Christian Marclay (American, b.1955) is a sculptor, video artist, and musician. He was born in California and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, by his American mother and Swiss father. Between 1977 and 1980, Marclay studied at the École Supérieure d'Art Visuel in Geneva; at the same time, he studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1978, he studied as a visiting scholar at the Cooper Union in New York.

Marclay expresses himself through Performance Art, sound, sculpture, and collage. He combines his love for music with his love for secondhand objects by molding these familiar things into unfamiliar ones. He was one of the first artists to bend and form sounds with a turntable to create new pieces. Previously, artists had linked songs together. Marclay has created unique and unexpected compositions since 1979, when he produced his Theatre of Found Sound. He developed an interest in punk rock and Performance Art while studying in Boston. The artist started singing and using mix tapes while performing with the other half of his musical duo, Kurt Hendry. Their lack of a drummer inspired Marclay to produce audio rhythm tracks that were accompanied by video rhythm tracks composed of cartoons or sex films on a loop. Marclay organized a festival in 1980 called Eventworks, where he explored the influence of rock music. He has also collaborated musically with Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Shelley Hirsh, Otomo Yoshihide, Arto Lindsay, and Sonic Youth, among others.

Marclay uses his skills as a DJ and filmmaker to produce installations as well as film and video collages. These works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain in Geneva, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Barbican Art Gallery in London, the Seattle Art Museum, the Centre Pompidou Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Kunsthaus Zürich. One of his earliest pieces is Recycled Records (1980–1986), for which he reassembled record fragments into objects that distorted tone and sound; these objects could be played. His Body Mix series merged album covers together to produce postmodern critiques of visual and music culture. One of the key threads of Marclay's work is his morphing of musical objects into commentary about culture.

One of his most hypnotic pieces is The Clock, which opened in London in 2012. The concept was straightforward and the work herculean: to splice together film scenes displaying clocks into a full 24-hour piece. This work earned the artist a Golden Lion award for best artwork in the main exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale. Marclay continues to deconstruct records into sounds and theories revolving around music and culture. He currently lives in New York, and is represented by the White Cube Gallery in London.


Born in San Rafael, CA
Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel, Geneva, Switzerland
Cooper Union exchange student program, New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Award: Foundation for the Graphic Arts in Switzerland
Award: The Kitchen Spring Gala Benefit, Honoring Christian Marclay, New York, NY
The Larry Aldrich Award, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Aurora Award, Houston, TX
Lives and works in New York City


The Clock, SFMoMA, San Francisco
Things I’ve Heard, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
The Clock, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
The Clock, MoMA, New York
Every Day, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
The Clock, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris
Everyday, Ruhrtriennale, Bochum
The Clock, Power Plant, Toronto
The Clock, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
Baggage, Prom 47: Cage Centenary Celebration, Royal Albert Hall, London
The Clock, Lincoln Center, New York
Seven Windows, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
The Clock, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Perspectives 178: Cineplex, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas
A Library As Memory, Gabrielle Maubrie, Prague, Czech Republic
Notations: The Cage Effect Today, Hunter College, New York, NY
Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
Sophie Calle, Christian Marclay, Paul Pfeiffer, Walid Raad, Michael Sailstorfer, Carey Young, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Christian Marclay, The Clock, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/21- 2/19/11); Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia (2/24- 4/25/11); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (5/20 - 7/31/11); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (9/16 - 12/31/11); Centre Pompidou (9/3 – 9/5/11); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (2/10 – 3/25/12); Kunsthaus Zürich (4/25 – 5/6/12)
Horizon Switzerland: Dissolutions of Boundaries and Passages as Art, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
Ephemera, mfc-michèle Didier, Paris (solo)
Christian Marclay, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo (solo)
Christian Marclay, Frankael Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Accumulations: Bruce Conner, Yayoi Kusama, and Christian Marclay, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Globalissimo, curated by David Howe and Erin Sickler, 601 Artspace
The View from a Volcano: The Kitchen's Soho Years, 1971-85, curated by Debra Singer, The Kitchen, NY
Christian Marclay, The Clock, Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama, Japan
Christian Marclay, The Clock, 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Under Destruction, curated by Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp, The Swiss Institute for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection, The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
WORD: Poetry Related Work, MOCA Miami
New Presentation of the Contemporary Art Collection, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Blink! Light, Sound & the Moving Image, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2/16- 4/17/11)
Looking at Music 3.0, curated by Barbara London, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Echoes, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Dialogue, curated by Dan Mills, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
Alice in Wonderland, Turku, Finland
Christian Marclay with Okkyung Lee, Café Oto, London, England
Christian Marclay: Festival, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
Fourth of July,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
I Am A Cliché: Echoes of the Punk Aesthetic, Rencontres d'Arles 2010: The International Photography Festival, Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France
Behind the Green Door, curated by Jason Kraus, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Sound & Vision, curated by Matthew Witkovsky, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Pictures & Statues, Country Club, Cincinnati, OH
Cage Mix: Sculpture & Sound, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Acting Out, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Furthermore: Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, curated by Jennifer Blessing and Nat Trotman, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Ten years Carolina Nitsch Editions 2000-2010, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY
Sonic Youth, CA2M, Centro de Arte de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
Christian Marclay, Zoom Zoom with Shelley Hirsch, Louvre, Paris, France
Christian Marclay with Irène Schweizer at Gare du Nord, Basel, Switzerland
Christian Marclay with Okkyung Lee, Café Oto, London, England
Christian Marclay with Otomo Yoshihide, Café Oto, London, England
Ephemera, by Christian Marclay with Steve Beresford, piano, Louvre Museum, Paris, France (solo)
Christian Marclay, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, part of Performa Biennial (solo)
Video Quartet, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC (solo)
In Stitches, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Leila Taghinia-Milano Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Artissima 16, organized by Yann Chateigné Tytelman and Roselee Goldberg, Torino, Italy
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Talking Pictures, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama, Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall and BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
Corps Sonore, Archizoom EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Darkside II – Fotografische Macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und Tod, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Pronto! Art and Telephony, [], Basel Switzerland
Platform 2009, Samuso Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
See this Sound, Art Museum Lentos, Linz, Austria
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Grau Zero, Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Metrosonics, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa, Ontario
Broken English, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Flicks – The Cinematic in Art, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
The Record, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NY
Inappropriate Coves, David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
Invasion of Sound: Music and the Visual Arts, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Feedbackstage, Georg Kargle Fine Art, Vienna, Austria; traveling to Galerie Thomas Shulte, Berlin, Germany; traveling to Kunsthaus Muerz, Murzzuschlag, Austria
Photography in the Abstract, curated by Maureen Mahony, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Christian Marclay: Cyanotypes, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Cycloptically. Rolywholyover, Fifth Episode, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Christian Marclay: Solo, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Dusseldorf, Germany
Christian Marclay – SNAP!, Galerie Art and Essai, Rennes, France
Christian Marclay: Stereo, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Christian Marclay: Replay, DHC Art Foundation, Montreal, Canada
Sonic Youth etc..: Sensational Fix, curated by Roland Groenenboom, LIFE, St. Nazaire, France
You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, White Cube, Hoxton Square and Shoreditch Town Hall, London, England
Art Vidéo Suisse des Années 70 et 80: Une Reconstruction, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
KRAZY!, The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Voice & Void, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Christian Marclay: Replay, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Dans la Nuit, Des Images, Le Fresnoy, Studio National Des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing Lille Metropole, Grand Palais, Paris, France
record, record, Shift: Festival of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland
La féte est permanente, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Panoramica, Museuo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Perspectives 163: Every Sound You Can Imagine, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
You Said He Said She Said, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
ArtFocus 5: Can Art Do More?, Banit Center, Jerusalem, Israel
MashUp, Curated by Jade Dellinger, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Order. Desire. Light. Contemporary Drawing, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Sound of Art: Musik in Der Bildenden Kunst, Les Grandes Spectacles IIII, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami, FL
Vinyl: Vinyl Records and Covers by Artists, Museum Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Art Vidéo Suisse des Années 70 et 80: Une Reconstruction, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
Christian Marclay, The Sounds of Christmas, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Screenplay, The Wire 25, London, England
Up and Out, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Up and Out, ARTPROJX and White Cube, Prince Charles Cinema, London, England
Christian Marclay, Woodruff Art Center and The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Christian Marclay, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Replay, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Crossfire, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, England
Video Quartet, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
Death Becomes Her, Yvon Lambert Temporary Space, Miami, FL
Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, New York, NY
Stop, Look. Listen., Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, NY
Intensities: Noncomformity, Impropriety and Rebellion Between Art and the Music Scene, Torre Muntades Art Centre, Barcelona, Spain
J’embrasse Pas, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Contemporary+Cutting Edge: Pleasures of Collecting, Part III, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Voice & Void: 2006 Hall Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Reflection, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine
Listening Awry – Kimsooja, Christian Marclay, Santiago Sierra, Su-Mei Tse, McMaster University Museum of Art, Ontario, Canada
The Freak Show, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
RISS/LUCKE/SCHARNIER A – RIFT/GAP/HINGE A, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
Music Is a Better Noise, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
All About Laughter, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Christian Marclay, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Bell and the Glass, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Hypervision, curated by Denise Markonish, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT (solo)
Mixed Reviews, MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, MA (solo)
Art, Life & Confusion, organized by René Block, October Art Salon, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Without a Camera: The Photogram, curated by Toni Stooss, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
New York, New York, curated by Lisa Dennison, Germano Celant and Melissa Harris, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Thank You for the Music (London Beat), Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany; Sprüth Magers, Lee, London, England
Case Studies: Art in a Valise, curated by Suzanne Ramljak, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Upsetting the Balance, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
From the Audible to the Visible, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Une Vision du Monde, the video collection of Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître at La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
AUDIO, curated by Francis Baudevin, Geneva, Switzerland Hypervision, curated by Denise Markonish, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Do You Think I’m Disco, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY
Deaf, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts Music Festival, Scotland
CUT/ Film as Found Object in Contemporary Video, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY
Video Score, Eyebeam, New York, NY (solo)
Christian Marclay, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France (solo)
Works on Paper – 2005, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO (solo)
Shake, Rattle and Roll (Fluxmix), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Thank You for the Music, curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen, Spruth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany
Radio Kills The Video Stars/ Side A, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
Empreinte Moi: Une Exposition de Philippe Segalot, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Suspended Narratives, Curated by Maureen Mahoney, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
New Acquisition, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
AudioFiles, Contemporary Art Museum: Institute for Research in Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Collection Lambert en Avignon, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Avignon, France
Girls on Film, curated by Kristine Bell, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY
Vídeo música, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
CUT/Film as Found Object, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Le génie du lieu [The Genius of the Place, F.R.A.C. Bourgogne, France
Variations on a Silence: Project for a Recycling Plant, Re-Tem Tokyo Plant, Tokyo, Japan
Aural Cultures, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
Material Matters, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The Sounds of Christmas, Tate Modern, London, England (solo)
Shake, Rattle and Roll: Christian Marclay, Franklin Art Works in collaboration with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
The Listening Eyes with Christian Marclay, Telecom Italia Future Centre, Venice, Italy (solo)
Christian Marclay, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland; Collection Lambert, Avignon, France (solo)
None of the above, curated by Cesar Marzetti, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
Realm of the Senses, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
None of the above, curated by John Armleder, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Cut: Film as Found Object, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Thinking Out Loud, presented as a part of Melbourne International Arts Festival, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria, Australia
Audioframes 3, Centre d’arts Limelight, Kortrijk, Belgium In Extremis; Printemps de septembre in Toulouse Festival of contemporary images, Les Abattoirs, Toulous, France
Festival d’Automne à Paris 2004, Espace Topographie de l’Art, Paris, France
Sons & Lumiéres, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Reactivity -unpredictable past, ICC/InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
The Fifth International Biennial Exhibition, Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque, curated by Robert Storr, SITE Santa Fe, NM
Transmit+Transform, Santa Fe Art Institute, NM
Genesis Sculpture, Experience Pommery #1, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Collage, Bloomberg Space, London, England
ipeg_bild.on.maschine, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
I, Assassin, curated by Slater Bradely, Wallspace, New York, NY
Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Ouroboros: Music of the Spheres, CCA Glasgow, Scotlan
Sample This: The Art of Collage, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
Christian Marclay: Telephones, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Christian Marclay, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,NY; The Seattle Art Museum, WA; Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland; Collection Lambert, Avignon, Avignon; Barbican Art Gallery, London (solo)
Christian Marclay: Video Quartet, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (solo)
Christian Marclay: The Bell and the Glass, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Christian Marclay: Video Quartet, White Cube, London (solo)
Pop Rock!, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
fast forward. Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Zentrym für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Night Moves, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
PLUNDER: culture as material, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Go Johnny Go!, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Sound of Video – Voice and Rhythm in Audiovisual Art, LAB, Copenhagen, Denmark
Incommunicado (organized by Hayward Gallery, London for Arts Council England), Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Cornerhouse, Manchester, England
Living with Duchamp, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Now Playing, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England
Not Exactly Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Formed to Function, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
Extended Play, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Pantalla suiza, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (organized by ARCO 2003), Madrid, Spain
Harlem Postcards II, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Air Guitar, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Christian Marclay: Video Quartet, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY (solo)
Christian Marclay: Three Compositions, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orlean, LA (solo)
Look at the Music/SeeSound: Christian Marclay, Ystad Art Museum, Sweden (solo)
Graffiti Composition, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Sampling/Christian Marclay, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Christian Marclay, November Music 2002, S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (solo)
The Sounds of Christmas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL (solo)
Telephones, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, England
Stutter, Stutter, Shaheen Gallery, Cleveland, OH
“…Message sent…,” City Art Center, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mirror Image, UCLA Hammer Museum, CA
Shoot the Singer: Music on Video, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Rock My World, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Media Field: Old New Technologies, Wiilliams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
40 Years of Fluxus events, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
do it (home version), online project at, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
The Second Phase: Interpretations of the Photographic Portrait, Deutsches Museum, München, Germany
Expo 2002, Yverdon-les-Bans, Switzerland
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes; Travelling to Turnpike Gallery, Leigh; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Tullie House, Carlisle, England
Art Downtown: New Photography, Wall Street Risini, NY
Jack, Cinch & XLR: Amplified Images, Le Crestet Centre d’Art, Crestet, France
The LP Show, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA Something/Anything, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (Curated by Nayland Blake) Fluxus und die Folgen, Kunstsommer Wiesbaden, Germany
Guitar Drag, Post-Fluxus Exhibition, Wiesbaden, Germany
The Passing, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
Unexpected Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Art from 1985 to the present, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post-War America, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
The Body in Music, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Mirror Mirror, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
Electric Body: le corps en scéne, Cité de la musique – Musée de la musique, France
Audible Imagery: Sound and Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Remapping the City, New Ears Festival, Kortrijk/Begium; Lille, France
Re:Direct, Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
Zero Visibility, Vilnius, Ljublijana and Genazzano, Rome, Italy
Video Café: E/Motion Studies, Queens Museum of Art, Long Island City, NY (solo)
Audible Imagery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL (solo)
Telephones, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE (solo)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
Currents: Christian Marclay, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MI (solo)
Guitar Drag, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
New Works, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Now Playing: Audio in Art, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
art>music, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
In Sync, Cinema and Sound in the Work of Julie Becker and Christian Marclay, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The LP Show, Exit Art, New York, NY
Body & Sin, Valencia Biennial, Valencia, Spain
Looking at You, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Video Streets, Downtown Arts Festival (Screening of “Mixed Reviews”), New York, NY
Recasting the Past: Beneath the Hollywood Tinsel, Main Art Gallery, California State University Fullerton, C
Best of the Season, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Wiederaufnahme (Retake), NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Translated Acts: Performance and Body Art from East Asia 1990-2001, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Record All-Over, 9th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre pour l’image Contemporaine, Saint-Gervais Geneva, Switzerland
Feature: Art, Life & Cinema, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Christian Marclay: The Sounds of Christmas, The New Museum of Contemporary Art / Media Z Lounge, New York, NY (solo)
Christian Marclay: Cinema, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada (solo)
Christian Marclay: Video & Photography, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark (solo)
Le temps, vite!, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Group exhibition at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund organized by Viart
Group Video Exhibition, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany; travelled to The Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; Gallery for Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland ; House of Contemporary Arts Trafo, Budapest, Hungary; Lux Centre, London
Human Gender and Being, Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea
Sonic Boom: The Art of Sound, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Making Sense: Ellen Gallagher, Christian Marclay and Liliana Porter, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Umedalen Skulptur 2000, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umea, Sweden
Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Volume: Bed of Sound, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Internationales Videoprogramm, Badischer KunstVerein, Karlsruhe, Germany
La Biennale de Montreal, Centre International D’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Off the Record: Music in Art, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Berlin Open, Trafo Galeria, Budapest, Hungar
Print Publishers’ Spotlight, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
S.O.S.: Scenes of Sound, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
To Infinity and Beyond: Editions for the Year 2000, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
Hard Pressed: 600 Years of Prints and Process, AXA Gallery, New York, NY
Wanted! International Video Program, Bunkier Sztuki, Poland
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Telephones, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Art/San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (solo)
ERtuto, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Releasing Senses, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo Notorious, Alfred Hitchcock and Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
Talk Show, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany; Haus der Kunst Munich, Germany
Musique en Scène, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
Videodrome, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
The International Artist-in-Residence Program, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
Group video exhibiton, Gallerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany; Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Karlshruhe, Germany; Gallery for Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
I love New York, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Dust Breeding, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In vitro e altro, Cabinet des estampes, Geneva, Switzerland
Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Crossings, Kunsthalle Vienna; Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
White Noise, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Technoculture (Computer World), Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
Archiv X, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
Composed, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pictures at an Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, NY (solo)
Arranged and Conducted, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich (solo)
Nonchalance, Centre PasquART, Biel, Switzerland; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Art and Film Since 1945: Hall of Mirrors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Transformers: A Moving Experience, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Model Home, The Clocktower, New York, NY
It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
Accompagnement Musical, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva (solo)
Amplification, Venice Biennial, Chiesa San Staë, Venice (solo)
Commercial Art, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Back Beat: Art Influenced by Rock & Roll, Cleveland Center for the Arts, Cleveland, OH
Klangskulpturen-Augenmusik, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany
Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Fri-Art Centre d'art contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland; daadgalerie, Berlin (solo)
Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object, Cleveland Center for the Arts, Cleveland, OH
Travelling. Playoff, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Synesthesia: Sound and Vision in Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, TX
Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY
New Delhi Triennial, New Delhi, India
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
At the Edge of Chaos, Louisiana Museum, Denmark
The Wind Section, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France (solo)
Masks, Galleria Valentina Moncada, Rome (solo)
Interim Art, London (solo)
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Cologne (solo)
e Savage Garden, Fundacion Caja De Pensiones, Madrid FluxAttitudes, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; Travelled to The New Museum, New York, NY
1991 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Hidden Refelctions, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Post Human, FAE Musée d’art contemporain, Pully/Lausanne, France; Travelled to Castello di Rivoli, Torino; Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (solo)
Status of Sculpture, Espace Lyonnais d'art contemporain, Lyon, France; Travelled to ICA, London; Provincial Museum, Hasselt; Lion's Palais, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
New Works for New Spaces: Into the 1990's, Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH
Footsteps, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Broken Music: Artist's Recordworks, Daad Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Travelled to Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Musée d'Art Moderne, Montreal, Canada
Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Group Material: Politics and Election, DIA Art Foundation, New York, NY
The Clocktower, P.S.1 Museum, New York, NY (solo)

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Marclay, Christian (Ed.). Christian Marclay: Stereo. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2008
Miller, Harland. You dig the tunnel, I’ll hide the soil. London: Jay Jopling / White Cube, 2008
Morton, Tom. Christian Marclay: Crossfire. London: Jay Jopling / White Cube, 2007
Gonzalez, Jennifer, Kim Gordon and Matthew Higgs. Christian Marclay. London: Phaidon Press, 2005