Bill Viola  (American, 1951) 

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Bill Viola, The Quintet of the Unseen, 2000 (production still)


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The Quintet of the Unseen, 2000 (production still)

1951   Born in New York, USA
1984   Polaroid Video Art Award for outstanding achievement, USA
1987   Maya Deren Award, American Film Institute, USA
1993   Skowhegan Medal (Video Installation), USA
2003   Cultural Leadership Award, American Federal of Arts, USA
2006   NORD/LB Art Prize, Bremen, Germany
  Lives and works with Kira Perov, wife and collaborator, in Long Beach, CA, USA
  BFA, Experimental Studios, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA
2009   Mythologies, Haunch of Venison London, UK.
2009   Silent Mountain (2001), Four Hands (2001), Catherine's Room (2001), Ascension (2000), will be shown in the exhibition Being Time, The Pier Art Centre, Stromness, Orkney, UK (solo)
2008   Ocean Without a Shore (2007), The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (solo)
2008   Tristan et Isolde, Opera National de Paris, France (solo)
2008   Migration (1976), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY USA
2007   52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2006   Los Angeles 1955 – 1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2006   Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2005   A Kind of Magic, Lucerne Museum of Art, Switzerland
2005   The Passions, J. Paul Getty Museum exhibition travels to Fundación la Caixa, Madrid, Spain and National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia (solo)
2005   Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA
2004   L'Ombre du temps, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2004   Transcultures, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2003   "Bill Viola: The Passions", The J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
2002   "Like Painting", Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2002   "Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day", Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York
2002   "Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day", Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
2002   Synopsis II: Theologies at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2002   Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust, PS1, MoMA, Long Island, New York, USA
2001   Artcité: When Montreal Turns into a Museum, Musée d‟Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
2001   Hieronymous Bosch, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherland Plateau of Humankind, Forty-Ninth Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2001   "Bill Viola: The Quintet of Rememberance", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2001   "Bill Viola: Five Angels for the Millennium and other new works", Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
2000   "Bill Viola: Stations", Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
2000   "Bill Viola: New Work", James Cohan Gallery, New York
1997   "Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey" (organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art), Travels to Chapelle Saint-Louise de la Salpetriere, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1998); Stedelijk Museum
1997   "Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath", Guggenheim Museum (SoHo), New York
1996   "Bill Viola: The Messenger"(organized by the Chaplaincy to the Arts and Recreation, Northeast England), Durham Cathedral, Visual Arts Festival UK 1996, Durham, England. Traveled from 1997-1998
1996   "Bill Viola: New Work", Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
1996   3e Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Musée d‟Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
1995   "Buried Secrets"(organized by Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe), United States Pavilion, 46th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Travels to Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (1995) as "Buried Secrets/Vergrabene Geheimnisse"; Arizona State
1994   "Bill Viola: Territorio do Invisivel/Site of the Unseen", Centro Cultural/Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1993   "Bill Viola", Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal
1992   "Bill Viola. Unseen Images/Niegesehene Bilder/Images jamais vues ", Stadtische Sweden (1993); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (1993); Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (1993); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England (1993), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (1994)
1992   "Bill Viola: Two Installations", Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England
1992   "Bill Viola", Donald Young Gallery, Seattle; Washington
1992   Passages de l’image, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1990   "Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason", Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France
1989   "Bill Viola", Fukui Fine Arts Museum of Art, Fukui City, Japan, The 3rd Fukui International Video Biennale
1988   American Landscape Video: The Electronic Grove, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA