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Born in 1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in New York, Berlin and Chiang Mai.
The work of Rirkrit Tiravanija has not stopped questioning the format of artworks and the exhibition system. A mix of performance, sculpture, installation, and more, with Tiravanija, the artistic space transforms into a place of social interaction, often dotted with meeting points, encounters, and exchanges. Frequently immaterial, his work invents new connections in a world based on reciprocity, conviviality, and hospitality. Whether transforming art centers and galleries into banquets, printing workshops, or pirate radio stations, the artist enjoys overcoming the usual spatial and temporal limitations of the “white cube.”
Tiravanija’s has been granted with numerous awards including the Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2004), the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (1994) and the Gordon Matta Clark Foundation Award (1993).
For more than 25 years, numerous international institutions have held solo exhibitions about his work, among them the Hirschhorn Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C. (2019); Glenstone Museum, Potomac (2019); Luma Foundation, Arles (2018); National Gallery, Singapor (2018); Creative Time, New York (2018); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Tate Modern, London (2013); Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2010); Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2009); The Drawing Center, New York (2008); the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris (2005); Serpentine Galleries, London (2005); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2004); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999); Philadelphia Museum of Art (1998); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (1994).
His work has been shown in collective exhibitions in the following institutions: MAXXI, Rome (2019); Traversées, Poitiers (2019); Villa Medici, Rome (2018); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2017); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Museo Jumex, Mexico D.F. (2015); Garage museum of contemporary art, Moscow (2015); Tate Modern, London (2013); Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2012); CAC Malaga (2009); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2005 and 2008); São Paulo Biennial (2006); Whitney Biennial (1995 and 2005); Venice Biennale (1993, 1999 and 2015); Liverpool Biennial (2002 and 2004); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2004); City Opera Gallery, Tokyo (2002); Portikus, Frankfurt (2001); Kunstverein, Wolfsburg (2000).
Work by the artist is held in the following collections: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, U.S.A.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.; Tate, London, United Kingdom; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.; K11, Hong Kong, China; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; Berezdivin Collection, Porto Rico, U.S.A.; Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A; Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Brumadinho, Brasil; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla, León, Spain; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Danemark; Fonds national d'art contemporain, Paris, France; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.