Muniz develops social projects that use artistic creation as a force for change. He participates in educational and social projects in Brazil and the United States. His documentary Waste Land (2010) was nominated for an Oscar and won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Film. In 2011, UNESCO nominated him as a Goodwill Ambassador and in 2013 he received the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum. In 2014, Muniz began building Escola Vidigal, an art and technology school for low-income children in Rio de Janeiro. In 2017, Muniz was the creative director of the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. Muniz’s works are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the J.Paul Getty Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Museum Of Modern Art of São Paulo and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, amongst others. Muniz has been a guest speaker in Harvard, Yale, TED Talks, World Economic Forum, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, amongst others, visiting professor in the University of Oxford and Bard College and Residency, programs in MIT and Scowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
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