Rirkrit Tiravanija is one of the most seminal and influential contemporary artists working today. He gave a public lecture at 72-13 on 7 Feb 2007 as part of his residency with LASALLE College of the Arts working with postgraduate visual arts students. He has exhibited widely, including solo shows at Kunsthalle Basel; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Portikus, Frankfurt; and Secession, Vienna. For the 50th International Venice Biennale (2003), he co-curated Utopia Station, and most recently opening at the Haus der Kunst, Munich. Since 1998, Tiravanija has also been working on The Land, a large-scale collaborative and transdisciplinary project near Chiang Mai, Thailand. Tiravanija lives and works in New York, Chiang Mai, and Berlin.