Chronologie

1962
Born in Grabs, Switzerland
1982
Studied commerical art, illustration and photography at the Institute of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria
1986 – 1988
Studied audio visual communication (video) at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland
1997
Received the Kwangiu Biennale Award for "Sip my Ocean"
1999
Awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Preis, Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany
2002
Visiting professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Awarded the Joan Miro Prize, Fundacio Caixa Girona, Spain
Lives and works in Zurich, in the mountains of Switzerland, and in Los Angeles

Expositions

2011
"Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage," Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2011
"Pipilotti Rist: I Packed the Postcard in My Suitcase," Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, South Victoria, Australia (solo)
2011
"The 54th International Art Exhibition: ILLUMInations," Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2011
"Modern Women: Single Channel," at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
2010
"My Favourites -- Index of a Certain Collection: Selections from the MoMAK Collection," National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
2010
"Black Box: Pipilotti Rist," The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (solo)
2010
"Heroes of Birth," Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (solo)
2010
"Pipilotti Rist -- Lobe of the Lung," SAPS Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
2010
"Extremitaten (weich, weich)," Pinakothek der Moderne, (cur. Inka Graeve Ingelmann), Munich, Germany (solo)
2009
"Paco das Artes & MIS MIS Museu da Imagem e do Som (cur. Daniela Bousso), Sao Paulo, Brazil (solo)
2009
"Elixir -- Pipilotti Rist," Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (Traveling Exhibition) (solo)
2009
"Elixir -- The video organism of Pipilotti Rist," Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Traveling Exhibition) (solo)
2009
"Pipilotti Rist," Hauser & Wirth, Zurich Switzerland (solo)
2009
"Collection: The First 30 Years," MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009
"elles@centrepompidou -- artistes femmes dans les collections du Musee national d'art moderne," Centres Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2008
"Pipilotti Rist: Pour You Body Out (7534 Cubic Meters)," The Museum of Modern Art, New York (solo)
2008
"Pipilotti Rist," FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool (solo)
2008
"Yuyu," MIMOCA (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art) (solo)
2007
"Gravity, Be My Friend," (cur. Richard Julin), Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2007
"Pipilotti Rist: Karakara," Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (solo)
2007
"Pipilotti Rist - I don't want to fall in love," Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
2007
"Pipilotti Rist," Miami Art Museum, Miami, Floria (solo)
2007
"A la belle etoile," Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
2006
"Sip My Ocean: International Video Art," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
2006
"Eccentric Modern," The Foundation To-Life, Inc. Exhibition Space, Mount Kisco, NY
2006
"Into Me/Out of Me," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, June 25 - September 25, Queens, NY
2006
"It's Time For Action (There's No Option)," Migrosmuseum, August 26- October 22, Zurich, Switzerland
2006
The Armory Show Commission (to create the visual identity for the show), New York (solo)
2006
"Pröblemäs büenös. 4 obras de Pipilotti Rist y amigäs," Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (solo)
2006
"Stir Heart, Rinse Heart," Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean‚ Luxembourg (curated by Marie-Claude Beaud) (solo)
2006
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (curated by Paola Morsiani) (solo)
2006
GUT & RIST aka GUTARIST [D/CH][Gudrun Gut / Pipilotti Rist], Celle zu zweit selbst 2006, Ehemalige Polnische Botschaft Unter den Linden 72-74 (solo)
2005
MUSAC Centro Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Léon, Léon, traveling (curated by Rafael Doctor Roncero, Agustin Perez Rubio) (solo)
2005
AROS (New Aarhus Kunstmuseum) Aarhus, Denmark (one of the 9 rooms curated by Jens Erik Sorensen and Anna Krogh-Nielsen) (solo)
2005
"PIPILOTTI RIST, Löndön," Hauser & Wirth, London (solo)
2005
Venice Biennale representing Switzerland, San Stae, Venice, Italy
2005
"Contemporary Erotic Drawings," The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2005
"Ecstasy: In and About Altered States," The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2005
"Istanbul Biennial Eindhoven," Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2005
"Between Skin and Orgasm," Belfort, Bruges, Belgium
2004
OPA Oficina para Proyectos de Arte A.C, Guadalajara, Mexico (curated by Fernando Palomar and Patrick Charpene) (solo)
2004
"Stir Heart, Rinse Heart," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2004
Centre of Contemporary Art - Zamek Ujazdowski Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland (curated by Milada Slizinska) (solo)
2004
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003
KIASMA Museum for Contemporary Art, Kontti Gallery 80m2, Helsinki, Finland (cur. Maaretta Jauukuri) (solo)
2002
"The Cake Is In Flames," Shiseido Foundation‚ Tokyo, Japan (curated by Keiko Toyoda) (solo)
2001
"Apricots Along the Street," Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (curated by Rafael Doctor Roncero) (solo)
2001
PADT (Public Art Development Trust), 4th Wall Muscial Theater, London, UK (curated by Sandra Percival) (solo)
2001
"Pipilotti Rist 54," Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands (curated by Ranti Tjan) (solo)
2001
"Show A Leg," Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (curated by Alexia Holt) (solo)
2001
"Scopophilia: The Pleasure in Looking," The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (curated by Sue Spaid) (solo)
2001
"Pipilotti Rist," Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland (curated by Cornelia Providoli) (solo)
2000
"Workshop," CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (curated by Akiko Miyake) (solo)
2000
"Pipilotti Rist, Les monobandes video," Oboro, Montreal, Canada (curated by Bernard Bilodeau) (solo)
2000
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Pipilotti Rist, cur. Stephane Acquin, Montreal, Canada (solo)
2000
"Times Square Open My Glade," Public Art Fund‚ New York, NY (curated by Tom Eccles) (solo)
2000
"Pipilotti Rist," Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (solo)
2000
"Pipilotti Rist," DeVLeeshal Middleburg, Middlebourg, Netherlands (curated by Lex ter Braak) (solo)