© 2017 by Rajkamal Kahlon
 

EDUCATION
2001    Whitney Independent Study Program

1999    MFA, California College of Arts
1998    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1996    BA, University of California, Davis

COMMISSIONS, GRANTS, AWARDS
2016    Weltmuseum Wien, AIR
2016    Melon Visiting Artist, Newhouse Center for Humanities,Wellesley College
2012    American Civil Liberties Union, National Security Project, AIR

2012    Pollock Krasner Foundation

2012     Stiftung Kunstfonds Arbeit Stipendium

2012    Künstlerstipendium Goethe Institute

2007    Lambent Artist Fellowship

2006    Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    Staying With Trouble, Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna
2016    Blowback, OKK, Organ Kritischer Kunst, Berlin
2013    Blowback, Gallery Nature Morte, Berlin
2012    Double Vision/ Doppelbilder, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Rudolph Scharp Gallery, Ludwigshafen

2005    Unbound, P.P.O.W., NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Revisiting Radicalism, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
Your Country Doesn’t Exist, Gallery Otok,  Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Your Country Doesn’t Exist, Multimedia Center, Split, Croatia
Your Country Doesn’t Exist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
In the Power of Your Care, 8th Floor Gallery, Donald and Shelley Rubenstein Foundation, NY, US

2015
So You Want to See, e-flux, New York, US
Lest the Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2014
The Theory of Color, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks, Meeting Points 7, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks, Meeting Points 7, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
Golden Estates, Meeting Points 7, Parasite, Hong Kong, China

Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks, Meeting Points 7, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks, Meeting Points 7, CIC, Cairo, Egypt

Fragile Hands, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
 

2013
Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks, Meeting Points 7, MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks, Meeting Points 7, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia

When Violence Becomes Decadent, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany


2012
Taipei Biennial: Modern Monsters/Death and Life of Fiction, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan

Labor Berlin 12: Drifting, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
The Subjective Object, Grassi Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Leipzig, Germany

2011
India is Now, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Making Mirrors, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

Aesthetic Justice, Lambent Foundation, NY, US

LECTURES AND PANELS
2016    Look Away: Imperial Visual Violence and Photographs from the Davis Collection, Davis Art Museum, Wellesley College
2016    Blowback, OKK, Berlin
2016    Staying with Trouble, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
2013    When You Are the Indian in a Country of John Waynes, Exploring Modern South Asian Histories With Visual Research Methods, Cambridge
2012    Did You Kiss the Dead Body?: Visualizing Absence in the Archive of War, Columbia
2012    Did You Kiss the Dead Body?: Visualizing Absence in the Archive of War, Dartmouth

2012    Did You Kiss the Dead Body?: Visualizing Absence in the Archive of War, ACLU
2012    Imperial Spectacles: Painting, Performace and Vision, South Asia Institute, UT, Austin
2012    Imperial Spectacles: Painting, Performace and Vision, Bauhaus University, Weimar, DE
2011    Aesthetic Justice, Lambent Foundation, New York
2010    You Make it Hurt so Good: Re-Membering Muslim Bodies, Visual and Critical Studies, CCA
2009    You Make it Hurt so Good: Re-Membering Muslim Bodies , Bauhaus University, Weimar
2009    Double Consciousness: Painting and Performing the Racial Grotesque, NGBK, Berlin
2008    Double Consciousness: Painting and Performing the Racial Grotesque, CCA

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010    University of California, Berkeley
Adjunct Lecturer in the department of Painting, Course: Art 102, upper division undergraduate painting course with an emphasis on material and conceptual exploration.

2010    California College of Art, San Francisco
Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the departments of Painting and Drawing and Visual and Critical Studies (CCA), Courses: Painting 1, Painting Department; an introductory materials based class for first year undergraduates. Points of Penetration: The Grotesque Body and Humor in Contemporary Art, Visual and Critical Studies; an interdisciplinary seminar on representations of humor, alterity and power through the lens of the grotesque body in artistic strategies.

2009    San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the department of Exhibitions and Museum Studies Department, Course: The Contingency of Culture: Art, Politics and Possibility, designed as a foundation graduate course on the history and legacy of museums and exhibitions framed within the overlapping spheres of imperialism, modernity and globalization.

2009    California College of Art, San Francisco
Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the departments of Graduate Fine Arts, Course: You Said It Wouldn’t Hurt: Perspectives on the Body and Trauma in Contemporary Art, an interdisciplinary graduate seminar in that explores contemporary artistic strategies in relation to theories of phenomenology, perception, memory, social and historical trauma and constructions of the body.

2008    California College of Art, San Francisco
Semester-long visiting artist position at the rank of Senior Lecturer in the departments of Painting and Drawing and Graduate Fine Arts. Courses: Painting 2, Painting department; a lower division intermediate painting course that was designed thematically around the idea of the representation and centrality of the body in painting with an emphasis on both conceptual and material processes. Senior Projects, painting; an upper division course for seniors preparing them for exiting the institution with an emphasis on studio critiques and graduate school preparation. Points of Penetration: The Grotesque Body and Humor in Contemporary Art in the Graduate Fine Arts Department, taught as a lecture and studio based seminar.