Three Things You Should Know About Rirkrit Tiravanija
1. Rirkrit Tiravanija is well-known for his performance and public participatory works; one of his most famous projects, Untitled (Free), involves setting up a kitchen in gallery spaces and cooking curry for the public. His object-based works contain a similar socially engaging aspect, often featuring a message in bold letters.
2. His many accolades include the Silpathorn Award, the Hugo Boss Prize, the Smithsonian’s Lucelia Artist Award, the Benesse from the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Japan, the Gordon Matta Clark Grant, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, funding from the NEA, and the Central Kunst Prize.
3. His works can be found in the collections of the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Walker.
Find Tiravanija’s work in the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art auction, 2013.