASH ART International, May/June 1993

Bonetti, David. "The Inevitability of Vik Muniz." SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, April 6, 1990.

Cameron, Dan. Dealing With Art. 1992 pg 122

Cohn, Terri. "Everyday Form and Function," ARTWEEK, October 18,1990. p.13.

Collins & Milazzo."The Wrong Logician" Vik Muniz And The Equivalents. Catalogue. The Grand Salon 1993

" Across The River and Into The Trees" The Rushmore Festival Catalogue

"Theoretically Yours", Regione Autonoma della Valle d'Aosta, Assessorato Pubblica Istruzione, Exhibition catalogue, May 1992, Aosta, Italy.

Catalogue Essay: "Outside America". 1991 Fay Gold Gallery.

"From Kant to Kitsch and Back Again". TEMA CELESTE. January- February 1991. pp 76-80.

Catalogue Essay: "A L'ouest, Rien de Nouveau." February. 1990 Gallerie

Antoine Candau.

"Double Talk. Precarity and Balance. Vik Muniz." TEMA CELESTE, October-December 1989. p.5

" Vik Muniz, The Wrong Logician" Exibition catalogue, October 1993 Grand Salon NYC and Ponte Pietra , Verona, Italy

Catalogue Essay: "Buena Vista." October 1989, John Gibson Gallery, New York.

Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, December 1988.

"The Last Laugh" Exhibition Catalogue, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, January 1990

"Equivalents," Exhibition Catalogue, Grand Salon/Ponte Pietra Gallery, 1993

Catalogue Essay. "The Last Decade: American Artists of the 80's." Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY, September 15-October 27, 1990.

Cotter, Holland. "Three Shows Celebrate The Spirit of Fluxus" THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 23 , 1992, New York.

Cullinan, Helen. "Inventive Photography in the Fore," THE PLAIN DEALER Cleveland. April 28, 1990 p.1-e

Cyphers, Peggy. ARTS MAGAZINE, May 1990. p.112.

Decter, Joshua. "Vik Muniz" Exhibition Catalogue, Stux Gallery, New York "Vik Muniz At Stux"ARTS MAGAZINE, March 1989, p. 96.

Faust, Gretchen. "Vik Muniz," ARTS MAGAZINE, May, 1990 "Fluxus and Friends".ARTS MAGAZINE, February 1990

Frank , Peter. "Los Angeles\Letters". CONTEMPORANEA, December1990, No. 23, p.27

"Vik Muniz " LA WEEKLY, July 27, 1990.

"Dielectical Material", Karl Bornstein Gallery.

Exhibition Booklet, November 1989, Los Angeles.

Fucuta, Brenda, "Vik Muniz". O Estado de Sao Paolo, August 6, 1991.

Vila, Guidita. "Vik Muniz alla Gallerisa Claudio Botello", SEGNO no. 115, June 1992. Italy

Hagen, Charles."Mixing Humor With the History of Photography" THE NEW YORK TIMES March 24 1995

"Vik Muniz," THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 5th, 1993.

" The Encompassing Eye; Photography as Drawing" APERTURE no 125 Fall 1992, New York

Huitorel, Jean-Marc. "Life Size", ART PRESS no. 173, October 1992, Paris, France.

Jacques, Alison Sarah. "Life Size" . Museo per l'arte contemporanea. Luigi Pecci, Exhibition catalogue, July 1992, Italy.

Jones, Alan. "Buena Vista," TEMA CELESTE. January-March 1990. p.63.

Jouannais, Jean Yves."Vik Muniz", Art Press,December 1991

Kahn, Wolf. "Connecting Incongruities". ART IN AMERICA. November 1992. pp.116-121.

Levin, Kim. "Choices," THE VILLAGE VOICE, April 2, 1991.

"Vik Muniz" In Brief/ THE VILLAGE VOICE, February 16, 1993.

Lieberman, Rhonda. "Stuttering," FLASH ART, April/May 1991.

"Traumatic Objects: Theres No Place Like Home," exhibition catalogue Gabinete De Arte Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 1991.

with Vik Muniz. "Other People's Pictures," FLASH ART, Fall 1991.

Lowery, Patricia. "Three at Mendelson,"PITTSBURGH PRESS,April 27, 1991.

Machado, Alvaro "Vik Muniz." A FOLHA DE SAO PAULO, August6, 1991.

Mahlow, Detrich. "Wortlaut: Konzepte Zwischen Visueller Poesie & Fluxus, "Exhibition Essay, Galerie Schuppenhauer, Cologne, West Germany, April 1989

Mahoney, Robert. "The Thing", ARTS, October 1991, p.95.

"Vik Muniz at Stux", ARTS MAGAZINE,January 1990.

"Semi-Objects".ARTS, March 1991.

Mammi, Alessandra. "Impara l'arte". L'ESPRESSO, July 19, 1992

McKenna, Kristina. "Vik Muniz at Meyers/Bloom." L.A. TIMES June 26, 1990.

Megale, Teresa. "Arteprima". L'UNITA,, July 10, 1992. Italy.

Melrod, George. "Vik Muniz, Stux Gallery, New York" SCULPTURE. November/December 1990.

Mesquita, Ivo. "Panorama da Arte Contemporanea Brazileira. November 1995 Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil

Miller, Donald. "Art Review," PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE, April 13, 1991, p. 18.

Misan, Simona. "Vik Muniz", REVISTA GALERIA, November 1991

Morandoti, Lorento. "Life Size", LAPROVINCIA, July 3, 1992

Morgan, Stuart. "Vik Muniz At Prato." FRIEZE MAGAZINE, # 7 "individuals" Stux Gallery, New York NY 1992

Muniz, Vik. "Chemical Art, Digital Information" Jornal Da Tarde New Year's Edition 1995

"On Lying" Exhibition catalogue for "Making it real" an exhibition curated by Vik Muniz for ICI, with texts by Willian Mitchel and Luc Sante.

" The All American Woman" Catalogue Of Germaine Brooks The Grand Salon , February 1995

"The Death Of The Actor" New Observations March 1995

"The Waking Dream" Studio Voice #5 Tokyo Japan

"New Realities" Le Milenium, November/December 1995 Tokyo Japan

"Pygmalyon Maché", Dublin Museum Of Art, Ireland, Exibition Catalogue

"Angels Don't Fly Too Well in Photographs."Interview with Jeff Wall. Blindspot. Fall 1994.

" Vik Muniz Interviews Jeff Wall" Blindspot Fall 1994

" Unforgettable" Blindspot Spring 1994

"The Umbereable Likeness of Being" PARKETT Verlag 1994

"Public Mirrors" BLINDSPOT #2 October 1993

"Home Alone", Claudio Battello, Exhibition catalogue, April 1992, Turin Italy.

"Stuttering," Stux Gallery Catalogue, February 1992, New York.

"As time goes by" PARKETT, May 1993

"Stereo Where Available" BLINDSPOT, Spring 1993

Pasini, Francesca. "L"art d'Avanguardia in Short" IL SECOLO, July 31, 1992 Italy.

Perela, Christina. "Vik Muniz", TEMA CELESTE, Fall 1992, Italian edition

"Life Size", Museo per L'arte Contemperanea Luigi Pecci, Exhibition catalogue, July 1992. Italy

Pozzi, Giane. "Eco Como si cura l'arte" July 19, 1992. Italy. L'UNITA

Princenthal, Nancy. "Vik Muniz at Stux," ART IN AMERICA, April 1989, p.226

Roberts, Liisa. Expatriate art. How Brazilian is it? POLYESTER, Vol 2 #8

Rosenburg, Barry. Exhibition Catalogue: "Assembled,"April 1990. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art.

Sanada, Ikkan. "Vik Muniz: New Progressive Artists in New York", BACK NUMBER,Japan. December 1989, p. 145

Shottenkirk, Dena. "Buena Vista," CONTEMPORANEA, March 1990. P92

Sichel, Berta. Vik Muniz At The Grand Salon, ART NEXUS January 1994.

Sundell, Margaret. 7 Days, February 21, 1990, p.54.

Tager, Alisa. "Detour", THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, Exhibition catalogue, May1992, New York

Tempestini, Ricardo. "Life Size" IL TIRRENO, July 11, 1992 July 17, 1992.

Terragni, Emilia. "Life Size", Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Luigi Pecci. Exhibition catalogue, September 1992, Italy.

THE COLLECTION,Museo d'Arte Contemoranea, Luigi Pecci. Exhibition catalogue, September 1992, Italy.

Vescovo, Marisa. "Vik Muniz a Turino". LA STAMPA, April 27, 1992 Italy.

Post Verbum, Tema Celeste, June 1993

Sound, Forme e Colore Del Suono, Exibition catalogue, Museum Fur Modern Kunst- Bozen 1993

Wilson, Beth. Catalogue Essay, October 1989, Stux Gallery, New York.

Wright, Jeffrey. "Vik Muniz" COVER



"being There" Paolo Baldacci Gallery. nyc


"Shooting Blind" Wesleyan University, Connecticut.


"Medium Messages" Wooster Gardens, New York, NY


"The Thing," Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY

"Seven Women," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York,NY


"Stuttering." Stux Gallery, New York, NY


"Fluxus Moment and Continuum," Stux Gallery, New York,NY

Selected Public Collections.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Los Angeles County Museum

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

MMA , Dallas TX

The Museum Of Fine Arts Houston TX

The Cartier Foundation France

Museo de Arte Luigi Pesce Prato Italy

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Saachi Collection London England

Maison Europeene de La Photographie, Paris, France

Roseum Malmo Sweden

The Progressive Corporation


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