10 Artists You Didn’t Know Were Canadian
Marco Brambilla lives and works in New York City. Brambilla's video installations have garnered international acclaim from publications such as Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times Magazine. Many of his works take as their subjects the idea of consumerism as spectacle, the relationship between popular iconography and human history, and the notion of collective human experience. His most famous work is the Megaplex Trilogy (2008-12), roughly modeled after the three cycles of Dante's Divine Comedy. Each part of the series is a monumental video mural with collaged, looped footage from the history of cinema. Brambilla has exhibited worldwide, including at the Seoul Biennial, the New Museum in New York, Kunsthalle in Bern, SFMOMA, the Venice Film Festival (2011), and the Sundance Film Festival (2012). In May 2011, Brambilla's first major retrospective opened at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. His work is part of the permanent collections at the Guggenheim New York, San Francisco Museum of Art and Arco Foundation in Madrid. He has been awarded both the Tiffany Foundation and Colbert Foundation awards for his video installation works.
Canadian, b. Italy, born 1960, Milan, Italy