Michael Rakowitz

Michael Rakowitz

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CalArts Campus


Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series

The Paul Brach Visiting Artist Series presents: Herb Alpert Award Winner in the Arts Michael Rakowitz
*Following the lecture there will be a dinner hosted by the Southwest Asian North African Alliance (SWANA)

Michael Rakowitz received his BFA from Purchase College, SUNY, New York, and his MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and SITE, Santa Fe. A major survey of his practice is being organized by Whitechapel, London, and Castello di Rivoll, Turin. He has been featured in group exhibitions throughout the world including the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; Front International, Cleveland; 14th Istanbul Biennial; Yokohama Trienniale, Japan; and Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany. He recently completed the Fourth Plinth commission in London's Trafalgar Square and is the 2018 Visual Art recipient of The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Rakowitz is Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Rakowitz is currently exhibiting his work, Dispute Between the Tamarisk and the Date Palm, at the REDCAT from Saturday, March 9, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019.