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Bill Viola
(American, 1951)
 
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Born in 1951, New York.
Lives and works in Long Beach, California.


EDUCATION
1973
BFA in Experimental Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, New York.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
 
2017
Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
(upcoming) Bill Viola: Installations, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
(upcoming) Bill Viola: A Retrospective, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
(upcoming) Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala Art Museum and Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala, Sweden
 
2016
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, US
Bill Viola: Walking on the Edge, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
Mary, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Inverted Birth, James Cohan, New York, NY
 
2015
Bill Viola, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York, US
Bill Viola: Selected Works, Art Gallery of South Australia, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and Queen’s Theatre, organized by Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide, AU
Masterpiece 2015: Bill Viola, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, NL
Bill Viola, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
Bill Viola, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK
Bill Viola, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, NL


2014
Tristan und Isolde, Teatro Real, Madrid, ES
Bill Viola: In Dialogue, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando Madrid, ES
Bill Viola, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Revival of Tristan at La Bastille, Opera Bastille, Paris, FR
Bill Viola: Passions,” Cathedral of Berne & Kunstmuseum Bern, CH
Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water),(Permanent), St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK
Bill Viola: Transformation, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, CH
Kaldor Family Connection: Artist Room #2 – Francis Alys and Bill Viola, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, AU
Tiny Deaths, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Passing, An Homage to Bill Viola, EMST/National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR
 
2013
Bill Viola: Ascension, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, US
Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Bill Viola: The Return, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU
Point of Departure, Parque de La Memoria, Buenos Aries, AR
Bill Viola: Unspoken, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, CH
Bill Viola: Submerged-Spaces, Norfold & Norwich Festival, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
La Casa degli Del Palazzo Te, Mantova, IT
Bill Viola. Self Portrait – Sumberged, Galleria Degli Ufizi, Florence, IT
 
2012
Bill Viola: The Raft, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, US
Bill Viola: Unspoken, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, CH
Bill Viola: Submerged-Spaces, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
Bill Viola: Reflections, Villa di Panza, Varese, IT
Bill Viola: Water, Nordic Watercolor Museum, Skarhamn, SE
Bill Viola: Liber Insularum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Florida, US


2011
Bill Viola: Quintet of the Unseen, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Bill Viola: Liber Insularum, Sala de Arte Contemporaneo del Gobierno de Canarias, Tenerife, Canary Islands, ES
Bill Viola: Transformations, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
Amore e Morte, Gucci Museum, Florence, IT
Ocean Without a Shore, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, US

2010
Bill Viola per capodimonte,The Museo di Capodimonte of Naples, Naples, IT
Bill Viola: The Quintet of the Astonished, Urban Video Project, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
Bill Viola: Visitation, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Emergence: Bill Viola at the Accademia Gallery, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, IT
Bill Viola: Figurative Works, Museo Picasso Málaga, Malaga, ES 
Bill Viola: Fire Woman and Tristan’s Ascension, Presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival; St. Carthage's Church, Melbourne, AU
Bill Viola: The Raft, Presented by ACMI for the Melbourne International Arts Festival in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Melbourne, AU

2009
Bill Viola: Bodies of Light, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Bill Viola: The Intimate Work, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, NL
Bill Viola: Being Time, The Pier Arts Center, Stromness, Orkney, UK
Bill Viola: Installations andScreenings(Screenings, part of Forum Expanded, 59th Berlinale), Haunch of  Venison, Berlin, DE

2008
Bill Viola: Visioni Interiori, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT
Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, installation, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, AU
Bill Viola: Transfigurations, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, installation, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea, KR
Bill Viola: The Tristan Project, installation, Art Gallery of New South Wales and St. Saviour’s Church, Sydney, AU

2007
Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, installation inChiesa di San Gallo, Collateral Event, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
Bill Viola, The Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
Bill Viola: Works from the Tristan Project, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Bill Viola: Las Horas Invisibles, Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V, La Alhambra, ES

2006
Bill Viola: Hatsu-Yume (First Dream), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP. Travels to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, JP
Bill Viola–Video, 2006 Recipient of the NORD/LB Art Prize, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, DE
LOVE/DEATH The Tristan Project, Haunch of Venison (two venues), London, UK

2005
Bill Viola, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Tristan und Isolde, premiere of fully staged Peter Sellars’ production, with four hour video, l’Opéra National de Paris, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paris, FR
Bill Viola Visions, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, DK

2004
The Tristan Project, premiere, four hour video for Peter Sellars’ new production, Tristan und Isolde(concert version), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles, USA; New York premiere, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (2007), New York, USA; Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles, USA; Gergiev Festival, De Doelen Concert Hall, conductor Valery Gergiev,Rotterdam, NL; White Nights Festival (2008), Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, conductor Valery Gergiev, St Petersburg, RU
Bill Viola: Temporality and Transcendence, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, ES

2003
Bill Viola: Five Angels for the Millennium, Ruhrtriennale, Gasometer, Oberhausen, DE
Bill Viola, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
Bill Viola: The Passions,The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Travels to The National Gallery, London; Fundación la Caixa, Madrid (2005), ES; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU

2002
Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, DE

2001
Bill Viola: Five Angels for the Millennium, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK

2000
Bill Viola: The Greeting, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Église Saint-Eustache, Paris, FR
Bill Viola: New Work, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
The World of Appearances, Helaba Main Tower, Frankfurt (permanent installation), DE

1997
Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,USA; Travels to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA; Whitney Museum of American Art (1998), USA; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL; Museum für Moderne Kunst (1999), Frankfurt, DE; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA; Art Institute of Chicago (1999-2000), Chicago, USA
Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath, Guggenheim Museum (SoHo), New York, USA

1996
Bill Viola: Trilogy: Fire, Water, Breath, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Festival d’Automneà Paris, Paris, FR
Bill Viola: The Messenger, Durham Cathedral, Visual Arts UK 1996, Durham, UK; travels to South London Gallery; Video Positiva-Moviola, Liverpool; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Oriel Mostyn, Gwynedd, Wales; The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin(1997), UK
Bill Viola: New Work, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GE

1995
Buried Secrets, United States Pavilion, 46th Venice Biennale, Travels to Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; ArizonaState University Art Museum, Tempe (1996).

1994
Bill Viola: Território do Invisível/Site of the Unseen, Centro Cultural/Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, BR
Déserts(A film created for the music composition Désertsby Edgard Varèse), a collaboration with the Ensemble Modern, conductor Peter Eötvös, Wien Modern, Konzerthaus, Vienna, AU. Other performances: Konzerthaus, Karlsruhe(1995); Muffathalle, Munich; Palazzetto dello Sport, Venice; Hallein/Perner-Insel, Salzburg; Alte Oper, Frankfurt; Konzerthaus, Berlin; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Royal Festival Hall, London(1996); Globe Arena, Stockholm; Auditorio RAI, Turin; Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (performances with other orchestras continue to the present).
Bill Viola: Stations,American Center Inaugural Opening, Paris, FR

1992
Bill Viola: Unseen Images, Stadtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE; Travels to: Moderna Museet, Stockholm      (1993), SW; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES; Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, FR; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1994), IS
Bill Viola: Two Installations, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Bill Viola,Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, USA
Bill Viola: Nantes Triptych,” Chappelle de l'Oratoire, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, FR

1990
Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason,” Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, FR

1989
Bill Viola, Fukui Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukui City, JP, part of The 3rd Fukui International Video Biennale.

1988
Bill Viola: Survey of a Decade, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA

1987
Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1985
Bill Viola, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Summer 1985,Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

1983
Bill Viola, ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR

1979
Projects: Bill Viola, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1974
Bill Viola: Video and Sound Installations, The Kitchen Centre, New York, USA

1973
New Video Work, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, USA

PUBLIC COLLECTION (SELECTED)
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Berardo Collection, Sintra Museum of Art, Sintra, Portugal
Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Collection Bayersiche Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich, Germany
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
Fundacio la Caixa Centro Cultural, Barcelona, Spain
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Main Tower Helaba, Frankfurt, Germany
Maja Hoffman Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Paris, France
Museet for Samtidkinst, Oslo, Norway
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
The Rivendell Collection of late 20th Century Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
 
   
 
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