VIK MUNIZ
 

Born in 1961 in São Paulo.  
Lives and works in New York and Rio de Janeiro. 

major retrospective of Vik’s works will open in May 2015 at the Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero- MUNTREF, after travelling throughout North and South America. Other solo exhibitions were housed in major international museums such as The Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Collection Lambert, Avignon; Moscow House of Photography; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo; and the International Center of Photography, New York.  
In the Summer 2016, the Mauritshuis, in The Hague, will open a solo exhibition by Vik, with works done in collaboration with the museum. 

Besides his artistic activities, Vik is involved in educational and social projects in Brazil and the US. His documentary Waste Land (2010) was nominated for the Oscars and won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Film. In 2011 Unesco nominated him Good Will Ambassador and in January 2013 he received the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum.  In 2014 Vik finished building Escola Vidigal, a school of art and technology for low-income children from the Vidigal community in Rio de Janeiro, which is scheduled to open in the Fall 2015.  Vik was commissioned by the MTA to do the 72nd street and 2nd Ave. subway station in New York opening to the public in 2016.     

Vik has also been a guest speaker in major Universities and Museums such as, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, the Ted Conference, New York University, the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MIT in Boston and World Economic Forum in Davos, among others