Vik Muniz was born in Sao Paulo in Brazil in 1961, and currently resides in New York since the 1980s and work between Brazil and New York. This internationally prominent artist is famous for his use of unconventional materials, such as diamonds, garbage, chocolate, wires, spaghetti, sugar canes, etc, incorporated in his works, then transformed into enlarged photographs further enhanced the awe of visual impact. Muniz’s works are included in major public institution like the Guggenheim Founation, New York; MoMA, New York, the Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; Tate, London; International Center for Photography, New York. Muniz also represented the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale back in 2001.
Vik MUNIZ 維克．穆尼斯