Nato a Great Neck, New York, nel 1973. Vive e lavora a Chicago, IL
Mostre personali
1997 Hubuz , Amman
1998 paraSITE   Boston, New York, Baltimora e Berlino
2000 Climate Control , Special Project, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
  Postcard View, New York
2001 Minaret   Leipzig, Germany 2003/ Station Building, Baltimore 2003/ Clocktower Gallery, New York 2003 & 2001
2002 Breach , Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York
2003 Romanticized All Out of Proportion , Special Project, Queens Museum of Art, New York
2004 Greeting from Stowe , Vermont Kunstraum Innsbruck/Stadtturmgalerie
  Test Ballot, (public project) Kunstraum Innsbruck/Stadtturmgalerie
2005 Dull Roar , Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
2006 Return, Creative Time, New York
  Enemy Kitchen , More Art, New York
  Endgames , Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino
2007 The invisible enemy should not exist , Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
2008 The invisible enemy should not exist, Galerie Sfeir Semler, Beirut
2009 Michael Rakowitz: Recent Projects on Baghdad and Montréal , SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montréal
  The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one's own , Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
2010 The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one's own , Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, Londra
2011 Spoils , Creative Time at Park Avenue Autumn, New York
2012 The Breakup , Lombard Freid Projects, New York
Mostre collettive
Repeat Reverse , Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Blast Box 1993: Remaking Civilization, X Art Foundation, New York
1998 A Skowhegan Decade , David Beitzel Gallery, New York
2000 Concerted Compassionism, White Columns, New York
2001 GZ:01 , 129 Lafayette Street, New York
  Building Codes , Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
  Elsewhere , HEREart, New York
2002 Und Ab Die Poste-Inside Out : 5th Annual Festival of New Art , Berlino
  Architecture of Emergency, FRI-ART,   Friburgo
  Utopia Now!, Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art e CCAC Wattis Institute, Oakland
  Comfort Zone: Portable Living Spaces ,The Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia
2003 Get Rid of Yourself , ACC Gallery, Weimar & Leipzig
  Homeland , Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Curatorial Study Program, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
  Queens International , The Queens Museum of Art, New York
2004 The Interventionists , MassMOCA, North Adams
  X Treme Houses , Lothinger Dreizehn, Monaco
  Adaptations , Apex Art, New York City, NY and Friedricianum, Kassel
2005 TI The Pantagruel Syndrome , Triennale di Torino,Torino
  ATOMICA , Lombard-Freid Fine Arts and Esso Gallery, New York
  Royal College of Art Curatorial Studies Exhibition Don't Interrupt Your Activities, Londra
  Transmediale , Berlino
2006 Revisiting Home , NGBK, Berlino
  LESS - Alternative Living Strategies , PAC, Milano
  Art in the Contested City, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2007 An Atlas of Events , Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbona
  Consuming War , Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
  Instant Urbanism, SAM- Swiss Architecture Museum, Basilea
  10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
2008 Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary , Museum of Art & Design, New York
  Shelter X Survival - Alternative Homes for Fantastic Lives , Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
  The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art , CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson
2009 Transmission Interrupted , Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
  Return to Function , Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison
  The Place of the Work and the Space of the Object , Sculpture Center, Long Island
  Tarjama/Translation , Queens Museum of Art, New York
2010 Climate Capsules, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Amburgo
  The Storyteller , ICI travelling exhibition- Salina art centre, Salina; The New School, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  The Jerusalem Show , Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Gerusalemme
2011 Yes, We Don't, Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone-Alpes , Villeurbanne
  Asian Art Biennale, Taizhong
2012 Home WHERE? , Lombard Freid Projects, New York dOCUMENTA (13) , Kassel