2001 Whitney Independent Study Program
1999 MFA, California College of Arts
1998 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1996 BA, University of California, Davis



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

2009 Did You Kiss the Dead Body, Catalyst Project Room, Berlin

2005 Unbound, P.P.O.W., NY

2004 Imports/ Exports, Ratio 3, San Francisco




Reframing Worlds: Mobility and Gender in a Postcolonial and Feminist Perspective, ngbk, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, Germany

Precarious Art, Artificial Boundaries, Alphanova/ Galerie Futura, Berlin, Germany



Fevered Specters of Art, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany

Undisciplinary Learning: The Aesthetics of Resistance, District, Berlin, 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


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


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


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


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


India is Now, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany Making Mirrors, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
Aesthetic Justice, Lambent Foundation, NY, US


2017 Hans and Charlotte Krull Foundation, Artist Grant

2016 Weltmuseum Wien, AIR
2016 Melon Visiting Artist, Newhouse Center for Humanities, Wellesley College 

2012 ACLU, National Security Project, AIR
2012 Pollock Krasner Foundation Award
2012 Artist Grant, Kunstfonds Foundation

2012 Artist Grant Goethe Institute
2007 Lambent Artist Fellowship
2006 Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award


Jurich, Jocelyn. “Making art with the war on terror’s deadly paper trail.” hyperallergic. (January 8, 2015) “American Accounts for Torture Reports and Death Certificates.” Politiken. (January 22,2015)
Kurt, Seyda. “ Schwer bewaffnete Prototypen.” die tageszeitung. (Sept. 26, 2013) Kahlon, Rajkamal. “A Time for Breaking Laws: The Injustice of NSA Surveillance.” Creative Time Reports and Guernica. (May, 2013) Wach, Alexandra. “Taipeh Bienniale. Willkommen in der Hölle.” (Dec. 12, 2012) Kahlon, Rajkamal. “Drawing a Line: The Right to Privacy.” Creative Time Reports. (Dec. 3, 2012)
Kahlon, Rajkamal. “The Right to Challenge: The ACLU Heads to the Supreme Court.” Creative Time Reports. (Oct. 26, 2012)
Reichelt, Matthias. “Rajkamal Kahlon: Doppelbilder/Double Vision.” Springerin Magazine. (July, 2012) Reichelt, Matthias. “Palme und Pumps.” (June 6, 2012)
Bettina-Müller, Katrin. “Ihre Kunst ist Rache am kolonialen Bild.”(Nov. 11, 2011) Bucholz, Elke Linda.“Wann haben Sie bemerkt, dass Sie weiss sind.” Der Tagesspiegel. (July 5, 2011)
Van Gelder, Hilde. “Aesthetic Justice.” Jeu de paume. (May 30, 2011)
Rajkamal Kahlon. “Did You Kiss the Dead Body.” Red Pepper. (Dec-Jan 2010 Issue) Rajkamal Kahlon. 

“Double Consciousness: Painting and Performing the Racial Grotesque.” Poor, Kirsen. “Cultural Stimuli NYC.” Flavorpill. (April 19 – 25, 2005)
“Book as Object and Performance.” Brooklyn Rail. (Feb 2005) Cotter, Holland.“Book as Object and Performance.” New York Times.(Jan13,2005) Poor, Kristin. “Deconstruction Time: Rajkamal Kahlon’s DIY Chic.” Art Asia Pacific. (February 2005): 96
Bing, Allison. “Rajkamal Kahlon: Imports and Exports.” SFGate. Art in Review (June 2004)

The New Yorker: “Bronx Museum of the Arts” (Sept. 16, 2002): 16 Cotter, Holland. “A.I.M. 22.” The New York Times. (Sept. 13, 2002):18 Cotter, Holland. “Mango” The New York Times. (July 19, 2002): 26

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