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Pipilotti Rist

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Pipilotti Rist was born in Grabs in the Swiss Rhine Valley in 1962. Since emerging on the international art scene in the mid-1980s and 1990s with famous single channel videos such as ‘I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much’ (1986) and ‘Pickelporno’ (1992), Rist has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and is one of the most celebrated video artists working today. In 2009 Rist was awarded the Joan Miró Prize for her wide-ranging creative activity and her outstanding contribution to the current artistic scene by Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain. For her first feature film, ‘Pepperminta’ (2009), in 2009 Rist was awarded the President of the Jury’s Extraordinary Award at Spain’s 6th Seville European Film Festival and in 2010 she received the ‘Cutting the Edge Award’ by Miami International European Film Festival. In 2012, Rist was awarded the Harper’s Bazaar Art China prize for ‘Best Artist’ and in June 2013, she was awarded the Zurich Festival Prize 2013.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Gentle Wave in Your Eye Fluid’, Times Museum in Guangzhou, China (2013); ‘Pipilotti Rist. A la belle étoile’, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2012); ‘Pipilotti Rist – Spear to heaven!’, LEEUM Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; ‘Blutbetriebene Kameras und quellende Räume’, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2012); ‘Eyeball Massage’, Hayward Gallery, London, England (2011) which travelled to Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany (2012); ‘Parasimpatico’, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Cinema Manzoni, Milan, Italy (2011); ‘Pipilotti Rist. Partit amistós – sentiments electrónics’, Fundació Joan Miró & Centre Cultura Caixa Girona Fontana d’Or, Barcelona / Girona, Spain (2010); ‘Elixir – The video organism of Pipilotti Rist’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2009); ‘Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Metres)’, MoMA, New York NY (2008) and ‘A la belle étoile’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2007).

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