About Rirkrit Tiravanija
Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s multi-faceted practice goes beyond performance to create socially-engaged conceptual works that blur the boundaries of art in novel ways and bridge the division between public and private. Whether by offering visitors free curry in Untitled (Free) (1992) or inviting strangers to drop by and drink tea together in a replica of the artist’s home in Apartment 21 (Tomorrow Can Shut Up and Go Away) (2002), Tiravanija initiates ways to enable the public to be a part of the art-making process. An alumnus of Ontario College of Art, Canada; The School of the Art Institute, Chicago; and the Whitney Independent Studies Program, Tiravanija has participated in the Whitney Biennial, the 50th Venice Biennale, the São Paulo Biennial, and had major exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim among many others. Tiravanija was the recipient of the Guggenheim Museum’s 2004 Hugo Boss Prize.
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