Kahlon is a past participant of the Whitney Independent Study Program and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Kahlon received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The California College of Art and her BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. Kahlon's work has been exhibited widely in museums, foundations and biennials in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia including  the 2012 Taipei Biennial and Meeting Points 7. Her work has been exhibited at MHKA, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contempráneo, HKW, Edith Russ Haus Für Medienkunst, 21er Haus, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, NGBK, Queens Museum, Bronx Museum, Oakland Museum, Artists' Space and Apex Art.

Kahlon is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from foundations in the US and Germany. Her awards include a Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Stiftung Kunstfonds Artist Grant, a Goethe Institute Artist Fellowship and a Lambent Artist Award. In 2012 Kahlon partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project, to create a pilot experimental artist residency, Did You Kiss the Dead Body?: Visualizing Absence in the Archive of War. Most recently she was the SWICH Artist in Residence at the Welt Museum in Vienna and the Melon Visiting Artist at the Newhouse Center for Humanities at Wellesley College where she researched anthropological archives held by Harvard University.


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