Karthik Pandian


BIOGRAPHY


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

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2010
Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis.

 

2009
Darkroom, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2009
Round Up, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

 

2008
Joy and Misery, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles.
Space as a Space, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles.

 

2007
My Buddy: UCLA New Wight Biennial, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles.

 

2001
Al Nitaq Art Festival, Cairo, Egypt.

 

 

Selected Screenings

 

2010
Triple Canopy, Issue 8, "Sacrifice of the Banana"

 

2009
Bidoun Video 2009, Dubai, UAE
Migrating Forms, Anthology Film Archives, New York.

 

2008
Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.

 

2007
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.

 

 

Bibliography

 

2009
Campagnola, Sonia, "Review: Karthik Pandian", Flash Art, July - Septemeber, p. 89.
Berardini, Andrew, "Karthik Pandian at Richard Telles Fine Art", Artweek, May, pages 18–19.

 

2007
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.

 

2001
Sullivan, Francesca, "Art Attack", Egypt's Insight Magazine, April, pgs. 54–58.
Ryan, Nigel, "Skating on ice", Al–Ahram Weekly, March 22 – April 8, 2001.

 

 

Writings

 

2009
"Berghain Boogie–Woogie", Motherwell, Vol. 1.
"Moving Target: Shahab Fotouhi", Bidoun, Winter.

 

2007
"Endarkment: The Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Search for a New Order of Wonder", The Journal of the Valkenberg Hermitage, Vol. 1.

 

2006
"Abu Symbol: Egypt's Humpty Dumpty History", Bidoun, Spring/Summer.

 

 

Awards & Grants

 

2008
FotoKem Student Filmmaking Grant, Burbank, CA.

 

2003
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".

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