Brazilian Artist Vicente José de Oliveira Muniz ~ Vik Muniz

Brazilian Artist Vicente José de Oliveira Muniz, known as “Vik Muniz”, partakes in various projects with recyclable materials. Vastly known for working with recycled garbage using unconventional materials as its main source of his landscape designs. Muniz’s creations surround strong awareness to reduce pollution within the communities in Brazil.

Partaking in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Short term) “Rio+20” Art Installations. One of his current project includes the “Paisagem”. With the participation of the public who filled out a photograph of Rio’s iconic landscape of the Botafogo Beach /Guanabara Bay Area and the Sugar Loaf Mountain with ECO Green – recycled materials.

Courtesy Photo by: Silvia Izquierdo

Courtesy Photo by: Lixo VikMuniz- AEFabioMotta . tl.jpg

Muniz is best known for his portraits of garbage pickers at the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro- Brazil. His landscape creations were chronicled in the 2010 documentary called “Waste Land,” which was nominated for Academy Award.

Courtesy Photo by: @2009 Vik Muniz Reproduction Rights /Gallery –“Pictures of Garbage 2008” Marat (Sebastiao)

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