Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bill Viola to receive Catalonia International Prize 2009

BILL VIOLA - Ocean Without a Shore, 2007 3-channel High Definition Video/Sound Installation Production stills Photo: Kira Perov

James Cohan Gallery has announced that artist Bill Viola has been awarded the 2009 Catalonia International Prize. The prize, which is also known as the Premi Internacional Catalunya, was awarded to Viola by the Catalonian government of Spain.

The Catalonia International Prize is an annual award that is granted to individuals who contribute to the development of scientific, cultural or human values around the world through their creative work. The prize has existed since 1989.

Bill Viola will receive the prize from the president of the Catalan Government during a ceremony scheduled for June 30th at the Palace of the Generalitat, in Barcelona. For more informatin visit, www.jamescohan.com or www.billviola.com.


Anonymous said...

Viola has always been an idol ob mine. Awesome!!!

Catalonia said...

I think it's a well deserved prize by Bill viola and I wish him all the best.