Born in 1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in New York, U.S.A., Berlin, Germany and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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. Frequently immaterial, his work invents new connections in a world based on reciprocity, conviviality, and hospitality. The artist enjoys overcoming the usual spatial and temporal limitations of the “white cube”.
Recent projects and solo exhibitions include: Hirschhorn Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, USA (2019); Chaos Omotesando, Tokyo, and Fondation Luma in Arles, France (2018); untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag), Creative Time, New York, in collaboration with more than 20 American cultural institutions (2018); and All the worlds futures, La 56e Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale Artiglierie, Venice (2015).
He has exhibited widely in numerous institutions including Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis; Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; Garage museum of contemporary art in Moscow; Tate Modern in London; and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Tiravanija received the Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2004.