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Pipilotti Rist

Swiss, b. 1962

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Pipilotti Rist

Swiss, b. 1962

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Pipilotti Rist produces multi-projector video installations that fuse the corporeal and the spiritual in what have been called near-psychedelic experiences. Her rich vocabulary of sensual experience contrasts the familiar with the strange, teasing out our secret desires. Rist attempts to break down the barriers between public and private space, creating fantastic, pleasure-palace domestic interiors that include video, music, light effects, and furniture. “The idea,” she explains, “is that now we’ve explored the whole geographical world, pictures or films are the new, unexplored spaces into which we can escape.” In 2009 she created Pour Your Body Out, a 25-foot video installation projected in the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art. Visitors were encouraged to take off their shoes and lounge on big comfortable cushions while they experienced the colorful video projected overhead.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 16 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

Pipilotti Rist produces multi-projector video installations that fuse the corporeal and the spiritual in what have been called near-psychedelic experiences. Her rich vocabulary of sensual experience contrasts the familiar with the strange, teasing out our secret desires. Rist attempts to break down the barriers between public and private space, creating fantastic, pleasure-palace domestic interiors that include video, music, light effects, and furniture. “The idea,” she explains, “is that now we’ve explored the whole geographical world, pictures or films are the new, unexplored spaces into which we can escape.” In 2009 she created Pour Your Body Out, a 25-foot video installation projected in the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art. Visitors were encouraged to take off their shoes and lounge on big comfortable cushions while they experienced the colorful video projected overhead.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 16 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Pipilotti Rist
What Sold at FIAC
Oct 21st, 2019
What Sold at FIAC
A Brief History of Female Rage in Art
Oct 15th, 2018
A Brief History of Female Rage in Art
10 Video Artists Who Revolutionized Technology in Art
Mar 3rd, 2014
10 Video Artists Who Revolutionized Technology in Art
The Art of Swiss Humor
Jan 30th, 2014
The Art of Swiss Humor
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