Rajkamal Kahlon gives a guided tour in English through her exhibition Which Side Are You On?.
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly at the cash desk of the Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier. The number of participants is limited.
Rajkamal Kahlon sees painting as a form of care work – done in the service and from a sense of responsibility and care toward others – and her practice aims at complicating and resisting the ways in which painting is often reduced into a luxury good.
The solo exhibition Which Side Are You On? gives an overview of over twenty years of her artistic practice, and present new projects that continue her research of the representational violence of European colonial endeavors and Western knowledge production.
Rajkamal Kahlon is a Berlin-based American artist, whose multimedia practice recuperates drawing and painting as sites of aesthetic and political resistance. Kahlon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts. She is an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.
In 2021, Kahlon became a professor of painting at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany. Kahlon’s work has been exhibited internationally in the 2012 Taipei Biennial; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; and the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. Her recent solo exhibitions include Rajkamal Kahlon: The People of the Earth at MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, in 2019 and Rajkamal Kahlon: And Still I Rise at Sacramento State University Galleries, California, in 2021.
Kahlon will also be included in upcoming group exhibitions at Tabakalera International Center for Contemporary Culture, Donostia–San Sebastián; apexart, New York City; and the Chicago Cultural Center. Kahlon is the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and residencies, including the 2019 Villa Romana Prize, the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award, the Pollock-Krasner Award, and the 2021 Hans and Lea Grundig Prize. Kahlon’s second solo exhibition with P·P·O·W, New York, will open in May 2023.