Marco Brambilla

  • The Four Temperaments (Cate), 2020
    Colour 4K projection, sound, 2m 30s
  • Creation (Megaplex), 2012
    single channel high definition 3D video
    colour, sound, 4:00 min., loop, 55 inch
  • Nude Descending a Staircase No3, 2020
    15min Continuous loop, HD video, color
    Powder-coated aluminium video enclosure
    16.93 x 13.98 x 2.76 in
  • Nude Descending a Staircase No.3, 2022
    HD file/loop/ 11 x 42’’ screens
    156.69 x 94.49 x 7.87 in

* 1960 born in Milan (ITA)

Canadian artist Marco Brambilla is known for his recontextualizations of popular and found imagery, as well as his use of 3D imaging technologies in public installations and video art.
Brambilla’s work has been internationally exhibited and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum (New York); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ARCO Foundation (Madrid); and the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C).
Notable shows include New Museum, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art (Retrospective); Seoul Biennial, Korea; Broad Art Museum; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; and Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. His work was featured at the Venice and Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland.
Brambilla has worked with Creative Time and Art Production Fund in New York on public art installations – including Nude Descending Staircase No.3 (2019), presented at Oculus WTC by Art Production Fund during Frieze New York.

Brambilla is a recipient of the Tiffany Comfort Foundation and Tiffany Colbert Foundation awards. 

Selected solo exhibitions

Heaven’s Gate – Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba
Civilization (Megaplex) – Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, France
Heaven’s Gate – Phi Center, Montreal, Canada

Heaven’s Gate – Pérez Art Museum Miami , Miami, Florida

The Four Temperaments (CATE) - Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Regeneration - NEMO, Paris, France


Lunar Atlas - Boursan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
Lunar - Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland
Theater - Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Megaplex Trilogy - Lio Malca Gallery, LA Nave Salinas, Ibiza, Spain
China Lunar - Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich, Switzerland
Theater - Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong


Apollo - McCabe Fine Art , Stockholm, Sweden


Megaplex Trilogy - Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
Evolution (Megaplex) - Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri


Creation (Megaplex) - SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico
Creation (Megaplex) / Atlantis - Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York City


Creation (Megaplex) / Atlantis- Christopher Grimes Gallery, Malibu, California


The Dark Lining: Survey Exhibition - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Flashback (POV) - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica



Living the Dream: Civilization & Cathedral - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Malibu, California
Cathedral – Art Production Fund, New York City, New York


Sync - Cohan and Leslie Gallery, New York City, New York
Sync - Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada


HalfLife - Nevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, Nevada
HalfLife - Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California


In Action – Henry Urbach Architecture, New York City, New York

Wall of Death – La Box, Bourges, France

Arcadia (Curated by Carmen Zita) – Brick Lane, London, England



Approach – Projektraum, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland



Approach – Henry Urbach Architecture, New York City, New York



Selected group exhibitions

Ghost, ‘Sweet Lust’ - White Cube, Paris, France

The Four Temperaments, ‘Apparition’ - Phi Center, Montreal, Canada 

Approach - ‘Terminal’ exhibition, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

Dieu(x) - Museum of Europe, Geneva, Switzerland

Apollo XVIII - New Space Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Civilization (Megaplex) - 'L’inconscient pictòri’ exhibition, Fundació Sorigue, Barcelona, Spain
Materialization/De-Materialization - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Evolution (Megaplex) - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York 

The Idyllic Synthesis: Contradictions of Vision and Reality - Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Materialization/De-Materialization - ‘Hybrid Art 2013’ exhibition, Grand Manege, Moscow, Russia
Super 8 - Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Creation (Megaplex) -Art Contemporani a la UB.’ exhibition, Fundació Sorigue, Barcelona, Spain

Sunlight on Cold Water - Kunsthalle Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
Urban Arena #2 - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Rome, Italy
Super 8 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
Supertemporal: International Video Art Today - Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
Sea of Tranquility - ‘LUMEN 2012’ exhibition (Curated by Christopher Eamon), Staten Island Arts, New York
Visionary Landscape II - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Malibu, California
A trip to the moon. Before and after film - Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Evolution (Megaplex) - ‘New Frontier’ exhibition, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

Real Virtuality - Museum of the Moving Image Astoria, New York City, New York


California Dreamin’ - 'Portugal Arte 10, A Survey of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Civilization (Megaplex) - ‘Les Recontres Internationales’ exhibition, Haus der Kulturen der Walt, Berlin, Germany
Cue (Curated by Christopher Eamon) - Vancouver Gallery of Art, Vancouver, Canada 

Civilization (Megaplex) - Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
This is our Earth 2: From Kyoto to Copenhagen - Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
Future Projections (Curated by Noah Cowan) - Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Approach - Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Arte, Prezzo e Valore (Curated by Piroschka Dossi & Franziska No) - Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Future Projections (Curated by Mia Neilsen) - Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Canada
Love in the USA (Curated by Brooke Lynn McGowan) - Louis T. Blouin Foundation London, United Kingdom

Dark Victory (Curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis) - Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
I Like to Watch (Curated by Carol Lee) - The Canal Chapter, New York City, New York

Video – Jukebox: Videos from Galleries - Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Spain
Destricted - 45th International Critics’ Week, Special Screenings: Feature Films, Cannes Film Festival, France

The Art of Design: Selections from the SFMoMA Collection - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Vanishing Point - Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

Orange County Biennial - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, California
Videodrome, 27 International Artists - Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
25th Anniversary, The LA Years, Part II - Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California

re:LAX (Curated by Janelle Porter) - DCKT Contemporary, New York City, New York


Busan Biennial (Curated by Ai-Ryung Kim) - Busan, South Korea
Illuminations (Curated by Lorenzo Rodriguez) - Marvelli Gallery, New York City, New York

Massless Media: Explorations in Sensory Immersion (Curated by Carol Stakenas/Creative Time) - New York City, New York
59th Minute (Curated by Anne Pasternak/Creative Time) - New York City, New York

Full-Serve (Curated by Kenny Schachter) – Rove, New York City NY
Media City (Curated by Barbara London) - Seoul Biennial, Seoul, South Korea
Anywhere but Here (Curated by Janelle Porter) - Artists’ Space, New York City, New York

24/7 (Curated by Yvonne Force Inc.) - Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Post Crap (Curated by Kenny Schachter) - New York, New York
Paradise 8 (Curated by Kenny Schachter) - Exit Art, New York City, New York



Tiffany Comfort Foundation, New York, Film and Video 

Tiffany Colbert Foundation, New York, Film and Video

The Guggenheim Museum, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
New Line Cinema, Los Angeles
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

ARCO Foundation, Madrid
IFEMA, Madrid
Metronome Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Barcelona Lleida
Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada