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Bio of Vik MUNIZ

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer born in São Paulo. 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.

Collaboration info

Vik Muniz’s art and social engagement resonate with The Skateroom’s socially driven business model. We knew a collaboration with this Brazilian artist needed to happen.

The Skateroom X Vik Muniz collection supports two social projects located in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro through the sales of the Eight color spectrum – hand-signed editions.

Escola Vidigal is a School of Art and Technology for children aged 4 to 10 located at Favela Vidigal, in Rio. Vik Muniz initiated the project to empower low-income children by providing courses and workshops with a technology-centered approach. All the activities are free for the community of Vidigal and the school welcomes approximately 60 students. 15% of the skateboard sales support the activities and workshops of the school ensuring access for the community.

Coletivo Skate Maré is a volunteer-led grassroots movement that empowers the youth within its community through skateboarding. The collective provides classes with portable street obstacles to help kids develop their skills and confidence. Since 2015, the group has fought to bring stability to a community afflicted by an on-going drug war. In August 2019, we helped fund the construction of a permanent skatepark within the favela through our collaboration with French artist, JR. 5% of the skateboard sales support the maintenance of the skatepark and activities of the collective.

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