Rirkrit Tiravanija

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts

City, Country:

New York City, United States


2005, 2006, 2007

Rirkrit Tiravanija, born 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He lives and works in Berlin, New York and Bangkok. Studies from 1980-1984 at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada; 1984 The Banff Center School of Fine Arts, Banff, Canada; 1984-1986 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; 1985-1986 The Whitney Independent Studies Program, New York.

Selected solo exhibitions since 2000:

2004 ›Nothing: A Retrospective‹, Chiang Mai University Museum & »The Land«, Chiang Mai, Thailand; ›Social Pudding‹, with Superflex, 1301PE, Los Angeles

2003 ›Untitled, (Demo Station no.4) ‹, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; ›In the future everything will be chrome‹, Gavin Brown (Modern), New York; ›Social Pudding‹, with Superflex, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig

2002 ›untitled, 2002 (he promised)‹, Secession, Vienna; ›untitled, 2002 (the raw and the cooked)‹, Opera City, Tokyo; ›untitled, (Demo Station no.3)‹, Sumida River Project, Asahi Beer Co, Tokxyo; ›oVer station‹, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo

2001 ›The Land‹, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; ›untitled, 2001 (no fire no ashes)‹, neugerriemschneider, Berlin; ›untitled, 2001 (DemoStation no1)‹, Portikus, Frankfurt; ›untitled, 2001 (the two sons of Mönchengladbach)‹, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

2000 ›Magazine Station No. 2‹, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milano; ›oVERSTATION No. 1‹, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo; ›untitled, 2000 (Demonstrate, use it when the grass is green)‹, Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid; ›untitled, 2000 (bon voyage)‹, Grazer Kunstverein

Selected group exhibitions since 2000:

2004 ›Klütterkammer‹, ICA, London; ›e-flux video rental‹, e-flux, New York; ›Qualsiasi (TV)‹, base, Florenz; ›Artists’ Favourites‹, ICA Galleries, London; ›The Big Nothing‹, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; ›Werke aus der Sammlung Boros‹, Museum für neue Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe

2003 ›Elephant Juice (sexo entre amigos)‹, kurimanzutto, Mexico City; ›The Fifth System: Public Art In The Age Of »Post-Planning«‹, The 5th Shenzhen International Public Art Exhibition, Shenzhen, China; ›Installation art 1969-2002‹, Museum for Contemporary Art MOCA, Los Angeles; ›Utopia Station – Poster Project‹, Haus der Kunst, München

2002 ›ReProduktion‹, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim; ›En Route‹, Serpentine Gallery, London; ›Public Affairs. Von Beuy bis Zittel: Das Öffentliche in der Kunst‹, Kunsthaus Zürich; 40 Jahre Fluxus und die Folgen‹, Nassauischer Kunstverein; ›No Ghost Just a Shell‹, Kunsthalle Zürich; ›Points for Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art‹, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

2001 ›The Beauty of Intimacy‹, Kunstraum Innsbruck; ›4Free‹, Büro Friedrich, Berlin; ›cushy job‹, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York; ›public offerings‹, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; 7th International Istanbul Biennial

2000 ›AutoWerke‹, Deichtorhallen Hamburg; ›Re_public‹, Grazer Kunstverein; ›Loneliness in the City‹, (with Franz Ackermann), Migros Museum, Zürich; ›movingIin, museum works‹, Hamburger Kunsthalle; ›ein/räumen – Arbeiten im Museum‹, Hamburger Kunsthalle; ›What if: Art on the Verge of Architecture and Design‹, Moderna Museet, Stockholm


1999- ›The Land‹, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1990 ›The Arrival‹, Message to the Public, Spectracolor Board at Times Square, New York