Pipilotti Rist-Portrait

Pipilotti Rist /   Elisabeth Charlotte Rist

Switzerland 1962

Installation, Video Art


Pipilotti Rist
Elisabeth Charlotte Rist
February 13, 2017
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Elisabeth Charlotte Rist, better know as Pipilotti Rist is a Swiss visual artist who works with video, film, and moving images which are often displayed as projections. Since her childhood, she has been nicknamed Pipilotti after the character from the novel Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren. She believes that art should encourage the mind, destroys prejudices, and create positive energy. Her work is mostly related to gender, sexuality, and the human body. We can say she is a pioneer of moving-image art.

channel arts on view at augustine luhring
Pipilotti Rist – Open My Glade, Hauser and Wirth, photo by Marco De Scalzi

I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much

After enrolling in video courses at the Basel School of Design, encouraged by her teacher, Pipilotti submitted to a juried video exhibition, and I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much was accepted. This video from 1986 shows the artist in a low cut black dress, in an empty white space. She is standing in front of the camera singing at the top of her voice I’m not the Girl Who Misses Much, which are words taken from a John Lennon song Happiness is a Warm Gun. In this video, she celebrates the body and its energy while making a statement about the sexism of MTV.[1]

Pipilotti Rist - channel arts on view in news
Pipilotti Rist – Worry Will Vanish Horizon, 2014, Audio video installation, music by Anders Guggisberg, show at Hauser & Wirth, 2014, photo by Alex Delfanne

Ever is Over All by Pipilotti Rist

The artist uses the technical possibilities of video by speeding up, slowing down, or distorting the image. In 1997, she created the video Ever is Over All, for the 47th Venice Biennale. It will leave you with ambivalent emotions. On one hand, we see a woman wearing red shoes, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, who smashes the windows of parked cars with a tropical flower. Seeing someone smashing car windows is something that would usually upset you, but on the other hand, soft music in the video and woman’s playful gesture creates a serene feeling in you. This video has been purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City. It was even an inspiration for Beyonce’s Hold Up video, in 2016.

Pipilotti is a pioneer of moving-image art

Pipilotti Rist news on channel arts
Pipilotti Rist – Under The Sky, 2007 – Photo credits Georges Meguerditchian

Pour Your Body Out

For three months in 2008 and 2009, the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City was turned into magical space because of Rist solo exhibition- Pour Your Body Out. The idea was to create a womblike zone of comfort by emphasizing on pink, music, 25-foot video installation projections, and specially designed furniture. The video and music are organized in cycles of 10 and 16 minutes so that visitors who stay longer do not see an exact repetition. Once you step into the atrium, you become part of the new, and completely different dimension. The artist imagined this space as a pool with blend of lights and sounds. The camera remains on strawberries, apples, and fields of tulips. Smashed fruits and crushed petals, flower fields of a shot from ground level and projected 25 feet high, which created a sensational feeling. The artist wanted for visitors to feel like a part of this artwork and a part of nature. She wanted them to imagine what would it feel like to be a flower or a fruit. Pipilotti encourages them to sing, be barefoot, stretch out, and roll around while they are sitting on a carpet on the floor or lying on a doughnut-shaped sofa.[2]

The most comprehensive presentation of Rist work

Pipilotti Rist contact
Pipilotti Rist – Looking Through Pixel Forest, 2016 – Photo via nytimes

Awards and Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest

Pipilotti’s work has been on view in galleries all over the world, such as Luhring Augustine Hauser & Wirth, etc. In 2009 she completed her first feature film called Pepperminta, and won world-famous Joan Miró Prize. In 2016, the New Museum presented the most comprehensive presentation of her work, which was Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest. The exhibition was set on three floors of the Museum, it was organized chronologically from the bottom to the top of the building, by Massimiliano Gioni. It is not unusual for her exhibitions to have big pillows or actual beds on the floor in order to help visitors to relax.[3]

Pipilotti currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.


  1. Taylor, R., (2004) I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much, Tate [February 13, 2017]
  2. Rosenberg, K., (2008) Tiptoe by the Tulips (or Stretch by the Apples), The New York Times [February 13, 2017]
  3. Smith, R., (2016) Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest, Deep in the Wilds of Video, The New York Times [February 13, 2017]

Featured image: Pipilotti Rist – Portrait – Photo via nytimes
All images used for illustrative purposes only

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Dein Speichel ist mein Taucheranzug im Ozean des SchmerzesKunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2016Sip my OceanSKMU Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, NorwaySolo
2016Pixel ForestNew Museum, New York NYSolo
2016Reset. Pipilotti Rist – Himalaya Goldsteins StubePinakothek der Moderne, Munich, GermanySolo
2015Raum 3Stampa, BaselGroup
2015In The Here And Now! Swiss Art Of The Last 30 Years From The Kunst Heute CollectionKunstmuseum Bern, BernGroup
2014Pipilotti Rist: Stay Stamina StayHauser & Wirth - Somerset, Bruton, SomersetSolo
2014Unikat – Unicum. Artists’ books from the Prints and Drawings DepartmentSwiss National Library, BernGroup
2014Damage Control - Art and Destruction Since 1950Kunsthaus Graz, GrazGroup
2014The Sea - The Other LandscapeBrandts Museet for Fotokunst, OdenseGroup
2014The Sea - The Other LandscapeBRANDTS , OdenseGroup
2014Music palace. The power of music seen by visual artistsVilla Empain - Boghossian Foundation,BrusselsGroup
2014I’m Still HereMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmGroup
2014DisconsentCenter for Contemporary Art, PlovdivGroup
2014Cargo! Zeitgenössische Kunst im Museum RietbergMuseum Rietberg, ZurichGroup
2014Damage ControlMUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, LuxembourgGroup
2014Paradise ReclaimedGalleri Nord-Norge, HarstadGroup
2014Total Art: Contemporary VideoNational Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DCGroup
20141984-1999. La DécennieCentre Pompidou-Metz, MetzGroup
2014Corporeality and SexualityKunstglaube, ViennaGroup
2014FootnotesHessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College,Annandale-on-Hudson, NYGroup
2014Full House - 15 Years of Inventory and Exhibitions at Aeroplastics ContemporaryAEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels Group
2014Pipilotti Rist & Yvonne RoebRound One - FLEX, BerlinGroup
2014You Imagine What You DesireMuseum of Contemporary Art Sydney - MCA, Sydney, NSWGroup
201419th Biennale of Sydney - You imagine what you desireBiennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSWGroup
2014All About These... Ladies And GentlemenNational Gallery of Arts, TiranaGroup
2014International Women’S Day - Artworks From The Collection Of Slava Nakovska And Nedko SolakovICA-Sofia - The Institute of Contemporary Art, SofiaGroup
20141 + 1 = 1 : When Collections CollideThe Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, QCGroup
2014OtherworldlyMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmGroup
2014Exhibition The Pictured Self - Swiss Performative Video Art 1990-2010Galerija12 HUB,BelgradeGroup
2013Gentle Wave in Your Eye FluidGuangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, GuangdongSolo
20139th Lianzhou International Photo FestivalLianzhou International Photo Festival, LianzhouGroup
201393Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2013Ausweitung der Kampfzone. Die Sammlung. 1968-2000Neue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup
2013Damage Control - Art and Destruction Since 1950Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,Washington, DCGroup
2013Making SpaceMusée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, LausanneGroup
2013Numbers in the DarkThe Southern Alberta Art Gallery - SAAG, Lethbridge, AlbertaGroup
2013Głośno!,Loud! — works by the most important representatives of video artBWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice, KatowiceGroup
2013Flowers And MushroomsMuseum der Moderne, SalzburgGroup
2013Junkies' PromisesPaul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2013Needless CleanupMeetFactory Gallery, PragueGroup
2013El Arte del Presente - Colección Helga de AlvearMecenazgo al Servicio del Arte -CentroCentro Cibeles , MadridGroup
2013This is Not a Love Song - La VirreinaCentre de la Imatge, BarcelonaGroup
2013Cut! - ideokunst aus der SammlungAargauer Kunsthaus, AarauGroup
2013An Artist Collecting ArtVestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, VestfossenGroup
2013Praxis der LiebeSalzburger Kunstverein, SalzburgGroup
2013Outsider (un Geste à Part)Centre d’Art Bastille - CAB, GrenobleGroup
2013From Page to Space (Vom Blatt zum Raum)Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, KaufbeurenGroup
2013Setouchi Triennale 2013Setouchi Triennale, TakamatsuGroup
2013GnadenlosPaula Modersohn-Becker Museum, BremenGroup
2013Elastic VideoKunstraum Niederösterreich, ViennaGroup
2013Grösser Als Zürich Helmhaus Zürich, ZurichGroup
2012Pipilotti Rist: A la belle étoileHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WASolo
2012You called me Jacky- Pipilotti RistPromenade Gallery, VloreSolo
2012Pipilotti Rist : Spear to Heaven - LeeumSamsung Museum of Art, SeoulSolo
2012Pipilotti Rist - Blutbetriebene Kameras und quellende RäumeKunstmuseum St.Gallen, St. GallenSolo
2012Pipilotti Rist - AugapfelmassageStädtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, MannheimSolo
2012Collection’12IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne, Rhône-Alpes, VilleurbanneGroup
2012Gnadenlos. Künstlerinnen und das KomischeKunsthalle Vogelmann, HeilbronnGroup
2012The pictured selfEspacio Trapézio, MadridGroup
2012From Page to SpaceGalerija Murska Sobota, Murska SobotaGroup
2012Son et Lumière21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, KanazawaGroup
2012Künstlerkinder von Runge bis RichterKunsthalle in Emden, EmdenGroup
2012Junge MenschenFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurGroup
2012(hn+spk) - fmac= - Halle Nordart en Ile, GenevaGroup
2012Painting in SpaceLuhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Innovationen in der Kunst der SchweizKunsthaus Interlaken, InterlakenGroup
2012Medien.kunst.sammeln - Perspektiven einer SammlungKunsthaus Graz, GrazGroup
2012Die Frau in der Pop Art im Echo anderer StilrichtungenQuadrART Dornbirn, DornbirnGroup
2012I am the space where I am - Swiss women artists contemporary art exhibitionHe Xiangning Art Museum, ShenzhenGroup
2012Group ExhibitionCurator's Office, Washington, DCGroup
2012GrÖsser Als ZürichHelmhaus Zürich, ZurichGroup
2012La pelle che abito Galleria Pack, MilanGroup
2012Thank You for the Music - How Music Moves UsMuseum of Contemporary Art,HelsinkiGroup
2011Pipilotti Rist - I Packed the Postcard in My SuitcaseACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VICSolo
2011Pipilotti Rist - Eyeball MassageHayward Gallery, LondonSolo
2011Pipilotti Rist Solo ExhibitDe Vleeshal, MiddelburgSolo
2011Pipilotti Rist - Ruhig durch die WändeKunsthalle Bremen, BremenSolo
2011Pipilotti Rist: The Tender RoomWexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OHSolo
2011Pipilotti Rist: Dwelling (within)Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYSolo
2011Ha Ha RoadMostyn, Llandudno, WalesGroup
2011Ha Ha RoadQUAD Gallery, DerbyGroup
2011Passwords 12: The Gaze And The Apparatus Of New MediaCentro Cultural Montehermoso,Vitoria-GasteizGroup
2011MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre GegenwartMuseum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), FrankfurtGroup
2011VIEL LÄRM UM ALLESHaus für Kunst Uri, AltdorfGroup
2011Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I amMuseum Tinguely, BaselGroup
2011Biennale di Venezia - 54th International Art ExhibitionLa Biennale di Venezia, VeniceGroup
2011HÖHENRAUSCH.2OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, LinzGroup
2011Narcissus ReflectedFruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
2011Weltraum. Die Kunst und ein TraumKunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), ViennaGroup
2011Paradise LostIstanbul Modern, IstanbulGroup
2011Of women´s modesty and anger - Villa EmpainBoghossian Foundation, BrusselsGroup
2011Happy Tech. Macchine dal volto umanoTriennale Bovisa, MilanGroup
2011Be Alive!Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, TokyoGroup
2011Universo vídeo. Kinetic Histories - LaboraCentro de Arte y Creación Industrial, GijónGroup
2011Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven Canzani Center Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OHGroup
2011Modern Women: Single ChannelMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2011Testing GroundZabludowicz Collection London, LondonGroup
2010Directions: Pipilotti Rist Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DCSolo
2010Pipilotti Rist - Heroes Of BirthLuhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2010Estructuras de lo aparenteSala de Arte Público Siqueiros - SAPS, Mexico CitySolo
2010Pipilotti Rist - Partido amistosoFundación Joan Miró, BarcelonaSolo
2010Pipilotti Rist - Polish girls rule the worldHeppen Transfer, WarsawSolo
2010Pipilotti Rist - Schliessen Sie mir das Kleid, dankeMuseum Langmatt, BadenSolo
2010Pipilotti Rist - Extremitäten (weich, weich)Pinakothek der Moderne, MunichSolo
2010Homo sapiens sapiensLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebækSolo
2010Un-home-lyOakville Galleries, Oakville, ONGroup
2010The Nameless Hour: Places of Reverie, Paths of ReflectionVCUarts Anderson Gallery,Richmond, VAGroup
2010GlanzlichterMuseum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-RotGroup
2010Chambres D′echoLes Complices*, ZurichGroup
2010Pasajes. Viajes por el híper-espacio - LaboralCentro de Arte y Creación Industrial, GijónGroup
2010Des Seins à DesseinEspace Arlaud, LausanneGroup
2010Short Notice: Stir HeartBRANDTS , OdenseGroup
2010Everlasting GobstopperMichael Benevento, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Werken uit de collectie van Frans OomenKunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, VijfhuizenGroup
2010Next GenerationKunstmuseum St.Gallen, St. GallenGroup
2010Director's ChoiceARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, IshojGroup
2010Fast forward 2. The Power of Motion - Media Art Sammlung GoetzZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2010TWENTY FIVELuhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Julia Stoschek Collection - I want to see how you seeDeichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2010Contemplating the VoidSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2010I love youARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, AarhusGroup
2010My Favorites - Index of a Certain Collection: Selections from the MoMAK CollectionNational Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK), KyotoGroup
2010Chained to a Creature of a Different KingdomDavid Castillo Gallery, Miami, FLGroup
2010Wonder Women from the EMST collectionNational Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, AthensGroup
2010Think PinkGavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2010[re]wind 4.0 : Contemporary Video Art, 2000-2009Richard E. Peeler Art Center - DePauw University , Greencastle, INGroup
2010Stir Heart: Women Who Move Art IThe Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, OsloGroup
2010New FrontierSundance Institute, Park City, UTGroup
2009Pipilotti Rist Solo ShowMIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som, São PauloSolo
2009Pipilotti Rist - KiasmaMuseum of Contemporary Art, HelsinkiSolo
2009Elixir: The Video Organism of Pipilotti RistMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamSolo
2009Monitoring ArtCalix Gustav Gallery, Miami, FLGroup
2009Twentysix Gasoline Stations ed altri libri d'ArtistaMuseo Regionale di Messina, MessinaGroup
2009The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection IIOrange County Museum of Art,Newport BeachGroup
2009Emporte-moi (Sweep me off my feet)Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec CityGroup
2009Pop My CherryPatricia Low Contemporary, GenevaGroup
2009The social critique 1993-2005Kalmar konstmuseum, KalmarGroup
2009Die Kunst ist super!Museum für Gegenwart, BerlinGroup
2009The World is YoursLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebækGroup
2009VideniePerm Museum of Contemporary Art, PermGroup
2009RetreatKunstfort Asperen, BeetsterzwaagGroup
2009Walking in my MindHayward Gallery, LondonGroup
2009BLICKMASCHINEN - Visual Tactics or how pictures emergeMucsarnok Kunsthalle, BudapestGroup
2009OK | HÖHENRAUSCHOK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, LinzGroup
2009Private UniversesDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
2009Unter Wasser - Über Wasser -Vom Aquarium zum VideobildKunsthalle Wilhelmshaven,WilhelmshavenGroup
2009Digitale GärtenStaatliches Museum Schwerin, SchwerinGroup
2009The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to ProjectionOrange County Museum of Art,Newport BeachGroup
2009Haydn explosivSchloss Esterházy, EisenstadtGroup
2009The Communism Of FormsArt Gallery of York University, Toronto, ONGroup
2009Mi Vida – From Heaven to HellMucsarnok Kunsthalle, BudapestGroup
20092. Bienal de CanariasBienal de Canarias, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaGroup
2009Rewind, Fast ForwardNeue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, GrazGroup
2009Spazio Libro d’ArtistaPalazzo Manganelli , Catania, CTGroup
2009Play - Film and VideoModerna Museet, StockholmGroup
2008Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo
2008Pipilotti Rist: YuYuMIMOCA - Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art,MarugameSolo
2008Videozone 4 - VideozoneInternational Video-Art Biennial, Tel AvivGroup
2008Blickmaschinen oder wie Bilder entstehenMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, SiegenGroup
2008Glanz und VerderbenKunsthaus Muerz, MürzzuschlagGroup
2008One of Us Cannot Be WrongCCP - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VICGroup
2008Under the InfluenceArt and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, CAGroup
2008To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open BookMOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CAGroup
2008Number Two: FragileJulia Stoschek Collection, DusseldorfGroup
2008Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QCGroup
200849th October SalonOctober Salon, BelgradeGroup
2008BodyBerserkBRANDTS , OdenseGroup
2008Kult Zürich AussersihlGalerie Baviera, ZurichGroup
2008IMPLANTThe Horticultural Society of New York Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008Todas as historiasMuseu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, PortoGroup
2008Ladies OnlyKunstmuseum St.Gallen, St. GallenGroup
2008SideshowFRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, MontpellierGroup
2008Zerbrechliche Schönheit, Glas im Blick der KunstMuseum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2008Las Implicaciones de la Imagen (The implications of image) MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico CityGroup
2008Vote for Womenkunst Meran, MeranGroup
2008A Room of One’s OwnCastello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, TurinGroup
2008Hysteria and the BodyArt Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, OntarioGroup
2008Schweizer Videokunst der 70er und 80er Jahre. Eine RekonstruktionKunstmuseum Luzern,LucerneGroup
2008Gravity in ArtTelic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2008Erranti nella videoarte contemporaneaPalazzo Comunale, SienaGroup
2008Other than Yourself - An Investigation between Inner and Outer SpaceT-B A21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, ViennaGroup
2008IN REPOSEGalleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2007Pipilotti Rist - KarakaraHara Museum of Contemporary Art, TokyoSolo
2007Pipilotti Rist - Gravity, Be My FriendMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmSolo
2007A la belle étoile - Pipilotti RistCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, ParisSolo
2007The rite of springMAN - Museo d'Arte di Nuoro,NuoroGroup
2007Sounding the Subject: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art TrustMIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MAGroup
2007Gehen bleibenKunstmuseum Bonn, BonnGroup
2007Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico FelliniGC.AC - Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, MonfalconeGroup
2007J´Embrasse PasCollection Lambert, AvignonGroup
2007X mal ICHStädtische Galerie Fruchthalle Rastatt, RastattGroup
2007Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, ILGroup
2007ExistenciasMusac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
2007Time Past - Time PresentIstanbul Modern, IstanbulGroup
2007SurrealitesKunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel - BienneGroup
2007IdyllKünstlerverein Walkmühle e.V., WiesbadenGroup
2007Global Feminisms RemixBrooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2007The Communism of Forms: Sound + Image + TimeThe Strategy of Music Videos - Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo Group
2007An Interpersonal JourneySantralistanbul, IstanbulGroup
2007Bordeline Moving Images 2007Borderline, BeijingGroup
2007No. 1: Destroy, she saidJulia Stoschek Collection, DusseldorfGroup
2007Velo & KunstKunstmuseum Olten, OltenGroup
2007Upon an Ether Sea: Water and Ship Imagery from the MCA CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, ILGroup
2007Les rêves du châteauChâteau de Nyon, NyonGroup
2007Contraseñas 1Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-GasteizGroup
2007Still Life & KickingPaula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Die Kunst zu SammelnMuseum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2007Into Me, Out of MeMACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), RomeGroup
2007Que fait-on du blanc quand la neige fond ?Centre d'art image - imatge, AgrèveGroup
2007The Shapes of SpaceSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2007Out of Time - A Contemporary ViewMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2007Scenes and Traces - From the collection design, photography & videoStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, AmsterdamGroup
2007Global FeminismsBrooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2007Swiss Made 1Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
2007Fondation Beyeler: EROS in der Kunst der ModerneBank Austria Kunstforum, ViennaGroup
2007Une question de générationMusée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, LyonGroup
2007AMERICAN VIDEO-ARTLAZNIA - Centre for Contemporary Art, GdanskGroup
2007VideostampaStampa, BaselGroup
2006Swiss VideoTate Modern, LondonGroup
2006INTO ME - OUT OF MEKW Institute for Contemporary Art , BerlinGroup
2006Slices of Life - Contemporary PhotographyFerenbalm-Gurbrü Station, KarlsruheGroup
2006The 4th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art - Media City SeoulInternational Biennale of Media Art, SeoulGroup
2006EROS in der Kunst der ModerneFondation Beyeler, RiehenGroup
2006Jenseits des Kinos - Die Kunst der ProjektionMuseum für Gegenwart,BerlinGroup
2006Video-Kunst 2004-2006Kunsthalle Göppingen, GöppingenGroup
2006LifestyleKunstmuseum St.Gallen, St. GallenGroup
2006It's Time for Action (There's no Option) - About FeminismMigros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ZurichGroup
2006Mapping Switzerland 2Vögele Kulturzentrum, PfäffikonGroup
2006EldoradoMUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, LuxembourgGroup
2006AutopoesisSlovak National Gallery - Slovenská Národná Galéria (SNG), BratislavaGroup
2006Into me - Out of meMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2006The Expanded Eye. SehenKunsthaus Zürich, ZurichGroup
2006SonambienteAdK - Akademie der Künste, BerlinGroup
2006Zwischen Körper und ObjektMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2006Reisen mit der KunstKunstmuseum Bern, BernGroup
2006The CollectiblesContemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2006Sip my OceanLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebækGroup
2006Full HouseStädtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, MannheimGroup
2006Gregor Schneider: TotalschadenBonner Kunstverein, BonnGroup
2006Shiftscale - Sculpture at the Extended FieldKumu Art Museum, TallinnGroup
2006Hundert Küsse sind besser als einer (Hundred Kisses are better than one)Krinzinger Projekte, ViennaGroup
2006Heavenly BodiesSan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2005Pröblemäs büenös - 4 obras de Pipilotti Rist y amigäsMusac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonSolo
2005Pipilotti Rist - Löndön Hauser & Wirth - London, London Solo
2005Joy - Casino LuxembourgForum d'art contemporain, LuxembourgGroup
2005The Gravity in Art de Appel arts centre, AmsterdamGroup
2005Öffentlichkeit als Medium IIVideos und Dokumentationen - ZKMax, MunichGroup
2005Lichtkunst aus KunstlichtZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe,KarlsruheGroup
2005Guardami - Percezione del VideoSMS Contemporanea, SienaGroup
2005Point of view - Le ParvisScène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, IbosGroup
2005Ecstasy - In and About Altered StatesThe Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005Truss Thrust: The Artifice of SpaceMuseum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, COGroup
2005Multiplo_2 - multipli, molteplici moltiplicatiN.O.Gallery, MilanGroup
2005Les p'tites histoiresCentre d’Art Contemporain de Lacoux, Hauteville-LompnèsGroup
2005EindhovenIstanbulStedelijk Van Abbemuseum, EindhovenGroup
2005Naturellement abstraitCentre d'Art Contemporain Geneve, GenevaGroup
2005Dall´occhio elettronicoCastello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, TurinGroup
2005Contour - 2nd Biennial for Video Art - ContourBiennial for Video Art, MechelenGroup
2005Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving ImageRochester Art Center, Rochester, MNGroup
2005Parilla - Video ArteM100 - Centro Culturtal Matucana 100, SantiagoGroup
2005Realit;-)t - 30 Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz in MünchenVögele Kulturzentrum,PfäffikonGroup
2005TOXIC – O discurso do excesso?Hangar K7, Fundição de Oeiras, OeirasGroup
2005Ensemble!MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, AntwerpGroup
2005VideokunstwocheNBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, BerlinGroup
200551st International Art Exhibition Venice BiennaleBiennale di Venezia - Always a little further -La Biennale di Venezia, VeniceGroup
2005Pass the Time of DayCastlefield Gallery, ManchesterGroup
2005Kiss the Frog - The Art of TransformationThe Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, OsloGroup
2005Swiss Video Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, KrakowGroup
2005Pass the Time of DayCollective Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
2005The 9 SpacesARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, AarhusGroup
2005Point of ViewCGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2005F.C. Flick Collection im Hamburger BahnhofMuseum für Gegenwart, BerlinGroup
2005The Enigma of Modernity - Ludwig MuseumMuseum of Contemporary Art - Budapes,BudapestGroup
2005Der Traum vom Ich, der Traum von der WeltFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurGroup
2005BlumenmythosFondation Beyeler, RiehenGroup
2005FAST FORWARD Media Art de la Colección GoetzMuseo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid - Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, MadridGroup
2005Pass the Time of DayAngel Row Gallery, NottinghamGroup
2005Selected video pogramme from the Collection of New MediaGalerija Miroslav Kraljevic, ZagrebGroup
2004Pipilotti Rist - Herbstzeitlose - Saffron Flower or Fall Time LessLuhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2004PIPPILOTI RIST - VideoCentre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, WarsawSolo
2004Stir Heart, Rinse Heart: Pipilotti RistSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CASolo
2002Pipilotti Rist - Invitada EspecialMAMBA - Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos AiresSolo
2002Pipilotti Rist - Sip My Ocean and other videosASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZSolo
2002Sip My OceanVirginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VASolo
2001Pipilotti Rist - Apricots along the streetMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridSolo
2001Pipilotti Rist - 54Centraal Museum, UtrechtSolo
2001Show A LegTramway, Glasgow, ScotlandSolo
2000Pipilotti Rist - Super-subjectiveCenter for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, KitakyushuSolo
2000Open My GladePublic Art Fund, New York City, NYSolo
1998Pipilotti Rist - Remake of the WeekendKunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), ViennaSolo
1998Pipilotti Rist: Matrix 136The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTSolo
1998Pipilotti Rist - Remake of the weekendHamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, BerlinSolo
1995I’m not the girl who misses muchKunstverein in Hamburg, HamburgSolo
1995Pipilotti Rist - I'm not the girl who misses muchNeue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, GrazSolo