Tony Conrad is an American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. His father was Arthur Conrad, who worked with Everett Warner during World War II in designing dazzle camouflage for the US Navy.
Conrad is well known as a leading exponent of improvisational and experimental music since the '60s. He has performed and recorded with, among many others, John Cage, La Monte Young, and Tony Oursler. In addition to his work as a composer, Conrad is also highly regarded as an artist and filmmaker. Conrad's most famous film, The Flicker (1966), is considered a key early work of the structural film movement. In 2009 his work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale, MoMA, the Tate Modern, and elsewhere. He is represented by Galerie Daniel Buchholz and in New York by Greene Naftali Gallery.