Karthik Pandian

Born in Los Angeles, in 1981. Lives and works in Cambridge, MA. He earned degrees from Brown University, Rhode Island and Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Staedelschule, Frankfurt before receiving his MFA from Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena in 2008.

Teaching: Assistant Professor, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge (2017-present); Faculty in Video, Visual Arts, Bennington College, Bennington (2015-17); Assistant Professor, Harper Fellow, Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago (2011-15); Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (2010-11); School and Family Programs Educator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2006-11); School and Family Programs Educator, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004-06); School Programs Educator, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2002-06); School Programs Educator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2003-06).

Solo and group exhibitions: Reva and David Logan Centre for the Arts, Chicago, USA (upcoming 2019); Netwerk Aalst, Aalst, Belgium (upcoming 2018); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy (2018); Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2016); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2015); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2015); Laurel Gitlen, New York, USA (2015); Freiraum Q2 International in MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria (2015); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2014); Pro Choice Gallery, Paris, France (2014); Bétonsalon, Paris, France (2014); Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA (2013); Artissima, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA (2013); Vilma Gold, London, UK (2012); Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA (2012); La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2012); Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco (2012); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2012); White Flag Projects, St.Louis, MO, USA (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (2011); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA (2011); LAXART, Los Angeles, USA (2011); Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy (2011); Itd, Los Angeles, USA (2011); Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, USA (2011); Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany (2011); Musée Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA (2010); Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA (2009); Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA (2009); Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA (2008); Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, USA (2008); Al Nitaq Art Festival, Cairo, Egypt (2001).

Collaborations: Photo Kinetics, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (with Mathias Poledna, 2017); Atlas Revisited, Inteatro Festival, Polverigi, + Kaai Theatre, Brussels + Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk + Villa Empain, Brussels + EMPAC, Troy, New York (with Andros Zins-Browne, 2016-2017); Groupe Mobile, Villa Vasillieff, Paris (Life After Life with Paige K. Johnston, 2016); Close to the Skin, Company Gallery, New York (Life After Life with Paige K. Johnston, 2015); Khan & Ass., Pro-Choice, Paris (Life After Life with Paige K. Johnston, 2014); The Artists’ Film Biennial, ICA, London (with Andros Zins-Browne, 2014); The Adoration of Collaborator, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles (with Barry Johnston, 2014); unExhibit, Generali Foundation, Vienna (with Mathias Poledna, 2011); Objectiv, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin (with Mathias Poledna, 2011); 1991, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna (with Mathias Poledna, 2010); UCLA New Wight Biennial, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles (with Barry Johnston, 2007); Apposites Ottract, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York (with Michael Bell-Smith, 2005).

Vienna, Austria. His films have been screened internationally, including viewings at the Anthology Film Archives, New York; Electronic Arts
Intermix, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles: and the New York Underground Film Festival, New York. Pandian’s work has been discussed
in Artforum, Mousse, Art in America, FlashArt and The New York Times, among other publication