Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1981. He earned degrees from Brown University, Rhode Island and Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Staedelschule, Frankfurt before receiving his MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 2008. He teaches in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University.
Karthik Pandian is an artist who works in films, exhibitions and public interventions to unsettle the ground of history. He uses moving image, sculpture and performance to render the mythologies of the present through forgotten, fragmentary and futuristic pasts. Pandian has held solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Bétonsalon, Paris; and Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis amongst others. His work has been featured in numerous survey exhibitions such as the inaugural LA Biennial at the Hammer Museum; Okwui Enwezor’s La Triennale: Intense Proximity at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, at Whitechapel Gallery, London.