Rirkrit Tiravanija’s work has been exhibited widely including recent solo exhibitions at Yerba Buena Center for the Artså, San Francisco (2015); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2014); Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm (2011); Kunsthalle Bielefed, Germany (2010) and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2009). In 2004, a retrospective of his work opened at the Museum Bojmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and toured in 2005 to Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Serpentine Gallery, London.

Recent group exhibitions include Zero Tolerance, MoMA PS1, New York (2014); Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Solaris Chronicles, Atelier de la Mécanique, Parc des ateliers, Arles, France (2014); NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York (2013); The Red Queen, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia (2013); Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; New Orleans Museum of Art, USA (2012); On Air, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012) and Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2012).

Winner of the 2004 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, his exhibition there in 2005 consisted of a pirate radio (with instructions on how to make one for yourself). Tiravanija was also awarded the Benesse Award by the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Japan, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucelia Artist Award.

Tiravanija is on the faculty of the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and is a founding member and curator of Utopia Station, a collective project of artists, art historians and curators. Tiravanija is also president of an educational-ecological project known as The Land Foundation, located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is part of a collective alternative space located in Bangkok– where he maintains his primary residence and studio.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12


Tiravanija, Rirkrit

untitled 2015 (Eau de RRose of Damascus)

untitled 2015 (Eau de RRose of Damascus) draws inspiration from a fourteenth-century model of a rosewater distillery by Al-Mizzi that Rirkrit Tiravanija encountered at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.