The Power Plant

Michael Snow


Courtesy The Art Gallery of Ontario

Michael Snow is a Canadian artist working in a range of media including film, installation, sculpture, photography, and music. His best-known films are Wavelength and La Région Centrale, with the former regarded as a milestone in avant-garde cinema.

Michael Snow (born 1928, Toronto) has exhibited internationally for over five decades. His films have been included in hundreds of film festivals and in retrospectives in Tokyo, Brussels and Geneva. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Àngels Barcelona (2009); BFI Southbank Gallery, London (2008); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005); and Kunst-Werke, Berlin (2002). His work has been selected for recent biennials in Sydney (2008), São Paulo (2006) and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006). As a musician, Snow has performed internationally and has released many recordings, most recently with Aki Onda and Alan Licht (Victo, 2008)