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Bill Viola

Bill Viola

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Published by Nick Savidge
New Media Artist Project
Responsive Arts
University of Illinois - Chicago
New Media Artist Project
Responsive Arts
University of Illinois - Chicago

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Published by: Nick Savidge on Mar 01, 2013
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-Born 1951 in Queens, New York-Received his BFA in Experimental Studios from SyracuseUniversity in 1973.-Specialized in visual art, studying under Jack Nelson, aswell as electronic music, under Franklin Morris.-
During the 1970’s, Bill lived in Europe (Florence, Italy)
producing one of the first video art studios in Europe. Healso traveled around the world to study and recordtraditional performing arts.-Married Kira Perov, a cultural arts director, and theyhave spent a lifelong collaboration working and travelingtogether.-
Music has been an important part of Bill’s life and work,
incorporating many ensembles in his work.
Viola’s video art works have been seen all over the world.
 -Some of his exhibitions include installations in:-Museum of Modern Art-Whitney Museum of American Art-Guggenheim Museum-Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin-J. Paul Getty Museum-National Gallery in London-Fondacion
” in Madrid
 -National Gallery of Australia-Mori Art Museum in Tokyo-Zahenta National Gallery of Art-Church of San Gallo-Palazzo delle Esposizioni- Recipient of numerous awards and honors including John D and Catherine T MacArthurFoundation Fellowship, Medienkunstpreis, and honorary doctorates from Syracuse University,The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts, Royal College of Art.He has many other awards and honors as well.

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