Vik Muniz
Vik Muniz

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1961

Born in São Paulo, Brazil

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Selected public collections

21c Museum Foundation, Louisville, KY
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
ABN AMRO Art Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ackland Art Museum. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, Indiana Banco de España, Madrid, Spain
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Paris, France
CaixaForum, Fundación “la Caixa”, Madrid, Spain
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno Cabildo de Gran Canária, Canary Island, Spain
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, CAC. Malaga, Spain
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Chase Art Program, New York, NY
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
Daros Latin America, Zürich
Denver Art Museum, Denver
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Deutsche Bank, New York, New York
Eileen and Peter Norton, Santa Monica
Exit Art, New York, NY
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Greene Miami Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hyundai International Division Gallery, Seoul, Korea
IVAM – Centro Julio González, Valencia, Spain Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Brumadinho, MG, Brazil
Instituto Itau Cultural, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
International Pacific College, Kobe City, Japan
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
J.P. Morgan Chase, New York, NY
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
MAP – Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Montclair Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museo de Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León, Spain
Museu Bibliográfico Luis Angel, Bogotá, Colombia
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Pernambuco, Brazil
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
National Gallery of Art Washington DC Neuberger & Berman, New York, NY
New Museum, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Nichido Contemporary Art Da Vinci, Tokyo, Japan
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Prudential Foundation, Newark, New Jersey
Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, New York
Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden
Rose Art Museum. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
S.M.A.K. – Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas Sun America
Investments Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
The Bohen Foundation, New York, New York
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, Hawaii
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta
The International Center of Photography, New York
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
The Jewish Museum, New York
The MacArthur Foundation, Chicago
The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, Cleveland, Ohio
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
The Princeton University Museum of Art, New Jersey
The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, Ohio
The Rhode Island School of Design Modern Art Museum, Rhode Island
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Speed Museum Louisville, Kentucky
The Tate American Fund, New York, NY
The Tate Gallery, London, UK
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The West Collection at SEI, Pasadena
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
University Art Museum, State Universe of New York, Albany, New York
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Selected group exhibitions

2017

passions. Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti, Milan Italy
Cromofilia vs. Cromofobia: investigações da cor. Galeria Nara Roesler – Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2016

New Territories. The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Group Show | Headshots: Contemporary Photographic Portraiture ClampArt, New York City, NY, USA
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA
These American Lives. Rena Bransten Projects, San Francisco, CA, USA
La trampa en la sonrisa. ARTIUM – Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Trip. Xippas Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay
La Mémoire du future. Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Summer School. FLAG Art Foundation, New York City, NY, USA
Caleidoscopio Y Rompecabezas. Latinoamérica en la Colección Musac. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Nuevos Territorios. Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
O útero do mundo [The Womb of the World]. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (mam), São Paulo, Brazil
A Matter Of Memory: Photography As Object In The Digital Age. George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY, USA

2015

Blueprint Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City, New York, USA
Museum Studios The Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA
Less = More Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA
Books Beyond Artists: Words and Images Ivory Press, Madrid, Spain
Open Rhapsody Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon

2014

Arte Portáti: Vulgo Malas Nara Roesler Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil
ToledoContemporánea Ivory Press, Madrid, Spain
Wieland Collection warehouse, Atlanta, Georgia
Another Look: Appropriation in Art Nasher Museum, Durham, North Caralina, USA
Mind the Map Punkt O, Moss, Norway
Blaise Cendrars at the Heart of Arts Musée des beaux-arts La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

2013

Das Abenteuer Bildung – Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland
Somos Libres. MATE – Asociación Mario Testino, Lima, Peru
Surveying the Terrain, curated by Dan Solomon. CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolin, USA
Tweet. Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, USA
Universo Bordallo Pinheiro – 20 Bordallianos do Brasil. Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness. SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Yo es otros – Autorretrato Contemporáneo, curated by Paulina Ascencio and Geovana Ibarra. MAZ – Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Handicap International, Orangerie du Sénat, Paris, France
A arte da tapeçaria – tradição e modernidade, Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MURANO>MERANO. Il vetro e l’arte contemporanea, curated by Adriano Berengo and Valerio Dehó. Edificio Cassa di Risparmio, Merano, Italy
Oedipus and Sphinx (Pictures of Junk)/Vik Muniz and the Philadelphia Wireman. Invisible-Exports, New York, NY, USA
Travessias 2 Arte Contemporânea na Maré. Galpão Bela Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
On Time / Grand Central at 100. MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design. Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY, USA
Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture. National Academy Museum, New York, NY, USA

2012

About Caravaggio, Visioni & Illusioni Contemporani, Scuderie Aldobrandini, Rome, Italy
Futbol, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, A. C. (MARCO), Mexico
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
BABEL : Les fables du paysage flamand au XVIe siècle, du fantastique au merveilleux : Bosch, Bruegel, Bles, Bril, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, France
More Real?: Art in the Age of Truthiness, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) and SITE, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
The First Permanent Collection Galleries by Photography Department, The Art Institute of Chicago
America Rules!, The West Collection at SEI, Oaks, Pennsylvania
Silent Echoes, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. Kanazawa, Japan
San Antonio Collects: Contemporary Exhibition, The San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Utopia Dystopia: Constructed with Photography. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
Glasstress New York: New Art From the Venice Biennales. MAD – Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA
Modern Lab: Material Interventions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA
Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design. MAD – Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA

2011

The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA. March 10 – July 3
Mémoires du futur, la Collection Olbricht, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France. October 22 2011 – January 15 2012
Exposition inaugurale, galerie Xippas, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Not for Sale, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Da cartografia do poder aos itinerarios do saber Faculté des sciences et technologies de l’Université de Coimbra, Portugal (26 octobre-31 décembre) et itinérance au Brazil
Look, Xippas Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Global New Art, Taguchi Collection, Tokyo, Japan
High Speed Insanuty, PUG – 3 Pop Up Gallery
Höhenrausch 2 / Bridges in the Sky, OK (Offenes Kulturhaus), Linz, Austria
Process, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, USA
Tous cannibales, La Maison Rouge, fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France. February 11 – May 15
& me Collector Room (Thomas Olbricht), Berlin, Germany
Pure Paper, commissariat de Aimée Reed, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA February 3 – March 12

2010 – 2011

La Mirada. Fotografien und Videos aus der Daros Latinamerica Collection, Museum der Modern Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria. October 30 – January 16
The Reccord : Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Mueum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. September 2 – February 6

2010

Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon, Arizona, USA
Afterpost, Mas alla de la fotografia, Consejeria de Educacion de Andalucia, Sevilla, Spain
Gabinete Blanco, Fundacion / Coleccion Jumex, State of Mexico, Mexico
Who are you close to, Thrust Projects, New York, USA
Re: Creation. Serious Play with Cani-onical Art, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California, USA
Latinas! The Naussau County Museum of Art, New York, USA
Là où nous sommes, oeuvres de la collection Neuflize Vie, Maison d'art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent -sur-Marne, France. November 10 – December 19
A Private Swiss Collection, Mitterrand+Cramer / fine art, Geneva, Switzerland
MADE in Tucson/BORN in Tucson/LIVE in Tucson, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, USA
Rummaging in the rubbish: waste and recycling in Contemporary Art, CDAN (Center of Art and Nature), Huesca, Spain

2009 – 2010

Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Rummaging in the rubbish: waste and recycling in Contemporary Art. Oldo Mitxelena Cultural Centre Gallery, Donostia – San Sebastián, Spain

Selected solo exhibitions

2017

Vik Muniz – Metachromes. Ben Brown Fine Arts – Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Vik Muniz – Epistemes, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City, NY USA
Vik Muniz. Special Exhibitions Gallery, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA

2016

Vik Muniz. The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA
Radical Seafaring. Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY, USA
Vik Muniz Dans La Collection De Géraldine Et Lorenz Bäumer. Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Vik Muniz – Metachromes. Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
Vik Muniz – Handmade. Galeria Nara Roesler – Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Vik Muniz. Special Exhibitions Gallery, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Vik Muniz. Metachromes. Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery. London, UK

2015-2016

Vik Muniz – Handmade. Galeria Nara Roesler – Sao Paulo, São Paulo Brazil
Vik Muniz – Metachromes. Ben Brown Fine Arts, London United Kingdom
Conversaciones – Colección fotográfica de Bank of America. Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico. 29 October – 28 Februar
Alrededor de una pasión. Diálogo entre un coleccionista y una comisaria. Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, Spain. 19 November – 14 February
4Th San Juan Poly/graphic Triennial: Latin America And The Caribbean. Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 24 October – 28 February

2015

Vik Muniz: Album. Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong, Chin
Vik Muniz: Album. Xippas Gallery, Paris, France
Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perceptions. Lowe Art Museum, Miami, USA
Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perceptions. Taubman Museum of Art, VA, USA
Vik Muniz Retrospective. Museo de La Universidad Tres de Febrero- Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vik Muniz: Pictures of Anything – Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne Metropole

2014

Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception. Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Vik Muniz: Mas Acá de la Imagen. Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC). Lima, Peru
Vik Muniz. Sikkema Jenkins, New York, New York, USA
Vik Muniz: Pictures of Anything. Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Vik Muniz: Mas Acá de la Imagen. The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito
Vik Muniz: The Size of the World. Santander Cultura Brasil
Vik Muniz: Album. Les Rencontres d’Arles Photographie, Arles, France
Vik Muniz: Pictures of Anything. Long Museum, Shanghai, China
Vik Muniz: Album. Galeria Nara Roesler, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vik Muniz: Small. Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2013

Vik Muniz. Clayton Days | Revisited: A Project by Vik Muniz. The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Vik Muniz. Museo Banco de la República. Bogatá, Colombia
Vik Muniz. Nara Roesler Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil

2012 – 2013

Elba Benitez Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Vik Muniz : Pictures of magazines 2. Ben Brown Gallery, Hong Kong

2012

Centre d’Art Contemporain de Malaga, Spain
Pictures of Magazine 2. Rena Bransten gallery, San Francisco, USA
Les chefs – d'oeuvre de la donation Yvon Lambert – Collection Lambert. Avignon, France
Pictures of Magazine 2. Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
Pictures of Magazine 2. Galerie Xippas, Athens, Greece
Vik Muniz. Galerie Xippas, Geneva, Switzerland
Cycle of lectures and conferences at the MIT. Boston, USA (October 1 – 5)
Conference – 42 World Economic Forum. Davos-Klosters, Switzerland (January 25 – 29)

2011 – 2012

Vik Muniz. Le Musée imaginaire. Collection Lambert en Avignon, France
Trash Exhibition (Pictures of Garbage installation). New Children Museum, San Diego, Etats – Unis (October 2011 – October 2013)

2011

Museu Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Galleria Cortona do Pallazzo Pamphilj, Rome, Italy
Jeonbuk Museum of Art Gana Art Center, Seoul, Corea
Vik Muniz : relicario. Institut Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2010 – 2011

Vik Muniz. Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Xippas Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

2010

Vik Muniz. Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Relicario. Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vik Muniz. Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Museum of the University of Fortaleza, Unifor, Ceará, Brazil
Vik Muniz Verso. Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Vik Muniz & Leonardo Drew. Sikkema, Jenkins & Co, New York, USA

2009 – 2010

Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

2009

Agnes Grund Lecture – Vik Muniz. List Art Building, New York, USA
Vik Muniz, Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary. Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Museu Inima de Paula, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Vik Muniz & Janaina Tschape. Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan
Vik Muniz : Reflex. MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vik Muniz : Reflex. Arts Museum of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Arndt & Partner. Zurich, Switzerland
Pictures of Paper. Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Xippas – Paris, Paris
Vik – Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba
Labeltalk 2009: Vik Muniz – Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

2008

Paper Trails – Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Verso – Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City, NY
Gana Art Gallery, Seoul
Pictures – Artcore Gallery, Toronto, ON
Reflex – Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
Glitter And Divas – KunstTachometer PALMA DE MALLORCA, Palma de Mallorca

2007

Russian Project – Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow
Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
Muniz Remastered: Photographs From the West Collection – Museo de las Américas, Denver, CO
Galerie Xippas – Athens, Athens
The Beautiful Earth – Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Reflex – Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
Vik Muniz: A Survey – Office 510, Kiev
Reflex – MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Pictures of People – BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

2006

Vik Muniz: Reflex – Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City, NY
Reflex – University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Pictures of pigment – Galerie Xippas – Paris, Paris
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reflex – MAM – Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

2005

best of vik muniz – Galerie Xippas – Paris, Paris
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Galleria Cardi – Milano, Milan
Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño

2004

diamond divas and caviar monsters – Galerie Xippas – Athens, Athens
Sede Social de Telefónica, Madrid
diamond divas and caviar monsters – Galerie Xippas – Paris, Paris
New Photographs – Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York City, NY
Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA, Dublin
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid

2003

CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
Trabalhos Monádicos e “Fotografias” – Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Finesilver Gallery – San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
IMA, Indianapolis, IN
Galleria Marabini, Bologna

2002

Galleria Cardi – Milano, Milan
Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
Haystacks – Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Model pictures – The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

2001

Galerie Steinek, Vienna
Galerie Xippas – Paris, Paris
Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães – MAMAM, Recife
Vik Muniz: Repartee – Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The Things Themselves – Pictures of Dust by Vik Muniz – Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

2000

Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam
Clayton Days. Picture Stories by Vik Muniz – Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburg, PA
Images pièges – Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
“Photographs” & “Personal Articles” – Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY

1999

Vik Muniz – after warhol – Galerie Xippas – Paris, Paris

1998

Seeing is Believing – ICP – International Center of Photography, New York City, NY