Robert Wilson

American, born 1941

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Robert Wilson

American, born 1941

279
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Robert Wilson has worked as everything from a choreographer, performer, painter, and sculptor, to a video artist and sound and lighting designer, as well as having collaborated with icons like William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and Marina Abramović. Working with light, movement, and design, Wilson has created an original aesthetic that has brought him recognition as an avant-garde theater artist. Wilson founded the Watermill Center in 1992, as a space for young and emerging artists from around the world to practice new ideas. His “Living Rooms” exhibition, presented at the Musee de Louvre in Paris from November 2013 through February 2014, showcased the inspiring environment of the Watermill Center, with objects including statuettes, ethnic masks, ceramics, shoes, and other found items that convey his creative processes.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Robert Wilson has worked as everything from a choreographer, performer, painter, and sculptor, to a video artist and sound and lighting designer, as well as having collaborated with icons like William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and Marina Abramović. Working with light, movement, and design, Wilson has created an original aesthetic that has brought him recognition as an avant-garde theater artist. Wilson founded the Watermill Center in 1992, as a space for young and emerging artists from around the world to practice new ideas. His “Living Rooms” exhibition, presented at the Musee de Louvre in Paris from November 2013 through February 2014, showcased the inspiring environment of the Watermill Center, with objects including statuettes, ethnic masks, ceramics, shoes, and other found items that convey his creative processes.

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Career Highlights
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blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more