Bill Viola is represented by:

Blain|Southern Gallery, London

James Cohan Gallery, New York

Kukje Gallery, Seoul

For more images and articles,
please visit their websites.


To view the SFMoMA interactive
feature from the 1999 Bill Viola exhibition, click the logo below:


For additional information,
please contact us.

, 2012
Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted vertically on wall
Performers: Kwesi Dei, Sharon Ferguson
Photo: Kira Perov


Visitation, 2008
Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall
Performers: Pam Blackwell and Weba Garretson
Photo: Kira Perov



Ocean Without a Shore, 2007
Video/sound installation
Color High-Definition video triptych, two 65” plasma screens, one 103” screen mounted vertically, six loudspeakers (three pairs stereo sound)
Room dimensions variable
Performer: Blake Viola

Installation view, Church of San Gallo, Venice
Photo: Thierry Bal

Ocean Without a Shore is currently on view at Pennsylvania Acadeny of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Visit their website for details.



The Crossing, 1996
Video/sound installation





Emergence, 2002
Video Installation
Color High-Definition video rear projection on screen mounted on wall in dark room
© Kira Perov

Edition 1/3, commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Please click
here for a description of Emergence.

Please visit the J. Paul Getty Museum's feature on Bill Viola: The Passions.

The Getty website also features a short documentary film on the making of The Passions exhibition by Mark Kidel. Please click here to view the film.

Please click on the Wikiverse Seal below for more information on Bill Viola.



Bill Viola, Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), 2014
Executive Producer: Kira Perov


Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) was unveiled at St Paul’s Cathedral on May 21st. Please click here for The Financial Times article on Bill Viola’s St Paul’s Commission.

Admission to view the work is free at the following times: 11:30a & 2:15p precisely, Monday to Saturday. More information here

Tiny Deaths (1993) will also be on view at Tate Modern, directly opposite St Paul’s across the Millennium Bridge.




  • September 18 - September 21, 2014
  • Ancestors (2012); Earth Martyr (2014): Air Martyr (2014): Fire Martyr (2014); Water Martyr (2014), "Art Fair," Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

  • September 18 - November 10, 2014
    Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers (1977), "Figgeo Video Series," Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

  • September 26, 2014 - January 20, 2015
  • The Crossing (1996); The Quintet of the Silent (2001), "Bill Viola: Capturing Spectacle and Passion," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
  • April 10, 2015
    Going Forth By Day (2002), "Arc of Life," Work of Chris Theofanidis, to be premiered by Miró String Quartet Chamber Music
    Monterrey Bay, Carmel, CA


  • September 17 - December 14, 2014
    The Night Journey, "Vertigo of Reality," Akademie der Kunste, Berlin

  • September 26, 2014 - January 25, 2015
    Chott el-Djerid (1979), "Fragility, Transparency, Liquidity, Transformability," Vitraria Glass + A Museum, Venice

  • October 1, 2014
    I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (1986), "Je Suis un Animal," Theatre Liberté, Toulon, France
  • October 2-4, 2014
    I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Li (1986), "Digitalbigscreen," Trbovlje New Media Center, Slovenia

  • October 3, 2014 - February 15, 2015
    The Reflecting Pool (1977-79),Tempest (Study for The Raft) (2005), Three Women (2008), "Pure Water. The Most Valuable Resource in the World," LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria

  • October 8 - December 20, 2014
    Anika (2008), "As I run and run, happiness comes closer," from the collection of Laurent Dumas, Hotel Beaubrun, Paris

  • October 9, 2014 - February 22, 2014
    The Raft (2004), "The Sea," Museum Brandts, Odense C, Denmark

  • October 12, 2014 - January 12, 2015
    Observance (2002), "Affects," Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands



  • September 7- November 23, 2014 The Reflecting Pool (1977-79), "Signs of Life," Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Canada-Flintridge, CA

  • May 1, 2014 - August 29, 2014
    Acceptance (2008), "Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present," Leila Heller Gallery, New York

  • November 19, 2011 - Semi-Permanent
    Ocean Without a Shore (2007), "Ocean Without a Shore," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia


  • June 18, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Inner Passage (2013), "Walk and Equalibrium", Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence

  • June 14 - November 16, 2014
    The Reflecting Pool (1977-79), "West Coast Visions," Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

  • June 13 - September 14, 2014
  • The Reflecting Pool (1977-79), "Narcisse, l'image dans l'onde," Centre d'Art Contemporain á Wattwiller, France

  • May 19, 2014- Spring 2015
    Tiny Deaths (1993), Tate Modern, London

  • May 21, 2014 - Permanent
    Martyrs (2014), Commission for St. Paul's Cathedral, London

  • May 3, 2014 - October 28, 2017
    Acceptance (2008), Transfiguration (2007), "Man in the Mirror," Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

  • December 16, 2013- Permanent
    Self-Portrait, Submerged (2013), "Bill Viola: Self Portrait, Submerged," (moved to Vasari Corridor on 12/22) Ufizzi, Florence, Italy

  • April 26, 2012 - Ongoing
    Tristan's Ascension (2005), "Bill Viola: Tristan's Ascension," Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway


  • September 28, 2010 – semi-permanent installation
    The Veiling (1995), “Blackbox”, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Kore



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