Introduction
Vik Muniz (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvik muˈnis]; born 1961, in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working with unconventional materials such as tomato sauce, diamonds, magazine clippings, chocolate syrup, dust, dirt, etc., Muniz creates works of art and then photographs them. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. In 2010, Muniz was featured in the documentary film Waste Land. Directed by Lucy Walker, the film highlights Muniz's work on one of the world's largest garbage dumps, Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The film was nominated to the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Wikidata
Q1288454
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Nationalities
American, Brazilian, South American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Mixed-Media Artist, Photographer, Sculptor
Name
Vik Muniz
Ulan
500114657
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