Karthik Pandian

Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1981. Lives and works in Chicago. He earned degrees from Brown University, Rhode Island and Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Staedelschule, Frankfurt before receiving his MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 2008.

Karthik Pandian makes works in moving image and sculpture. His process is defined by a particular approach to vision: how to recognize the play of time, labor, and meaning in things. He transforms material and arranges seemingly disparate objects to render that play more visible.

Pandian has held solo exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bétonsalon, Paris; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis and White Flag Projects, St. Louis amongst others. His work was featured in the inaugural LA Biennial at the Hammer Museum and La Triennale: Intense Proximity at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris as well as in group exhibitions such as Film as Sculpture at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Repertory at the Palazzo Cavour, Torino and the 4th Marrakech Biennale.

Selected solo and group exhibitions: Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2014); Pro Choice Gallery, Paris, France (2014); Bétonsalon, Paris, France (2014); Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, ILL, USA (2013); Artissima, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2013); Vilma Gold, London, UK (2012); RhonaHoffman Gallery, Chicago, ILL, USA (2012); La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2012); Marrakech Biennale 4, Marrakech, Morocco (2012); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2012); White Flag Projects, St.Louis, MO, USA (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA (2011); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2011); LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2011); Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria (2011); Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy (2011); Itd, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2011); Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2011); Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Germany (2011); Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria (2010); Musée Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2010); Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2009); Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2009).

Vienna, Austria. His films have been screened internationally, including viewings at the Anthology Film Archives, New York; Electronic Arts
Intermix, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles: and the New York Underground Film Festival, New York. Pandian’s work has been discussed
in Artforum, Mousse, Art in America, FlashArt and The New York Times, among other publication