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Christian Marclay

Born San Rafael, 1955
Nationality: American/Swiss
Lives and works in United Kingdom

Christian Marclay studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva from 1975 to 1977, at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston from 1977 to 1980, and as a visiting scholar at Cooper Union in New York in 1978. Marclay’s work has been shown in museums and galleries internationally, most recently in the major one-person exhibition, “Compositions,” at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2019). From August 25 to October 14, 2019, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art staged the U.S. debut of Marclay’s project “Sound Stories”, a five-work installation that makes use of the sounds and video recordings of Snapchat. Other important shows have been organized at the Kunsthaus, Zurich (1997), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2001), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2015), Sapporo Art Museum, Sapporo (2017). Marclay received the Golden Lion award for best artist at the 54th Venice Biennale for his 24-hour virtuosic video piece, The Clock, which was first shown at White Cube in London in 2010. Since then, The Clock has been exhibited at a number of institutions worldwide including Paula Cooper Gallery (2011), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2013), Guggenheim Bilbao (2014), Centre Pompidou-Metz (2014), SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul (2014), Museum Berardo, Lisbon (2015), Contemporary Arts Center, presented by Prospect New Orleans (2016), and Tate Modern, London (2018).

Christian Marclay