Vik Muniz began his artistic career upon arriving in New York in 1983, holding his first solo exhibition in 1988. Muniz has since exhibited at numerous prestigious institutions, including the International Center of Photography, New York; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo; Museu de Art Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; and the Long Museum, Shanghai. His work is included in major public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York; Tate, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. In 2001, Muniz represented the Brazilian Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale. Muniz is the subject of an Academy Award nominated documentary film entitled 'Waste Land' (2010).