Over the past 30 years, Christian Marclay has explored the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into a visible, physical form through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video.
Marclay began his exploration into sound and art through performances with turntables in 1979. In addition to recording his own compositions, he has collaborated with many composers and musicians, such as Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, Butch Morris, Zeena Parkins, Christian Wolff, Steve Beresford, Shelley Hirsch, Günter Müller, Kronos Quartet, and Sonic Youth, among many others. He has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States.
Marclay is also a prominent visual artist whose sculptures and installations have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including solo exhibitions at LACMA, Los Angeles (2011), LEEUM Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2010), Whitney Museum of Amercian Art, New York (2010), Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2008), Cité de la Musique, Paris (2007) Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2006), Barbican Art Gallery, London (2005), Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2004), UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2003), SFMoMA, San Francisco (2001). He won this year’s Golden Lion at the Venice Biennial for his video The Clock.