Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968 and lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. Is widely known for its innovative art installations, Aitken utilizes a wide range of media and artistic approaches to fluency leads us into a world where time, space and memory are concepts.
Aitken work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, in institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He participated in the Whitney Biennial in 1997 and 2000 and earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999 for the installation "Electric Earth". Aitken received the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, and 2013 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award: Visual Arts.
Aitken "Sleepwalkers" exhibition at MoMA in 2007 transformed an entire block of Manhattan in an expansive cinematic experience as he covered the outer walls of the museum with projections. In 2009, the Sonic Pavilion for the public in the forested hills of Brazil opened at the new Cultural Foundation Inhotim. Continue its work in innovative outdoor projects, Aitken presented his major film and architectural installation "Frontier", on the Tiber Island in Rome in 2009 and in Basel 2010 The multiform artwork "Black Mirror" employs a site-specific multi-channel video installation and a live performance theater on a uniquely designed barge from Athens and Hydra, Greece in the year 2011th
"Altered Earth" was a site-specific earthworks that given the ever-changing landscape of Arles, France through moving image, sound and architecture commissioned and produced researched by the LUMA Foundation in 2012 "Song 1", found in 2012 and wound the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC in 360-degree panoramic video projections, transforming the concrete facade in an audio-visual spectacle. The vintage hit "I Only Have Eyes For You" was constantly being revised and a "Song 1" slowly unfolds over huge museum, reimagined circular area.
In 2013, Aitken "mirror" created an urban earthworks, at the Seattle Art Museum, where the museum outside kaleidoscope turns into a living. The work used hundreds of hours of footage in real-time change in response to the movements and the life around him.
Aitken curated Station to Station, the place in the course of three weeks in September 2013 A train, as a movement, has designed kinetic light sculpture, Broadcast unique content and experiences to a global audience on his journey from New York City to San Francisco makes nine stops on the way. Station to Station joined leading figures and U-makers from the world of art, music and culture for a number of cultural interventions and site-specific events.