Born 1981, Los Angeles
2003 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, BA
2008 Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Künste Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, MFA
Lives and works in Los Angeles
Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis.
Darkroom, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.
Round Up, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.
Joy and Misery, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles.
Space as a Space, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles.
My Buddy: UCLA New Wight Biennial, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles.
Al Nitaq Art Festival, Cairo, Egypt.
Triple Canopy, Issue 8, "Sacrifice of the Banana"
Bidoun Video 2009, Dubai, UAE
Migrating Forms, Anthology Film Archives, New York.
Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.
Father's Day Erotica, Curated by Benjamin Weissman, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Curious Green, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles.
New York Underground Film Festival, New York.
Legally: "An Evening in Cuffs", Curated by Christopher Michlig and Tirdad Zolghadr, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles.
Campagnola, Sonia, "Review: Karthik Pandian", Flash Art, July - Septemeber, p. 89.
Berardini, Andrew, "Karthik Pandian at Richard Telles Fine Art", Artweek, May, pages 1819.
Puar, Jasbir, "Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times", Duke University Press (rep.)
Rowin, Michael Joshua, "New York Underground Film Festival: Poems and Problems, Head Rush (Shorts Program)", The Reverse Shot Blog, April 3, 2007.
Sullivan, Francesca, "Art Attack", Egypt's Insight Magazine, April, pgs. 5458.
Ryan, Nigel, "Skating on ice", AlAhram Weekly, March 22 April 8, 2001.
"Berghain BoogieWoogie", Motherwell, Vol. 1.
"Moving Target: Shahab Fotouhi", Bidoun, Winter.
"Endarkment: The Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Search for a New Order of Wonder", The Journal of the Valkenberg Hermitage, Vol. 1.
"Abu Symbol: Egypt's Humpty Dumpty History", Bidoun, Spring/Summer.
Awards & Grants
FotoKem Student Filmmaking Grant, Burbank, CA.
Albert Arnold Bennett Award, Brown University, Provendence, RI
Awarded for honors thesis titled "Contaminated Memories: The Dialectic of Documentary and Fiction in The Work of Claude Levi-Strauss, Jean Rouch and Chris Marker or Sans Coffret: Three Almost Dead White Men Traveling in the Shadow of Homeland Security".