Born in 1960, is an artist working in situ. His work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as documenta X (1997), and documenta 12 (2007), the 48th Venice Biennale, 3rd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2004), Manifesta 7, Trento (2008), the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), the 28th Bienal de São Paulo (2008), La Triennale, Paris (2012), and recently the Taipei Biennial (2012) and the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennale (2013). Solo exhibitions include luttesdesclasses, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne (2002), OUT OF THE SHADOWS, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2004), the retrospective survey Work 1964–2006, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Miami Art Central, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (2006–07), Blow Job, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp (2008), Working, Kunsthalle Basel (2008), Peter Friedl, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2010), King Kong, Le Lieu unique, Nantes (2013), and The Dramatist, Artspace, Auckland (2014). Since the 1980s he has published numerous essays and book projects such as Four or Five Roses, Working at Copan, and Playgrounds. A selection of his texts has been released under the title Secret Modernity: Selected Writings and Interviews 1981–2009 (Sternberg Press).
Recent publication: Über Peter Friedl, ed. by Dirk Snauwaert, with essays by Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Jean-François Chevrier, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Marí, Eva Schmidt, Marco Scotini, Hilde Van Gelder, Leire Vergara. Co-published by WIELS and Motto Books, 2013, 232 pages, ISBN 978-2-940524-04-4.