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.


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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

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.

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Bill Viola, The Encounter, 2012


March 5 - May 3, 2015
"Bill Viola"
Ancestors (2012), Delicate Thread (2012), Inner Passage (2013), Inverted Birth (2014), Night Vigil (2005/2009), The Encounter (2012), Water Martyr (2014)
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

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) is on view at Tate Modern, directly opposite St Paul’s across the Millennium Bridge.


Inverted Birth, a world premier installation, was unveiled at the Faurschou Foundation in Beijing on November 15, 2014 through March 29, 2015. It is being shown alongside Martyrs and The Raft in the exhibition "Transformation."

The Faurschou Foundation is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 a - 6:00 p. More information here




  • April 2 - May 23, 2015
  • The Reflecting Pool (1977-79), "Swimming Pool," Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse, France

  • March 13 - November 15, 2015
  • Dalai Lama video clip, "Legacy," Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

  • March 8 - July 6, 2015
    Mater (2001), Study for Emergence (2002), "Mater, Maternity in Art," Palazzo del Governatore, Fondazione DNArt

  • February 28 - April 12, 2015
    Fire Woman (2005), Tristan's Ascension (2005), De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • February 14 - April 26, 2015
    Observance (2002), "Mixed Emotions/Gemengde Gevoelens," AGB MAC, Cultureel Centrum, Mechelen, Belgium

  • October 23, 2014 - April 19, 2015
    The Arc of Ascent (1992), "The Sea- An hommage to Jan Hoet," Cinema Capitole, VZW De Zee Oostende, Belgium
  • June 18, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Inner Passage (2013), "Walk and Equalibrium", Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence

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

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

  • 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


  • March 5 - May 3, 2015
    Ancestors (2012), Delicate Thread (2012), Inner Passage (2013), Inverted Birth (2014), Night Vigil (2005/2009), The Encounter (2012), Water Martyr (2014), Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

  • October 21, 2014 - April 26, 2015
  • Fire Woman (2005) and Tristan's Ascension (2005), "Garden," National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), South Korea

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




  • April 18 - June 19, 2015
    Memoria (2000), "Holy Mister(y) - The Sacred and the Mystery in Contemporary Art; Exposition of the Shroud," Chiesa del Santo Volto, Turin, Italy

  • April 21 - June 14, 2015
    The Night Journey ˆ(2005-present), "Archeology of the Future - Art and Games," Kino der Kunst, München, Germany

  • April 27, 2015
    Reverse Television - Portraits of Viewers (1983), "Reverse Television - Portraits of Viewers de Bill Viola," Home Cinéma, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • May 5 - September 15, 2015
    Earth Martyr (2014), Fire Martyr (2014), Air Martyr (2014), Water Martyr (2014), "Heartbreak Hotel," Venice Biennale Collateral Event, Zeucca Project Space, Giudecca, Italy

  • May 15, 2015
    Red Tape (Collected Works)
    (1975), "Clip," College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Scotlan


  • April 25 - July 5, 2015
    The Space Between the Teeth
    (1976), The Reflecting Pool (1977-79), Ancient of Days (1979-81), Vegetable Memory (1978-80), Anthem (1983), "MAM Screen," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

  • May 22 - 24, 2015
    Deserts (1994), Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers (1977), "2nd Bandung International Digital Arts Festival," Bandung, West Java


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