Brilliant Ideas

Short arts docs focusing on individual contemporary artists from around the world.


Air Date: January 08, 2020 - 24:09
Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab is a 400-strong Japanese digital art collective whose members include artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers.
Air Date: January 08, 2020 - 24:07
Sopheap Pich is one of Cambodia's most exciting and internationally recognized artists. His instantly recognizable bamboo and rattan sculptures are shaping the South East Asian contemporary art world.
Air Date: January 02, 2020 - 24:08
Born in 1955 in Barcelona, Plensa is a renowned sculptor and public artist.
Air Date: December 19, 2019 - 24:08
British artist Maggi Hambling is best know for her intimate portraits, paintings of the sea and controversial public sculptures.
Air Date: October 09, 2019 - 24:07
One of British artist Luke Jerram's projects, ,Play me, I'm Yours,, involves placing pianos in public parks, at bus stops and in train stations for anyone to play and enjoy.
Air Date: October 09, 2019 - 24:12
Kader Attia is an activist artist. His politically charged work addresses complex global issues in symbolic and thought provoking ways.
Air Date: July 24, 2019 - 24:04
One of the world's most respected painters, Francesco was central to the art form's 1980s resurgence. Both figurative and abstract, his works explore the mysteries of human life.
Air Date: July 24, 2019 - 24:08
China's Cae Fei opts for a more modern take on expression, employing technology and new media rather than the traditional means of canvas and paint.
Air Date: April 24, 2019 - 24:06
Combining Iranian and American influences, Ali Banisadr is known for his intricate, abstract paintings.
Air Date: April 24, 2019 - 24:11
Explore the design and inspiration of Vietnamese artist Tiffany Chung's cartographic works as she draws upon her experiences as a refugee to depict the themes of conflict, migration and more.
Air Date: March 27, 2019 - 24:08
Chinese artist Sun Xun often depicts works exploring Chinese culture and history.
Air Date: March 27, 2019 - 24:07
Discover the story of one of the most well-known performance artists ever, Marina Abramovic.
Air Date: February 18, 2019 - 24:10
British artist Sonia Boyce was born in 1962 in London's East End to parents who had recently emigrated from the Caribbean. Collaboration and improvisation are very much Sonia's style.
Air Date: February 18, 2019 - 24:06
Ellen Gallagher has become known for her politically charged paintings, collages and films about African-American history.