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Pipilotti Rist

Visual Artist
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Net worth 2018: $13 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Grabs
Country: Swiss
BirthDay: 21 June 1962
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.70 m
Education: University of Applied Arts Vienna

Pipilotti Rist was bornon 21 June 1962 in Grabs, Swiss, is Visual Artist. Elisabeth Charlotte "Pipilotti" Rist is a Swiss visual artist whose multimedia projections are highly respected for their provocative subjects and stylish presentation. Born in Switzerland, she began making super 8 films while studying in college. Her works generally consisted of issues related to gender, sexuality, and the human body. By the late 1980s, she was producing vivid and slickly made videos which lasted only a few minutes, and contained alterations in their colors, speed, and sound. Since the early 1990s, her films and installations have been shown in museums and galleries, at international biennales and festivals, on television, and in public spaces. Unlike other conceptual artists who take a more intellectual approach, she conveys the critical element of her work by creating an intensely sensual experience. She is renowned for bridging the gulf between popular culture and art, and for merging various media. Although her work is regarded as feminist by some art critics, her colorful visual art transmits a sense of happiness and simplicity to its audience. Throughout her career, her multimedia installations have been capturing the many contradictions and anxieties of modern society. Her experimental works which have been both successful and influential are exhibited at many important art collections worldwide. With her innovative style she has emerged as one of the most recognizable names in contemporary video art.


In 2009, her first feature film, ‘Pepperminta’, which tells the story of an ‘anarchist of the imagination’, was released at the Venice Film Festival


In 2006, she created a commission for the visual identity of the Armory Show, New York


In 2005, she participated in the Istanbul Biennial and represented Switzerland in the Venice Biennale


From 2002 to 2003 she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a visiting faculty member at the invitation of Professor Paul McCarthy


In 1998, she was one of six finalists for the Hugo Boss Prize, an award administered every two years by the Guggenheim Foundation for significant achievement in contemporary art, and her single-channel video installation ‘Sip My Ocean’ (1996) was shown at the ‘Guggenheim Museum SoHo’ in New York City


Her 1997 video titled ‘Ever is Over All’ shows in slow-motion a young woman walking along a city street, smashing the windows of parked cars with a large hammer in the shape of a tropical flower


In 1992, she released ‘Pickelporno (Pimple porno)’, a work about the female body and sexual excitation


In the 1990s, she exhibited at a number of major venues, including the ‘Museum of Contemporary Art’ in Chicago, the ‘Stedelijk Museum’ in Amsterdam, and the ‘National Gallery’ in Berlin


From 1988 to 1994, she played drums and bass in an all-girl rock band, Les Reines Prochaines (“The Next Queens”)


In 1986, her first production titled ‘I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much’ was released


From 1982 to 1986, she studied commercial art, illustration and photography at the ‘Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst’ in Vienna


She was born as Elisabeth Charlotte Rist, on June 21, 1962 in Grabs, Sankt Gallen, in Switzerland


Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Reykjavik Art Museum; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Museum der Moderne Salzburg-Mönchsberg, Austria; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles; and Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn

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