Vik Muniz (BR, b.1961)

Diana and Endymion (after Francesco Mola / Pictures of Garbage Series). 2007.

Framed chromogenic print mounted on aluminum.

228.6 x 180.3 cm (on frame 240х190 cm), AP 2/4L


Vik Muniz


Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow


Vik Muniz Moscow Hause of Photography: Nov - Dec ‘07


Catalogue “Vik Muniz - Russian Project”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow: 2008, page 139.

Vik Muniz - DIANA AND ENDYMION, 2007

  • VIK MUNIZ (BR, B.1961)

    Vik Muniz was born into a working-class family in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1961. As a young man he was shot in the leg whilst trying to break up a fight. He received compensation for his injuries and used this money to fund a trip to New York City, where he has lived and worked since the late 1980s. He began his career as a sculptor but gradually became more interested in photographic reproductions of his work, eventually turning his attention exclusively to photography. He incorporates a multiplicity of unlikely materials into this photographic process. Often working in series, Vik has used dirt, diamonds, sugar, string, chocolate syrup and garbage to create bold, witty and often deceiving images drawn from the pages of photojournalism and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. His solo show at MAM in Rio de Janeiro was second only to Picasso in attendance records; it was here that Vik first exhibited his “Pictures of Garbage Series” in Brazil.


     21c Museum Foundation, Louisville, KY

     21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

     ABN AMRO Art Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

     Ackland Art Museum. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

     Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

     Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, Indiana

     Banco de España, Madrid, Spain

     Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Paris

     CaixaForum, Fundación “la Caixa”, Madrid, Spain

     Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

     Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno Cabildo de Gran Canária, Canary Island, Spain

     Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

     Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

     Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, CAC. Malaga, Spain

     Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

     Chase Art Program, New York, NY

     Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

     Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

     Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

     Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

     Daros Latin America, Zürich and Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

     Denver Art Museum, Denver

     Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

     Deutsche Bank, New York, New York

     Eileen and Peter Norton, Santa Monica

     Exit Art, New York, NY

     Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

     Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain

     Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

     George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

     Greene Miami Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida

     Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

     Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands

     Hyundai International Division Gallery, Seoul, Korea

     IVAM – Centro Julio González, Valencia, Spain

     Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

     Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Brumadinho, MG, Brazil

     Instituto Itau Cultural, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

     International Pacific College, Kobe City, Japan

     Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

     Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

     J.P. Morgan Chase, New York

     Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

     La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

     Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles

     Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

     MAP – Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

     MATE – Asociación Mario Testino, Lima, Peru

     Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

     Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington

     Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont

     Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

     Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

     Montclair Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

     Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Québec, Canada

     Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

     Museo de Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

     Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León, Spain

     Museu Bibliográfico Luis Angel, Bogotá, Colombia

     Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

     Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Pernambuco, Brazil

     Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil

     Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

     Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

     National Gallery of Art Washington DC

     Neuberger & Berman, New York

     New Museum, New York

     New York Public Library, New York

     Nichido Contemporary Art Da Vinci, Tokyo, Japan

     Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

     Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

     Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

     Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

     Prudential Foundation, Newark, New Jersey

     Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, New York

     Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden

     Rose Art Museum. Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

     S.M.A.K. – Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium

     San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

     San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

     Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

     Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska

     Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

     Sun America Investments Inc., Los Angeles, California

     Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

     The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

     The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

     The Bohen Foundation, New York, New York

     The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

     The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, Hawaii

     The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

     The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

     The High Museum of Art, Atlanta

     The International Center of Photography, New York

     The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

     The Jewish Museum, New York

     The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago

     The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

     The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, Cleveland, Ohio

     The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

     The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

     The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

     The Museum of Modern Art, New York

     The National Museum of American Art