Marco Brambilla

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Marco Brambilla
Marco Brambilla.jpg
Born 1960
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Occupation Video Artist
Years active 1993 – present

Marco Brambilla is a Milan-born, New York City-based video collage and installation artist, known for his elaborate recontextualizations of popular and found imagery, which Vanity Fair praises as “critiques and masterpieces of visual overload.”

His work has been exhibited in major collections worldwide including the Kunsthalle Bern, The Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the ARCO foundation, Madrid, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Brambilla brought his collision of collage to the mainstream with a notable darkly erotic one-minute video for the Kanye West song, Power (2010), as well as innovative brand collaborations with the likes of Ferrari.

His video installations have been screened at Venice Film Festival (2011) and the Sundance Film Festival (2012), and in May 2011, Brambilla's first major retrospective opened at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Transit, a collection of photographs Brambilla took in and around national and international airports, was published by Booth-Clibborn Editions in 2000.[1]

Brambilla lives and works in New York.

Filmography[edit]

Artistic works[edit]

  • Cyclorama, 1999, 9-channel video installation
  • Approach, 1999, 4-channel video installation
  • Superstar, 1999, single channel DVD
  • Wall of Death, 2001, single channel DVD
  • Sync, 2005, 3-channel video installation
  • Halflife, 2002, 3-channel video installation
  • Sea of Tranquility, 2006, single-channel DVD
  • Cathedral, 2007, single-channel high definition video installation
  • Civilization (Megaplex), 2008, single–channel high definition video installation
  • "Power," 2010, music video performed by Kanye West
  • Evolution (Megaplex), 2010, single-channel high definition video installation
  • Evolution (Megaplex) 3-D, 2010, single-channel high definition video installation
  • Civilization (Megaplex) 3-D, 2011, single-channel high definition video installation

Awards and recognition[edit]

Brambilla received the Tiffany Comfort Foundation Award for Film and Video in 2002 and the Colbert Foundation award in 2000.[2]

His short film Sync (2005) was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival[3] as part of film anthology Destricted.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Transit / Marco Brambilla.". TCDC Resource Center. Thailand Creative & Design Center. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Marco Bambrilla". Destricted. Revolver Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  3. ^ Dirosa, Joe (2006). "Marco Brambillo – Sync". New York Artist Series. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 

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