Pipilotti Rist

Grabs, Switzerland
1962

Pipilotti Rist was born in Grabs, in the Swiss Rhine Valley, in 1962, and lives and works in Zurich and in the mountains of Switzerland. She studied at the Institute of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, from 1982-1986 
and at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland, from 1986-1988.

She has had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bremen (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2010); KIASMA Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2009); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2009); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2007); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas (2006); the contribution of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture BAK, Church of San Stae, 51st Venice Biennale (2005); the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, (2004); the Public Art Fund, Times Square, New York (2000); Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1998); and the 22nd Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil (1994), among others.

She had a solo exhibition at Magasin III, Gravity, be my friend, in 2007.