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Copyright Bill Viola / James Cohen Gallery, NY
 Viola, Bill (1951 - )
USA

ILVapore, 1975

Mixed Media
0 x 0 cm
Video Art

UID 102-603



Biography

American video artist who, until 1973, studied at the College of Visual Arts, Syracuse University, in New York. Between 1973 and 1980, he joined Cunnhingham and Tudor in the execution of the project, Rainforest. In 1974 he exhibited his installation video The Kitchen, for the first time, in New York and was technical director of Art/Tapes/22, in Florence until 1976. In 1977, he took part in Documenta 6 in Kassel; in 1980-81 he was in Japan and, in 1981, he settled in Long Beach. In 1983, he had a one-man show at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris; in 1987 a major retrospective at the New York Museum of Modern Art and, in 1992, at the Kunsthalle de Düsseldorf. In the same year, he took part in Documenta 9 in Kassel and, in 1995, at the Venice Biennale. Bill Viola explores the various technical capacities of modern media, using this technology for his own artistic ends. Thematically, Viola has been relatively constant throughout his career, focusing on the basic human experiences of birth and death. His installations ask spectators to reflect upon their own perception and their ability to be aware, managing to adapt video technique to the complex structure of human mechanisms.



Exhibitions

Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, France
01-01-1990 ~ 31-12-1990

Mediações
IAC - Instituto de Arte Contemporânea, Portugal
01-03-1997 ~ 30-03-1997

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
10-10-2003 ~ 13-03-2004

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

Allgarve 2008
Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Portugal
12-06-2008 ~ 07-09-2008

Fragmentos Arte Contemporânea na Colecção Berardo
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
24-09-2010 ~ 23-01-2011


Bibliography

Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes, 1987
Published by The Museum of Modern Art

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Dispossessed Installations, 1992
Published by Florida State University Gallery and Museum

Jorge Molder, Algún Tempo Antes, 2006
Published by Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
ISBN 8445342398

Liberdade de Imprensa Colecção Berardo, 2006
Published by Diário de Notícias
ISBN 9729335923

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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