リクリット・ティラヴァニ BIOGRAPHY [PDF]

b. 1961 Buenos Aires, Argentina



The Whitney Independent Studies Program, New York

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Banff Center School of Fine Arts, Banff, Canada

The Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada


Recent Solo Exhibitions

2011 “Fear Eats the Soul,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise

“Murder and Mayhem,” 1301 PE Gallery, Los Angeles

2010 “Rirkrit Tiravanija,” Pilar Corrias, London

“Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Green,” 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

“Rirkrit Tiravanija + Kunsthalle Bielefeld Collection: New Acquisitions.” Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

“ne travaillez jamais,” Tang Contemporary, Beijing

2009 “Chew the Fat,” Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

“Rirkrit Tiravanija: Chew the Fat,” Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

“The House the Cat Built,” Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid, Spain

“A Long March,” Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain

“Reflection,” Nyehaus, New York

“Less Oil More Courage,” Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

2008 “JG Reads,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

“Palm Pavillon,” kurimanzutto, Mexico City

“demonstration drawings,” Drawing Center, New York

magazine station no. 5, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

“Foster, You’re Dead,” Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy, with Neil Logan

2007 Rirkrit Tiravanija: Editions and Multiples, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin

Untitled 1992 (Free), David Zwirner Gallery, New York, with Gordon Matta-Clark

Stories Are Propaganda,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, with Philippe Parreno

Brychcy Bar, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario, Canada

2006 Brychcy Bar, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Demonstration Drawings, 1301PE, Los Angeles, US

Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiravanija, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

2005 Untitled 2005 (magazine station no. 4), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Retrospective, Serpentine Gallery, London (cat.)

Retrospective, ARC, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (cat.)

Hugo Boss 2004, Guggenheim Museum, New York

2004 Retrospective, Museum Bojmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (cat.)

Gordon Matta-Clark-In the Belly of Anachitect (with Pierre Huyghe & Pamela M. Lee), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (brochure)

Nothing, CMU Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Social Pudding, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Superflex, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Demo Station No. 4, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

In the Future Everything Will Be Chrome, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

Social Pudding, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

2002 Untitled 2002 (He Promised), Secession, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

Untitled, (Demo Station no. 3), Sumida River Project, Asahi Beer Co, Tokyo, JAP

Untitled 2002 (The Raw & The Cooked), City Opera Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Demonstration, Sumida River Project, Asahi Beer, Tokyo

oVer station no 2, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

2001 The Land, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Rirkrit Tiravanija – Over Magazine, Oslo Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway

GAM, Turin Italy

Untitled 2001 (the two sons of Monchengladbach), Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg,

Monchengladbach, Germany

Untitled 2001 (No Fire No Ashes), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

Untitled 2001 (Demo Station No. 3), Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany

Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany

2000 Passage Cosmo, Project Gallery, CCA Kitakyushu

Untitled 2000 (oVer Station No.2), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan, Italy

Untitled 2000 (oVer Station No.1), Gallery SIDE2, Tokyo, Japan

Untitled 2000 (demonstrate), Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid, Spain


Recent Group Exhibitions

2012 “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art”, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

2011 “Between Utopia and Dystopia,” MUAC, Mexico

The Spiral and the Square. Exercises in Translatability,” Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City,” Noguchi Museum, New York

“1980 – Now,” Museum of Modern Art, New York

2010 “The Last Newspaper,” The New Museum, New York

“erasing 22’09” (unfinished),” Gallery VER, Bangkok

“Living with Art: Collecting Contemporary in Metro New York,” Neuberger Museum,

New York

“Jorge Pardo Scultpure Ink,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

“At Home/Not at Home,” Hessel Museum of Art, New York

“The Page,” Kimmerich, New York, curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs

“Pilot Light,” Espace le Carre, Lille, France

“And So On, And So On, And So On,” Harris Lieberman, New York, organized by Matt

Sheridan Smith

2009 “The Spirit of the Haus,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

“It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film” (Waltz with Bashir, 2008): An exhibition of drawings, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London 2009

“Brodno Sculpture Park,” Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

“Tempo del postino II,” Basel 09, Switzerland

“Compass In Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection,” Museum of Modern Art, New York

“1992009,” D’Amelio Terras, New York

2008 “The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art,” CCS Bard

Hessel Museum, New York, curated by Maria Lind

“Out Now!” E-Flux, New York, organized by Anton Vidokle

“theanyspacewhatever,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, curated by

Nancy Spector

Yokohama Triennial, Japan

“The New York Conversations,” a project by Nico Dockx, Anton Vidokle, and Rirkrit

Tiravanija, E-flux, New York

“Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?” Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, conceived by Urs

Fischer and Gavin Brown

“The Puppet Show,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA

“Installations: Selection from the Guggenheim Collections,” Guggenheim Museum Bilbao,

Bilbao, Spain

“Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in und uber Deutschland,” ZKM Center for Art and

Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)

“From Gerhard Richter to Rebecca Horn: Works from the Contemporary Art Collection of

the Federal Republic of Germany,” Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of

Germany, Bonn

“Experiment Marathon Reykjavik,” Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

“Re-Imagining Asia,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

“Pivot Points: Defining MOCA’s Collection,” MOCA Miami, Florida

“Art and Capital: Spiritual Odyssey,” Gallery Loop, Korea

“Servitude & Simulacre,” Ce Soir, curated by Jordi Vidal, Paris, France

2007 Art Beijing Tang Gallery, Beijing, China

“Show Me Thai” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah

“Tomorrow” Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, Korea

Copenhagen Bar Project” Karrier contemporary art &social life, Denmark

“The Place and The Plate” The Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

“The Lath Picture Show” Petzel Gallery, New York

“Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967,” MCA Chicago, IL

“Just use it” Nordjyllands Kunst museum, Aalborg, Denmark

“Scotiabank Nuit Blanche,” Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario, Canada

Art Public Contemporain, Luxembourg

“Lucelia Artist Award 2001 – 2006,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France

“Words Fail Me,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, curated by Matthew Higgs

ShContemporary, Shanghai, China

“Il Tempo del Postino,” Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK

“The Freak Show,” Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France

“Get Lost: Artists Map Downtown New York,” New Museum Project, New York

“New Economy,” Artists Space, New York

“Someone Else With My Fingerprints,” Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Generation 1.5,” Queens Museum of Art, New York

The Shapes of Space,” Guggenheim Museum, New York

2006 25 x 25, Cereal Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Open Ended (the art of engagement), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

All Hawaii Entrées / Lunar Reggae, Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Exotic Journey Ends, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw; kurimanzutto, Mexico City

Emergency Biennale in Chechnya,, atklasanas forums, Riga, Lettland

Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Sculptures in the Park, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Udine, Italy

“Yes Bruce Nauman,” Zwirner & Wirth, New York

Satellite of Love, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL

Anstoss Berlin: Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

Not All Is Visible…, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

Into Me/ Out of Me, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

The Large Piece of Turf – Contemporary Art in the Public Domain, curated by Raimer Stange and Florian Waldvogel for the City of Nuremberg and

the German Football Assoc.

Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art Galleries, London

Infinite Painting, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo. Italy

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2005 Thank You For the Music, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany

Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

36 x 27 x 10, White Cube Berlin im ehemaligen Palast der Republik, Berlin

FUSION. Aspects of Asian Culture in the MUSAC Collection, MUSAC, Leon, SP

Early Work, White Columns, New York

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, D

Fantasia, The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Er-sha Island, Guangzhou, China

Nach Rokytnik, The EVN Collection, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig

Wien, Wien, Austria

In the Middle of the Night, Die Neuewerbungen seit 1996, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, D

Räume und Schatten, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Post No Bills, White Columns, New York

universal experience. art, life and the tourist’s eye, Hayward Gallery, London

Nur hier? (3), Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany

Luna Park. Arte Fantastica, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy (cat.)

Universal Experience, MCA, Chicago (cat.)

2004 Small: The Object in Film, Video and Slide Installation. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

70/90 Engagierte Kunst, neues museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, Nürnberg, D

The Encounters in the 21st Century: Polyphony – Emerging Resonances, 21st

Century Museum of Modern Art, Kanazawa, JAP

Klütterkammer, ICA, London, GB

International 04, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, GB

e-flux video rental, e-flux, New York, US

Dakar Biennial 2004, Dakar, SN

Qualsiasi (TV), base, Florenz, I

Artists’ Favourites, ICA Galleries, London, GB

2003 Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Social Capital, Whitney Museum Of American Art Independent Study Program Exhibition, New York (cat.)

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, USA

Utopia Station – Poster Project, Haus der Kunst, München, D

Hands up, baby, hands up, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, D

Everyday, Kunstforeningen, Kopenhagen, DK (Kat.)

Identität schreiben. Autobiographie in der Kunst, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, D

Utopia Station, co-curator mit Molly Nesbit und Hans-Ulrich Obrist, 50 Biennale di Venezia, Venedig, I

actionbutton, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum für neue Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe, D

Elephant Juice (sexo entro amigos), Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

Perfect Timeless Repetition, Alte Gerhardsen, Berlin

El aire es azul, Casa Museo Luis Barragan, Mexico City, MEX

Imperfect Marriages, Emi Fontana, Milano, I

Love Planet, Benesse, Okayama, JAP

2002 En Route, Serpentine Gallery, London

40 Jahre Fluxus nd die Folgen, Nassauischer Kunstverein und Projektburo des Stadtmuseums Wiesbaden

No Ghost Just a Shell, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich

To Eat or Not to Eat, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain (cat.)

Public Affairs, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

The Object Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (cat)

void, Rice Gallery G2, Tokyo, JAP.

Comfort Zone, Fabric Work Shop, Philadelphia, PA

2001 4Free, Buro Friedrich, Berlin, D.

Points of Departure, SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA

Fig-1, 50 projects in 50 weeks, conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling, London (cat.)

Watou Poeziezomer, Watou, B

Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Jap.200

orientale 1 ; ACC Galerie Weimar, D.

Kleine Paradiese, Gutspark Bockel, Ostwestfalen, Lippe, D. (kat.)

GAM, Turin, I.

Heimaten, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, D.

cushy job, Swiss Institute— Contemporary Art, New York, USA

Public Offerings, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Paul Schimmel (cat.)

Beautiful Productions Parkett, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Il Dono, offerta ospitalita insidia, Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contempoanea, Sienna, Italy

plug in— Einheit and Mobilitat, Westfalisches Landesmuseum, Munster, D.

Germania, Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna, Italy

The Beauty of Intimacy, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands/Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, D.

The Beauty of Intimacy, Kunstraum Innsbruck, A

Freestyle, Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Egofugal, 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (cat.)

2000 Finale di Partita, Chiostro di Ognissanti, Firenze, Italy

More Works about Buildings and Food, Fundiçao de Oeiras, Hangar K7, Oeiras, Portugal

“Editions and Multiples 1990-2000”, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany

AutoWerke, Deichhtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Vicinato 2, Friedrich Petzel, New York

Taxa, Navin Gallery Bankok, and Onepercent Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Danemark

Re_public, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

Loneliness in the City, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (with Franz Ackermann)

1301 PE, Los Angeles, CA

M Art in (n), M Art in (n) c/o Martin Schibli, Helsingborg, Sweden

LKW, Lebenskunstwerke, Kunst in der Stadt 4, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (cat.)

Ein/raumen-Arbeiten im Museum, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Beruhmte Künstler Helfen Koch und Kesslau, Koch und Kesslau, Berlin, Germany

M(odel)4∞, BüroFriedrich, Berlin, Germany

Das Unheimliche Heim, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany

Continental Shift, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht;

Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Netherlands; Musee d’Art Moderne, Liege, Belgium (cat.)


Film work

2001 Set: Racconto e Artificio, Cinema Massimo, Torino, Italy

2000 Vicinato 2, with Philippe Parreno, Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick, Carsten Holler, Pierre Huyghe, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York;

neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

1999 A Trailer for a Film, 1301 PE, Los Angeles, CA

1996 Rirkrit Tiravanija im Gesprach mit Ami Barak, Kunstlerportrat, museum in progress

1995 Untitled, 1994 (from Barajas to Paracuellos de Jarama to Torrejon de Ardoz, to Coscada and to Reina Sofia), attitudes/espace faits divers, Genf,


1991 Video Event, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY

1985 New Film Maker, The Collective for Living Cinema, New York, NY

Super super 8, The Museum of Moving Image, LIC , New York, NY

Super 8 NY, San Francisco Cinemateque, San Francisco, CA



2010 Charlotte Posenenske Square Tubes Series D, 1967 Reconfigured by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Artist’s Space, NY

2009 untitled 2009 (bookshop), Venice Biennale 2009, Venice, Italy

2007 untitled 2007 (orchestral score for luis buñuel), with Basler Sinfonietta, Theater Basel,

Basel, Switzerland

1998 -The Land, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

Museum Collection Show

2011 “Untitled (Free/Still), 1992/2007-,” MoMA, New York



-Columbia University, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Faculty of the Arts, 2001 present.

-Member of the admission committee and selection committee.

-IUAV University of Venice, Associate Professor, Graduate Course in Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts and Design, 2003-2004

-Columbia University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of the Arts, 1999-2000

-Royal Danish Art Academy, Guest Professor, Dept. Walls and Space, 2001-2002

-Stadelschule Staalich Hochschule of Bildende Kunst, Frankfurt, Guest Professor, 2001

-National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway, Guest Professor/Visiting Artist, 2001



Ontario College of Art and Design, Nomadic Residents: International Artist Residency Project, April 2-5, 2007

Society Memberships and Appointments

President, The Land Foundation

Advisory Board Member, New Media Institute, University of Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2003

Advisory Board Member, CCA, Kytakyshu, Japan, 2003

Advisory Board Member, Tokyo Wondersite Cultural Arts Center Tokyo, 2003

Advisory Board Member, Carnegie International, 2002-2004


Grants and Awards


Silpathorn Award 2007

Hugo Boss Prize

Benesse, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Japan

Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucelia Artist Award

Gordon Matta Clark Grant

Louis Comfort Tiffany Award


Central Kunst Prize


Public Collections

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

Carnegie Museum of Arts, Pittsburgh, USA

Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France

Fond Regional d’Art COntemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Fundacîon Tantica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark

Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA

Sammlung der BRD, Berlin, Germany

The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

West LB, Stuttgart, Germany