lives and works in Los Angeles. He has had solo shows in Los Angeles at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in 1997 and at the Taka Ishi Gallery in 1998. His work is part of the permanent collections of David Zwirner in New York and The Flick Collection in Zurich.
Rist is represented by Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, and Luhring Augustine, New York.
was born in 1962 in the Swiss Rhine Valley. She has lived in Vienna, Leipzig, Basel, Zürich, and currently in California (she could imagine living in many places, but has only one body). She tries to be an artist. She has blue eyes and loves technique. She believes in life before death. She wants to be friendly and make good art.
Pipilotti Rist‘s multimedia video works – such as I‘m Not the Girl Who Misses Much (1986)‚ Yoghurt on Skin, Velvet on TV (1995)‚ Sip My Ocean (1996), and Remake of the Weekend (1998) – blur the boundaries between visual art and popular culture, and explore the unfamiliar in the everyday. Her lush, seductive images recruit the idiom of commercial advertising and music videos to create a highly individual artistic language informed by her past in a music band and as a set designer. In late 2000 the Public Art fund NY commision Open My Glade was shown on a large video screen in Times Square. Showing extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and the US, Rist has taken part in the São Paulo, Venice, Caribbean, and Santa Fe biennials. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (1998); Musée d‘Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1999); Tramway, Glasgow (2001); and Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2001). Her next show will be at the KIASMA museum (nov 03), Helsinki, and at SFMOMA (mar 04).
Featured images are a collaboration between Spandau Parks from California / USA (www.annahelwinggallery.com) and Pipilotti Rist from Zürich / Switzerland (www.pipilottirist.net). Design by Trix Barmettler (www.tag-inn.ch). May 2003.