Marco Brambilla is a visual and installation artist, based in New York and Berlin. He is primarily known for his elaborate re-contextualizations of found imagery, often employing new technologies in his work. He has pioneered the use of 3D technology in video art with his Megaplex trilogy, LiDAR computer-mapping for Anthropocene (a public art installation in New York City), as well as photo-realistic computer simulations of an Apollo launch, presented on 54 screens in Times Square (2015). Brambilla’s work has been internationally exhibited and is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ARCO Foundation, Madrid; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

 

Notable shows include New Museum, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art (Retrospective); Seoul Biennial, Korea; Broad Art Museum, Lansing, Michigan; and Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.

 

Brambilla is a recipient of the Tiffany Comfort Foundation and Tiffany Colbert Foundation awards and has also worked with luxury brands for which he has created large scale video installations. His work has been featured at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Megaplex trilogy has been recently shown at Borusan Contemporary in Instanbul, Turkey and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland.

 
 

2017

Lunar Atlas, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

2016

Theater, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

China Lunar, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland

Megaplex, Lio Malca Gallery, La Nave Salinas, Ibiza, Spain

2015

Apollo, McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2014

Evolution (Megaplex), Saint Louis Art Museum,

MO Creation (Megaplex), Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Megaplex Trilogy, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

2013

Creation (Megaplex), SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Creation (Megaplex), Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

2012

Creation (Megaplex), Christopher Grimes Gallery

2011

The Dark Lining, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA

Flashback POV, Christopher Grimes Gallery

2008

Living the Dream, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Cathedral, Art Production Fund – LAB, New York

2006

Sync, Cohan and Leslie Gallery, New York

Sync, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Sync, Artcore/Fabrice Marcolini, Toronto

2004

HalfLife, Nevada Art Museum, Reno

HalfLife, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara

2003

HalfLife, project room, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

2002

HalfLife, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

2001

In Action, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York

Wall of Death, La Box, Bourges

Arcadia, Brick Lane, [curated by Carmen Zita]

2000

Approach, Projektraum, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern

1999

Approach, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York

 

    SCREENINGS

    2015

    Evolution (Megaplex) 3D, Presented by Art of Elysium at Heaven Gala, Los Angeles, CA

    Megaplex Trilogy 3D, Museumsnacht presentation at Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

    Apollo 18, Times Square Arts Alliance presents Midnight Moment, Times Square, New York, NY

    2014

    Kong, Presented by Creative Time at Neuehouse, New York, NY

    2013

    Creation (Megaplex), Nuit Blanche New York, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York, NY

    Materialization/De-Materialization, Times Square Alliance, New York, NY

    2012

    RPM and Evolution (Megaplex), tc temporary contemporary, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL

    Civilization (Megaplex), Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada

    Sea of Tranquility, Lumen 2012 International Video and Performance Art Festival, Staten Island, NY

    Civilization (Megaplex) and Evolution (Megaplex), Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

    Evolution (Megaplex), New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT

    2011

    RPM, 111 Lincoln Road, Basel, MI

    Evolution (Megaplex), 68th Venice International Film Festival, Venice, Italy

    2010

    Civilization (Megaplex), The Standard Hotel, Miami Basel, Miami, FL

    2009

    Civilization, The Standard Hotel, New York

    2008

    Cathedral, LOOP, Barcelona

    2006

    Destricted, with Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Larry Clark, Gasper Noé, Richard Prince, and Sa Taylor-Wood, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes

    2005

    Destricted, BAM, Best of Sundance, New York

    Destricted, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

    2003

    Wall of Death, Nevada Art Museum, Reno

    2002

    Wall of Death, ‘Spinning’, MIT, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

     

    AWARDS

    2002

    Tiffany Comfort Foundation, New York, Film and Video

    2000

    Tiffany Colbert Foundation, New York, Film and Video

     

    COLLECTIONS

    Museum of Modern Art, New York

    The Guggenheim Museum, New York

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

    ARCO Foundation, Madrid. IFEMA, Madrid

    New Line Cinema, Los Angeles

    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

    Metronome Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Barcelona Lleida, Spain

    Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada

     

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2016

    Apollo XVIII, New Space Moscow, Moscow Russia

    2015

    L’inconscient pictòri, “Civilization (Megaplex)”, Fundacio Sorigue, Barcelona, Spain

    Materialization/De-Materialization, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

    Evolution, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

    2013

    The Idyllic Synthesis: Contradictions of Vision and Reality, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    Materialization/De-Materialization in Hybrid Art 2013, Grand Manege, Moscow, Russia

    Super 8, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Creation (Megaplex) in Art Contemporani a la UB. Fundaciaó Sorigué, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    2012

    Marco Brambilla: Evolution (Megaplex), Inaugural Exhibition, Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI

    Sunlight on Cold Water, Kunsthalle Detroit, Detroit, MI

    Urban Arena #2, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Rome, Italy

    Super 8, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

    Traveled to Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

    Supertemporal: International Video Art Today, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

    Lumen 2012, “Sea of Tranquility”, Curated by Christopher Eamon, Staten Island Arts, Staten Island, NY

    Visionary Landscape II, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    A trip to the moon. Before and after film, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

    New Frontier, “Evolution (Megaplex),” Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

    2011

    Real Virtuality, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York

    2010

    California Dreamin’, Portugal Arte 10, A Survey of Contemporary Art, Portugal

    Civilization, Les Recontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Walt, Berlin, Germany

    Cue, Vancouver Gallery of Art, Vancouver, Canada (curated by Christopher Eamon)

    Acala 31, Madrid, Spain

    2009

    Civilization, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    This is our Earth 2 – From Kyoto to Copenhagen, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

    Future Projections, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (curated by Noah Cowan)

    2009

    Approach, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

    2008

    Arte, Prezzo e Valore, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy (curated by Piroschka Dossi e Franziska No)

    Future Projections, Toronto International Film Festiival, Toronto, Canada (curated by Mia Neilsen)

    Love in the USA, Louis T. Blouin Foundation, London (curated by Brooke Lynn McGowan)

    2007

    Dark Victory, Ileana Tounta Comtemporary Art Center, Athens [curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis]

    I Like to Watch, The Canal Chapter, New York [curated by Carol Lee]

    2006

    Video – Jukebox: Videos from Galleries, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona

    Destricted, 45th International Critics’ Week, Special Screenings: Feature Films, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes

    2005

    The Art of Design: Selections from the SFMoMA Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    Vanishing Point, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Defense, University of California, Riverside

    2004

    Orange County Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport

    Videodrome, 27 International Artists, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara

    25th Anniversary, The LA Years, Part II, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

    2003

    re:LAX, DCKT Contemporary, New York [curated by Janelle Porter]

    2002

    Busan Biennial, Korea [curated by Ai-Ryung Kim]

    Illuminations, Marvelli Gallery, New York [curated by Lorenzo Rodriguez]

    2001

    Massless Media: Explorations in Sensory Immersion [curated by Carol Stakenas/Creative Time] New York

    59th Minute [curated by Anne Pasternak/Creative Time] New York

    2000

    Full-Serve, Rove, New York [curated by Kenny Schachter] Media City, Seoul Biennial, Korea [curated by Barbara London]

    Anywhere but Here, Artists’ Space, New York [curated by Janelle Porter]

    1999

    24/7, Standard Hotel, Los Angeles [curated by Yvonne Force Inc.]

    Post Crap, Chelsea, New York [curated by Kenny Schachter]

    Paradise 8, Exit Art, New York [curated by Kenny Schachter]