Jimenez - Colon Collection
Bill Viola
Edition 3 of 3
Performer:  Helena Ballent
Viola, Bill
1951 Born in New York, US
Lives and works with Kira Perov, wife and collaborator in Long Beach, California, US


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


Praemium Imperiale, Painting, Tokyo, JP

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

AAR Religion and the Arts Award, US

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

Cultural Leadership Award, American Federal of Arts, US

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

Maya Deren Award, American Film Institute, US

Polaroid Video Art Award for outstanding achievement, US


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Baltic Sea Festival, Berwald Concert Hall, Stockholm, SE (forthcoming)
Helsinki Music Festival, Musiikkitalo Concert Hall, Helsinki, FI (forthcoming)
Bill Viola: Reflections, Villa di Panza, Varese, IT (forthcoming)
Bill Viola, JamesCohan Gallery, Shanghai, CN (forthcoming)
The Raft(2004), Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, US
Bill Viola: The Raft, Kubuso Art Centre, Oytese, NO

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: 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; Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, AU
Blackbox, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Ocean Without a Shore, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, US
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

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

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

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

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, US
Bill Viola: Las Horas Invisibles, Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V, La Alhambra, ES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US; Travels to 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

Bill Viola: Trilogy: Fire, Water, Breath, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Festival d’Automneà 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, US

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

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, conductorPeter 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


NOVA Cultura Contemporanea, Auditorium Museum for Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, BR (forthcoming)
Sacred Geometry and Secular Science, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, US (forthcoming)
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Kiev International Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Armoury, Kiev, UA (forthcoming)
Beyond Memory, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, IL (forthcoming)
Arte Torna Arte, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, IT (forthcoming)
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Sainsbury Centre for the Arts, Norwich, UK (forthcoming)
Struggle(s), Maison Particuliére, Brussels, BE (forthcoming)
J.S. Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, ES (forthcoming)
Silence, Essl Museum, Vienna, AT (forthcoming)
Wish You Were Here, The Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970's, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, US (forthcoming)
Passing Time, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, De Pauw University, Greencastle, US (forthcoming)
Going Around the Corner: Works from the Berlingieri Collection, MACRO, Rome, IT (forthcoming)
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, Montclair, 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

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, US
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, CZE
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
(2/22 - 3/31) 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, FRA
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, Herzliya, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Philadelphia, US

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, Dallas, US
Happiness: a survival guide for art and life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

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

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, Montreal, CA

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

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

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

Along the Frontier: Ann Hamilton, Bruce Nauman, Francesc Torres, Bill Viola, (traveling) 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, Portland,Oregon, US; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US; Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, US

Video Spaces: Eight Installations, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Rites 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

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, Columbus, Ohio, US

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

Documenta 9, Documenta-Halle, Kassel, DE

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

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, San Francisco, US

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documenta 6, Friedericianum, Kassel, DE

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

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

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


Bill Viola: Transfigurations(exh. cat.) Texts by Kelly Sidley and Bill Viola. Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR (English and Korean)
Kira Perov, ed.Bill Viola: Visioni interiori (exh. cat.) Texts by Maria Gloria Conti Bicocchi, Kira Perov, Salvatore Settis, Valentina Valentini and Bill Viola. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT and Giunti Arte Mostre, Florence, IT (Italian)

Bill Viola: Las Horas Invisibles (exh. cat.) Texts by John Walsh and David A. Ross. Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Granada, ES (Spanish)

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

Jean-Paul Fargier, The Reflecting Pool de Bill Viola, Éditions Yellow Now, Crisnée, FR (French)
Krogh, Anna and Jens Erik Sorensen, eds. Bill Viola: Visions (exh. cat.) ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, DK (Danish and English)

Chris Townsend, ed. The Art of Bill Viola. Texts by Rhys Davies, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Cynthia Freeland,Antonio GeUS, Elizabeth Ten Grotenhuis, David Jasper, David Morgan, Otto Neumaier, Chris Townsend, and Jean Wainwright. Thames & Hudson, London, UK, Bruno Mondadori, Milan, IT (2005) (Italian)
Tristan und Isolde: Opéra en Trois Actes (prog. notes). Texts by Bill Viola, Oswald Georg Bauer, Vaclav Jamek, Makis Solomos, Vincent Borel, Nicolas Southon, and Timothée Picard

Bill Viola (exh. cat.) Texts by David Ross, SUSn Kalil, and Bill Viola, trans. Sook-Kyung Lee. Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR (English and Korean)
John Walsh, ed.The Passions (exh. cat.) Texts by Hans Belting, Kira Perov, Peter Sellars, Bill Viola and John Walsh, Getty Publications, Los Angeles, US

Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day (exh. cat.) Interview with the artist by John G. Hanhardt. Deutsche Bank, Berlin, DE; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York, US (English and German)

Livingstone, Marco. ‘Bill Viola.’ In Richard Morphet, Encounters: New Art from Old (exh. cat.), National Gallery, London, UK
Stations: Bill Viola (exh. cat.) Introduction by Götz Adriani; texts by Reto Krüger, Ralph Melcher, Bill Viola, and Dörte Zbikowski, Museum für Neue Kunst, DE (German)

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

Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath (exh. brochure) Guggenheim Museum, New York, US

Nusser, Uta, ed. Bill Viola: Stations (exh. cat.) Texts by Martin Hentschel, Hannelore Paflik-Huber, and Bill Viola. Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DE; Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, US (English and German)
Sparrow, Felicity, ed. Bill Viola: The Messenger (exh. cat.) Texts by David Jasper and Stuart Morgan. Durham: Chaplaincy to the Arts and Recreation in Northeast England, UK

Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House: Writings 1973–1994, Edited by Robert Violette with Bill Viola, MIT Press, Cambridge, US; Thames and Hudson; Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Bill Viola: Buried Secrets/Segreti sepolti (exh. cat.) Texts by Bill Viola and Marilyn Zeitlin, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, US (English and Italian) Reprinted and expanded as Bill Viola: Buried Secrets/Vergrabene Geheimnisse, Texts by Carl Haenlein, Susie Kalil, Bill Viola, and Marilyn Zeitlin, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, DE (German and English)

Bill Viola: Território do Invisível/Site of the Unseen (exh. cat.) Texts by Ivana Bentes, Marcello Dantas, and Kathy Huffman; interview with the artist by Jörg Zutter, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, BR (English and Portuguese)
Alexander Pühringer, ed. Bill Viola (exh. cat.) Texts by Freidemann Malsch, Celia Montolió, Otto Neumaier, and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Otto Neumaier and Alexander Pühringer. Salzburg: Salzburger Kunstverein, DE (English and German)
Tina Yapelli with Toby Kamps, Bill Viola: Images and Spaces (exh. cat.) Texts by Tina Yapelli and Bill Viola, Madison Art Center, Madison, US

Josée Bélisle ed. Bill Viola (exh. cat.) Texts by Josée Bélisle and Bill Viola, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, CA (English and French)
Marie Luise Syring, ed., Bill Viola: Unseen Images/Nie gesehene Bilder/Images jamais vues (exh. cat.) Texts by Rolf Lauter and Marie Luise Syring; interview with the artist by Jörg Zutter Reprinted and expanded for Spanish edition as Bill Viola: Más allá de la mirada (imágenes no vistas). Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, ES
Valentina Valentini, ed., Taormina Arte 1993: Bill Viola: Vedere con la mente e con il cuore, Texts by Valentina Valentini and Bill Viola; interviews with the artist by Jörg Zutter, and interview with David A. Ross by Gianfranco Mantegna, Gangemi Editore, Rome, IT (Italian)

Melissa Feldman and H. Ashley Kistler, eds. Bill Viola: Slowly Turning Narrative (exh. cat.) Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, US
Marie Luise Syring, ed., Bill Viola: Unseen Images/Nie gesehene Bilder/Images jamais vues (exh. cat.) Texts by Rolf Lauter and Marie Luise Syring; interview with the artist by Jörg Zutter, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE (English, French, and German)

Jean de Loisy, ed., Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason (exh. cat.) Jouy-en-Josas, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, FR (French)

Marvin Heiferman and Lisa Phillips, with John Hanhardt, Image World: Art and Media Culture (exh. cat.) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Marilyn A. Zeitlin, ed., Bill Viola: Survey of a Decade (exh. cat.) Texts by Deirdre Boyle, Kathy Rae Huffman, Christopher Knight, Michael Nash, Joan Seeman Robinson, Gene Youngblood, and Marilyn A. Zeitlin, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US

John G. Hanhardt, ‘Cartografando il visible: l'arte di Bill Viola.’ In Valentina Valentini, ed., Ritratti: Greenaway, Martinis, Pirri, Viola, De Luca, Taormina, IT (Italian)
Barbara London, ed., Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes (exh. cat.) Texts by J. Hoberman, Donald Kuspit, Barbara London and Bill Viola, Museum of Modern Art, New York, UK

Bill Viola: Statements by the Artist (exh. cat.) Introduction by Julia Brown, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, UK

Bill Viola (exh. cat.) Texts by Anne-Marie Duguet, John G. Hanhardt, Kathy Huffman, Suzanne Page, and Bill Viola; interview with the artist by Deirdre Boyle, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR (English and French)


Rifkin, A., 'Doubt, Dry Spells and Days in the Desert' West Magazine: Los Angeles Times, 28 January, p.14-21

MUS, H., ‘Agony and Ecstacy in His Moving Pictures’ The Canberra Times (Australia), 30 July: News 3
Morgado, M., ‘Bill Viola nacimiento, vida, muerte…y renacer’ Harper’s Bazaar en Español (Mexico), June, p.98-101 (Spanish)
Ross, A., ‘The Waves’ The New Yorker (New York) 30 May, p. 94-95
Denny, N., ‘Viola Bodies’ New Statesman (London) 28 May, p.45–46
Douglas, S., ‘Interview: Bill Viola’ArtInfo.com, 2 November
Cumming, L., ‘A Rembrandt for the Video Age’ The Observer (London), 6 May, p.11
Young, C., ‘Real Time Players’Modern Painters (London), May, p. 56-61
Riding, A., 'In Pursuit of Total Art...' The New York Times, 14 April, p.83
Roux, M-A., ‘Sellars, Viola, Salonen, trio de feu a l'Opéra Bastille’ Le Monde (Paris) 12 April, Culture section, p.28-29
Diaz-Urmeneta, J. B., ‘Tiempo de Pasiones’ Diarion de Sevilla, 25 March, p.36 (Spanish)
Swed, M., ‘Tristan Graduates from a Project to a Triumph’ Los Angeles Times, 15 April, Calendar section,p.1, 30
Miranda, J.H., ‘Las emociones humanas vistas por Bill Viola’ El Punto de las Artes (Spain), 11 February, p.17 (Spanish)

McLeod, M., ‘The Light Enters You’, Shambhala Sun (Nova Scotia) November, p. 32-36
Gallegos, C., ‘The Passions at the National Gallery, London’ Art Nexus, No.52, vol. 3, Apri – June, p. 94-97

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

Kidel, M., ‘Earth, Wind and Fire...Bill Viola's New Work‘, The Guardian (London), 19 March

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

Frankel, D., ‘Bill Viola’ ArtForum (New York) XXXIX, no. 4 December, p.145

Artner, A. G., ‘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
Hierholzer, M., ‘Berührung der Gegensätze im dunklen Raum’ Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin, 7 February, p.25 (German)
Mejias, J., ‘Bill Viola: Die kunst, der tod, und das teetrinken’ Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin, 5 February, cover, p.10–19 (German)

Januszczak, W., ‘Magical, Mystical, Magnificent’ The Sunday Times (London) 26 April, section 11, p. 8-9
Duncan, M., ‘Bill Viola: Altered Perceptions’ Art in America (New York) 86, no. 3 March p.62-69
Albertini, R., ‘Bill Viola: L'oeil de la séparation (The Dividing Eye).’ Art Press (Paris) no. 233 March, p.20-25 (English and French)
Rutledge, V., ‘Art at the End of the Optical Age’ Art in America (New York) 86, no. 3 March, p.70-77
Solomon, A., ‘Bill Viola's Video Arcade’ New York Times Magazine, 8 February, p.34-37

Drohojowska-Philp, H., ‘His Camera Never Blinks’ Los Angeles Times, 26 October, Calendar section, p.3, 69
‘The Self-Discovery Channel’ Art News (New York) 96, no. 10 November, p.206-09

Boyle, D. ‘Post-Traumatic Shock: Bill Viola's Recent Work.’ Afterimage (London) no. 24 September – October

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

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

Hohmeyer, J., ‘Flimmern im Brunnen’ Der Spiegel (Berlin) no. 53, December, p.170-71 (German)

Nash, M., ‘Bill Viola’ Journal of Contemporary Art (New York) 3, no. 2 Fall/Winter, p.63–73

Duguet, A-M., ‘Les vidéos de Bill Viola: une poétique de l'espace-temps’ Abridged version published in Expansion and Transformation: The Third Fukui International Video Biennale (exh. cat.) Fukui, Japan: Fukui International Video Biennale Executive Committee

Daniels, D., ‘Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes’ Kunstforum (Mainz) no. 92 (December – January 1988), p.247-50 (German)
Youngblood, G., ‘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

Bellour, R., ‘Entretien avec Bill Viola: L'espace à pleine dent’ in Cahiers du cinéma (Paris) no. 379 January p.35-42
Bellour, R., Cahiers du cinéma (Paris) special issue ‘Où va la Vidéo,’ edited by Jean-Paul Fargier, no. 14 1986 , p.64-73 (English and French)
Bloch, D., ‘Les Vidéo-paysages de Bill Viola’ Art Press (Paris) no. 80 (Apr. 1984), p.24-26 (English and French)
Duguet, A-M., ‘Les vidéos de Bill Viola: une poétique de l'espace-temps’ Parachute (Montreal) no. 45 December – February 1987), p.10-15 (French) p.50-53 (English)

Bellour, R., ‘An Interview with Bill Viola’ October (Cambridge, Mass.) no. 34 Autumn, p.91-119, p.9-11