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Bill Viola
(American, 1951)
 
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Bill Viola
Born in 1951, New York, US
Lives and works (with Kira Perov, wife and collaborator) in Long Beach, US


Education
1995    Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, US
1973    BFA, Experimental Studios, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, US


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021
Bill Viola: Inner Journey, Amos Rex, Helsinki, Finland
Purification: From Bill Viola to the Palatine Chapel, Palazzo Reale (Palazzo dei Normanni), Palermo, Italy 
Bill Viola: Slowly Turning Narrative, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US
Bill Viola. The Journey of the Soul, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
Bill Viola: Into the Light, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway

2020
Bill Viola: ENCOUNTER, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Bill Viola: Purification, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium  
Bill Viola: The Raft, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, US
Bill Viola. Mirrors of the Unseen, Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain
Bill Viola: The Raft, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, US

2019
Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, US
Intimate Works, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Body of Time, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson, San Juan, Argentina
Infinite Journey, St. Moritz Church, Augsburg, Germany
Bill Viola: Impermanence, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
Bill Viola. Mirrors of the Unseen, Casa Milà(La Pedrera), Barcelona, Spain
NOWNESS Experiments: The Mesh, K11 Art Mall, Shanghai, China

2018
BILL VIOLA, La Nave Salinas, Ibiza, Spain
Bill Viola: Three Women, St Cuthbert’s Edinburgh, UK
Bill Viola: Visions of Time, SESC (Social Service of Commerce), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bill Viola: Moving Stillness, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
PASSIO 2018, Saint Martin’s Church, Kortrijk, Belgium
Bill Viola: Vía Mística, Iglesia de San Miguel, Iglesia de San Andres, Iglesia de Las Angelicas, Museo de Arte Abstracto Español en Cuenca; Cuenca, Spain
Bill Viola: The Raft, The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, US
BILL VIOLA: Life After Death, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway

2017
Naissance á rebours, DHC/ART, Montreal, Canada
Bill Viola alla Cripta di San Sepolcro, The Crypt of San Sepolcro, Milan, Italy
Bill Viola: Selected Work 1977-2014, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China
Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, Palazzo Strozzi, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, The Museum in the Small Cloister and Cloister and Refectory, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
Bill Viola – Installations, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Bill Viola: A Retrospective, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Inverted Birth, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bill Viola: Visitation Reformation, Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala Art Museum and Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala, Sweden

2016
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, US

Bill Viola: Walking on the Edge, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
Mary,(Permanent) St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK

2015
Inverted Birth, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

Bill Viola: Selected Works (organized by Adelaide Festival of Arts), Art Gallery of South Australia, St. Peter’s Cathedral and Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
Masterpiece 2015: Bill Viola, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bill Viola, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Bill Viola, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

Masterpiece Series: Bill Viola, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bill Viola: Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier) 1979, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Bill Viola: The Talking Drum, The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park in Soho, London, UK

2014
Tristan und Isolde, Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain
Bill Viola: In Dialogue, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain
Bill Viola, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France
Revival of Tristan at La Bastille, Opera Bastille, Paris, France
Bill Viola: Passions, Cathedral of Berne & Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water),(Permanent), St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK
Bill Viola: Transformation, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, China

Kaldor Family Connection: Artist Room #2 – Francis Alys and Bill Viola, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, Australia
Tiny Deaths, Tate Modern, London, UK
The Passing, An Homage to Bill Viola, EMST/National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2013
Bill Viola: Ascension, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, US
Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Bill Viola: The Return, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Point of Departure, Parque de La Memoria, Buenos Aries, Argentina

Bill Viola: The Raft, Palazzo Te, Mantova, Italy
Bill Viola. Self Portrait – Submerged, Galleria Degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

2012
Bill Viola: The Raft, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, US
Bill Viola: Unspoken, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
Bill Viola: Submerged-Spaces, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
Bill Viola: Reflections, Villa di Panza, Varese, Italy
Bill Viola: Water, Nordic Watercolor Museum, Skarhamn, Sweden
Bill Viola: Liber Insularum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, North Miami, US


2011
Bill Viola: Quintet of the Unseen, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Bill Viola: Liber Insularum, Sala de Arte Contemporaneo del Gobierno de Canarias, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (in 2012, expanded version travels to Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, US)
Bill Viola: Transformations, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
Amore e Morte, Gucci Museum, Florence, Italy
Ocean Without a Shore, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, US


2010
Bill Viola per Capodimonte, The Museo di Capodimonte of Naples, Naples, Italy
Bill Viola: The Quintet of the Astonished, Urban Video Project, Syracuse University, Syracuse, US
Bill Viola: Visitation, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, US
Emergence: Bill Viola at the Accademia Gallery, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy
Bill Viola: Figurative Works, Museo Picasso Málaga, Malaga, Spain
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, Australia
Bill Viola: The Raft, Presented by ACMI for the Melbourne International Arts Festival in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Melbourne, Australia


2009
Bill Viola: Bodies of Light, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
Bill Viola: The Intimate Work, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Bill Viola: Being Time, The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, UK
Bill Viola: Installations and Screenings(Screenings, part of Forum Expanded, 59th Berlinale), Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany


2008
Bill Viola: Visioni Interiori, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, installation, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Bill Viola: Transfigurations, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Bill Viola: The Tristan Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales and St. Saviour’s Church, Sydney, Australia


2007
Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, installation in Chiesa di San Gallo, Collateral Event, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Bill Viola, The Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
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, Spain


2006
Bill Viola: Hatsu-Yume (First Dream), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
Bill Viola–Video, 2006 Recipient of the NORD/LB Art Prize, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
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, France
Bill Viola Visions, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark


2004
The Tristan Project (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, The Netherlands; White Nights Festival (2008), Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, conductor Valery Gergiev, St Petersburg, Russia
Bill Viola: Temporality and Transcendence, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain


2003
Bill Viola: Five Angels for the Millennium, Ruhrtriennale, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany
Bill Viola, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Bill Viola: The Passions, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, US; Travels to The National Gallery, London, UK; Fundación la Caixa, Madrid (2005), Spain; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia


2002
Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany. Travels to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US.


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, France
Bill Viola: New Work, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
The World of Appearances, Helaba Main Tower, Frankfurt (permanent installation), Germany 
Stations: Bill Viola, Museum für Neue Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

1997
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, The Netherlands; Museum für Moderne Kunst (1999), Frankfurt, Germany; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US; Art Institute of Chicago (1999-2000), Chicago, US
Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath, Guggenheim Museum (SoHo), New York, US

1996
Bill Viola: Trilogy: Fire, Water, Breath, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Paris, France
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), Ireland
Bill Viola: New Work, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, US
Bill Viola: Stations, Württemberger Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

1995
Buried Secrets, United States Pavilion, 46th Venice Biennale, Italy, organized by Arizona State University Art Museum. Travels to Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe  and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US(1996)

1994
Bill Viola: Território do Invisível/Site of the Unseen, Centro Cultural/Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Déserts (A film created for the music composition Désertsby Edgard Varèse), a collaboration with the Ensemble Modern, conductor Peter Eötvös, Wien Modern, Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria. Other performances: Konzerthaus, Karlsruhe(1995); Muffathalle, Munich; Palazzetto dello Sport, Venice; Hallein/Perner-Insel, Salzburg; Alte Oper, Frankfurt; Konzerthaus, Berlin; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Royal Festival Hall, London(1996); Globe Arena, Stockholm; Auditorio RAI, Turin; Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (performances with other orchestras continue to the present)
Bill Viola: Stations, American Center Inaugural Opening, Paris, France
Bill Viola, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

1993
Bill Viola, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada

1992
Bill Viola: Unseen Images, Stadtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Travels to: Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1993), Sweden; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, France; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1994), Israel
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, France


1990
Bill Viola: The Sleep of Reason, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France


1989
Bill Viola, part of The 3rd Fukui International Video Biennale, Fukui Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukui City, Japan
Bill Viola, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Bill Viola, Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

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, Sweden
Summer 1985, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US

1983
Bill Viola, ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France


1982
Bill Viola: Videotapes, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

1979
Projects: Bill Viola, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US


1977
Bill Viola: Video Installation and Tapes, The Kitchen, New York, US

1975
Il Vapore, one-day exhibition, part of “Per Conoscenza,” Zona, Florence, Italy
Rain—Three Interlocking Systems, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, US
Origins of Thought, Véhicule Art, Montreal, Canada

1974
Bill Viola: Video and Sound Installations, The Kitchen Centre, New York, US
Bill Viola Videotapes, de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, US
Bank image Bank, Lincoln First Bank, Rochester, US

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


Selected Group Exhibitions
2021
À la mort, à la vie, Vanités d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France
CORPUS Le corps et le sacré, Musée d'art et d'histoire Fribourg, Swiss
Open World, Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center, Oklahoma City, US 
Beyond, Xihai Art Museum, Qingdao, China
VENETIA 1600 Births and rebirths, Palazzo Ducale, Doge’s Apartments, Venice, Italy 
Homo ludens. Video games to understand the present, CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain 
2e Biënnale Kunst in de Heilige Driehoek, St. Paul’s Abbey and St. Catherine’s Monastery, Oosterhout, Netherlands
Teasing chaos, David Tudor, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria 
Danser sur un volcan, Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art, Toledo Museum Of Art, Toledo, US
All That Was Solid Melts, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand 
Points of Resistance, Zionskirche, Berlin, Germany (Organized by MOMENTUM)
Fragments of Sphere, Project Space On The Inside, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dreams of Freedom - Romanticism in Russia and in Germany, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia 
On the roads to paradise, Les Franciscaines Deauville, France

2020
Where the Tide Has Been (Han Nefkens Foundation + SeMA Media Collection), SeMA Buk- Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Archie Plus, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Passion Leidenschaft, LWL - Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany
Poéticas de la emoción, CaixaForum Girona, Spain
Fragile Figures: Beings and Time, 21c Museum Hotel, Nashville, US
Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, US
The Light Show, Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Escape Routes, Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok, Thailand
WE ARE THE REVOLUTION, XNL Piacenza Contemporanea, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi, Piacenza, Italy
Permanent Collection, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMΣT), Athens, Greece
Ulysses. Art and Legend, Musei San Domenico, Forì, Italy
Almost Human: Digital Art from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, US
Miracles all around us, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Bodyscapes, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Shadow catchers, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2019
The Mesh, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Fragile Figures: Beings and Time, 21c Museum Hotel, Nashville, US
Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, US
Open World, Akron Art Museum, Akron, US
Icons, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
The Whole Celebration, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
Playmode, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
Kaldor Public Art Projects, half a century in the public eye, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Poetics of Emotion, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain  [travelling to CaixaForum, Zaragoza, Spain]
The Light Show, Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
Mirrors - The reflected self, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
PEINTURAMA, Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris, France
Bel Canto, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US
Passagen, Markuskirche, Hannover, Germany
Microcosmo, Museum Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Valmontone, Italy
Bill Viola / Michelangelo – Life Death Rebirth, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2018
Tristan and Isolde, Opera national de Paris, France
Turbulencias, Fundació ”la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Why Art?, Museum Ulm, Ulm, Germany
And I will take you to Paradise, Art Museum KUBE, Ålesund, Norway
Mind Temple, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
The Sensation of the Sea, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, The Mesdag Collection, The Hague, The Netherlands
You Are Here, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, US
Macro Asilo, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma(MACRO), Rome, Italy

2017
The Artist’s Voice, The Parkview Museum, Singapore
Digital Games, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US
The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
Bill Viola: Martyrs—Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Memorial Art Gallery – University of Rochester, New York, US
Edgard Pisani: A Force for the Future, National Assembly, Building Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Salle Lamartine, rue de I’Université, Paris, France
Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, US
The EMST Collection at documenta 14, Kassel, Germany
Tristan's Ascension, Galleria Ivan Bruschi, Arezzo, Italy
In search of Global Poetry: Videos from the Han Nefkens Collection, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
ZKM_Gameplay, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany 
MAN IN THE MIRROR, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Nature: Man's Refuge and Resource, Centro Cultural Kirchner CCK, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Close Up: Piermatteo D’Amelia's Annunciation, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, US

2016
Love, Devotion, and Surrender, 22 London, Asheville, US
Passion: Albrecht Bouts and the Face of Christ, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art Luxembourg, France
Home Land Security, Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco, US
New Gameplay, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea
Mozart & Pärt: The Angels, LA Phil, Los Angeles, US

Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, Ringling Museum, Florida, US
Botticelli Reimagined, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China

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

2014
REFRACTION. THE IMAGE OF SENSE, Blain|Southern, London, UK
The Sea- An hommage to Jan Hoet, Cinema Capitole, VZW De Zee Ostend, Belgium
The Sea, Museum Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Pure Water. The Most Valuable Resource in the World, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria
Fragility, Transparency, Liquidity, Transformability, Vitraria Glass + A Museum, Venice, Italy
Walk and Equilibrium, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence, Italy
Garden, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
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, Italy

2013
In God We Trust: The Religious Mosaic in America, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Bill Viola: The Return, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
The Games of Art, Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre, Thuringowa, Australia
To see the sacred, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Lens, France
Video Vintage, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Mystery of Tears, Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), Belfast, UK
A Triple Tour, Conciergerie, Palais de la Cité, Paris, France
Blackbox, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Video Vintage, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Permanent Collection on view, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK
Imminent Sounds- Falls and Crossings, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Bill Viola: Tristan's Ascension, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Flesh & Blood, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Seismic Shifts, National Academy Museum, New York, US
Through a Glass Darkly: Faces Past and Present, Museum Ernst, Budapest, Hungary

2012
Fortuny and Wagner, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Hey Dude, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
About Caravaggio, Museo Tuscolano, Frascati, Italy
The Grotesque Factor, Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Bill Viola: Tristan’s Ascension, Stavanger Art Museum, Norway
NOVA Cultura Contemporanea, Auditorium Museum for Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sacred Geometry and Secular Science, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, US
Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Armoury, Kiev, Ukraine
Beyond Memory, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Arte Torna Arte, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Sainsbury Centre for the Arts, Norwich, UK
Struggle(s), Maison Particuliére, Brussels, Belgium
J.S. Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain
Silence, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Wish You Were Here, The Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970's, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, US
Passing Time, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, De Pauw University, Greencastle, US
Going Around the Corner: Works from the Berlingieri Collection, MACRO, Rome, Italy
Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
KINOKINO, Game On 2.0, Sandnes, Norway
>Spotlights< video art, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Art and Emotions Through Five Centuries, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, US
Vidéo Vintage, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Passing Time, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, US
Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Faces, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

2011
Ocean Without a Shore Opening, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, US
Images of the Mind, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden DE; Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic 
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
God Only Knows Who the Audience Is, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, US
Mediascape in the Wake of Nam June Paik, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea
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, Kitchener, US
Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, US
Film Fridays Series (Screening), The Varsity 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, Long Beach, US
Videosphere: A New Generation, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 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, Germany
The Art of Deceleration, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Space Invaders, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic 
Celebrazione Vasariane, Firenze Arti Visive, Florence, Italy
Ensemble 20/21, Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, Spain
MMK 1991-2011: 20 Years of the Contemporary, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany
Oslo Chamber Music Festival 2011- Gamle Logen, Oslo, Norway
Pino Pascali: Return to Venice/Apulia Contemporary Art, Palazzo Bianchi Michiel, Venice, Italy
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, US
Portraits de la Pensée, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, France
Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey
Blink! Light Sound and the Moving Image, Denver Art Museum, Denver, US
The Quintet of the Unseen, Blain|Southern, London, UK
art/tapes/22 a Santa Teresa (1972-76), Forno San Ferdinando, Follonica, Italy
Tout ouïe, Sans Canal Fixe, Tours, France
2011 Images and Views of Alternative Cinema, Theatro Ena, Nicosia, Cyprus
New contemporary galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Promised Land, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Don't Look Now, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form, Bellagio Gallery, Las Vegas, US
Happy Tech: machines with a human face, Palazzo Re Enzo & La Triennale/Bovisa, Milan, Italy
La Candela Festival 2011, Valls, Spain
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France
San Sebastian, una iconografia comtemporánea, Kubo-Kutxa, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
When Painting Moves...Something Must Be Rotten, Stenerson Museum, Oslo, Norway
Knock on wood: Tales from the forest, Virserums Konsthall, Sweden
Space, Foundazione MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Lust and Vice: The Seven Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
When Eve Meets Adam, Museum of Fine Arts, Strasbourg, France
A Million and One Days, Lithuanian National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Tong, Haeinsa Temple, Chiin-ri, Korea
Esplanade – The Recital Studio, Singapore
Video, An Art, A History 1965 - 2010: A Selection from the Centre Pompidou and Singapore Art Museum Collections, Singapore
Déserts (1994), Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Shan Shui, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China 
Environmental Day, ikono.tv/MELD, Television Broadcast, Arabsat: Menasa Region, Etisalat, United Arab Emirates
Selected works from the Centre Pompidou's New Media Collection, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

2010
Mortality, Presented in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia

Independence from Europe, Electronic Media Gallery, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, US
Still / Moving, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Raw, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Bill Viola. Mirada a Picasso, Museo Picasso Malaga, Spain
17th Sydney Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Space,Foundazione MAXXI, Rome, Italy
The Artist's Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US

Remember That You Will Die, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, US
Disquieted: Contemporary Voices from Out of the Shadows, Portland Art Museum, Portland, 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, Spain

Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, Newark Museum, Newark, US
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia 1860-1989, Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Installations/Screenings, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany

2008
Dans la Nuit des Images, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Conceptual Art from California, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Eros, Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, US
Traces de Sacré, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
California Video, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, US

2007
Il Settimo Splendore: La Modernità della Malinconia, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Verona, Italy
Centre Pompidou Video Art 1965-2005, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia

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

Slow Tech, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Landscape/Inscape, St Paul St Gallery at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Los Angeles-Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

2005
25 years of Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Marking Time: moving images, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, US

Bill Viola: The Greeting, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, US
Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US
Big Bang: Creation and Destruction in 20th Century Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Water in Myth and Nature, Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
A Kind of Magic, Lucerne Museum of Art, Switzerland
Out of Time, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Intramoenia Extra Art, Castel del Monte, Andria, Italy


2004
Tristan Project, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, US
Presence: Images of Christ for the Third Millennium, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK
Animals: 17 Artists Explore the Otherness of Animals, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Between The Lines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, UK
Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US


2003
Painting Pictures, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE; The Body Transformed, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Uneasy Space, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, US
The Body Transformed, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, US
Bill Viola: Five Angels for the Millennium, Ruhr Triennale, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany
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, Japan


2002
Verweite doch… Gerhard Richter, Roman Opalka…, Stadtische Galerie, Lenbachhaus, and Kunstbau Munchen, Munich, Germany
The Nude in 20th Century Art, Grosse Kirche, Emden, Germany
Real Life, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK
The Power of Art, Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
Synopsis II: Theologies at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust, PS1, MoMA, Long Island, US

Like Painting, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

2001
Plateau of Humankind, Forty-Ninth Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Hieronymous Bosch,Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Artcité: When Montreal Turns into a Museum,” Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada


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, Miami, US; Arts Festival of Atlanta, US; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, US; Vancouver Art Museum, Vancouver, Canada


1996
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, Russia; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic ; National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL; Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Ukranian House Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
Being and Time: The Emergence of Video Projection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, US; traveled to Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, US; Portland Art Museum, Portland, US; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US; Site Santa Fe, US


1995
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, France


1994
Bill Viola: Stations (part of inaugural exhibition), American Center, Paris, France
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, Germany; The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


1992
Documenta 9, Documenta-Halle, Kassel, Germany


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


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


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, The Netherlands


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


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


1977
Documenta 6, Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany


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


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


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


Selected Awards
2013
National Artist Award, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado, US
Aurora Award, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, US

2011
Praemium Imperiale, Painting, the Japan Art Association, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Catalonia International Prize, Barcelona, Spain
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, France
NORD/LB Art Prize, Bremen, Germany


2003
Cultural Leadership Award, American Federal of Arts, US


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


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


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


1987
Maya Deren Award, American Film Institute, US


1984
Polaroid Video Art Award for outstanding achievement, US


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


Selected Public and Private Collections
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, US
Berardo Collection, Sintra Museum of Art, Sintra, Portugal
Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, US
Collection Bayersiche Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich, Germany
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, US
De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, US
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, US
Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
Fundacio la Caixa Centro Cultural, Barcelona, Spain
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US
Main Tower Helaba, Frankfurt, Germany
Maja Hoffman Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York US
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, US
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Paris, France
Museet for Samtidkinst, Oslo, Norway
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, US
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, US
Princeton University, New Jersey, US
The Rivendell Collection of late 20th Century Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, US
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, US
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, US
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preussischer Kultur-besitz, National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The Tate Modern, London, UK
The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, US
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany