Marco Brambilla

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Marco Brambilla
Marco Brambilla.jpg
Born1960 (age 58–59)
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
  • Video artist
  • filmmaker
Years active1993 –present

Marco Brambilla is an Italian-born Canadian video collage and installation artist based in New York City, known for his elaborate recontextualizations of popular and found imagery, which Vanity Fair has called "critiques and masterpieces of visual overload."[citation needed]

His work has been exhibited worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle Bern, the Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the ARCO foundation, Madrid, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.[citation needed]

Brambilla brought his collision of collage to the mainstream with a one-minute music video for the Kanye West song, "Power" (2010), as well as collaborations with the likes of Ferrari.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

Brambilla lives and works in New York City.[citation needed]


Artistic works[edit]

  • Cyclorama, 1999, 9-channel video installation
  • Approach, 1999, 4-channel video installation
  • Superstar, 1999, single channel DVD
  • Pulse, 1999, 3-channel DVD
  • Getaway, 1999, single-channel video installation, color, sound
  • Wall of Death, 2001, single channel DVD
  • Half Life, 2002, 3-channel video installation
  • Sync, 2005, 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
  • Ghost, 2009, single–channel video installation, color, sound
  • "Power", 2010, music video performed by Kanye West
  • Evolution (Megaplex) 3-D, 2010, single-channel high definition video installation
  • Civilization (Megaplex) 3-D, 2011, single-channel high definition video installation
  • RPM, 2011, Single-channel video installation, 3D high definition/color, Stereo sound
  • KINO, 2011, Single-channel video installation, high definition/color
  • Creation (Megaplex), 2012, single–channel high definition video installation
  • Materialization/De-Materialization, 2013, high definition video installation
  • Anthropocene, 2013, 3-channel video installation
  • Sambadrome, 2014, single-channel video installation, high definition/color, sound
  • Echo, 2014, ultra high definition video installation, color, sound
  • Constellation, 2015, high definition video installation
  • Apollo XVIII, 2015, 4K ultra high definition dual-screen video tile installation
  • Lunar Atlas, 2016, multi-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.


  1. ^ "Transit / Marco Brambilla". TCDC Resource Center. Thailand Creative & Design Center. Archived from the original on 2008-06-05. 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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