Since the 1990s, Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina) has aligned his artistic production with an ethic of social engagement, often inviting viewers to inhabit and activate his work. Solo exhibitions include the ICA London (permanent installation), Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, Washington D.C. (2019), the National Gallery of Singapore (2018), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016), the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015), the Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2010), the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2009), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Serpentine Gallery in London (2005), as well as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2004). Tiravanija’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and grants including the 2010 Absolut Art Award, the 2004 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Guggenheim Museum, and the 2003 Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucelia Artist Award.
Tiravanija lives and works in New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. 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 in Bangkok.
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The Drum Café tapestry
designed by Rirkrit Tiravanija
DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY
An installation by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller
Rirkrit Tiravanija - The market of Arles
On Hospitality 3/3 with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Liam Gillick
With Rirkrit Tiravanija, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Liam Gillick
The Big Bang
by Rirkrit Tiravanija
Let's get personal with Rirkrit Tiravanija
"I am always trying to find a space where all the differences can exist together."