Pipilotti Rist | the artist

The artist Pipilotti Rist
Born June 21 1962, Rheintal, Switzerland.
Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Photography, Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Joan Miro Prize, Sound Art,

Joan Miró Prize 2009

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Pipilotti Rist
Artist’s website

Pipilotti Rist
During her meteoric rise in the art world, Pipilotti Rist has taken on many guises, from principal Swiss art export to Switzerland’s own mythmaker for the new millennium. The freshest breath of air to blow through the country’s visual art world for a long time, she conquers spaces and brings identities to life with her carefree sensibility and innate sensuality…

Pipilotti Rist
Artworks in the Guggenheim collection

Pipilotti Rist at the MOMA
Pipilotti Rist’s lush multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality. MoMA commissioned the Swiss artist to create a monumental site-specific installation that immerses the Museum’s Marron Atrium in twenty-five-foot-high moving images. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist…

Pipilotti Rist, the tender room
n stark contrast to the controlled, dark black-box spaces typical of video installation, ‘the tender room’ was designed specifically
for the wexner center, to create an immersive space that celebrates not only the existing architecture but also the people
who at any moment occupy it. ‘it’s always been a goal [of mine]’ explains rist, ‘to take this cold, technical media [of video]
and make it warm, to reject the divide between the organic and the mechanical. to me the two overlap quite a bit,
since the machines were all built by humans.’

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