Michael Rakowitz

Born 1973, New York

1995 Purchase College SUNY, Purchase, NY, Bachelor of Fine Arts
1998 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., Master of Science in Visual Studies

Lives and works in Chicago

Awards & Grants
2022 Municipality of The Hague Archaeology and Migration Flows Public Art Commission
2021 The Pommery Prize
2021 American Academy in Rome Residency
2021 Nominated for the Princess of Asturias Award
2021 Nominated for the Balzan Award
2020 Nasher Prize Laureate
2020 Public Art Dialogue Award
2018 Herb Alpert Award for Visual Arts
2017 Fourth Plinth Commission (for 2018)
2015 Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
2015 Graham Foundation Grant
2014 Nominated for Zurich Art Prize
2013 Nominated for Alpert Award
2012 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award
2011-2013 AT&T Research Fellow, Northwestern University
2009 University Research Grant, Northwestern University
2009 Shortlisted for Jack Wolgin Prize
2009 Alpert Awards Ucross Residency
2008 Creative Capital Grant
2007 Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts Grant, Northwestern University
2007 Sharjah Biennial Art Prize, Jury Award
2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Architecture & Environmental Structures
2003 Dena Foundation of Contemporary Art Award
2002 UNESCO Design Laureate, Grand Prix
2001 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art Commission for Midwood High School, Brooklyn
2000 Jerome Foundation Artist Grant
2000 White Columns Artist Production Grant
1997 MIT Council for the Arts Grant
1996 MIT Department of Architecture Fellowship
1995 Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center

Tate Collection, London, UK
The British Museum, London, UK
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (Architecture and Design Collection)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul
Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
UNESCO, Paris, France
University Art Museum, Princeton, USA
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Lithuanian National Museum of Art
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden

Teaching Experience
2014 Visiting Artist, Art Academy of Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank
2012 Visiting Artist, Art Academy of Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank
2010 Visiting Artist, Art Academy of Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank
2009 (June 22-27), Instructor for public art and intervention workshop at Forumak Leto: Summer Program for Practicing Artists at Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia
2006-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2002-2006, Professor, Department of Sculptural Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
2003, Visiting Artist, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
2000-2002, Adjunct Professor, Sculpture Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1999-2000, Adjunct Professor, Bergen Community College, Art Department, Paramus, NJ
1998-2002, Adjunct Professor, Design Department, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY

Solo Exhibitions

The Waiting Gardens of the North, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (July)
I‘m good at love, I‘m good at hate, it‘s in between I freeze, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany

Reappearances, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
The Monument, The Monster, and The Maquette, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G), Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden
Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, USA
Al Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE
The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room Z), Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA Statue of Iraqi Soldier (Turner Contemporary commission), Margate, UK
Nimrud, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton, USA
Michael Rakowitz. Return, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room G), Radvila Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania
Michael Rakowitz: Nimrud, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton, USA

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Dispute Between the Tamarisk and the Date Palm, REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Whitechapel, London, UK

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
The Ballad of Special Ops Cody and other stories, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany

Backstroke of the West, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, USA
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
I’m good at love, I’m good at hate, it’s in between I freeze (performance and film), commissioned by Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal with support from Creative Capital
Radio Silence, launching July 29

The invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, Mason Hall Atrium Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
The Flesh is Yours, The Bones are Ours, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Fine Arts, Chicago
The Flesh is Yours, The Bones Are Ours, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

MoMA, The Artist’s Experiment Series, New York, USA

The invisible enemy should not exist, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, USA
The Breakup, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

Dar Al Sulh, Traffic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Breakup, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, USA

Spoils, Park Avenue Restaurant, New York, USA. Collaboration on a dish with Chef Kevin Lasko, curated by Creative Time. Other artists in the seasonal series are Marina Abromovic, Janine Antoni, and Paul Ramirez Jonas.

Secondary School, Percent for Art Commission, permanent installation at Midwood High School, Brooklyn, USA
The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own, Tate Modern, London, UK

Michael Rakowitz: Recent Projects on Baghdad and Montreal, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, USA

The invisible enemy should not exist, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY

Return, 529 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA, presented by Creative Time
Enemy Kitchen, ongoing public project; with high school students from Hudson Guild Community Center, presented by More Art, New York, USA, 2006; with students from Saratoga High School, presented by Montalvo Arts Center, CA, USA, 2007; with members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), presented by IVAW at the Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL, USA, Memorial Day, May 25, 2009
The Visionaries, Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Endgames, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino, Italy

Dull Roar, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, USA
Return (shipping center), Longwood Art Gallery, City University of New York, Bronx, New York, USA

Greetings from Stowe, Vermont, Kunstraum Innsbruck/Stadtturmgalerie, Austria
Test Ballot, public project, Kunstraum Innsbruck/Stadtturmgalerie, Austria; MUMOK, Vienna; and various public sites in cities throughout Europe including Stockholm, Sweden; Milan, Italy; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and elsewhere

Romanticized All Out Of Proportion, Special Project on the Panorama of the City of New York, Queens,
Museum of Art Queens, New York, USA

Breach, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, USA

Postcard Views, lobby of Cesar Pelli’s residential City Lights skyscraper, Long Island City, Queens, NY

Minaret, ongoing performance, Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY, 2001 and 2003; MDR Skyscraper and Battle of the Nations Monument, Leipzig, Germany, 2003; Station Building, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2003; Enver Hoxha Pyramid, Tirana, Abania, 2005

Climate Control, Special Project, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, New York, USA

Guard, permanent commission, Pratt Institute Sculpture Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA

paraSITE, ongoing public intervention, Boston and Cambridge, MA, USA; New York City, NY; Baltimore, MD, USA; Berlin, Germany; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Montreal, Quebec

Hubuz, homes of participants and grocery stores, Amman, Jordan

Group Exhibitions

The Life of Things. Looted – Displaced – Salvaged, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, venue: former Marktrichterhaus, Lauffen near Bad Ischl, Austria

Guest Relations, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Life Cycles, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Choosing to Portage, Tephra ICA, Reston, Virginia, USA
All Images Will Disappear, One Day, 4th Autostrade Biennale, Innovation and Training Park (ITP), Prizren, Kosovo
Kunsthal Charlottenborg Biennale, throughout Denmark
Artists in a Time of War, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections, touring through 2025

In the Heart of Another Country, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Air, Utah Musem of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
ARS22 – Living Encounters, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey
UnHomeless NYC: Art as Pedagogy to Consider and Better Understand NYC‘s Housing Crisis, Kingsborough Art Museum, New York City, USA
Beyond Codex: Living Archives, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA

A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, USA
For The Phoenix To Find Its Form In Us. On Restitution, Rehabilitation and Reparation, exhibition in cooperation with SAVVY Contemporary at ifa-Galerie, Berlin, Germany (June)
Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections, Telfair Museums, Jepson Center, Savannah, USA
The Flames. The Age of Ceramics, Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris, France

Notre monde brûle / Our world is burning, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections, MSU Broad Museum, East Lansing, USA
Assyria to America, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, USA

Sharjah Biennale 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
40,000 - A Museum of Curiosity, The 14th Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial, Germany

Proregress "” Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence, 12th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
der grosse Anspruch des kleinen Bildes, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Religion. Healing. Dividing, Parcum, Heverlee, Belgium
A Void, 601 Artspace, New York, NY, USA
Empathy, now!, Gdynia Design Days 2018, Gdynia, Poland
Bagdad mon amour, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France
An American City, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Québec, Canada
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Field Guide, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967 -2017, CAM St. Louis, MO, USA
Third Space/Shifting : Conversations about Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL, USA
40 Years: Part 3. POLITICAL, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition, The National Gallery, London, UK

Ephemeral Architecture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Replaced, Rampa, Istanbul, Turkey
Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture, MoMA, New York, NY, USA
How Long Is Now?, KINDL - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

14th Istanbul Biennial, TUrkey
Countour7, Mechelen, Belgium
Archaeology and Aesthetics, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU, USA
Zones of Contention: After the Green Line, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA

A Proximity of Consciousness, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, USA
Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan
A Thousand Doors, Gennadius Library, Athens (curated by Iwona Blazwick and Whitechapel), Greece
The Politics of Food, Delfina Foundation, London, UK
The Way of the Shovel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict Museum Leuven, Belgium

Once Upon A Time.. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tectonics, The Moving Museum/Traffic Gellery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Palestine, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
9+1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design, MoMA, New York, USA

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
Camp Out, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, USA
FEAST: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL, USA

Scramble for the Past, SALT, Istanbul, Turkey
Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan
Yes, We Don’t, Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
Taking Sides, Curated by Robin and Zak Williams on Paddle8.com
Inanimate Beings, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

La Ville Mobile, Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne, France

The Jerusalem Show IV, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
The Storyteller/screening of "Return" video, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Klimakapseln/Climate Capsules, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Über wut/On Rage, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

The Storyteller, organized by Independent Curators International (iCI) and traveling to various venues including Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Parsons/The New School, New York, USA
Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Actions: What You Can Do With The City, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

There Goes The Neighbourhood, Performance Space, Sydney, Australia
Tarjama/Translation, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
Return to Function, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, USA
Transmission Interrupted, Modern Art Oxford, UK
The Place of The Object and The Space of The Work, SculptureCenter, Queens, New York, USA

Actions: What You Can Do With The City, Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montreal, Quebec
Second Lives, Inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Art & Design, New York, USA
The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, Center for Curatorial Studies/Hessel
Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Heartland, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Mucszarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Dissident Art, 55 Nôtre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Canada
New Ends, Old Beginnings, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Revolutions–Forms that Turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Master Humphrey’s Clock, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Home Works Forum IV, Galerie Sfeir Semler, Beirut, Lebanon
Armory Show, Lombard-Freid Projects Booth, New York, USA
Shelter X Survival – Alternative Homes for Fantastic Lives, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Urgent Shelter, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, USA
Blown Away, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana, IL, USA

Just In: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection, MoMA, New York, USA

The Dotted Line, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
The Other City, Hungarian Institute, New York , USA
Consuming War, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Instant Urbanism, SAM- Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, Switzerland
10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Sharjah Biennial 8, Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Art in the Contested City, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA
Civic Performance, University Art Gallery at Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, New York, USA
Art Basel Miami, Lombard-Freid Projects booth, Miami, FL, USA Confini/Boundaries, MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy Revisiting Home, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
Mind the Gap, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LESS - Alternative Living Strategies, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art, exhibition co-organized by iCI, New York, and the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, and traveled by iCI to Smart Museum of Art; Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY; University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN; Museum of London, London, Ontario; Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT; the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR; the DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

T1-Torino Triennale Tremusei: The Pantagruel Syndrome, Castello di Rivoli Torino, Italy
Tirana Biennale 3, Tirana, Albania, 2005
SAFE: Design Takes On Risk, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Atomica, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts and Esso Gallery, New York, USA
Do Not Interrupt Your Activities, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Inhabituel, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Transmediale 05: BASICS, Berlin, Germany

Gonflables, Inflatables, Gonfiabli, Tripostal, Lille, France
Living In Motion, Vitra Design Museum/Z33 Hasselt, Belgium
PARA SITES: when space comes into play"¦, Museum Moderner Kunst-Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
Jamaica Flux: Windows and Workspaces, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, NY, USA
Subway Series, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, USA
The Interventionists, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA
Xtreme Houses, Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany
Adaptations, Apex Art, New York, USA and Friedricianum, Kassel, Germany
Borne of Necessity, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC, USA
Global Priority, UMass Amherst, MA, USA

24/7, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
BQE, White Box, New York, USA
Get Rid of Yourself, ACC Galerie, Weimar & Stiftung Federkiel/Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
Homeland, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Curatorial Study Program, CUNY Graduate
Center, New York, USA

Inside Design Now: 2003 National Design Triennial, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, USA
Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, USA
Design 21: Continuous Connection, UNESCO, Paris, France
Und Ab Die Poste-Inside Out: 5th Annual Festival of New Art, Berlin, Germany
Submerge, Kunstbunker Nuremberg, Germany
Architecture of Emergency, FRI-ART Freiburg, Switzerland (three person show with Shigeru Ban and Samuel
Mockbee & Rural Studio)
AIR, Dorsky Gallery, Queens, New York, USA
Utopia Now!, Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, CA, USA
Comfort Zone: Portable Living Spaces, The Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Utopia Now!, CCAC Wattis Institute, Oakland, CA, USA
Back and Forth, Vacancy Gallery, New York, USA
Ground Zero, 129 Lafayette Street, New York, USA
Building Codes, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA

Concerted Compassionism, White Columns, New York, USA
Photographic imagination, Here Here Gallery, Cleveland, OH, USA

Temporary Shelters, Here Here Gallery, Cleveland, OH, USA

A Skowhegan Decade, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, USA

Repeat Reverse, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA

Blast Box 1993: Remaking Civilization, X Art Foundation, New York, USA

Selected Bibliography: Monographs

Rakowitz, Michael. Michael Rakowitz. Survey catalogue by Whitechapel London and Castello di Rivoli. Edited by Carolyn Christov-Barkagiev & Marianna Vecellio. Mailand, 2019
Rakowitz, Michael. A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve. Cooking With Date Syrup. Emily Watkins. London, 2019
Rakowitz, Michael. A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve. Edition for Fourth Plinth Projekt in London. 2019
Rakowitz, Michael. Backstroke of the West. Catalogue. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago & Sheila Majumdar. Chicago, 2017
Sandhu, Sukhdev, Anna Della Subin, and Michael Vazquez, The Breakup, Vinyl LP edition and book, published by Bidoun Projects, 2012 (second edition printed 2014)
Rakowitz, Michael, Spoils. Project publication. Creative Time, 2011.
Rakowitz, Michael. Strike The Empire Back. Exhibition publication. London:Tate Modern, 2010.
Smith, Stephanie and Nicola Setari. Michael Rakowitz. Recent Projects on Baghdad and Montreal. Exhibition catalogue. Montreal: SBC Gallery, 2009.
Rakowitz, Michael and Harrell Fletcher. Between Artists: Harrell Fletcher and Michael Rakowitz. New York: A.R.T. Press, 2008.
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn. Michael Rakowitz: Circumventions. Paris: onestar press/Dena Foundation, 2003.

Selected Bibliography

Bagdad mon amour. Catalogue. Morad Montazami. Paris 2018
Looters, Smugglers, and Collectors: Provenance Research and the Market. Walther König. Köln und Hovikodden 2015
Howells, Tom. "Experimental Eating," Black Dog Publishing, 2015, pp. 56-57
Beekmans, Joeren and Joop de Boer. "Pop-Up City: City-Making in a Fluid World," BIS, 2014 pp. 34-37.
Sara, Rachel and Jonathan Mosley. "The Architecture of Transgression," Academy Press, 2014
Purves, Ted. "What We Want Is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art," State University of New York Press, pp.153-154
Roelstraete, Dieter. "The Way of the Shovel," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2013
Johnson, Liza. "The Market Is the Medium: Postcynical Strategies in the Work of Michael Rakowitz," Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism. Zone Books, 2012: 621-650
Parry, Ben. "Spaces of Urgency," Cultural Hijack: Rethinking Intervention. Liverpool University Press, 2012: 81-101
dOCUMENTA (13) The Logbook. Hatje Cantz, 2012: 184 and 250
dOCUMENTA (13) The Guidebook, Hatje Cantz, 2012:110-111, and 486
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, Dario Gamboni, Michael Petzet: "On the Destruction of Art - Or Art and
Conflict, or the Art of Healing," 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series 040, Hatje Cantz, 2011
Smith, Stephanie. "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art," Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2012
Schwartzman, Madeline. See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception. Black Dog Publishing, 2011.
Joo, Eungie and Joseph Keehn II., eds. Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education. New Museum of Contemporary Art/Routledge, 2011: pp184-186; 284; 347-349; 369-371; 372-373; 409-412
Drobnick, Jim. "Airchitecture: Guarded Breaths and the [cough] Art of Ventilation" in Art, History and the Senses. Edited by Patricia Di Bello and Gabriel Koureas. Ashgate, UK, 2010: 147-166
Dalton, Trinie. "Michael Rakowitz," in Vitamin 3-D. Phaidon Press, London & New York, 2009: 238-239.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Pruitt-Igoe/Michael Rakowitz," in Sculpture Projects Muenster 07. Skulptur Projekt
Muenster, 2007: 425.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Scheme 23a," in System Error: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning. Edited by L. Fusi and N. Mohaiemen. Silvana Editoriale, 2007: 129-137.
Chasin, Noah. "Stolen Architecture / Neo-Ad hocism / Bricolage" in Less: Alternative Living Strategies. Edited by G. Scardi. 2006: 238-251.
Babias, M., W. Hocquel, et al. Wie Architektur sozial denken kann. Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2006: front cover, 297.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," "Climate Control," and "Rise," in Going Aerial. 2006: 78-83.
Murphy, Diana. Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises. Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 2006: 190-193.
Pasternak, A., K. Smith, et al. Who Cares. Creative Time Books, New York, 2006: 62-95; 150-151; 169; 182. Ehrlich, Ken and Brandon Labelle. Surface Tension Supplement No. 1. Errant Bodies Press, Copenhagen and Los Angeles, 2006: 111.
Echavarría, Pilar M. Portable Architecture and Unpredictable Surroundings. Links Books, Barcelona, Spain, 2005: 186-191.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE Shelter" in Rooftop Architecture. Edited by E. Vreedenburgh and E. Melet. 2005: 92-93.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Works: Michael Rakowitz," in Surface Tension. Edited by B. LaBelle. Errant Bodies Press, 2003: 49-56.
Smith, C. and S. Topham. Xtreme Houses. Prestel Publishing, 2002: 140-143.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE" in Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation, and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanism. Edited by Jonathan Hughes and Simon Sadler. The Architectural Press, Cambridge, UK, 2000: 232-235.

Selected Bibliography: Projects, Articles & Reviews 2009-2014

Herwees, Tasbeeh. "Cooking With The Enemy," GOOD Magazine, November 24, 2014
Rakowitz, Michael. "Arab Jewish Identity and the Art of Hospitality: A Conversation with Michael Rakowitz," Jadaliyya, November 22, 2014
Cahill, Zachary. "A Proximity of Consciousness," Artforum.com http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=49070&view=print
Rakowitz, Michael; Ella Shohat; Regine Basha. "You Are Eating A Dying Language From The Plate Of A Ghost: A Conversation on Dar Al Sulh," Creative Time Reports, October 20, 2014.
Tucker, Daniel. "The Beatles in Palestine," H-ART, February 13, 2014
Feldman, Hannah. "The Way of the Shovel," Artforum, February 2014, p. 207
Eler, Alicia. "Geopolitics Through The Lens of The Beatles," Hyperallergic, January 29, 2014
Pocaro, Alan. "Review: Michael Rakowitz at Rhona Hoffman," Newcity, January 17, 2014
Tucker, Daniel. "The Way of The Shovel," Mousse, December 2013/January 2014
Isé, Claudine. "Unearthing Contemporary Art in Chicago and Elmhurst," Chicago Tribune, December 18, 2013.
Shabi, Rachel. "Could palates, rather than politics, be the key to peace in the Middle East?",
The Guardian, Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Chamas, Sophie. "Iraqi-Jewish Cuisine Revived in Dubai," Mashallah News, August 10, 2013.
Roelstraete, Dieter. "Object to Be Restored: The Art of Michael Rakowitz," Artforum,
Summer 2013, pp. 334-341
Isé, Claudine. "Get Back (To The Present Moment)," Other People’s Pixels Critic’s Blog http://blog.otherpeoplespixels.com/tag/Claudine%20Ise
Saad, Shirine. "Artist Michael Rakowitz’s Iraqi roots inspired art/food project in Dubai," The National, May 25, 2013
Jones, Kevin. "Art Fare: Michael Rakowitz’s Dar Al Sulh," Art Asia Pacific, May 15, 2013
Seaman, Anna. "For one night only"”dine Iraqi style," The National, May 7, 2013
Downey, Anthony. "From Invisible Enemy to Enemy Kitchen: Michael Rakowitz in
conversation with Anthony Downey," Ibraaz, 29 March 2013
Andrews, Max, O’Toole, Sean, Brown, Katrina, collected mentions in "In Review: Looking Back, Looking Forward" Best of 2012 Lists, Frieze, December 26, 2012
Hokskote, Ranjit. "A brush with the best: Michael Rakowitz: What Dust Will Rise?" The Times of India, December 29, 2012 http://www.timescrest.com/culture/a-brush-with-the-best-9509
Ceren, Erdem. "On Peculiar Affairs," ArteEast, October 1, 2012 http://www.arteeast.org/pages/artenews/ANEW/1557/
Roelstraete, Dieter. "Documenta 13," Artforum, October 2012, pp. 256-257149, September 2012.
Meade, Fionn. "Reenchanted, Object-Oriented," (review of dOCUMENTA) Spike Art Quarterly, No. 33, Autumn 2012.
Farquharson, Alex and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie. "Get Together" (review of dOCUMENTA), Frieze, Issue
Wolin, Joe. "Michael Rakowitz, The Breakup," Time Out New York, October 8, 2012
Wilson, Michael. "Let the Music Play: Susan Philipsz at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Michael Rakowitz at Lombard Freid Projects, Karen Kilimnik and Kim Gordon at 303 Gallery," New York Observer, September 24, 2012; p. B7
Viveros-Fauné, Christian. " The mayor and artists agree: art should be useful," The Art Newspaper, Number 238, September 2012: 15-17 and cover image
Mohammad, Arsalan. "Don’t Let Me Down," (feature on The Breakup) Harper’s Bazaar, Autumn, 2012: 90-99
Lev, Naomi. "Critic’s Pick: Michael Rakowitz, The Breakup." Artforum.com, September, 2012
Allen, Jennifer. "I Will Survive." (review of dOCUMENTA )Frieze, August, 2012
von Falkenhausen, Susanne. "The Rules of Research (review of dOCUMENTA), August 2012
23. Arend, Ingo. "Rosen Fur Kabul," ART: das Kunstmagazin, August, 2012: 40-45
Hein, Barbara. "Der d13-Rundgng," ART: das Kunstmagazin, August, 2012: 32
Markopoulos, Leigh. A Quinquennial and Two Biennials (review of dOCUMENTA, Art Practical, Issue 3.20
Dantini, Michele. dOCUMENTA (13) Kassel, A Review. A Prior, 21-07-Volk, Gregory. "dOCUMENTA (13): Books, Afghanistan and Both
http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/finer-things/2012-07-05/documenta-4-books- afghanistan/
Eds., dOCUMETA (13), Kunstforum, 2012: 102
Bodin, Claudia. "Michael Rakowitz," (dOCUMENTA preview) ART: das Kunstmagazin, June, 2012: 83
Graham-Harrison, Emma. "Stone carvers defy Talbian to return to the Bamiyan valley," The Guardian, May, 2012
Ko, Hanae. "The Sweet and Bitter Road: Michael Rakowitz," Art Asia Pacific, Spring 2012 (feature)
Borrelli, Christopher. "Complicated Flavors: Michael Rakowitz." Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2012 Section
4, pp:1, 7-9 (feature)
Chu, Louisa. "When is food, or drink, art?" Movable Feast: Chicago, WBEZ, February 22, 2012 http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-02-22/when-food-or-drink-art-96648
D’Arcy, David. "Michael Rakowitz takes a second bite at Saddam’s repatriated crockery," The National, February 20, 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In print and online: http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/michael-rakowitz-takes-a-second-bite-at-saddams-repatriated- crockery
Caruth, Nicole. "Gastro-Vision: Iraqi Cuisine Goes Mobile," Art 21 Blog, February 17, 2012.
Shouse, Heather. "Cooking with the Enemy: Artists, chefs and war veterans join forces for an unusual food
truck called Enemy Kitchen." Time Out Chicago, February 9-15: Pages 24-25
Erciyes, Cem. "Devasa bir belge merkezi olarak tasarlanan SALT Galata, bellek kaybına karşı ilaç gibi,"
Radikal Hayat, Istanbul, Turkey, February 4, 2012.
Åžener, Dilek Karaaziz. "Aj ibur shapu!", YENÄ°DÜZEN, Istanbul, Turkey, January 22, 2012. In print and online: http://www.yeniduzen.com/detay.asp?a=39341
Kennedy, Randy. "An Unexpected Final Course for Dinner-Table Politics: Looted Plates Returned to Iraq." The New York Times, December 15, 2011: Page A1, C1, & C5
Chayka, Kyle. "Artist Michael Rakowitz on How His Saddam Hussein Dinner Party Became an International Incident." Artinfo, December 16, 2011. http://artinfo.com/news/story/753997/artist-michael-rakowitz- on-how-his-saddam-hussein-dinner-party-became-an-international-incident
Golding, Bruce. "Iraq ’hot’ plates: Saddam’s looted dishes going back to Baghdad." New York Post, December 15, 2011
Gearty, Robert. "Upper East Side restaurant returns Saddam Hussein’s contraband dishware to Iraqi officials." New York Daily News, December 15, 2011
Boyette, Chris. "19 stolen royal plates returned to Republic of Iraq", CNN, December 15, 2011. http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/15/us/iraq-plates-returned/index.html?iref=allsearch
Reilly, Andrew. "Saddam’s Dishes Used For Art Returned To Iraq." The Huffington Post, December 15, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/saddams-dishes-used-for-art-returned_n_1151881.html
Davis, Ben. "The Art of War: A Look Back at 10 Important Works That Took on the Conflict in Iraq."
Artinfo, December 15, 2011. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/753960/the-art-of-war-a-look-back-at-10-important-works-that-took-on-the-conflict-in-iraq
"Galata exhibit reveals Ottoman story of archaeology", Hurriyet Daily News, Istanbul, Turkey. November 29,
2011. In print and online. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=galata- exhibit-reveals-ottoman-story-of-archaeology-2011-11-29
Yalçinkaya, Fisun. "Osmanlı parasıyla anıları satın alacak", Sabah, November 9, 2011 (Istanbul newspaper feature) in print and online:http://www.sabah.com.tr/kultur_sanat/sergi/2011/11/09/osmanli-parasiyla-anilari-satin-alacak
Considine, Austin. "A Reservation With Reservations," The New York Times Magazine, November 8. Friedman, Uri. "Eating Off Saddam’s Plates: Iraqi Militaria as a Hobby," The Atlantic Wire, October 14,
2011: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2011/10/eating-saddams-plates-iraqi-militaria-hobby/43639/
Tezapsidis, Elias. "Be My Date: The Spoils of Michael Rakowitz", BOMBlog, October 7, 2011.
O’Connor, Maura and Cathy Burke. "Saddam Does The ’Dishes’: Event Uses Looted Plates", New York Post, October 7, 2011:Page 3
Oh, Inae. "Saddam Hussein’s Plates Will Serve Park Avenue Autumn Venison." The Huffington Post, October 7, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/saddam-husseins-plates-wi_n_1000645.html
Boucher, Brian. "Food Fit for a King." Art in America, September 29, 2011. http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/news/2011-09-29/michael-rakowitz-kevin-lasko- park-avenue/
Mallory, Tom. "Architecture’s Youthful Revolution." The Huffington Post, August 24, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-mallory/young- architecture_b_931097.html#s334377&title=Fantastic_Norway_House
Razian, Nora. "Ongoing: The Unfinished Tales of Michael Rakowitz", Zenith Magazine, Issue I, December 2010
Rakowitz, Michael. "Strike The Empire Back," Rethinking Marxism, Volume 22, Number 4/October 2010: 581-589
Gardner, Anthony. "Spectres after Marx: Contemporary Art’s Contiguous Histories," Australian and New
Zealand Journal of Art, Fall 2010: 201-212
Grove, Valerie. "The Jerusalem Show IV"”Exhaustion", Nafas Art Magazine, October 2010 http://universes- in-universe.org/eng/nafas/articles/2010/jerusalem_show_4
Whyte, Murray. "War, Nazis and Videotape," The Toronto Star, June 19, 2010.
Holl, Christian. "In der Welt der Kapseln: Schwimmende Städte für Klimaflüchtlinge und Abluftwärme-Zelte für Obdachlose: Die Ausstellung ’Klimakapseln’ in Hamburg zeigt Zukunftsszenarien aus vier Jahrzehnten," Frankfurter Rundschau, June 6, 2010.
Vali, Murtaza. "The Storyteller," Bidoun Magazine, Issue 21: Bazaar II, Summer 2010.
Hudson, Suzanne. "The Storyteller," Artforum, Summer 2010:387.
Wilkins, Jonathan. "Exploring the Dark Side: Interview with Michael Rakowitz," Star Wars Insider, April 2010: 50-51.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," arqa: arquitectura e arte, Spain and Portugal, Mar/Abr 2010: 7; 106-197. Müller, Katrin Bettina. "The Traps of History: An Interview with Michael Rakowitz," Culturebase.net, March 26, 2010. http://www.culturebase.net/artist.php?4145
Merjian, Ara H. "The Storyteller," Artforum.com, March 24, 2010.
Jähner, Harald. "Kalte Asche: Eine Ausstellung im Berliner Haus der Kulturen spürt verrauchten Aufregungen nach - und hinterlässt Ratlosigkeit. Hier wird sich ’Über Wut’ gestellt, sie wird sublimiert und destilliert," Frankfurter Rundschau, March 3, 2010
Coomer, Martin. "Michael Rakowitz: The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own," Time Out London, March 4, 2010.
Jacob, Sam. "The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own."
Griggs, Jessica. "Did Saddam Hussein Model Himself on Darth Vader?" NewScientist, February 25, 2010
Sherwin, Skye. "Artist of the week 73: Michael Rakowitz. From homeless shelters to Iraqi heirlooms, Rakowitz’s political art tackles the cultural erasure brought about by poverty and war," The Guardian, February 3, 2010.
Jury, Louise. "Art Strikes Back: Saddam Hussein’s Swords Recreated," The London Evening Standard, January 25, 2010: 25.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Orange," Tate Etc., Issue 18"”Spring 2010: 103.
Roy, Andréanne. "Michael Rakowitz/Projets Recents sur Bagdad et Montréal: Petite et Grande Histoire de
Nos Cultures Matérielles," Revue Esse, Arts et Opinions, no.68, Winter 2010
Durham, Jimmie. "The Artists’ Artists," Artforum, December 2009 http://www.artforum.com/inprint/id=24238
Heartney, Eleanor. "Review: Michael Rakowitz, ’The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own,’" Art in America, September 2009: 143.
Glover, Michael. Review of "Transmission Interrupted," ArtReview, Summer 2009: 127.
Haq, Nav. Review of "Transmission Interrupted," Frieze, Summer 2009: 199.
Cuy, Sofia Hérnandez Chong. "Storytelling," Afterall 21, Summer 2009: 80-88.
Smith, Stephanie. "A Visionary Dream, Unrealized: The Drawings of Michael Rakowitz," Afterall 21, Summer 2009: 71-79.
Delgado, Jérome. "L’histoire fait art," Le Devoir, May 19, 2009: B9.
Redfern, Christine. "Looted Baghdad Treasures Are Recreated with Paper," Montreal Gazette, June 6, 2009: E10.
Cash, Stephanie, Donny George and Michael Rakowitz. "Protecting Culture: Baghdad," Art in America, May 2009: 29-30, 32.
Rosenberg, Karen. "Art Review: Michael Rakowitz, ’The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own,’" The New York Times, March 27, 2009: C29.
Amado, Miguel. "Critic’s Picks: Michael Rakowitz," Artforum.com, March 23, 2009.
Halle, Howard. "Stranger than Science Fiction," Thirteen WNET NY Sunday Arts Blog, March 23, 2009. Wolin, Joseph R. "Art review: ’The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own,’"
Time Out New York, March 19-25, 2009.
Pearlman, Alison. "Interactive Art for a Challenged Democracy," X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly 11 no. 3, Spring 2009: 4-15.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Strike the Empire Back," Bidoun 16, Winter 2009: 20, 30-31, 129-136.
Johnson, Ken. "Aesthetic Withdrawal in the Quest for Ideas," The New York Times, January 23, 2009. Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE: Construisez votre abri gonflable," L’Itinéraire 16 no. 2, January 15, 2009: 2-3.
Savary, Jérôme. "Réinventer la ville," L’Itineraire 16 no. 2, January 15, 2009: 12-13.
Hume, Christopher. " ’Actions’ anthology a handbook for urban revolutionaries", The Toronto Star, January 12, 2009.

Selected Bibliography: dOCUMENTA(13) Foreign Language Press Coverage (Untranslated)
Knöfel, Ulrike. "Die perfekte Welle," Die Spiegel, June 4, 2012. http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-86109280.html
Spiegler, Almuth. ""Documenta": Kunst für Bienen und Frauen," Die Presse, June 9, 2012. http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/kunst/764390/Documenta_Kunst-fuer-Bienen-und-Frauen
Schürmann, Martina. "Documenta 13 - kein vorgegebener Kurs, dafür viele Diskurse," DerWesten, June 8, 2012. http://www.derwesten.de/kultur/documenta-13-kein-vorgegebener-kurs-dafuer-viele-diskurse-id6746309.html
Schreiber, Susanne. "Wo Wind zur Kunst wird," Handelsblatt, June 9, 2012. http://www.handelsblatt.com/panorama/kunstmarkt/documenta-in-kassel-wo-wind-zur-kunst-wird/6725740.html
Becker, Conny. "DOCUMENTA: Heilung durch Kunst?," artnews.org, July 5, 2012. http://artnews.org/texts.php?g_a=index&g_i=7641
Lösch, Doris. "E & A Spotlight" Earnest & Algernon, November 6,2012. http://earnestalgernon.de/node/93
"DOCUMENTA PARCOURS – STATION #6" art Das Kuntzmagazin, June 2, 2012. http://www.art-magazin.de/kunst/52299/michael_rakowitz_documenta_parcours_6
Bhandari, Subel and Kakar, Hares. "documenta weckt Hoffnung in Afghanistan," Südkurier, July 1, 2012. http://www.suedkurier.de/nachrichten/kultur/buehne-kunst/kunst/documenta-weckt-Hoffnung-in-Afghanistan;art797,5574792
"Kassel Updates: dOCUMENTA top ten. Le dieci migliori opere a nostro insindacabile giudizio. Dopo Manifesta, la classifica germanica. Via ai commenti," Artribune, June 12, 2012. http://www.artribune.com/2012/06/kassel-updates-documenta-top-ten-le-dieci-migliori-opere-a-nostro-insindacabile-giudizio-dopo-manifesta-la-classifica-germanica-via-ai-commenti/
Saehrendt, Christian. "Kasseler Kunsttherapie für Afghanistan," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, July 7, 2012. http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/feuilleton/literatur/kasseler-kunsttherapie-fuer-afghanistan-1.17328664
"dOCUMENTA (13): Michael Rakowitz," veeds.org, August 13, 2012. http://www.veeds.org/2012/08/13/dOCUMENTA-13-Michael-Rakowitz/
Hoffmann, Annette. "Im Bildrätsel," artline, August 21, 2012. http://www.artline.org/?p=detail&id=11037&back=home&L=0
Saehrendt, Christian. "Kunst kommt von Kritisieren," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August 27, 2012. http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/feuilleton/literatur-und-kunst/kunst-kommt-von-kritisieren-1.17520405
Müller, Hans-Joachim. "Die Kunst des Baumarkt-Hüttchens bei der Documenta," Hamburger Adenblatt, June 7, 2012. http://www.abendblatt.de/kultur-live/article2299680/Die-Kunst-des-Baumarkt-Huettchens-bei-der-Documenta.html
Arend, Ingo. "Radikale Befreiung am Hindukusch," taz.de, June 26, 2012. http://www.taz.de/1/archiv/digitaz/artikel/?ressort=sw&dig=2012%2F06%2F26%2Fa0091&cHash=343539a6a8
Gerner, Martin. "Die Documenta in Kabul," The Green Political Foundation, June 22, 2012. http://www.boell.de/worldwide/asia/asia-documenta-13-afghanistan-arts-war-zone-14909.html

Selected Bibliography: Projects, Articles & Reviews 1999-2009
Chong, Adele. "Machines for Living," Blueprint Asia, December 2008-January 2009: 17-20.
Feldman, Hannah. "Michael Rakowitz and the tactics of being in-between and everywhere else," Art & Australia, Winter 2008: 632-638.
Mammi, Alessandra. "Nomadi metropolit." L’Espresso 52, December 31, 2008: 76-79.
Volk, Gregory. "The Wheel is Turning," Art in America, November 2008: 63-69.
Begg, Zanny. "Confusion, a Trip to the Dentist and the Biennale of Sydney: aConversation with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Michael Rakowitz", in Blair French andReuben Keehan (eds), Column 2, Special Issue: 2008 Biennale of Sydney Critical Response, Artspace, Sydney, 2008, pp. 15-24.
Fischer, Marc, Gretchen Jennings, and Michael Rakowitz. "The Untimely Closing of Imaginary Coordinates: Three Perspectives," Exhibitionist 27 no. 2, Fall 2008: 60-67.
Malone, Micah. "Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art," Artforum.com, October 15, 2008.
Smith, Roberta. "Using Old Materials to Put a New Face on a Museum," The New York Times, September 25, 2008.
Velasco, David. "The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art (Part 1)," Artforum, September 2008: 203.
Tovey, Josephine. "Block Tower," Sydney Morning Herald, June 23, 2008.
"Portfolio: What does it mean to make art during wartime?" Modern Painters, April 2008: 65. Daines, Allison. "paraSITE," Adbusters 76, March-April 2008: n.p.
Amado, Miguel. "An Atlas of Events," Artforum, February 2008: 309.
"Creative Capital Announces 2008 Grant Recipients," Artforum.com, January 10, 2008. Rakowitz, Michael. "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist," Janus 23, January 2008: 35-45. Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," Uovo, January 2008: 185-193.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Enemy Kitchen: Artist Michael Rakowitz and the politics of (Iraqi) food," Bidoun, Winter 2007: 95-6, recipe card inserts.
Winn, Steven. "Michael Rakowitz’s ’Enemy Kitchen’ breaks down cultural barriers," San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, 2007: E1.
Singer, Debra. "On The Ground: New York," Artforum, December 2007: 284-287.
Bishop, Claire. "Art review: 10th International Istanbul Biennial," Artforum, November 2007: 360-361. Johnson, Paddy. "’The Dotted Line,’" Time Out New York, November 22-28, 2007: 98.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Dull Roar: A Collapse of Buildings, People, and Ideas," Bidoun 12, Fall 2007: unnumbered insert.
Tiven, Benjamin. "Art Matters," The Nation, September 19, 2007.
Johnson, Liza. "Enemy Kitchen: An Interview with Michael Rakowitz," Gastronomica, Summer 2007: 11-18. Eleey, Peter. "We Sell Iraqi Dates: An Interview with Michael Rakowitz," Uovo 14, July 2007: 272-297. Drobnick, Jim. "Smell - Old Sense, New Art," Fragrance Forum, Spring/Summer 2007: 6-7.
Basha, Regine. "Return: A Project by Michael Rakowitz," ArtL!es, Spring 2007: 62-67. Levin, Kim. "Art review: Michael Rakowitz: Lombard-Freid," ARTnews, April 2007: 136.
Richard, Frances. "Art review: Michael Rakowitz, Lombard-Freid Projects," Artforum, April 2007: 276. Boucher, Brian. "Babylon Without Borders," Art in America, April 2007: 124-127.
Sholette, Gregory. "Sharjah Biennial 8," Artforum.com, April 2007.
Dannatt, Adrian. "Revealed: Donny George Rock Star," The Art Newspaper 177, February 2007: 34. Gilman, Claire. "Michael Rakowitz: Return," CAA Reviews, January 29, 2007: online.
Mooney, Jake. "Bittersweet Talismans From a Ravaged Land," The New York Times, December 17, 2006. Monahan, Rachel. "Dates with History," New York Daily News, December 15, 2006: 1.
Kuntzman, Gersh. "Iraqi dates being sold on Atlantic," The Brooklyn Paper 29 no. 48, December 9, 2006: 4. Lagorio, Christine. "How to Get a Date"”From Iraq," www.cbsnews.com, December 7, 2006.
Michael Rakowitz, Amy Silman, et al. "The Artists’ Artists," Artforum, December 2006: 110-111.
Kuntzman, Gersh. "Brooklyn artist has ’date’ with Iraq," The Brooklyn Paper 29 no. 46, November 25, 2006: 1.
Dannatt, Adrian. "Artistic business acumen," The Art Newspaper, November 2006: 40.
Fahim. Kareem. "Dates With an Artist: An Iraq Installation," The New York Times, October 10, 2006.
Lovšin, Polonica. "Symbolic Strategies of Survival: An Interview with Michael Rakowitz," Artivism, 21 no. 101-102, Autumn 2006: 21-29.
Cat. "ParaSITES," The Pavement 13, August 2006: 14-17.
Eleey, Peter. "Michael Rakowitz: An import-export business, posters, shelters for the homeless and the smell of buns," Frieze, May 2006: 150.
Beatrice, Luca. "Per le Olimpiadi l’arte contemporanea si fa in diciotto," La Stampa 140 no. 46: 8. Unsigned. "Art review: Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art," The New Yorker, March 13, 2006. Theriault, Kim. "Art review: Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art," Chicago Reader 35 no. 14, December 30, 2005: 28.
Sheets, Hilarie. "Art review: Safe Keeping," Time Out New York, November 10-16, 2005: 50.
Belasco, Daniel. "Art review: Michael Rakowitz at Lombard-Freid," Art in America, November 2005.
Dawsey, Jill. "Book review: Surface Tension," Art Journal 64 no. 3, Fall 2005: 129-131.
McClister, Nell. "Art review: Michael Rakowitz, Dull Roar," Artforum, September 2005. Unsigned. "Dull Roar," Harper’s Bazaar (South Korean edition), Summer 2005: 338. Sholis, Brian. "Inflated Hopes," Artforum.com, June 4, 2005.
Priestley, Richard. "Review: Do Not Interrupt Your Activities," a-n magazine, June 2005: 8. Cotter, Holland. "Michael Rakowitz, Dull Roar," The New York Times, May 27, 2005. Stillman, Nick. "Critic’s Picks: Michael Rakowitz," Artforum.com, May 17, 2005.
Boucher, Caroline. "Scissors cut paper...," The Observer, April 24, 2005.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Postcard: Yours Sincerely, Wasting Away," Cabinet 17, Spring 2005: special insert. Senaldi, Marco. "For an Artistic Critic on The Economy," Work: Art in Progress, Spring 2005: 27-56. Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn. "First Takes: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on Michael Rakowitz," Artforum, January 2005: 147-148.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," Mister Motley 7, 2005: 12-13.
Sharrer, Eva. "Critic’s Picks: Michael Rakowitz," Artforum.com, November 19, 2004.
Demos, T.J. "Review: The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere," Artforum, November 2004: 228. Nicklas, Jens. "Raum gewinnen," 20er 60, November 2004: 24.
Jelcic, Ivona and Gerhild Niedoba. "Kerry vor Bush: Tiroler wählten mit," Die Neue. 34-N, November 3, 2004: 6-7.
Jelcic, Ivona. "Votomatics laden zur Stimm-Abgabe," Die Neue 31-N, October 30, 2004: 40.
Chasin, Noah. "Rip-Off Culture," Springerin (Vienna) 10 no. 2, Summer 2004: 40-41, front cover. Buckley, C. et al. "Public space, public dissent," Janus. 16, Spring 2004: 72-76.
Princenthal, Nancy. "Nancy Princenthal on Onestar Press," Bookforum, Spring 2004: 55. Sansone, Valentina. "Dena Foundation," Flash Art 37 no. 234, January-February 2004: 54.
Evitts, Elizabeth A. "Minarets and paraSITEs: Michael Rakowitz provocatively blurs the lines between design, sculpture, and architecture," Baltimore Magazine, January 2004.
Drobnick, Jim. "Platefuls of Air," Special edition of Public, "Eating Things," no. 30, 2004: 175-193. Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," Room, Autumn 2003: 242-263.
Unsigned, "Functional Design," Baltimore Magazine, August 2003: 142.
Multiple authors, "An Open Interview and Lunch (February 19-21, 2003)," Fuse Magazine. 23 no. 2, April 2003: 12-13.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Minaret," Rethinking Marxism 15, No. 3, July 2003: 410-411, 442.
Cotter, Holland. "Uptown, Too, Has Heat and Light Aplenty," The New York Times, May 30, 2003. Van Hinte, Ed, et al. "Close to clothes," Smart Architecture, January 2003: 109-110.
Altmann, Susanne. "’Get rid of yourself’ "” 10 activist artists/groups from USA," Umelec 7 no. 2, 2003: 24. Gabriel, Andreas. "Why Plastic?" Detail, December 2002: 1544-1548.
Sheets, Hilarie. "Strange Comfort," ArtNews, September 2002: 140-143.
Goldstrasz, Thomas. "INSIDEOUT: Kunstbenutzung oder Kunstbetrachtung von innen oder von außen?"
Insideout, September 2002: www.kunsttexte.de/download/kume/r-goldstrasz1.PDF.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," Rethinking Marxism 14 no. 2, Summer 2002: 87-101. Urban, Regina. "New York im Untergrund," Nürnberger Nachrichten, April 11, 2002.
Boucher, Brian. "Breach: A project by Michael Rakowitz," Review.thing.net, March 2002: bbs.thing.net. Guzmán, Pilar. "Shelter: A Portable Sleeping Place Wins a Top Prize in Design," The New York Times: February 14, 2002.
Unsigned and Untitled interview and focus on recent projects, Design Monthly South Korea, September 2001: 18-19.
Rahm, Phillipe. "Invisible Architecture: Electromagnetic & Chemical Space," Artpress (Paris), April 2001: 45-50.
Pfeiffer, Tiffany. "Sidewalk Shelter," Release San Francisco, April 2001: n.p. Boucher, Brian. "Concerted Compassionism," thing.net, 2000: bbs.thing.net.
Schmerler, Sarah. "Concerted Compassionism," Time Out New York, October 5-12, 2000: 65. Chen, Aric. "Forty Issues: Forty socially conscious designers," I.D. Magazine, February 2001: 66.
Nieves, Evelyn. "Is a crackdown the answer?" New York Times Upfront 132 no. 11, January 31, 2000: 15-17.
Pollak, Michael. "Artwork That Doubles As Homes for the Homeless," The New York Times. October 1, 2000.
Baard, Erik. "para-SITES," Space.com, October 6, 2000: www.space.com
Noe, N. Rain. "January 2000 design news: Homelessly Devoted To You," Core77, January 2000: www.core77.com/news/archive_01_00.html.
Boucher, Brian, William V. Ganis, and Eva Scharrer. Essays on Climate Control, 2000-2001: www.ps1.org.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Publicly Acquired, Privately Owned," Thresholds: Creativity in Consumer Cultur no. 15, Fall 1997: 55-59.

Selected Bibliography: Exhibition Catalogues

Von Borries, Friedrich. Klimakapseln. Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin, 2010.
Gilman, Claire and Margaret Sundell, eds. The Storyteller. JRP/Ringier, Zurich, 2010.
Esche, Charles, Kerstin Niemann, Stephanie Smith. Heartland. Smart Museum of Art, The University of
Chicago, 2009.
Cotter, Suzanne and Gilane Tawadros. Transmission Interrupted. Modern Art Oxford, 2009: 18-21, back cover.
Begg, Zanny and Keg de Souza. There Goes The Neighbourhood. Performance Space, Sydney, Australia: 2009: 26-29.
Rakowitz, Michael, et al. Actions: What You Can Do With the City, edited by G. Borasi and M. Zardini.Canadian Center for Architecture, 2009: 132, 133.
Smith, Stephanie. "Michael Rakowitz," in Beyond Green, 2005-2009: 118-125.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Michael Rakowitz," in Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, 2008-2009: 172-175. Antliff, A., S. Petsche, et al. Dissident Art: Art + Anarchy Montreal. 55 Nôtre-Dame West, 2008. Barboni, Lorenza, ed. "paraSITE" in Reactivate!! Espai D’Art Contemporani de Castello, 2008: 110. Taste 3. Robert Mondavi Winery, 2008: 59.
Aksenova, Y., J. Birch, et al. F.R. DAVID - "The Book of Intentions." de Appel art centre, 2008: 169-171.
Duggan, Ginger G. and Judith H. Fox. Blown Away. Krannert Art Museum and Kinkhead Pavilion, 2008: 38-41, 186.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Michael Rakowitz," in Shelter X Survival – Alternative Homes for Fantastic Lives. Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima Japan, 2008: 42-45.
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, et al. Revolutions"”Forms That Turn. Biennale of Sydney, 2008: 91, 296.
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, et al. 16th Biennale of Sydney Report. Biennale of Sydney, 2008: 24, 26-27, 29, 54. Sholis, Brian. "Michael Rakowitz," in An Atlas of Events. Edited by A.P. Ribeiro, D. Singer and E.S. Öktem.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2007: 56, 57.
Rakowitz, Michael. "The invisible enemy should not exist," in Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary. 10th
International Istanbul Biennial, 2007: 358-359.
Rakowitz, Michael. "The invisible enemy should not exist," in Sharjah Biennial 8, 2007: 228-229.
L.I.G.H.T. Gwangju Design Biennale, 2007: 194.
Cuy, Sofía Hernández Chong. "T1 Report #2," in The Pantagruel Syndrome. Edited by F. Bonami and C.
Christov-Bakargiev. Skira, Turin, 2006: 65-67, 384-390.
Rakowitz, Michael. "(P)LOT," in Mind The Gap. Smack Mellon Gallery, 2006: 40-41.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Greetings From Stowe, Vermont," in The Sociographic View: Or, When Heinrich Heine crossed the multiverse hitchhiking... Innsbruck, 2006: 159-175.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Return," in Dynasty, 2006: n.p.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," in Revisiting Home. NGBK, Berlin, Germany: 98-101. Rakowitz, Michael. "(P)LOT," in A Lucky Strike Art Takes Place. 2005: 65-67.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Michael Rakowitz" in Tirana Biennale 3. 2005: 320-324.
Rakowitz, Michael. "Michael Rakowitz." Do Not Interrupt Your Activities. April 8 - May 1 2005: 70-75.
Flamigni, F. and R. Tenconi. Inhabituel. Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, Milan, 2005: 118-119.
Rakowitz, Michael. "paraSITE," in Transmediale 05: BASICS. Berlin, Germany, 2005: 54.
McKie, S.Z. Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Inc. 2005: 50-51. Antonelli, Paola. Safe: Design Takes On Risk. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2005: 68.
Rakowitz, Michael. "ad hoc" and "paraSITE," in Borne of Necessity. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2004: 56-59. Block, René, et al. "paraSITE" in Adaptations. Kunst Halle Fridericianum, 2004: 22-23, 31.
N. Thompson, et, al. "Michael Rakowitz," in The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2004: 33-34.
Homeland. The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program, 2003: 29, 38-45. Rakowitz, Michael. "Powerplay," in insideout: Fünftes Festival der Neuen Kunst. 2002: 46-47.
Bane, Carolyn. "Michael Rakowitz," in Queens International. Queens Museum of Art, 2002: 13, 23.
Clements, Paul. Utopia Now! Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art and CCAC Institute, CA 2001: 24-25, 51.

Selected Radio and Television Interviews

***N.B.: Many radio and television interviews on German and European stations for dOCUMENTA (13) were conducted and are still being compiled***
Street Eats: Feature on "Enemy Kitchen" broadcast on the Travel Channel, Winter 2012
WGN: feature on "Enemy Kitchen," produced by Pamela Grimes. Spring 2012
WABC: feature on "Enemy Kitchen." Spring 2012
WBEZ: feature on "Enemy Kitchen." Spring 2012
The Rachel Maddow Show, "The Best New Thing In The World" segment, focus on repatriation of Saddam Hussein flatware to Republic of Iraq as part of Spoils, December 15, 2011, MSNBC
Palestine National Television, Interview, October 8, 2011
Swedish National Public Radio. "Konflikt," Interviews with Dr. Donny George, Joan Farchakh, and Michael Rakowitz on the looting of the Iraq Museum, April 17, 2010
Bloomberg TateShots. "Meet the Artist: Michael Rakowitz," March 24, 2010: channel.tate.org.uk/tateshots- blog/2010/03/24/meet-the-artist-michael-rakowitz
CBC Radio, "As It Happens," January 27, 2010
BBC World News. "Tate explores link between Saddam and Star Wars," January 26, 2010.
Chicago Public Radio. "Worldview," April 17, 2009.
Smith, Amanda. "Artworks: Michael Rakowitz and White Man Got No Dreaming," ABC Radio National, Australia, June 22, 2008.
"Iraqi Dates Come to Brooklyn," ABC Television World News, 8 Dec 2006.
Rhee, Nissa. Entire one-hour episode devoted to "Return" and "Enemy Kitchen," on Worldview, Chicago
Public Radio, WBEZ, and NPR affiliate, March 2009.
"Spoils of War: Importing Dates, Iraqi-style," podcast on Nextbook.org.
Rosenbaum, Lee and Richard Hake. "The Museum of Arts and Design Opens in Columbus Circle," WNYC, an NPR affiliate, September 23, 2008.
Aronczyk, Amanda. "Delicious Iraqi Dates," Weekend America, December 16, 2006, National Public Radio affiliates (syndicated nationwide and on the Internet), by American Public Media.
Lehrer, Brian. "The Space Between Us," The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, an NPR affiliate, April 26, 2006.
Lehrer, Brian. "paraSITE Homeless Shelters," The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, an NPR affiliate, December 28, 1999.
Feature on "paraSITE" and reaction from Mayor Giuliani and City Hall, CBS News, New York City (Channel 2), December 27, 1999.

Lectures and Panel Discussions
Artist talk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 27, 2015
Beamer"”Schneider Lecture in Ethics and Civics, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, April 2015
Keynote Speaker, Humanities Festival, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, March 6, 2015
Artist talk, Weatherspoon Art Museum, February 7, 2015
Speaker, Qalandiya International, Ramallah, Palestine, October, 2014
Artist talk, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, May 2014
Visiting Artist Lecture, Michigan State University, March, 2014
The Breakup: A Conversation with Hannah Feldman, Jessica Winegar, Claudine Isé and Sukhdev Sandhu, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, February, 2014
Panelist, Exhibiting Social Practice, CAA Conference, February 14, 2014
Artist talk, Art Institute of Chicago, January 2014
Panelist, "Documenta 13," The Block Museum, November 13, 2013
Visiting Artist, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, September 2013 (cancelled due to my son’s birth in July and medical concerns following)
Panelist, 21st Century American Militarism: Occupation Abroad and Resistance at Home. Organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War. With Christian Parentu, Suraia Sahar, and Nick Turse. The Chicago Temple, August 2nd, 2013
Keynote Speaker, Open Engagement conference, Portland State University, Oregon, May 2013
A Conversation: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Michael Rakowitz, Maison Rouge, Paris, January 18, 2013
The Global American Artist, Richard Gray Visual Art Series: Michael Rakowitz in conversation with Hannah Feldman, Chicago Humanities Festival, November 3, 2012
Creative Time Summit: Confronting Inequity, New York University, Skirball Center for Performing Arts, October 12, 2012
About Afghanistan: The Kabul-Bamiyan dOCUMENTA (13) Seminars and Exhibition, June 7, 2012, Kassel, Germany
Artist Lecture, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2012
On Hospitality conference, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, May 5, 2012
On Stone Carving, Bamiyan, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012
Global Art Forum 6, Artist Presenter: The Breakup, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2012
Visiting Artist Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Design Department, November 23, 2011
90 Lecture Series: Michael Rakowitz"”What everyday objects could hold archaeological value in the future?, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul, November 1, 2011
Visiting Artist Lecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 26, 2011
Visiting Artist Lecture, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Spring 2011 (postponed due to my wife’s illness)
Keynote Speaker (with Gustav Metzger), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, April 2011 (declined due to my wife’s illness)
Visiting Artist Lecture, Lipscomb University, Spring 2011 (declined due to my wife’s illness)
Visiting Artist Lecture, Ohio State University, Spring 2011 (postponed due to my wife’s illness)
Plonsker Family Award Lecture, Williams College/Williams College Museum of Art, October 28, 2010
Visiting Artist Lecture, International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah, October 14, 2010
Speaker, "Klima Kapseln Symposium", Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, with Ant Farm, Haus Rucker, Lucy Orta and Tomas Saraceno. Hamburg, Germany, May 28, 2010
Artist Talk, California College of Art, San Francisco, April 23, 2010
Artist Talk, The Philips Collection, Washington DC, April 21, 2010
Artist Talk, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, March 13, 2010
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Florida, March 5, 2010
Visiting Artist Lecture, Florida State University, March 3, 2010
Artist Talk, University of Chicago, February 15, 2010
Speaker, "Time and Money", Royal College of Art, London, January 28, 2010
Artist Talk, Tate Modern, London, UK, January 22, 2010
Artist Talk, Smolny Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 22, 2009
Artist Talk, Spectacular Failure, in conjunction with Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe, MCA Chicago, May 30, 2009
Conversation with Hugh Eakin, Senior Editor at The New York Review of Books, SBC Galerie d’art Contemporain, Montreal, May 16, 2009
Panelist, Narratives of the Iraq War, with Meg McLaren, George Packer, and Daria Sommers; moderated by Liza Johnson, Williams College, MA, April 14, 2009
Visiting Artist Lecture, Portland State University, April 6-7, 2009
Speaker, Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montreal; in conversation with Luca Stasi of Recetas Urbanas, April 2, 2009
Panelist, Curating and Activism: An International Panel and Conversation, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, March 2009
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, February 2009
Panelist, Contemporary Art in the Middle East, Tate Modern, London, UK, January 2009
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, November 2008
Visiting Artist Lecture, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, November 2008
Artist Talk, moderated by Emily Jacir, ArteEast at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, November 2008
Artist Talk, Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary, October 2008
Visiting Artist Lecture, Cornell University, October 2008
Visiting Artist Lecture, Jewish Studies Department, Middle Eastern Studies Department, and Visual Arts
Department, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, October 2008
Speaker, Taste 3 Food, Wine and Art Conference, Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa, California, July 2008
Gallery Talk, White man got no dreaming, 16th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, June 2008
Panelist, Neither Here Nor There: The Ethnographer, The Artist, The Collaborator, with Mark Boulos, Anawana Haloba, and Michael Taussig; Cockatoo Island, Biennale of Sydney, Australia, June 2008
Artist Talk, Home Works IV Forum, Ashkal Alwan Foundation for the Plastic Arts, Beirut, Lebanon, April 2008
Presentation on White man got no dreaming, Redfern Community Center, Sydney, Australia, March 2008
Panelist, A conversation between Dr. Donny George Youkhanna, former Director of the National Museum of Iraq; University of Chicago Professor of Mesopotamian Art, McGuire Gibson; and artist Michael Rakowitz, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL, January 2008
Panelist, Aurora Forum, Stanford University, CA; with Sinan Antoon and Wafaa Bilal, December 2007
Visiting Artist, Voices Lecture Series, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, November 2007
Visiting Lecturer, Visual Culture Series, Kevorkian Center, NYU, New York, NY, October 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY, September 2007
Panelist, The Situational Drive: Complexities of Public Sphere Engagement, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY, May 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, May 2007
Panelist, Emergencies and Risk, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufactures and Commerce, in cooperation with the Sharjah Biennial 8, hosted by the American University of Sharjah, April 5, 2007
Artist Talk, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (course taught by Ella Shohat), March 2007
Panelist, Yona Friedman Symposium, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, February 27, 2007
Panelist, Visualizing Iraqi Politics and Politics in Iraq and the Diaspora, The Center for Book Arts and The New School, New York, NY; with Hisham Al-Tawil, Sinan Antoon, Sharokin Betgevargiz, Nada Shabout, and Ella Shohat; February 16, 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sculpture Department, February 13, 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture, Smith College Museum of Art, in conjunction with Beyond Green exhibition, February 8-10, 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 8 Sculptors Lecture Series, February 6-7, 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, November 27-28, 2006
Panelist, Conversations: Hajnalka Somogyi, Michael Rakowitz, Oliver Musovik, The Storefront for Art and
Architecture, New York, NY, October 21, 2006
Enemy Kitchen, Creative Council event for Creative Time, featuring artist talk about "Return" and an Iraqi dinner prepared by the artist and his mother, Brooklyn, October 20, 2006
Guest Speaker, Literature to Life Festival in conjunction with American Place Theatre’s performance adapted from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Historical Society, October 15, 2006
Visiting Artist Lecture, for Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Art and The City studio, Cornell University, Department of Architecture, New York City Extension School, October 13, 2006
Artist Talk, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, April 2006
Artist Talk, Technical University, Budapest, Hungary, March 2006
Visiting Artist Lecture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, February 2006
Artist Talk, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL, January 2006
Artist Talk, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 2005
Artist Talk, Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, May 2005
Artist Talk, Royal College of Art, London, UK, May 2005
Artist Talk, Art In General, New York, NY, April 2005
Speaker, Transmediale 05: BASICS, Berlin, Germany, February 2005
Speaker, Out of the Ordinary conference, IASPIS (International Artists Studio Program in Stockholm); with
Christoph Draeger, John Menick and Irit Rogoff, December 2004
Artist Talk and Workshop, Nomad+Object, Symposium, University Ludovico Quaroni, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy; with Lucy Orta and Martin Ruiz de Azua, October 2004
Speaker, PROJECT. Image. Intervention. Construction. Utopia. Public Space Symposium, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain; public conversation with Santiago Cirugeda, organized by Antoni Muntadas, September 2004
Speaker, Pixelspaces, Symposium, Ars Electonica, Linz, Austria, September 2004
Speaker, Art.Ficial 2.0 Symposium: The City as Interface; with Nelson Brissac-Peixoto, Simone Michelin, moderated by Marcelo Tramontano; Centro Cultural Itau, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2004
Speaker, Outside-In: International Symposium on Public Space, Gothenburg, Sweden; with Swoon and Jocko Weyland, June 2004
Artist Talk, Apex Art, New York City, NY, February 2004
Panelist, Dena Foundation Art Award, Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris; roundtable discussion with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Dora Stiefelmeir on the occasion of the presentation of the award and the book launch for Michael Rakowitz: Circumventions, November 2003
Artist Talk, Stiftung Federkiel/Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany, August 2003
Artist Talk, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany, August 2003
Panelist, Homeland Exhibition Panel Discussion, CUNY Graduate Center; with Edgar Hachivi Heap of Birds, Barbara Pollack, and Olav Westphalen, May 2003
Speaker, MIT, Department of Architecture; with Krzysztof Wodiczko, November, 2002
Visiting Artist Lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, March 2002
Speaker, At the City’s Edge: Conference on Public Art and Urbanism, The Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; with Neil Smith and Fiddian Warman, October 2001
Speaker, Mapping, Distribution, and Mobility in Urban Space, Nomads+Residents event; with Brett Bloom, Lize Mogel, and Damon Rich; May 18, 2001
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, February 2001

Teixeira Pinto, Ana: Reviews Berlin. Michael Rakowitz. Barbara Wien. Artforum, October 1, 2023 (online)

Stange, Raimar: Michael Rakowitz. artist Kunstmagazin, No. 136, August – Ocotber, 2023

Elderton, Louisa: Michael Rakowitz’s Fading Fandom. FRIEZE, June 21, 2023 (online)

Scharrer, Eva: Künstler Michael Rakowitz. “Wenn Musik als Waffe instrumentalisiert wird,
sieht man sie mit anderen Augen”
. Monopol, May 8, 2023 (online)

Bidshahri, Yalda: Michael Rakowitz’s Tender Revival of Assyrian Cultural Heritage.
Art Review, November 7, 2022 (online)

Daniel Trilling Monuments Man, Apollo - The International Art Magazine, May 2021, pp. 34-40

Downey, Anthony: Leonard Cohen and the Concert That Never Was. The MIT Press Reader, February 24, 2020 (online)

Raffi Khatchadourian Michael Rakowitz‘s Art of Return, The New Yorker, August 24, 2020
Published in the print edition of the August 24, 2020, issue, with the headline The Art of Return.

Annie Dell’Aria Fearless Listening and the Craft of Public Art: A Conversation with Michael Rakowitz in: PAD Public Art Dialogue, Volume 12, Issue 1, Winter 2020

Figgy Guyver Can Michael Rakowitz’s 100 Recipes Revive Iraq’s Date Economy? in: Frieze, July 4, 2019

Claudia Bodin Freund & Feind in: art, July 2019, S.72-80

Chris Waywell Michael Rakowitz review in: TimeOut, June 2019

Tabish Khan Michael Rakowitz: Fourth Plinth Artist Makes Us Weep By Recreating Objects Destroyed By ISIS in: Londonist, June 4, 2019

Adrian Searle Michael Rakowitz review - horribly entertaining tour of ruined utopias in: The Guardian, June 4, 2019

Michael Rakowitz talks to Peter Aspden Master of Reinvention in: FT Magazine, June 1/2, 2019, p. 26-23

Podcast: Michael Rakowitz discusses withdrawing from the 2019 Whitney Biennial, and his Leonard Cohen problem. The artist shares his thoughts on museums, power, art, and ideology. Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic’s podcast, May 17, 2019

Philippe Pataud Célérier Comment redonner à la culture irakienne un peu de sa visibilité en: Le Monde diplomatique, 9 Avril 2019 (FR)

Saskia Trebing mit Michael Rakowitz im Interview Wir brauchen ethische Richtlinien fürs Mäzenatentum in: Monopol (online), March 1, 2019

Article about Michael Rakowitz’s 2018 solo show at our gallery in Artforum’s January 2019 issue by Gökcan Demirkazik.

Email conversation between Michael Rakowitz and Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and videos (including lectures) for the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts that Rakowitz won in 2018.

Michael Rakowitz talks to Evan Moffitt Enemy Territory in: frieze, No.194, April, 2018, p. 90-95

Fourth plinth: how a winged bull made of date syrup cans is defying Isis by Claire Armitstead, The Guardian, March 2018

Artist Michael Rakowitz Reveals the Iraq War’s Many Wounds by Claire Voon, hyperallergic, 2018

’It’s a Strange Communion’: Artist Michael Rakowitz on Why He Set Up an Iraqi Food Truck Outside the MCA Chicago by Brian Boucher, artnet news January 2018

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Precious like a Piñata, Elephant No31, September 2017