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Marco Brambilla

Marco Brambilla (1960) is a Milan-born, New York City-based video collage and installation artist, known for his elaborate recontextualizations of popular and found imagery, which Vanity Fair praises as “critiques and masterpieces of visual overload.”
His work has been exhibited in major collections worldwide including the Kunsthalle Bern, The Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the ARCO foundation, Madrid, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Brambilla brought his collision of collage to the mainstream with a notable darkly erotic one-minute music video for the Kanye West song, “Power”, as well as innovative brand collaborations with the likes of Ferrari.

His video installations have been screened at Venice Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, and in May 2011, Brambilla’s first major retrospective opened at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Transit, a collection of photographs Brambilla took in and around national and international airports, was published by Booth-Clibborn Editions in 2000.
Brambilla lives and works in New York.

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Artistic works:
Cyclorama, 1999, 9-channel video installation
Approach, 1999, 4-channel video installation
Superstar, 1999, single channel DVD
Wall of Death, 2001, single channel DVD
Sync, 2005, 3-channel video installation
Halflife, 2002, 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
“Power,” 2010, music video performed by Kanye West
Evolution (Megaplex), 2010, single-channel high definition video installation
Evolution (Megaplex) 3-D, 2010, single-channel high definition video installation
Civilization (Megaplex) 3-D, 2011, single-channel high definition video installation

Awards and recognition:
Brambilla received the Tiffany Comfort Foundation Award for Film and Video in 2002 and the Colbert Foundation award in 2000.

His short film Sync (2005) was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festiva as part of film anthology Destricted.