Bill Viola is represented by:

Blain|Southern Gallery, London

James Cohan Gallery, New York

Kukje Gallery, Seoul

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Inverted Birth
, 2014
Color High-Definition video projected onto large screen in dark room
Performer: Norman Scott
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



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.

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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, 2014. 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



Bill Viola
by John G. Handhardt and Kira Perov

Thames & Hudson Monograph is now available through James Cohen Gallery, Blain|Southern Gallery, and other book retailers.




  • December 10, 2015 - January 30, 2016
    Inverted Birth (2014); Ancestors (2012); Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr, Water Martyr (2014) "Bill Viola," James Cohan Gallery, New York


    • May 9 - November 23, 2015
      Man with His Soul (2013), "PROPORTIO," Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

    • June 12 - October 26, 2015
      Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr, Water Martyr (all 2014), Bill Viola, Auckland Castle, UK

    • June 13, 2015 - January 31, 2016
      Five Angels for the Millennium (2001), "Future Present," Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland

    • July 23 - December 13, 2015
      Observance (2002), "CARITAS. The Virtue of Charity from the Early Christians to the Present," Diocesan Museum Paderborn, Germany

    • September 25, 2015 - January 11, 2016
      The Quintet of the Astonished (2000), "The Problem of God," Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

    • September 26, 2015 - January 24, 2016
      "The Path" (2002), Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
    • October 2, 2015 - January 10, 2016
      Anika (2008), "Where the Day Begins," Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Villenueve d'Ascq, France

    • October 3, 2015 - February 8, 2016
      Four Hands (2001), Surrender (2001), Catherine's Room (2001), "Artist Rooms" The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Gloucestershire, UK

    • October 10, 2015 - April 10, 2016
      "Bill Viola", Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, UK

    • October 12 - November 7, 2015
      "Bill Viola, The Talking Drum, 1979", The Vinyl Factory, London, UK

    • October 13 - November 21, 2015
      "Bill Viola, Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier), 1979", Blain|Southern Gallery, London, UK


    • October 8 - 25, 2015
      The Raft (2004), "What's Appropriation: The Art of Revisiting the Art," Fundição Progresso Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    • The Veiling (1995), “Blackbox”, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

    • Self-Portrait, Submerged (2013), "Bill Viola: Self Portrait, Submerged," Vasari Corridor, Ufizzi, Florence, Italy

    • Tiny Deaths (1993), Tate Modern, London, UK

    • Martyrs (2014), Commission for St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK

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