Christian Marclay - photo by Dr. J. Caldwell

Christian Marclay was born in San Rafael, California, in 1955, raised in Geneva, and currently lives and works in New York and London. He studied at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel in Geneva and earned his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1980. Marclay has recorded and performed music since 1979.

Marclay's solo exhibitions include Video Quartet, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, N.C. (2009); Christian Marclay, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2008); Honk if you love silence, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2008); Stereo, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (2008); Replay, Cité de la Musique, Paris (2007); Christian Marclay, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2003); Sampling/Christian Marclay, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002); Pictures at an Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York (1997); Arranged and Conducted, Kunsthaus Zürich (1997); Accompagnement Musical, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva (1995); Amplification, 46th Venice Biennale (1995); Directions: Christian Marclay, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1990); Footsteps, Shedhalle, Zürich (1989); and 850 Records, Clocktower Gallery, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (1987).

Group exhibitions include All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2007); Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque, Fifth International Biennial, SITE Santa Fe (2004); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1991); Broken Music: Artist's Recordworks, daadgalerie, Berlin (1988); and Extended Play, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York (1988).

Photo of Christian Marclay by Dr. J Caldwell