Rirkrit Tiravanija

Born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rirkrit Tiravanija is widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His practice defies media-based description combining traditional object making, public and private performances, teaching, and other forms of public service and social action.

Tiravanija studied at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, the Banff Center School of Fine Arts, Canada, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. He has exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide. Major solo retrospectives include Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999); Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo (2002); Chiang Mai University Art Museum (2004); Museum Bojmans Van Beuningen (2004); Museé de la Ville de Paris (2005), and Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2010).

Tiravanija’s work has been recognised with numerous prestigious awards including the Benesse by the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum in Japan and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucelia Artist Award, the Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2004) and the 2010 Absolut Art Award.

Tiravanija is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts at Columbia University, and is a founding member and curator of Utopia Station, a collective project of artists, art historians, and curators. Tiravanija is also President of an educational-ecological project known as The Land Foundation, located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is part of a collective alternative space called VER located in Bangkok where he maintains his primary residence and studio.

Born Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961
Lives and works in New York, Berlin, and Bangkok

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Untitled 2012 (passport to the middleworld), Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Harlem, New York – US
Oktophonie, Park Avenue Armory, New York – US
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Asile Flottant, Center for Visual Communication, Miami – US

2012
Rirkrit Tiravanija: untitled 2012 (all those years at no. 17E London Terrace), a collaboration with Arto Lindsay, kurimanzutto, Mexico – MX
untitled 2012 (a study for Karl’s perfect day) or (the incomparable Karl Holmqvist), Pilar Corrias, London – UK
untitled 2012 (a study for Karl’s perfect day) or (the incomparable Karl Holmqvist), Galleria Zuecca, Venice – IT
Untitled 2001/2012, 
Gallery Side 2, Tokyo – JP
On Air, Centre Pompidou, Paris – FR
Soup/No Soup, La Triennale, Grand Palais, Paris – FR
untitled 2012 (freedom can not be simulated), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin – DE

2011
UNTITLED 2008-2011 (the map of the land of feeling), Carolina Nitsch, New York – US
Untitled 2011 (police police potato grease), Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm – SE
Fear Eats the Soul
, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York – USA
Murder and Mayhem, 1301 PE Gallery, Los Angeles – US

2010
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Green, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok – TH
Rikrit Tiravanija and Kunsthalle Bielefeld Collection: New Acquisitions, Kunsthalle Bielefed, Bielefed – DE
Rikrit Tiravanija, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin – DE
Asile Flottant, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris – FR
Ne travaillez jamais, Tang Contemporary  Art, Beijing – CN

2009
Chew the Fat, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin – DE
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Chew the Fat, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri – US
The House the Cat Built, Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid – ES
A Long March, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga, Málaga - ES
Reflection, Nyehaus, New York – US
Less Oil More Courage, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel – DE

2008
JG Reads, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York – US
Palm Pavillon, kurimanzutto, Mexico City – MX
demonstration drawings, Drawing Center, New York – US
Magazine station no. 5, Artspace, Auckland – NZ
Foster, Youʼre Dead, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan – IT

2007
Rikrit Tiravanija: Editions and MultiplesHelga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin – DE
Untitled 1992 (Free), David Zwirner Gallery, New York – US
Stories Are Propaganda, with Philippe Parreno, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York – US
Brychcy Bar, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario – CA

2006
Brychcy Bar, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York – US
Demonstration Drawings, 1301PE, Los Angeles – US
Philippe Parreno & Rikrit Tiravanija, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York – US
Rikrit Tiravanija, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris – FR

2005
Untitled 2005 (magazine station no. 4), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin – DE
Rikrit Tiravanija, Serpentine Gallery, London – UK
Rikrit Tiravanija, ARC, Musee dʼArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris – FR
Hugo Boss Prize 2004: Rikrit Tiravanija, Guggenheim Museum, New York – US

2004
Rirkrit Tiravanija: A Retrospective (tomorrow is another fine day), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam – NL
Gordon Matta-Clark-In the Belly of Anachitect (with Pamela M. Lee, Pierre Huyghe & Rirkrit Tiravanija), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main – DE
Nothing, CMU Art Museum, Chiang Mai – TH
Social Pudding, with Superflex, 1301PE, Los Angeles – US

2003
Untitled (Demo Station No. 4), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham – UK
In the Future Everything Will Be Chrome, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York – US
Social Pudding (with Superflex), Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig – DE

2002
Untitled 2002 (He Promised), Secession, Vienna – AT
Untitled (Demo Station no. 3), Sumida River Project, Asahi Beer Co, Tokyo – JP
Untitled 2002 (The Raw & The Cooked), City Opera Gallery, Tokyo – JP
Demonstration, Sumida River Project, Asahi Beer, Tokyo – JP
oVer station no 2, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo – NO

2001
The Land, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris – FR
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Over Magazine, Oslo Kunsthall, Oslo – NO
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM), Turin – IT
Untitled 2001 (The two sons of Monchengladbach), Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach – DE
Untitled (No Fire No Ashes), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin – DE
Untitled 2001 (Demo Station No.3), Portikus, Frankfurt – DE
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kunstverein, Wolfsburg – DE
Passage Cosmo, Project Gallery, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu – JP

2000
Untitled 2000 (oVer Station No.2), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan – IT
Untitled 2000 (oVer Station No.1), Gallery Side 2, Tokyo – JP
Untitled 2000 (demonstrate), Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid – ES

1999
Untitled 1999 (Community Cinema for a Quiet Intersection (After Oldenburg)), The Modern Institute, Glasgow – UK
A Trailer for a Film (in progress for the past several years), 1301PE, Los Angeles – US
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg – DE
Dom-Ino Effect, with Lincoln Tobier, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles – US
Untitled 1999 (mobile home), Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona – ES
Untitled 1999 (tomorrow can shut up and go away), Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York – US
Untitled 1999 (reading from right to left), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus – US
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp – BE

1998
Untitled 1998 (Das Soziale Kapital), Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich – CH
Untitled 1998 (On the Road with Jiew, Jeaw, Jieb, Sri and Moo), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia – US
Dom-Ino (Une Demonstration D’automne), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris – FR
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp – BE

1997
Untitled 1997 (Playtime), Projects 58, MoMA, New York, NY; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown – US
Untitled 1997 (A Demonstration by Faust as a Sausage and Franz Biberkopf as a Potato), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin – DE
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg – Villa Franck, Ludwigsburg – DE
Untitled 1997 (Schupfnudeln), Jan Winkelmann, Munich – DE
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg – DE

1996
Untitled 1996 (Loup, es-tu-la?), Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan – IT
Untitled 1996 (Traffic), Navin Gallery Bangkok – TH
Untitled 1996 (Rehearsal Studio no. 6), Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen – CH
Untitled 1996 (Tomorow’s Another Day), Kolnischer Kunstverien, Cologne – DE
Untitled 1996 (one revolution per minute), Le Consortium, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Dijon – FR
Douglas Gordon/Rirkrit Tiravanija, FRAC Languedoc-Rousillion, Montpellier – FR
The Pool Room, Kunstverein, Hamburg – DE
In/Out, a collaborative project with University of Illinois and The Resource Center, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago – US
Untitled 1996 (Rehearsal studio no. 6), Spiral Garden, Tokyo – JP
Stitching, DeAppel, Amsterdam – NL
Stormer, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editionen, Hamburg – DE

1995
Untitled 1995 (Still), 303 Gallery, New York – US
Untitled 1995 (Tent), Architektenbüro Alsop & Störmer, Hamburg – DE
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editionen, Hamburg – DE
Untitled 1995 (Tent), Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editionen, Hamburg – DE

1994
Andy Warhol Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York – US
Untitled 1994 (From Baragas…to Reina Sofia), Reina Sofia, Madrid – ES
Untitled 1994 (meet tim & burkhard), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin – DE
Untitled 1993 (Rucksack), Architektenbüro Alsop & Störmer, Hamburg – DE
Untitled 1994 (angst essen seele a uf), Friesenwall 116, Cologne – DE
Untitled 1994 (Beauty), Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco – US

1993
Untitled 1993 (Live and Eat, Eat and Die), Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago – US
Untitled 1993 (Rucksack), Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editionen, Hamburg – DE

1992
Untitled 1992 (Still), 303 Gallery, New York – US

1991
Untitled 1991 (Blind), Randy Alexander Gallery, New York – US

1990
Untitled 1990 (Pad Thai), Project Room, Paula Allen Gallery, New York – US

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles – US

2013
Island, Dairy Art Centre, London – UK
News/Prints: Printmaking and the Newspaper, International Print Center, New York – US
Interruption: The 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana – SI
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set. Trash and No Star, New Musuem, New York – US
do it 2013, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester – UK
The Red Queen, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart – AU
Unattained Landscape, Palazzetto Tito of Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice – IT
The Insides Are On The Outside / Interior está no Exterior, Casa de Vidro, São Paulo – BR

2012
Thai Transience, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore – SG
Intense Proximite, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris – FR
Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City
, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York – USA
Art Moves Festival, Torun – PL
Wide Open School
organized by Ralph Rugoff, Hayward Gallery, London – UK
Echigo Tsumari Triennial – JP
Print/Out, MoMA/Museum of Modern Art, New York
Art and Press : Schwarz auf Weiss? Kunst – Zeitung – Wahreit, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin – DE

2011
Spiral and the Square curated by Jochen Volz, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm – SE

2010
The Last Newspaper
, The New Museum, New York – USA
erasing 22’09″ (unfinished), Gallery VER, Bangkok – TH
Living with Art: Collecting Contemporary in Metro New York, Neuberger Museum, New York – USA
Jorge Pardo Scultpure Ink, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York – USA
At Home/Not at Home, Hessel Museum of Art, New York – USA
The Page, curated by John Stezaker and Matthew Higgs, Kimmerich, New York – USA
Pilot Light, Espace le Carre, Lille – FR
And So On, And So On, And So On, organized by Matt Sheridan Smith, Harris Lieberman, New York – USA

2009
The Spirit of the Haus
, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin – DE
Itʼs fine as long as you draw but donʼt film (Waltz with Bashir, 2008): An exhibition of drawings, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK
Compass In Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York – USA

2008
theanyspacewhatever, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York- USA
Yokohama Triennial – JA
Whoʼs Afraid of Jasper Johns? Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, conceived by Urs Fischer and Gavin Brown- USA

2007
Stories Are Propaganda, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, with Philippe Parreno Brychcy Bar, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario – CA
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Editions and Multiples, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin Untitled 1992 (Free), David Zwirner Gallery, with Gordon Matta-Clark,  New York – USA

2006
Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiravanija, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris – FR

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2014
Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours, CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, Kitakyushu – JP

2013
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Portraits, Tate Modern, London – UK

2012
Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours, Gloria Cinema, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel – DE
Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours, MoMA, New York – US

2011
Lung Neaw visits his Neighbours, premiere at Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti, Venice – IT

Philippe Parreno and Rikrit Tiravanija with the LUMA Foundation, Arles

Philippe Parreno and Rikrit Tiravanija with the LUMA Foundation, Arles

Philippe Parreno and Rikrit Tiravanija are included in the forthcoming exhibition, Solaris Chronicles, presented by the LUMA Foundation celebrating the groundbreaking of a new building designed by Frank Gehry within the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France. Curated by Parreno, Liam Gillick, and Hans … More

Rikrit Tiravanija at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Rikrit Tiravanija at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Rikrit Tiravanija is included in the group exhibition, Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology organised by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and co-curated by Anne Ellegood, senior curator at the Hammer Museum, and Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija at CCA KITAKYUSHU

Rirkrit Tiravanija at CCA KITAKYUSHU

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s feature-length film, Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours (2011) will be screened at the CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, where Tiravanija served as Professor in CCA’s Research Program during the month of February 2014. The film follows 60-year-old retired rice farmer, Lung … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Center for Visual Communication, Miami

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Center for Visual Communication, Miami

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Asile Flottant is on view during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Center for Visual Communication. Asile Flottant is a half-scale replica of the floating asylum barge that Swiss architect Le Corbusier designed in 1929 for the Salvation Army in … More

Pilar Corrias at Artissima, Turin

Pilar Corrias at Artissima, Turin

Participating at Artissima Pilar Corrias will present new works by artists: CHARLES AVERY ULLA VON BRANDENBURG TALA MADANI SABINE MORITZ ELIZABETH NEEL KEN OKIISHI PHILIPPE PARRENO MARY RAMSDEN JULIÃO SARMENTO RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA ARTISSIMA Turin 8-10 November Booth: 1/2 Corridor Dark … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Tate Modern, London

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Tate Modern, London

The Tate Modern is presenting the event series Rirkrit Tiravanija: Portraits from Saturday 6 July – Wednesday 10 July 2013. Rirkrit Tiravanija’s recent turn to filmmaking has focused on complex investigations of the people who inhabit Tiravanija’s everyday life: artists, … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Bauer Hotel, Venice

Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Bauer Hotel, Venice

From the 25 May – 1 June Rirkrit Tiravanija, featuring Tobias Rehberger, will be cooking for the Venice Art Biennale audience. Rirkrit in his own inimitable style will set up a pop-up kitchen which will be open to the public … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija at MONA, Hobart

Rirkrit Tiravanija at MONA, Hobart

Rirkrit Tiravanija is included MONA’s major exhibition for 2013, The Red Queen. The extensive group exhibition co-opts the Red Queen character from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass to drive the theme of this exhibition – notion that one might run … More

Frieze Art Fair 2012

Tala Madani

Pilar Corrias is delighted to announce its participation in Frieze Art Fair 2012. The gallery will present new works by artists: Charles Avery Koo Jeong A Tala Madani Philippe Parreno Tobias Rehberger Rirkrit Tiravanija Frieze Art Fair, London 11-14 October … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Galleria Zuecca, Venice, Italy

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Galleria Zuecca, Venice, Italy

A guest at the 2011 Venice Film Festival with his film Lung Neaw Visits his Neighbours, the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija returns to the City of Bridges to show his latest film Untitled 2012 (a study for Karl’s perfect day) or (the … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Grand Palais, Paris

Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Grand Palais, Paris

As a prelude to the public opening of La Triennale 2012, Rirkrit Tiravanija will transform the Nave of the Grand Palais into an enormous, festive, twelve-hour banquet as he presents for the first time in Paris, a large-scale edition of … More

Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiravanija at MoMA, New York

Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiravanija at MoMA, New York

Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija will be participating in the group exhibition Print/Out at MoMA The exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques—often used alongside digital technologies—to the … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija wins Absolut Art Award 2010

Rirkrit Tiravanija wins Absolut Art Award 2010

Pilar Corrias has the pleasure to announce that the second annual Absolut Art Award has been awarded to Rirkrit Tiranamija.Tiravanija was selected by a jury chaired by Christine Macel, Chirf Curator of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The award was … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Pilar Corrias is delighted to present an exhibition of a new work by Rirkrit Tiravanija. This is the artist’s second solo show at the gallery. Born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rirkit Tiravanija is widely recognized as one of … More

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Pilar Corrias is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by Rirkrit Tiravanija. Born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rirkit Tiravanija is widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His practice defies media-based … More

‘It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film’

'It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film'

Pilar Corrias Gallery is delighted to present ‘It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film’ (Waltz with Bashir, 2008): An Exhibition of Drawings. Directed by Ari Folman, the Golden Globe Award wining, feature-length animation Waltz with Bashir (2008) … More