Rirkrit Tiravanija

born 1961

Biography

Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thai: ฤกษ์ฤทธิ์ ตีระวนิช, pronunciation: [rɯk-rit tira-wanit] or Tea-rah-vah-nit) is a contemporary artist residing in New York City, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961. His installations often take the form of stages or rooms for sharing meals, cooking, reading or playing music; architecture or structures for living and socializing are a core element in his work.

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Artworks

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Art Term

Relational aesthetics

Term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired ...

Tate Etc

Now is for ever, again: The everyday

From Gabriel Orozco’s exhibition of yoghurt pot lids to Rirkrit Tiravanija’s transformation of a gallery into a kitchen to serve ...

Tate Etc

Mirror of the mass: Pop Life: Art in a Material World

Mirror of the mass, Pop Life: Art in a Material World, Tate Etc issue 17 Autumn 2009
Tate Etc

The legacy of a myth maker: Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys is considered by some as the most important of the post-war period – a sculptor, performance artist, teacher and ...

Tate Paper

Awkward Relations

This paper focuses on practices that captured critical and curatorial attention in Scotland and England at the turn of this ...

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