Bill Viola is internationally recognised as one of the leading artists of our time, an acknowledged pioneer in the medium of video art. For over 40 years he has been making work that explores a series of humanistic and spiritual issues. His works include room-size video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances and flat panel video pieces, as well as works for television broadcast, concerts, opera, and sacred spaces. In 2017 alone he was the subject of several major museum retrospectives including Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; The Diechtorhallen, Hamburg; and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Blain|Southern London
Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier)

Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier)

13 October – 21 November 2015

Blain|Southern London
Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures

Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures

5 June – 27 July 2013

Blain|Southern London
The Quintet of the Unseen

The Quintet of the Unseen

9 February – 26 March 2011

INSTITUTIONS

Uppsala konstmuseum, Uppsala, SE
Visitation Reformation

Visitation Reformation

1 September – 5 November 2017

Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Bilbao, SP
Bill Viola: A Retrospective

Bill Viola: A Retrospective

30 June – 9 November 2017

Redtory, Guangzhou, CN
Selected Work: 1977-2017

Selected Work: 1977-2017

23 September 2017 – 27 March 2018

BIOGRAPHY

Bill Viola is internationally recognised as one of the leading artists of our time, an acknowledged pioneer in the medium of video art. For over 40 years he has been making work that explores a series of humanistic and spiritual issues. His works include room-size video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances and flat panel video pieces, as well as works for television broadcast, concerts, opera, and sacred spaces. In 2017 alone he was the subject of several major museum retrospectives including Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; The Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

Viola’s video installations – total environments that envelop the viewer in image and sound – employ state-of-the-art technologies and are distinguished by their precision and direct simplicity. They are shown in museums and galleries worldwide and are found in many distinguished collections. His single-channel videotapes have been widely broadcast and presented cinematically, while his writings have been extensively published and translated for international readers. Viola uses video to explore the phenomena of sense perception as an avenue to self-knowledge.

Bill Viola received his BFA in Experimental Studios from Syracuse University in 1973. During the 1970s he lived for 18 months in Florence, Italy, as technical director of production for art/tapes/22, one of the first video art studios in Europe, and then traveled widely to study and record traditional performing arts in the Solomon Islands, Java, Bali, and Japan. Viola was invited to be artist-in-residence at the WNET Channel 13 Television Laboratory in New York from 1976-1980, where he created a series of works that were premiered on television. In 1977 Viola was invited to show his videotapes at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) by cultural arts director Kira Perov who, a year later, joined him in New York. They married in 1980 and began a lifelong collaboration working and traveling together.

Viola represented the US at the Venice Biennale in 1995. Other key solo exhibitions include; Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey organised by the Whitney Museum of American Art, US (1997); The Passions at the J.Paul Getty Museum, US (2003); Hatsu-Yume (First Dream) at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, JP (2006); Bill Viola, visioni interiori at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, IT (2008); Bill Viola, Grand Palais, Paris, FR (2014); and in 2017, three major exhibitions: Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, IT; Bill Viola: Installations, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE; Bill Viola: Retrospective, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, ES and Bill Viola: Selected Work 1977–2014, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, CN. Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), the first of two permanent works created for St Paul’s Cathedral, London, was inaugurated in 2014, followed by Mary in 2016. In 2004 Viola created a four-hour long video for Peter Sellars’ production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, presented in project form by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in December 2004. The complete opera received its world premiere at the Opéra National de Paris, Bastille in April 2005 and has had many performances in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Viola holds honorary doctorates from Syracuse University (1995), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997), California Institute of the Arts (2000), and Royal College of Art, London (2004), among others. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1989). He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and in 2006 he was awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government. In 2009 he received the XXI Catalonia International Prize in Barcelona, Spain and was awarded the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale art award in the category of painting in 2011. Viola was made a National Academician of the New York-based National Academy in June 2012 and elected an Honorary Royal Academician in 2017.

Bill Viola and Kira Perov, his wife, long-time collaborator and executive director of Bill Viola Studio, live and work in Long Beach, California.

 

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1951, Born in New York, US
Lives and works with Kira Perov, wife and collaborator in Long Beach, California, US


EDUCATION

1973
BFA, Experimental Studios, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, US

 

AWARDS

2017
Honourary Royal Academician, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

2013
1st Annual Barzaj Award for Creative or Artistic Endeavours awarded by the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society, ES
National Artist Award Recipient,  Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado, US

2012
National Academician, National Academy, New York, US

2011
Praemium Imperiale, Painting, Tokyo, JP

2009
Catalonia International Prize, Barcelona, ES
Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts, MIT, Cambridge, US

2007
AAR Religion and the Arts Award, US

2006
Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, French Government, FR
NORD/LB Art Prize, Bremen, DE

2003
Cultural Leadership Award, American Federal of Arts, US

1993
Medienkunstpreis, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, and Siemens Kulturprogramm, DE
Skowhegan Medal (Video Installation), US

1987
Maya Deren Award, American Film Institute, US

1984
Polaroid Video Art Award for outstanding achievement, US

 

FELLOWSHIPS          

1998
Getty Research Institute Fellowship, Scholar-in-Residence, Los Angeles, California, US

1989
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award, US

1980
Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission, Cultural Exchange Fellowship, JP/US

1970s-90s
Various Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The John Simon Guggenheim
Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the California Arts Council, New England Arts Council, US

 

HONORARY DEGREES 

2006
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, US

2005
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, US

2004
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2000
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, US

1999
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, US

1998
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, US

1997
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, US

1995
Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, New York, US

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Bill Viola, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US (forthcoming) 
Bill Viola, Saint Maartens church, Kortrijk, BE (forthcoming)

2017
Bill Viola: Naissance á rebours, DHCArt, Montreal, CA 
Bill Viola alla Cripta di San Sepolcro, The Crypt of San Sepolcro, Milan, IT       
Bill Viola, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York, US 
Bill Viola: Selected Work 1977-2014, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, CH
Bill Viola, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
BILL VIOLA: VISITATION REFORMATION, Uppsala Cathedral and Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, SE
Bill Viola: Retrospective, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, ES
Bill Viola: Installations, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE
Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, IT

2016
Bill Viola and the Moving Portrait, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, US
Mary, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK (Donated to Tate and on permanent loan to St. Paul’s Cathedral)
Bill Viola, St. Jacob’s Church, Ghent, BE

2015
Inverted Birth, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
Moving Stilness (Mt. Rainer), 1979,  Blain|Southern, London, UK
The Talking Drum, The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, London, UK
Bill Viola, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, UK
Artists Room on Tour: Bill Viola, The Wilson, Cheltenham, UK
Four works for St. Peter’s Chapel, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, UK
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, SK
Bill Viola: Selected Works, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU

2014-2014
Bill Viola: The Dreamers, Healy Gallery, Academy Art Museum, Maryland, US
Bill Viola: Transformation, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, CN
Bill Viola: Capturing Spectacle and Passion, Indianapolis Museum of Art, US

2014
Bill Viola, Figgeo Video Series, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, US
Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK (permanent installation)
Bill Viola,Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
Bill Viola, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, in Collaboration with SFMOMA, TR
Bill Viola, Walker Street Art Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong, AU
Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, BE
Bill Viola: Passions, Kunstmuseum Bern and at the Cathedral of Bern, CH
Bill Viola, Kaldor Family Collection, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery and Arts Centre, Gymea, AU
Bill Viola, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Bill Viola, International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Bogotá, CO
Bill Viola – en dialogo, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, ES

2013
Bill Viola: The Raft, Palazzo Te, Mantova, IT
BILL VIOLA. Self portrait – Submerged, San Piero Scheraggio, Uffizi, Florence, IT
Bill Viola: The Encounter, Galleria Civica D’Artemoderna e Contemporanea (GAM), Turin, IT
Resonance: Audible Silence in Portraiture, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, US
Bill Viola: Early Video Works 1979-1986, National Museum of Art, Osaka, JP
Artist Rooms: Bill Viola, Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesbury, UK
Bill Viola: Point of Departure, Parque de La Memoria, Buenos Aires, AR
Bill Viola: The Return, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU
The Chapel of Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures, Blain|Southern London, UK
Bill Viola: Three Women, Puertas de Castilla, Murcia, ES

2012
Liber Insularum, MOCA North Miami, US 
Bill Viola: Submerged-Spaces, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Sainsbury Centre for the Arts and other locations, Norwich, UK
Bill Viola Water, Nordic Watercolour Museum, Stockholm, Skaerhamn, SE
The Baltic Sea Festival, Berwald Concert Hall, Stockholm, SE
Helsinki Festival, Musiikkitalo Concert Hall, Helsinki, FI
Bill Viola: Reflections, Villa di Panza, Varese, IT
Bill Viola, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, CN
The Raft (2004), Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, US
Bill Viola: The Raft, Kubuso Art Centre, Oytese, NO

2011
Bill Viola Collected Works: 1977-80, Georgia Art Museum, Athens, Georgia, US
Bill Viola: The Fall Into Paradise, Gardibaldi Building, Capodimonte, TR
Selected Works 1976-81, Amore e Morte, Gucci Museum, Florence, IT
The Value of Water, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, US
Bill Viola: The Crossing, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, US
Bill Viola: Transformations, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
Bill Viola, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, UK
Déserts (1994), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Orchestra, Esplanade- The Recital Studio, SG
Bill Viola: The Raft, Presented in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, AU
Bill Viola, Blackbox, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Ocean Without a Shore, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, US (ongoing)
Bill Viola: Sodium Vapore (Including Constellation and Oracle) Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, US
Bill Viola: Isolde's Ascension (The Shape of Light in Space After Death), Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, RU
Two Women (2008), Art Basel 42, Basel, CH

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, US
Bill Viola: Visitation, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, US
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, US
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 and Screenings (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, KR 
Bill Viola: The Tristan Project, installation, Art Gallery of New South Wales & St. Saviour’s Church, Sydney, AU

2007
Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, installation in Chiesa di San Gallo, Collateral Event, 52nd Venice Biennale, IT
Bill Viola, The Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
Bill Viola: Works from the Tristan Project, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
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, US
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, US; New York premiere, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (2007), New York, US; Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles, US; 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, US; Travels to The National Gallery, London; Fundación la Caixa, Madrid, 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, US
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, US; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US; Whitney Museum of American Art (1998), US; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL; Museum für Moderne Kunst (1999), Frankfurt, DE; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US; Art Institute of Chicago (1999-2000), Chicago, US
Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath, Guggenheim Museum, New York, US

1996
Bill Viola: Trilogy: Fire, Water, Breath, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Festival d’Automne à Paris, FR
Bill Viola: The Messenger, Visual Arts UK 1996, Durham Cathedral, UK; 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, US

1995
Buried Secrets, United States Pavilion, 46th Venice Biennale, IT, Travels to Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, DE; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe (1996), US

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 Déserts by Edgard Varèse), a collaboration with the Ensemble Modern, conductor Peter Eötvös, Wien Modern, Konzerthaus, Vienna, IT; Other performances: Konzerthaus, Karlsruhe, DE (1995); Muffathalle, Munich, DE; Palazzetto dello Sport, Venice, IT; Hallein/Perner-Insel, Salzburg, AT; Alte Oper, Frankfurt, DE; Konzerthaus, Berlin, DE; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, NL; Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (1996); Globe Arena, Stockholm, SE; Auditorio RAI, Turin, IT; Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, FR (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), SE; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES; Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, LaUSnne, FR; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1994), IL
Bill Viola: Two Installations, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Bill Viola, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, US
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, part of The 3rd Fukui International Video Biennale, JP

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

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

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

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, US

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

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
The Raft-Art is (not) Lonely, MuZEE, Ostend, BE 

2016
Blood & Tears: Albrec Bouts and the Image of the Passion, Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg, LU
Before the Curtain, Behind the Veil: Revelation and Concealment since the Renaissance, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, DE
Language, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum,  Dresden, DE
Performing the Landscape, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, CA
Ready for the Stage, / Act 1 (1900-2016), Arp Museum Rolandseck, Remagen, DE
Zkm_Gameplay, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE
Organic Body - Fragile Body, International Performance Art Week 2016, Palazzo Mora, Venice, IT
Home Land Security, Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco, California, US
Viola Meets Mozart, Saludarte Foundation, Miami, Florida, US
New Gameplay, June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, KR

2015
Phlogiston, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, HR
To be part of Universe, 7th International Contemporary Art Biennale of Melle, Melle, FR
Leonardo da Vinci's Leicester Codex and the Power of Observation, Steele Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, US
The Line, The House Mill, London, UK
Heartbreak Hotel, Vanhaerents Art Collection at the Zuecca Project Space, Venice, IT
Proportio, Axel & May Vervoodt Foundation, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
Silent Life (1979), Laurre Roynette Gallery, Paris, FR
Swimming Pool, Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse, FR
Legacy, Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, SE
Masterpiece, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, NL
Mixed Emotions/Gemengde Gevoelens, AGB MAC, Cultureel Centrum, Mechelen, BE
Belle Haleine - The Scent of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH
White, MOCA, Jacksonville, US

2014
Deloitte Ignite 2014 -Myth – The Feather and the Flame, Royal Opera House, London, UK
The Space Where I Am, Blain|Southern London, UK
Renaissance: Carpaccio and Bill Viola, Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Venice, IT
REFRACTION. THE IMAGE OF SENSE, Blain|Southern, London, UK
The Sea- An hommage to Jan Hoet, Cinema Capitole, VZW De Zee Oostende, BE
The Sea, Museum Brandts, Odense C, DK
MAN IN MIRROR, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, BE
Pure Water. The Most Valuable Resource in the World, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, AT
Fragility, Transparency, Liquidity, Transformability, Vitraria Glass + A Museum, Venice, IT
Walk and Equalibrium, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence, IT
Garden, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR 

2013
The Games of Art, Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre, Thuringowa, Central Queensland, AU
To see the sacred, Musée du Louvre-Lens, FR
Video Vintage, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio di Janeiro, BR
The Mystery of Tears, Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), Belfast, UK
A Triple Tour, Conciergerie, Palais de la Cité, Paris, FR
Blackbox, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Video Vintage, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR
Permanent Collection on view, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK
Imminent Sounds- Falls and Crossings, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, TW
Bill Viola: Tristan's Ascension, Stavanger Art Museum, NO
Flesh & Blood, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, IL
Seismic Shifts, National Academy Museum, New York, US
Through a Glass Darkly: Faces Past and Present, Museum Ernst, Budapest, HU

2012
Fortuny and Wagner, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
Hey Dude, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, DE
About Caravaggio, Museo Tuscolano, Frascati (Rome), IT
The Grotesque Factor, Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga, ES
Bill Viola: Tristan’s Ascension, Stavanger Art Museum, NO (ongoing)
NOVA Cultura Contemporanea, Auditorium Museum for Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, BR
Sacred Geometry and Secular Science, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, US
Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, IT
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Kiev International Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Armoury, UA
Beyond Memory, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, IL
Arte Torna Arte, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, IT
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Sainsbury Centre for the Arts, Norwich, UK
Struggle(s), Maison Particuliére, Brussels, BE
J.S. Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, ES
Silence, Essl Museum, Vienna, AT
Passing Time, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, De Pauw University, Greencastle, US
Going Around the Corner: Works from the Berlingieri Collection, MACRO, Rome, IT
Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, JP
KINOKINO, Game On 2.0, Sandnes, NO
>Spotlights< video art, Essl Museum, Vienna, AT
Art and Emotions Through Five Centuries, National Museum, Stockholm, SE
Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Montclair Art Museum, US
Video Vintage, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Passing Time Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, US
Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, JP 

2011
Images of the Mind, Deutches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden DE; Moravian Gallery, Brno, CZ
The View from a Volcano: The Kitchen’s Soho Years 1971-86, The Kitchen, New York, US
The Quintet of the Astonished, Everson Museum, Syracuse, US
G-d Only Knows Who the Audience Is, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco,
US
Real Virtuality, The Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York, US
Passion in Venice, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, US
Open Ears 2011, CAFKA, Open Ears Festival, Kitchner, Ontario, CA
Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water, Long Beach Museum of Art, US
Film Fridays Series (Screening), The Warsity Center for the Arts, Southern Illinois, US
The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
Exchange Evolution, Long Beach Museum of Art, US
Videosphere: A New Generation, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, US
Time and Place, Kunsthalle Detroit, Michigan, US
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image, Smithsonian Museum of American Art,
Washington D.C., US
Images of the Mind, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, DE
The Art of Deceleration, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE       
Space Invaders, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK
Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, CZ
Celebrazione Vasariane, Firenze Arti Visive, Florence, IT
Ensemble 20/21, Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, ES
MMK 1991-2011: 20 Years of the Contemporary, MMK, Frankfurt, DE
Oslo Chamber Music Festival 2011- Gamle Logen, Oslo, NO
Pino Pascali: Return to Venice/Apulia Contemporary Art, Palazzo Bianchi Michiel, Venice, IT
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, US
Portraits de la Pensée, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, FR
Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, TR
The Quintet of the Unseen, Blain|Southern London, UK
art/tapes/22 a Santa Teresa (1972-76), Forno San Ferdinando, Follonica, IT
Tout ouïe, Sans Canal Fixe, Tours, FR
2011 Images and Views of Alternative Cinema, Theatro Ena, Nicosia, CY
New contemporary galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, AU
The Promised Land, Staatliche Kunstsmmlungen Dresden, DE
Don't Look Now, Kunstmuseum Bern, CH
Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form, Bellagio Gallery, Las Vegas, US
Happy Tech: machines with a human face, Palazo Re Enzo (1/29-2/13) & La
Triennale/Bovisa,Milan, IT
La Candela Festival 2011, Valls, ES
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, FR
San Sebastian, una iconografia comtemporánea, Kubo-Kutxa, Donostia-San Sebastian, ES
When Painting Moves...Something Must Be Rotten, Stenerson Museum, Oslo, NO
Knock on wood: Tales from the forest, Virserums Konsthall, SE
Space, Foundazione MAXXI, Rome, IT
Lust and Vice: The Seven Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, CH
When Eve Meets Adam, Museum of Fine Arts, Strasbourg, FR
A Million and One Days, Lithuanian National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, LT
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Nobel Museum, Stockholm, SE
Tong, Haeinsa Temple, Chiin-ri, KR
Esplanade – The Recital Studio, SG
Video, An Art, A History 1965 - 2010: A Selection from the Centre Pompidou and Singapore Art
Museum Collections, SG
Déserts (1994), Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, JP
Shan Shui, Beijing Center for the Arts, CN
Environmental Day, ikono.tv/MELD, Television Broadcast, Arabsat: Menasa Region, Etisalat, AE
Selected works from the Centre Pompidou's New Media Collection, Herzliya Museum of
Contemporary Art, IL

2010
Mortality, Presented in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, AU   
17th Sydney Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU
Space, Foundazione MAXXI, Rome, IT
The Artist's Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US

2009
Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions, Jerwood Gallery, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Tears of Eros, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, ES

2008
California Video, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, US

2007
Centre Pompidou Video Art 1965-2005, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, AU

2006
Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Los Angeles, 1955 – 1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, US

2005
25 years of Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, DE
Marking Time/Moving Images, Miami Art Museum, Florida, US
Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US
Water in Myth and Nature, Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, DE
A Kind of Magic, Lucerne Museum of Art, CH
Out of Time, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Intramoenia Extra Art, Castel del Monte, Andria, IT

2004
Presence, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK
Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, US
Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait, Philadelphia Museum of Art, US

2003
Painting Pictures, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE; The Body Transformed, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CA
Passion for Art: 100 Treasures 100 Years, Dallas Museum of Art, US
Happiness: a survival guide for art and life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

2002
The Power of Art, Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art, Kobe, JP
Synopsis II: Theologies at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR
Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust, PS1, MoMA, Long Island, New York, US

2001
Plateau of Humankind, Forty-Ninth Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
Hieronymous Bosch, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Artcité: When Montreal Turns into a Museum, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, CA

2000
Encounters: New Art from Old, National Gallery, London, UK
Spectacular Bodies: The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1999
The American Century: Art & Culture 1900–2000, Part II, 1950–2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

1997
Changing Spaces, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, US; Exhibited at Miami Art Museum, US; Arts Festival of Atlanta, US; Detroit Institute of Arts, US; Vancouver Art Museum, CA

1996
Along the Frontier: Ann Hamilton, Bruce Nauman, Francesc Torres, Bill Viola, International Center of Photography, New York, US; exhibited at The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, RU; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, CZ; National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL; Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Ukranian House Gallery, Kiev, UA
Being and Time: The Emergence of Video Projection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, US; travelled to Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, US; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, US; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US; Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, US

1995
Video Spaces: Eight Installations, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USRites of Passage: Art for the End of the Century, Tate Gallery, London, UK
3e Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR

1994
Bill Viola: Stations, American Center, Paris, FR
Visions of America: Landscape as Metaphor in the Late Twentieth Century, Denver Art Museum and Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, US

1993
American Art in the Twentieth Century: Painting and Sculpture, 1913–1993, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, DE; The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

1992
Documenta 9, Documenta-Halle, Kassel, DE

1991
Eröffnungsausstellung/Opening Exhibition, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, DE

1990
Passages de l’image, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; travelled to Centre cultural de la Fundació Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona, ES; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, US; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, US

1989
Image World: Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

1988
American Landscape Video: The Electronic Grove, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US;  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, US; Newport Harbor Art Museum, US
Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US

1987
Avant-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, US

1985
1985 Biennial Exhibitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

1984
Het lumineuze beeld/The Luminous Image, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

1983
Video as Attitude, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, US; and University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, US
Noel Harding and Bill Viola: Two Video Installations, The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, Video Culture, Canada International Video Festival, CA

1981
International Video Art Festival, Theme Pavillion, Portopia ’81, Kobe, JP

1977
Documenta 6, Friedericianum, Kassel, DE

1975
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

1974
Kunst bleibt Kunst: Projekt ’74, Kunstverein, Cologne, and Kunsthalle Cologne, DE

1972
St. Jude Invitational Exhibition, de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, US

 

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2017
Dorothee Bohn, Wulf Herzogenrath and Dirk Luckow, Hamburg, Exhibition Catalogue, Bill Viola-Installationen/installations
Arturo Galansino; John G Hanhardt, Kira Perov, Alice Hutchison, and Ludovica Sebregondi, Exhibition Catalogue, Florence, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Bill Viola:Electric Renaissance

2015
John G. Hanhardt eds., Bill Viola , Thames and Hudson, London, UK
Bill Viola and Jérôme Neutres, Exhibition Catalogue, Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Bill Viola

2014
Jerome Neutres and Anne-Marie Duguet,  Exhibition Catalogue, Paris, Grand Palais, Bill Viola

2013
Mario Codognato, Bill Viola, Exhibition Catalogue, London, Blain|Southern, Bill Viola: Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures,

2012
Exhibition Catalogue, Varese, Villa e Collezione Panza, Silvana Editoriale, Bill Viola: Reflections
Exhibition Catalogue, Skärhamn, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Bill Viola: Water

2011
Ferrari, Luigi, ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna , and Galleria di Franca Mancini, Pesaro, Bill Viola: 10 opere video single chanel 1976-1994

2010
Maria Gloria Conti Bicocchi, Angela Tecce, Maria Utili, Valentina Valentini and Bill Viola, Exhibition Catalogue, Naples, Museo di Capodimonte, Bill Viola per Capodimonte
Raymond Bellour, Anne-Marie Duguet, Kathy Rae Huffman, Barbara London, Paul-Emmanuel Odin and Bill Viola, Exhibition Catalogue, Tourcoing, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Thierry Kuntzel – Bill Viola: Deux Éternités Proches / Two Close Eternities

2009
Kira Perov, ed., Exhibition Catalogue, New York, James Cohan Gallery, Bill Viola: Bodies of Light

2008
Kelly Sidley and Bill Viola, Exhibition Catalogue, Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Bill Viola: Transfigurations
Kira Perov,  ed., Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, and Giunti Arte Mostre, Florence, Exhibition Catalogue, Bill Viola: Visioni interiori

2007
John Walsh and David A. Ross, Exhibition Catalogue, Granada, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Bill Viola: Las Horas Invisibles

2006
Simon Grant and Bill Viola, Exhibition Catalogue, London, Haunch of Venison Gallery, Bill Viola: Love/Death: The Tristan Project
Catherine Grenier, ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Paris, Éditions Centre Pompidou, Los Angeles 1955 - 1985
Juul, Michael and Anders Kold, eds., Exhibition Catalogue, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Sip My Ocean: Video from the Louisiana Collection
Felix Meyer and Heidy Zimmermann, eds., Suffolk, The Boydell Press, Edgard Varese Composer Sound Sculptor Visionary

2005
Jean-Paul Fargier, The Reflecting Pool de Bill Viola, Éditions Yellow Now, Crisnée, FR
Anna Krogh and Jens Erik Sorensen, eds., Exhibition Catalogue, ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Bill
Viola: Visions

2004
Chris Townsend, ed., The Art of Bill Viola. Thames & Hudson, London, UK and Milan, Bruno Mondadori, IT  
Bill Viola, Oswald Georg Bauer, Vaclav Jamek, Makis Solomos, Vincent Borel, Nicolas Southon and Timothée Picard. Tristan und Isolde: Opéra en Trois Actes (prog. notes). Texts by Opera National de Paris, FR

2003
David Ross, SUSn Kalil, and Bill Viola, Seoul, Sook-Kyung Lee. Kukje Gallery, Bill Viola
Hans Belting, Kira Perov, Peter Sellars, Bill Viola and John Walsh ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Los Angeles, Getty Publications, The Passions

2002
John G. Hanhardt, Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Deutsche Bank and Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day

2000
Marco Livingstone, ‘Bill Viola.’ In Richard Morphet, Exhibition Catalogue, London, National Gallery, Encounters: New Art from Old
Reto Krüger, Ralph Melcher, Bill Viola, and Dörte Zbikowski, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum für Neue Kunst, Stations: Bill Viola

1999
Lewis Hyde, Kira Perov, David A. Ross, and Bill Viola. Bill Viola: A Twenty-Five-Year Survey, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Flammarion, Paris, 1997, Cantz, Stuttgart, DE (German edition)

1997
Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Guggenheim Museum, Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath

1996
Uta Nusser, ed., Bill Viola: Stations, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DE; Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, US (English and German)
Felicity Sparrow, ed., Bill Viola: The Messenger. Durham: Chaplaincy to the Arts and Recreation in Northeast England, UK

1995
Robert Violette and Bill Viola, eds., Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House: Writings 1973–1994, , MIT Press, Cambridge, US; Thames and Hudson; Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Bill Viola and Marilyn Zeitlin, Exhibition Catalogue, Tempe, Arizona State University Art Museum, Bill Viola: Buried Secrets/Segreti sepolti  (Reprinted and expanded as Bill Viola: Buried Secrets/Vergrabene Geheimnisse, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, DE)

1994
Ivana Bentes, Marcello Dantas, and Kathy Huffman, Exhibition Catalogue, Rio de Janeiro, ICentro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Bill Viola: Território do Invisível/Site of the Unseen Texts
Alexander Pühringer, ed., Salzburg, Salzburger Kunstverein, Bill Viola
Tina Yapelli  and Toby Kamps, Madison Art Center, Bill Viola: Images and Spaces

1993
Josée Bélisle ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Bill Viola
Marie Luise Syring, ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Viola: Unseen Images/Nie gesehene Bilder/Images jamais vues (Reprinted and expanded for Spanish edition as Bill Viola: Más allá de la mirada (imágenes no vistas)
Valentina Valentini, ed., Taormina Arte 1993: Bill Viola: Vedere con la mente e con il cuore, Gangemi Editore, Rome, IT

1992
Melissa Feldman and H. Ashley Kistler, eds., Exhibition Catalogue, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Bill Viola: Slowly Turning Narrative

1990
Jean de Loisy, ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Paris, Jouy-en-Josas, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason

1989
Marvin Heiferman and Lisa Phillips, with John Hanhardt, Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Image World: Art and Media Culture

1988
Marilyn A. Zeitlin, ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Bill Viola: Survey of a Decade

1987
John G. Hanhardt,‘Cartografando il visible: l'arte di Bill Viola.’ In Valentina Valentini, ed., Ritratti: Greenaway, Martinis, Pirri, Viola, De Luca, Taormina, IT
Barbara London, ed., Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Museum of Modern Art, Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes

1985
Julia Brown ed., Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Bill Viola: Statements by the Artist

1983
Anne-Marie Duguet, John G. Hanhardt, Kathy Huffman, Suzanne Page, and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Deirdre Boyle, Exhibition Catalogue, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Bill Viola

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2015
“The Search for the Spiritual, Bill Viola”, Elephant Magazine, issue 32
“Art, design and architecture: what to see in autumn 2015”, The Guardian, 8 September
A. Shaw, “Auckland Castle shows faith in contemporary art”, 7June

2014
J. Griffin, “Being and Nothingness”, Apollo The International Art Magazine, No. 140301, March
J. Griffin, “Viola asks the big questions”, The Art Newspaper, March
C. Ramos, “Bill Viola y la dimensión espiritual de la imagen”, huelvainformacion.es, 17 February
A. Balbo, “Première rétrospective Bill Viola en France, au Grand Palais dès mars”, evous.fr, 5 February
P. Sellars, “Forbidden love at the opera in Madrid”, International New York Times, 29 January
C. Fernández, “Oils in high definition”, El País, 26 January
S. Gaviña, “El amor de “Tristán e Isolda”, envuelto en el agua y el fuego de Bill Viola”, ABC, 12 January
D. Verdú, “Wagner en el mundo del videoarte”, Cultura, 10 January

2013
D. Preito, “Bill Viola: “Wagner dice que rompamos las reglas”, El Mundo, 30 December
C.M.,“The art of Bill Viola, Visions of dreams”, The Economist, 9 July
J. Benshop, “Against the Flow, Bill Viola”s hard truth”, DAM, No.39, 4 July
M. Ángel, and G. Vega,  “Bill Viola: “Tuve la suerte de ser rescatado de morir”, El País, 30 June
C. White, “Bill Viola: Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures”, Studio International, Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, 24 June
J. Dalley, “Submerged in hidden depths”, Financial Times, 8 June, p. 6
Y. Greslé, “Bill Viola: Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures”, FAD, 7 June
C. Rodríguez, “Bill Viola, el arte de sonar imágenes”, E/M/2, 7 June, Culture section, p. 51-52
C. Milliard, “Video Art Legend Bill Viola on His New Departure”, Blouin ArtInfo, 5 June  
G. Beaumont, “Bill Viola”, Artforum, June
M. Brevi, “Bill Viola tra arte, slitudine e contemplazione”, Riservato & Personale, Arte, June, p. 147

2012
D. Kunitz, “"Perfection is the Flatline": Bill Viola Discusses His Show at MoCA North Miami”, Blouin ArtInfo, 4 December
H. Sheets, “A Sea of Solitary Islands, Coming Together”, The New York Times, 28 October, p.  F10
L. Barnett, “Portrait of the artist”, The Guardian, 16 May
R. Campbell-Johnson, “Critics Choice”, The Times, 5 May
R. Venturi, “Bill Viola d”après Wagner”, Exhibart, 2 May

2007
A. Rifkin, “Doubt, Dry Spells and Days in the Desert”, West Magainze: Los Angeles Times, 28 January, p.14-21

2005
H. MUS, “Agony and Ecstacy in His Moving Pictures”, The Canberra Times (Australia), 30 July
M. Morgado, “Bill Viola nacimiento, vida, muerte…y renacer”, Harper”s Bazaar en Español (Mexico), June, p.98-101
A. Ross, “The Waves”, The New Yorker (New York) 30 May, p. 94-95
N. Denny, “Viola Bodies”, New Statesman (London) 28 May, p.45–46
S. Douglas, “Interview: Bill Viola”, ArtInfo.com, 2 November
L. Cumming, “A Rembrandt for the Video Age”, The Observer (London), 6 May, p.11
C. Young, “Real Time Players”, Modern Painters (London), May, p. 56-61
A. Riding, “In Pursuit of Total Art...”, The New York Times, 14 April, p.83
M-A. Roux, “Sellars, Viola, Salonen, trio de feu a l”Opéra Bastille”, Le Monde (Paris) 12 April, Culture section, p.28-29

2004
J. B. Diaz-Urmeneta, “Tiempo de Pasiones”, Diarion de Sevilla, 25 March, p.36
M. Swed, “Tristan Graduates from a Project to a Triumph”, Los Angeles Times, 15 April, Calendar section, p.1, 30
J.H. Miranda, “Las emociones humanas vistas por Bill Viola”, El Punto de las Artes (Spain), 11 February, p.17
M. McLeod, “The Light Enters You”, Shambhala Sun (Nova Scotia) November, p. 32-36
C. Gallegos, “The Passions at the National Gallery, London”, Art Nexus, No.52, vol. 3, Apri – June, p. 94-97

2003
F. Gibbons, “Display of Passion Which Will End in Tears”, The Guardian, 5 July, p.11
D. Harvey, “Extremities: The Video Passions of Bill Viola”, L.A. Weekly, 24 – 30 January, p.26-30
C. Knight, “Tackling Life”s Eternal Questions, on Video”, Los Angeles Times, 28 January, Calendar section, p. E1, E10

2002
M. Kidel, “Earth, Wind and Fire...Bill Viola”s New Work”, The Guardian, 19 March

2001
S. Grant, “This Work Would Make the Angels Weep”, The Independent on Sunday, 6 May, p. 1, 4
M. Rush, “Bill Viola at James Cohan”, Art in America (New York) 89, no. 3 March p.129

2000
D. Frankel, “Bill Viola”, ArtForum (New York) XXXIX, no. 4 December, p.145

1999
A. G. Artner, “Time Traveler”, Chicago Tribune, 31 October p.1, 12
“First the Soundtrack, Now the Film”, Los Angeles Times, 22 August, Calendar section, p. 52, 73-74  M. Hierholzer, “Berührung der Gegensätze im dunklen Raum”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin, 7 February, p.25
J. Mejias, “Bill Viola: Die kunst, der tod, und das teetrinken”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin, 5 February, cover, p.10–19

1998
W. Januszczak, “Magical, Mystical, Magnificent”, The Sunday Times (London) 26 April, section 11
M. Duncan, “Bill Viola: Altered Perceptions”, Art in America (New York) 86, no. 3 March p.62-69
R. Albertini, “Bill Viola: L”oeil de la séparation (The Dividing Eye)”, Art Press (Paris) no. 233 March V. Rutledge, “Art at the End of the Optical Age”, Art in America (New York) 86, no. 3 March, p.70-77
A. Solomon, “Bill Viola”s Video Arcade”, New York Times Magazine, 8 February, p.34-37

1997
H. Drohojowska-Philp, “His Camera Never Blinks”, Los Angeles Times, 26 October, Calendar section “The Self-Discovery Channel”, Art News (New York) 96, no. 10 November, p.206-09

1996
D. Boyle, “Post-Traumatic Shock: Bill Viola”s Recent Work”, Afterimage (London) no. 24 September – October

1995
A. Danto, “TV and Video.” The Nation (New York) 11 September, pp. 248-53
O. Neumaier, and P. Alexander, “Buried Secrets: Bill Viola im Gespräch mit Otto Neumaier und Alexander Pühringer”, Noëma (Salzburg) no. 40 Winter, p.20-35
P. Plagens, “The Video Vibes of Venice”, Newsweek (New York) 17 July, p.59

1993
E. De Cecco, “Bill Viola: Tra fisica e metafisica”, Flash Art (Milan) 26, no. 179 November, p. 31-34
D. Kuspit, “The Passing”, Artforum (New York) 32, no. 1 September, p.145, 204

1992
J. Hohmeyer, “Flimmern im Brunnen”, Der Spiegel, no. 53, December, p.170-71

1990
M. Nash, “Bill Viola”, Journal of Contemporary Art (New York) no. 2 Fall/Winter, p.63–73

1989
A-M. Duguet, “Les vidéos de Bill Viola: une poétique de l”espace-temps”, Abridged version published in Expansion and Transformation: The Third Fukui International Video Biennale Fukui, Japan: Fukui International Video Biennale Executive Committee

1987
D. Daniels, “Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes”, Kunstforum (Mainz) no. 92 (December – January 1988), p.247-50
G. Youngblood, “Metaphysical Structuralism: The Videotapes of Bill Viola,” Millennium Film Journal (New York), no. 20/21 (fall/winter 1988–89), p.80-114. First published under same title for the laser-disc edition of Bill Viola: Selected Works, Los Angeles: Voyager

1986
R. Bellour, “Entretien avec Bill Viola: L”espace à pleine dent”, Cahiers du cinema, no. 379 January p.35-42
R. Bellour, Cahiers du cinéma special issue “Où va la Vidéo,” edited by Jean-Paul Fargier, no. 14 1986, p.64-73
D. Bloch, “Les Vidéo-paysages de Bill Viola”, Art Press, no. 80 (Apr. 1984), p.24-26
A-M. Duguet, “Les vidéos de Bill Viola: une poétique de l”espace-temps”, Parachute, no. 45 December – February 1987)

1985
R. Bellour, “An Interview with Bill Viola”, October (Cambridge, Mass.) no. 34 Autumn, p.91-119

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Arken, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Institute of Chicago
Berardo Collection, Sintra Museum of Modern Art, Lisbon
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas
De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen/Beijing
Fondation Cartier, Paris
Fondation François Pinault, Venice
Fundacío la Caixa Centre Cultural, Barcelona
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Ludwig Stiftung, Cologne, Germany
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Musée d”Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
Musée d”Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Museum of Fine Art, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
National Museum of Art, Tokyo
National Museum of Contemporary Art EMST, Athens, Greece
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Tate Modern, London
The Chaplaincy to the Arts and Recreation in North East England, Durham
The Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, Basel
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The Sorigue Foundation, Lleida, Spains
The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 

 

 

 

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