Chiang Mai / neugerriemschneider
One of the most influential artists of his generation, Rirkrit Tiravanija is a pioneer of relational aesthetics – constructing social environments that often blur the line between art and life. Combining traditional object making, public and private performances, teaching, and other forms of public service and social actions, his works involve collective participation as a means to activate his art.
Tiravanija’s work has been exhibited extensively at major museums and institutions worldwide. Selected solo presentations include Glenstone Museum, Potomac (2019); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2019); National Gallery Singapore, Singapore (2018); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth (2014); Zuecca Gallery, Venice (2012); Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (2010); Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis (2009); Fridericianum, Kassel (2009); Artspace, Auckland (2008); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2005); Serpentine Gallery, London; Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2005, 2004); Secession, Vienna (2002); Kunsthall Oslo (2001), and Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (2001). Born in Buenos Aires, Tiravanija grew up in Thailand, Ethiopia and Canada. He lives and works in New York, Berlin and Chiang Mai.