Great Neck, New York, 1973
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.A., 1998); Purchase College, State University of New York (B.F.A., 1995)
Selected Solo Exhibitions
"Spoils," Park Avenue Autumn, presented by Creative Time.
"The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one's own," Tate Modern, London.
"Recent Projects on Baghdad and Montréal," SBC Gallery, Montréal.
"The invisible enemy should not exist," Lombard-Freid Projects, New York. Traveled.
"Return," Creative Time, Brooklyn.
"Dull Roar," Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York.
Selected Group Exhibitions
"dOCUMENTA(13)," Kassel, Germany.
"Feast Radical Hospitality and Contemporary Art," Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. Catalogue.
"Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archeology in the Ottoman Empire," SALT, Istanbul.
"The Jerusalem Show, Edition 0.2," Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem.
"Transmission Interrupted," Modern Art Oxford, England.
"The Greenroom," Hessel Museum, Bard College, New York.
16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Catalogue.
10th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey.
Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates. Catalogue.
"T1: The Pantagruel Syndrome," Castello di Rivoli, Turin.
"SAFE: Design Takes On Risk," The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
"The Interventionists," Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts.
Kennedy, Randy. "Looted Dishes Used in Art Project Returned to Iraq," The New York Times (December 15).
Sherwin, Skye. "Artist of the Week 73: Michael Rakowitz," The Guardian (London) (February 3).
Vitamin 3D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation. London: Phaidon.
Cuy, Sofía Hérnandez Chong. "Storytelling," Afterall (Summer).
Rosenberg, Karen. "Michael Rakowitz: 'The Worst Condition . . . ,'" The New York Times (March 27).
Smith, Stephanie. "A Visionary Dream, Unrealized: The Drawings of Michael Rakowitz," Afterall (Summer).
Feldman, Hannah. "Michael Rakowitz and the tactics of being in-between and everywhere else," Art & Australia (Winter).
Rakowitz, Michael, and Harrell Fletcher. Between Artists: Harrell Fletcher and Michael Rakowitz. New York: A.R.T. Press.
Smith, Roberta. "Using Old Materials to Put a New Face on a Museum," The New York Times (September 28).
Ashford, Doug, and Anne Pasternak, eds. Who Cares. New York: Creative Time.
Bishop, Claire. "Art Review: 10th International Istanbul Biennial," Artforum (November).
Eleey, Peter. "Michael Rakowitz: An Import-Export Business, Posters, Shelters for the Homeless and the Smell of Buns," Frieze (May).
"Enemy Kitchen: Michael Rakowitz and the Politics of (Iraqi) Food," Bidoun (Winter).
Johnson, Liza. "Interview: Return," Gastronomica (August).
Rakowitz. Michael. "Essay: Pruitt-Igoe," Skulptur Projekte Muenster.
Richard, Frances. "Michael Rakowitz," Artforum (April).
Sinclair, Cameron. Design Like You Give a Damn. New York: Metropolis Books.
Singer, Debra. "On the Ground: NY," Artforum (December).
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn. "First Takes: Michael Rakowitz," Artforum (January).
Cotter, Holland. "Michael Rakowitz: "'Dull Roar,'" The New York Times (May 27).
McClister, Nell. "Michael Rakowitz," Artforum (September).
Chasin, Noah. "Rip-Off Culture," Springerin (Vienna, Summer).
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn. Michael Rakowitz: Circumventions. Paris: onestar press/Dena Foundation.
Cotter, Holland. "Homeland," The New York Times (May 30).
Pollak, Michael. "New York Debut for Inflatable Shelters for the Homeless," The New York Times (December 27).
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," in Non Plan, ed. By Jonathan Hughes and Simon Sadler. Cambridge: The