Bill Viola

Bill Viola was born in 1951 in New York and educated at Syracuse University. He is one of the key founders of video art, and often applies a painterly aesthetic to his often slow-motion videos. His works often contain a vaguely spiritual element and allude to existential poles: awareness and unconsciousness, chaos and calm. The Whitney Museum of American Art awarded Viola’s innovation with a 1997 retrospective of his work.