Pipilotti Rist was born in Grabs in the Swiss Rhine Valley in 1962. Since emerging on the international art scene in the mid-1980s and 1990s with famous single channel videos such as 'I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much' (1986) and 'Pickelporno' (1992), Rist has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and is one of the most celebrated video artists working today. In 2009, Rist was awarded the Joan Miró Prize for her wide-ranging creative activity and her outstanding contribution to the current artistic scene. For her first feature film, 'Pepperminta' (2009), in 2009 she received the President of the Jury's Extraordinary Award at Spain's 6th Seville European Film Festival and in 2010 she received the 'Cutting the Edge Award' by Miami International European Film Festival. Her recent solo exhibitions include: 'Pixel Forest' New Museum, New York NY (2016). ‘Dein Speichel ist mein Taucheranzug im Ozean des Schmerzes’ Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (2016); ‘Komm Schatz, wir stellen die Medien um & fangen nochmals von vorne an’ Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria (2015); 'Pipilotti Rist. A la belle étoile', Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2012); 'Eyeball Massage', Hayward Gallery, London, England (2011).