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 centres and galleries into banquets, printing workshops, or pirate radio stations, the artist enjoys overcoming the usual spatial and temporal limitations of the 'white cube.'Read More
Recent projects and solo exhibitions include: Hirschhorn Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, USA (2019); do we dream under the same sky?, Chaos Omotesando, Tokyo, and Fondation Luma in Arles, France (2018); The NG Teng Fong Roof Garden Commision: Rirkrit Tiravanija, National Gallery, Singapor (2018); untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag), Creative Time, NY in collaboration with more than 20 American cultural institutions (2018); and All the worlds futures, La 56e Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale Artiglierie, Venice (2015).
More solo exhibitions include Reiña Sofia, Madrid (1994); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Philadelphia Museum of Art (1998); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999); and Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2005).
Tiravanija’s work has also been included in major exhibitions such as Venice Biennale (1993 and 1999), Whitney Biennial (1995 and 2005), Liverpool Biennial (2002 and 2004), São Paulo Biennial (2006), and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2008), and has exhibited widely in numerous institutions: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016); Plaza del Museo Jumex, Mexico D.F., Mexico (2015); Garage museum of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia (2015); Tate Modern, London, UK (2013); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2012); Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (2010); CAC Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Malaga, Malaga, Spain (2009); The Drawing Center, New York, USA (2008); Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2005); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2004); City Opera Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2002); Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2001); Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany (2000).
Tiravanija’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and grants including a Gordon Matta Clark Foundation Award, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (1994), and the Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2004).
Text courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.