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Pipilotti Rist

Philippe Rahm (born in 1967) is an architect best know for his work in the field of contemporary art. He is, what can be described, as a physiological architect. He uses non-material elements that will have a physical effect on the participants and those enjoying his works. His current portfolio examines irradiation and melatonin production. Rahm does not work within architecture using the skin and bones approach, instead he looks at the physical influence of shape and structure and how it has an effect on the body, breaking down the boundaries between the design and the person within it. Philippe Rahm graduated from the polytechnic schools of Lausanne and Zurich, since 1993. In 2002, he represented Switzerland at the 8 th Biennial of Architecture in Venice. Until June 2007, a personal exhibition is dedicated to him with and Gilles Clément at Montreal’s Canadian Centre of Architecture. He has participated in a considerable number of exhibits around the world (Archilab 2000, SF-MoMA 2001, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris 2001, Tirana Biennial 2001, Valencia Biennial 2003, CCA Kitakyushu 2004, Mori Art Museum 2005, Frac centre, Orleans, Centre Pompidou, Beaubourg 2003, 2005 and 2007, Kunsthaus Graz 2006). Philippe Rahm was a resident of the Villa Medicis in Rome in 2000. He currently teaches at the ECAL and the EPFL in Lausanne, and was a professor at London’s AA School in 2005- 2006, lecturing at Paris’ École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 2003 and at the academy of architecture of Mendrisio in Switzerland in 2005 and 2006.