Bill Viola is long considered a pioneer in the medium of video art and is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading artists. He has been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, and in so doing has helped to greatly expand its scope in terms of technology, content and historical reach.
Viola's video installation employ state-of-the-art technologies and are distinguished by their precision and direct simplicity. They are shown in museums and galleries worldwide and are found in many distinguished collection. Six of Viola's works The Relecting Pool, I Do Not Know What I Am Like, Four Songs, Chott El-Djerid, The Passing and Deserts are presented for exhibition at Galway Arts Festival