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Rirkrit Tiravanija

Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced "RICK-rit TiRA-vanit"), is contemporary artist residing in New York. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961. His installations often take the form of stages or rooms for sharing meals, cooking, reading, playing music. Architecture or structures for living and socializing are a core element in his work.

Tiravanija's installations of the early-1990s involved cooking meals for gallery-goers. Jerry Saltz, Art in America, Feb 1996.

Tiravanija's work has been presented widely at museums and galleries throughout the world including solo exhibitions at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2005); Serpentine Gallery, London (2005); Secession, Vienna (2002); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997). He has participated in such notable group exhibitions as the Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates (2007); 27th Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2006); Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, New York (2005), and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003).

Related websites

Jerry Saltz, Art in America, Feb 1996.

Rirkrit Tiravanija at Gavin Brown's Enterprise: Untitled (Tomorrow can shut up and go away)

Exhibition of the Artists Work Presented at the Guggenheim in Early 2005

Columbia Faculty

Rirkrit Tiravanija on IMDb

Rirkrit Tiravanija Unofficial Biography Page

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