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Bill Viola

Bill Viola
Year of birth, place
1951, Flushing, New York
lives and works in
Long Beach, California, United States
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist, Artist of the Collection
Institute / Department
Institute for Visual Media, Institute for Music and Acoustics

1969-1973 studied at the experimental studios of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, New York (B.A.). 1973-1980 studied experimental music; worked together with David Tudor, John Cage and the group »Composers Inside Electronics – Rainforest«; 1974-1976, technical director for video productions at »Art/Tapes/22« in Florence; 1976-1980, Artist in Residence in the experimental studio WNET/13 Television Laboratory in New York; fellowships: 1977, Rockefeller Foundation, 1978/1983/1986/1989, National Endowment of the Arts, 1980/1981, Japan/US Creative Arts Fellowship. Study trips include travel to Java, Tibet, Japan and North Africa; 1983 Visiting Professor for Video at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; 1994 named official representative of the USA at the 46th Venice Biennal; 1995 honorary doctorate of the University of Syracuse; 1997 honorary doctorate of School of The Art Institute of Chicago; 2000 honorary doctor of the California Institute of Arts. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences appointed Viola a honorary professor in 2000; Bill Viola lives and works in Long Beach, California.
[Last update: 2000]

  • Cover der Publikation »MultiMediale«
  • Cover der Publikation »Medienkunstpreis 1993«
    • Heinrich Klotz and Michael Roßnagel (Eds.)
    • Medienkunstpreis 1993
    • Cantz, Ostfildern, 1993
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: German
  • Cover der Publikation »MultiMediale 3«
    • Heinrich Klotz (Ed.)
    • MultiMediale 3
    • 1993
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: German
  • Cover der Publikation »Multimediale 4«
    • Heinrich Klotz (Ed.)
    • Multimediale 4
    • 1995
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: German
    • 6       Vorwort  


      10      Die Zweite Moderne – eine Diagnose           der Kunst der Gegenwart 12      Neue Medien - Neue Kriterien? 14      Das digitale Museum  


  • Cover der Publikation »Mediascape«
    • Mediascape
    • Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York, 1996
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: English
    • »Mediascape«, the exhibition that marks the reopening of the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, offers cause for celebration on many fronts. It announces the Guggenheim's commitment to exploring the relationship between technology and culture; it initiates...

  • Cover der Publikation »Contemporary Art«
  • Cover der Publikation »Hardware, Software, Artware«
    • Hardware, Software, Artware
    • Cantz, Ostfildern, 1997
    • Anthology
    • Language: German and English
    • Technologies have evolved at breathtaking speed over the past century - from the first simple applications to highly specialized solutions in the fields of business, medicine, science, research and art. Hardware - Software - ARTware is a...

  • Cover der Publikation »Kunst der Gegenwart. Museum für Neue Kunst«
  • Cover der Publikation »Bill Viola: Stations«
    • Götz Adriani (Ed.)
    • Bill Viola: Stations
    • Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2000
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: German
    • Die Video-Klang-Installation »Stations« von 1994 vereinigt zentrale Aspekte aus Bill Violas Kunstschaffen: Zu sehen sind fünf Menschen verschiedenen Geschlechts und Alters, die in einem unbestimmten, wassergefüllten Raum schweben. Allmählich...

  • Cover der Publikation »Fast Forward«
  • Cover der Publikation »Meisterwerke der Medienkunst aus der ZKM-Sammlung«
  • Cover der Publikation »Medien Kunst Netz 2 / Media Art Net 2«
    • Rudolf Frieling and Dieter Daniels (Eds.)
    • Medien Kunst Netz 2 / Media Art Net 2
    • Springer, Wien und New York, 2005
    • Anthology
    • Language: German and English
    • http://www.mediaartnet.org

      Current discourses of media art in an international context: a book to accompany the online platform »Media Art Net«. A network of curators and writers explore seminal...

  • Cover der Publikation »Exit. Ausstieg aus dem Bild«
    • Exit. Ausstieg aus dem Bild
    • 2005
    • Exhibition brochure
    • Language: German
    • Das ZKM I Museum für Neue Kunst zeigt den Ausstieg aus dem Bild

      Erstmals zeigt das Museum für Neue Kunst nach seiner Integration in das ZKM I Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie mit einer Neupräsentation der Sammlungen einen der...

  • Cover der Publikation »Syntax des Sehens. Die Videosammlung des ZKM«
    • Marlene Angermeyer-Deubner and Peter Weibel (Eds.)
    • Syntax des Sehens. Die Videosammlung des ZKM
    • Kehrer, Heidelberg, 2006
    • Anthology
    • Language: German
    • The ZKMs (Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe) video collection encompasses 1,400 titles, making it one of the largest and most important archives of its kind. In this book, cross-disciplinary essays place the work of the protagonists represented...

  • Cover der Publikation »ZKM_Gameplay«
  • Cover der Publikation »Mediagramm Nr. 19«
    • Mediagramm Nr. 19
    • 1995
    • Journal / Series
    • Language: German
    • ...
      Heinrich Klotz "»Multimediale 4«. Zwischenschritt ins neue Haus" S. 2–3
      Heinrich Klotz "Ausstellungen. Fin de siècle" S. 4–5
  • Cover der Publikation »Mediagramm Nr. 22«
    • Mediagramm Nr. 22
    • 1996
    • Journal / Series
    • Language: German
    •   "ZKM intern. Pläne und Resultate" S. 2
      Rudolf Frieling "Internationaler Videokunstpreis 1995. Erster Preis herausragend. Medienkritik trifft auf...
  • Cover der Publikation »Das ZKM | Karlsruhe«
    • Rolf Funck, Michael Heck and Peter Weibel (Eds.)
    • Das ZKM | Karlsruhe
    • Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Paderborn, 2014
    • Anthology, Festschrift
    • Language: German
    • The new media have become an accepted part of our everyday lives. The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe follows and shapes these changes in the theories and practices of art. Thirty years ago (1984) the ZKM was conceived,  four years later...

  • Cover der Publikation »Seeing Time. Selection from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art«
  • Blaues Cover mit weißer Schrift.
    • Fundaçâo Eugénio de Almeida (Ed.)
    • Inter[in]venção / Inter[in]vention
    • 2013
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: English and Portuguese
    • Peter Weibel O museu: entre a Arca de Noé e o hedge fund / The Museum: Between Noah's Ark and Hedge Fund 9
      Claudia Giannetti Inter[in]venção...
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