RAINER GANAHL

*1971 in Bludenz, Austria. Lives and works in New York

Master of Philosophy and History, University of Innsbruck. 1986-1991: HAK, Vienna (P. Weibel), Akademie Düsseldorf (N. J. Paik). Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York

solo exhibitions

2008
Fruit and Flower Deli, New York
Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm: DADALENIN
Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto
Les Laboratoires, Aubervilliers, Paris (a theater production, a film)
Kunstverrein Schwäbisch Hall, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
G126, Galway, Ireland
Les Laboratoire, Aubervilliers/Paris, France: Ce qui roule – That Which Rolls, Early Form’s of Rollin‘ Rock

2007
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart: Rainer Ganahl, The Apprentice in the Sun, catalog
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dandee: Rainer Ganahl, Reading, Riding and other Recent Works

2006
RAM, radioartemobile, Rome: From Vatican to Piazza della Repubblica with no return

2005
The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Museum, New York , catalog
Museum of Modern Art, MUMOK, Vienna, catalog
Gregoire Maisonneuve, Paris
Galerie roellin | duerr, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Artist Commune, Hong Kong
Baumgartner Gallery, New York

2004
le consortium, Dijon
Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto: bicycle

2003
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, GAG, Bremen, cataog
Kunstbüro, Vienna
Casco, Utrecht
Maisonneuve, Paris
vertretung des landes niedersachsen beim bund , Berlin
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna: Das Zählen der letzten Tage der Sigmund Freud Banknote, project wall

2002
Base, Florence, Italy
Baumgartner Gallery, New York

2001
Baumgartner Gallery, New York
Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Galeria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Artra, Milan
Sint-Lukasstichting, Brussels
Kunstverein & Stiftung Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, cataog

2000
enders projects, Frankfurt
Medienwerkstatt, Vienna: Rainer Ganahl: from 10 secondes to 500 hours and more
Planet 2000, Geneva
Centre de Photographie, Geneva (with Harald F. Muller)
Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto: Basic Canadian

1999
48th Venice Biennale, Austrian Pavilion, Venice (together with 5 other artists or artist collectives) cataog: Offene Handlungsräume,
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
Landesmuseum Tirol, Innsbruck
Max Protetch, New York

1998
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, catalogue
Werkstatt Graz, Graz

1997
The Thing, New York
Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Generali Foundation, Vienna, catalogue: Educational Complex, organized by Rainer Ganahl: Lindsay Anderson, Rainer Ganahl, Candida Höfer, Mike Kelley, Frederick Wiseman

1996
Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris
In Vitro, Geneva
Depot, Vienna
Villa Arson, Nice
Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Paris
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Thomas Solomon Garage, Los Angeles

1995
Sandra Gering, (with Matthew McCaslin), New York
Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
Ice Box, Athens

1994
The Thing, BBS, New York, Vienna
Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris
Nordanstad Gallery, New York

1993
Person’s Weekend Museum, Tokyo, catalog
Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Paris
Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, catalog

1992
Nordanstad-Skarstedt, New York
Massimo DeCarlo, Milan
Galerie Roger Pailhas, (3 times 3 weeks, with Peter Fend and Silvia Kolbowski, curated by Rainer Ganahl), Paris, catalgue
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, brochure

1991
White Columns (White Room), New York
Randy Alexander (with Matthew Antezzo), New York

1990
Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Paris
Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn, catalogue

1989
Museum Folkwangen, Essen: Virtue in Objects, Installation (with Paul Garrin),
allerArt, Bludenz

group exhibitions

2008
Shanghai Biennal, Shanghai
Art Brussels, Brussels: Ephemeral Frindge
Galerie Feinkost, Berlin:The Art World,
Institute für Alpine Angelegenheiten, Bozen
Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai: City Beats,
Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago: Rotations (One Work)
Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna: LA PETITE HISTOIRE,
MAK museum, Vienna: ReCollecting
Kunsthalle Krems, Krems: GO NYC, Nin Brudermann Ð Rainer Ganahl Ð Mathias Kessle, Manual CC. Game instructions for beginners and advanced players, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Poland
7th Bulgarian Biennal of Contemporary Art, Varna, Bulgaria: Globale/Locale

2007
Venice Biennial 2007, Venice: Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense,
Istambul Biennial 2007,Istambul
Performa 07 with Snšrfrid, Performance Festival, New York
Moscow Biennial 2007, Left Pop, Moscow
New York, States of Mind, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin
cabaret voltaire-warszawa, lokal_30, Warsaw
Rainer Ganahl, Mario Garcia Torres, Nate Harrison, Hugo Hopping and John Menick have agreed to participate in an exhibition organized by Nu Nguyen at Sandroni Reyey, Sandroni Reyey, Los Angeles
Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna: Riss/Lücke/Scharnier A,
Extraordinary Rendition, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona
Agitation and Respose,Tanja Bonaktar Gallery, New York

2006
Whitney Museum of American Art, ISP show, New York: Images War: Contesting Images of Political Conflict
Imagining Common Lands, Palazzo Lantieri, Gorizia
Unwrapping the Wing, The Invisible Museum, Denver
Photo_Traffic, Centre d’art Contemporain, Genevaa
Four Freedoms, Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvenia
Sol Systéme, Center D’Art Passerelle, Brest
Steiler Konter, Kunstverrein Bregenz,
Bukarest Biennial 2006, Bukarest
Sevilla Biennial 2006, Sevilla
Lire Frantz Fanon, La Box, Bourges
3500 cm2, Rome
The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Die Abwesenheit des Lagers, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden
Switching Worlds: Desires and Identities, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
Langues EmmlŽes. l’Espace Culturel Franois Mitterrand, PŽrigueux
Demokratie üben, Westfälischer kunstverein, Münster
Opera Austria, Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, Prato
Pixels of Reality: What do you know, what do you see? Public Space with a Roof, Amsterdam
„Dada East? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire“ Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

2005
Parallel Lives, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt
150 Works of Art, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Wer Visionen hat soll zum Arzt gehen, GAK, Bremen
Poles Apart Poles Together, 51.Venice Biennale, Venice
The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography, The Jewish Museum, New York Leaves of Grass, Hallwalls, Buffolo
Fabric of Fear, 555, Detroit
Christian Boltansky, Michaela Melian, Rainer Ganahl, Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt
AffinitŽs, Le PavŽ Dans La Mare, Besanon
Beliques Visionaires, Palais de Beaux-Arts, Brussels (March)
Interessi zero, Galleria Civica di Art Contemporanea di Trento, Trento
Occupying space, Generali Foundation Sammmlung, Haus der Kunst, München
Trade, White Columns, New York
Unspeakable, Aeroplastics, Brussels
Campus, Warwick Arts Centre The University of Warwick Coventry

2004
When Democracy Was Fun, White Box, New York
General Store, The Four Color Pen Show, lucus projects, Miami
The Mythological Machine – Images and Media, Warwick Arts Centre The University of Warwick Coventry
No return, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York,
Channel Zero, Montevideo/Time Based Arts
phantom limb, Unit B, Chicago)
Visitas, Centro Cultural Rojas, Buenos Aires
Siz Feet Under, White Box, New York
Market Value, Cuchifritos, New York
Occupying Space: Sammlung Generali Foundation, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Museum Bojmanns, Witte de With and Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
Migrating Identity: Transmission/Reconstruction, Amsterdam
this is for real: war and the contemporary, SAC gallery at Stonyt Brook University
Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, The Richard E. Peeler Art Center, De Pauw University, Greencastle; The Schick Gaellery, Saratoga Springs, The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orlean
Pulse of America, Aeroplastics, Brussels
alien3, skor foundation, Amsterdam
works on paper, Southfirst Art, Brooklyn
Lecture Notes, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax

2003
Contested Space, Spazio Alcatraz, Florence, Italy
Without Fear & Reproach, Witte Zaal, Ghent
Utopia, 2. Biennial Tirana, Tirana, Albania
24/7 Vilus – New York, Fall 03
2. Biennial of Ceramic in contemporay Art, Albisola
Going Public, Modena, Sassuolo
Niemand ist eine Insel, Public Spaces, Bremen
The tale of the thread. Embroidery and sewing in contemporary art, MART, Muso di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Rovereto
EMBASSY, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway.
Bombs Away, The Physics Room gallery , New Zealand
Summit of Intervenitionist Art, Forde, Geneva
Private/Public, Häusler Contemporary, Munich
New York, Fuckking City, Sautfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara (traveling show)
In Media Res,Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes
addition, kunstbüro, Vienna

2002
how to do things with words , kunsthalle wien, Vienna
alien2 screening program , swiss institute, New York
Internationales Netzwerk, (40 Jahre Fluxus und die Folgen), Wiesbaden
alien2 screening program, swiss institute, New York
how to do things with words, magazine4, Bregenz
shift, cuchifritos, New York
re: „la chinoise“, Baumgartner Gallery, New York
Import/Export, Villa Arson, Nice (cat.)
Blick und Bild, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau (cat.)

2001
Detourism, Renaissance Society, Chicago
217.174.192.66, Gregoire Maisonneuve, Paris
Austrian Comtemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Shanghai Art Museum, (cat.)
Berg_Werk_Stadt_Graz, Werkstadt Graz, Graz
Drawing Project 2: Office of Utopic Procedures, West Space Gallery, Melbourne
Milano Europa 2000, Bovisa, PAC, Milan
Kunst aus dem Osten, ACC gallery, Weimar
Beyond Origin, Video Art, Hellenic American Union Gallery, Kolonaki
Vernaculars: Speaking, Deforming, Inventing the Languages of the Web, Centre George Pompidou, (www.centrepompidou.fr/netart), Paris
In/SITE/Out, Apex Curatorial Program, New York
Blondies and Brownies. Blondinchen und Bräunchen, weiß weiß bin auch ich, Aktionsforum Praterinse, Munich
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Spaghetti Western, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
Frankfurter Kreuz, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

2000
Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
Surrender. I wanna give you devotion, Nimm hin es ist mein Geist und
Sinn, Aeroplastics, Brussels
Import/Export, Museum Arnheim
Action/Recollection, West Space Gallery, Melbourne
Oeuvres Collectives, Les abattoires, Toulouse
Import/Export, Kunstverein Salzburg
Groupshow, BQ, Köln
Man muß ganz schön viel lernen bevor man hier funktioniert, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Illuminations, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
Sequences, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseilles

1999
Kunst-Welten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Radio temporaire, Radio Suisse Romande, Geneva
Einblicke in die Sammlung, Generali Foundation, Vienna
Lascaux2, Villa Arson, Nice
DACH, Galerie Krinzinger im Benger Areal, Bregenz
Offene Handlungsräume, 48th Venice Biennale, Austrian Pavilion, Venice
SITuations COMpromettantes, Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris, (May)
expander 1.0, Galerie Jousse-Seguin, Paris
Conceptual Art As Neurobiological Praxis, Thread Waxing Space, New York
GILBERT & GEORGE, 1970 N. Bronson, Hollywood, Los Angeles

bibliography

BOOKS:
– „Please, teach me“ – Rainer Ganahl and the Politics of Learning by William Kaizen
Wallach gallery, New York, Revolver, Frankfurt, 2005
– MONEY AND DREAMS: COUNTING THE LAST DAYS OF THE SIGMUND FREUD BANKNOTE by Rainer Ganahl, Putnam, CT: Spring Publications, 2005
– Road to War, 2005 by Rainer Ganahl, MUMOK, Museum of Modern Art Vienna and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
– NEXT TARGET – Versteinerte Politik / Petrified Politics, 2004 by Rainer Ganahl
Published by GAK (Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen), and Revolver, Frankfurt
– Please, write your opinons of U.S. politics…, by Rainer Ganahl, onestarpress, Paris, 2003, Onestar Press. Paris
– lueneburger-heide-sprechen, by Rainer Ganahl, Revolver, Frankfurt 2003
– Reading Karl Marx by Rainer Ganahl bookworks, London, 2001
– Educational Complex ed. Sabine Breitwieser Generali Foundation, Vienna 1997
– Ganahl-Dütsch, Ganahl-Dütsch, Gloacal Language, LOCAL Lanugage, Voranglisch by Rainer Ganahl KUB, Bregenz 1998
– IMPORTED – A Reading Seminar ed. Rainer Ganahl Semiotext(e), New York 1998
– Rainer Ganahl By Rainer Ganahl Person’s Weekend Museum, Tokyo 1994
– Rainer Ganahl By Rainer Ganahl Galerie Roger Pailhas,1992,
– Rainer Ganahl By Dallas Museum of Art Dallas Museum of Art, 1991
– Open window By Rainer Ganahl Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne 1990
– files and windows By Rainer Ganahl Neue Texte, Graz 1990 Published Texts written by Rainer Ganahl (a selection)
-Road to War – The burning ofh gone evil onto a pathetic extrenal hard drive, 2005 In: Rainer Ganahl, Road to war, Mumok, 2005
Who wants to know anyway? 2004 In: Rainer Ganahl, Counting the last days of the Sigmund Freud banknote, 2005
Wen attitudes become curating, 2004 In: Manifesta Journal, Journal, N4, Winter 2004/05 Refined Information and petrified politics, 2003 In: Rainer Ganahl, Refined Information and petrified politics, Bremen 2004
Homeland Security, Paranoia, Terrorism, 2003 In: Rainer Ganahl, Please, write your opinons of U.S. politics…,, Paris 2003
Going public, 2003 In: Hannes Brunner (ed.), Ein sieben Jahres Buch, Kiel, 2003
Free Markets: Language, Commodification, and Art, 2001 in „Translation in a Global Market,“ special issue of Public Culture, guest edited by Emily Apter (vol. 13, no. 1, Winter 2001)
Discontent in Austria, 2000 In: Camera Austria International, 7/2/2000 Educational complex, 1997 In: Sabine Breitwieser (ed.), Educational Complex, Vienna1997
Local language – gloacal language, 1997 In: Rainer Ganahl, Ganahl-Dütsch, Gloacal Language, LOCAL Lanugage, Voranglisch …, Bregenz 1998
Lesen, Sprechen, Lernen, Lehren / Reading, speaking, learning, teaching, 1995 In: Rainer Ganahl (ed.), IMPORTED – A Reading Seminar, New York 1998
Museums and public/counter-public space in the global-captialist era of digital convertability, 1997/98 In: Christian Kravagna and KUB (ed.), The Museum as arena, Artists on institutional critique, Buchhandlung Walter Köng, Colgne, 2001
Foucault… bourr. text 1, 1993 In: Documents, Paris, Feb. 1993
Unpublished text (a selection) – available on w ww.ganahl.info
For Christ’s sake! 0 Cursing with Deleuze, Laurence and Nietzsche, 2004
Copying newspapers – copying with news, 2003
Hotmail for desperate living, 2002
Public discourse and Private Realm, 1998
Last night, I went to a lecture at MOMA, 1997
Sprache im Zeitalter globaler Vernetzung / Language in the era of global networks, 1998
Arbeit, Ware, Unterhaltung, Wissen, Kritik, Kunst… / work, products, entertainment, knowledge, criticism, art …, 1998
Travellling linguistics, 1995
Computers – networks – artworks, 1995
Borges, Maps, Computers, GPS, Police, Kant, Interfaces & Nostalgia, 1995
Nihong – Jpanese for Everybody (in French only), 1994
Interfaces, 1993
Published interviews (a selection) Diana Baldon – Rainer Ganahl, 2001 In: Tema Celeste (Magazine). May 2002
Craig Martin, et alter – Rainer Ganahl, Stamina, 2001
In: Rainer Ganahl, Reading Karl Marx, bookworks, London, 2001
Thomas Hirschhorn – Craig Martin, Rainer Ganahl – A conversation, 2001
In: Perché, Nr. 5, Bergamo 2005
Rainer Ganahl – Antonio Negri, Marx and again Marx, 2001
In: William Kaizen, „Please, teach me“ – Rainer Ganahl and the politics of learning, New York, Frankfurt 2005
Momoyo Torimitsu – Rainer Ganahl, Keep moving away from your mother tongue, 1999
In: Peter Weibel (ed.) Offene Handlungsräume, Catalog for the Austrian Pavillion of the 48th Venice Biennale, Vienna, 1999 and in: Chain, Translucinacion, Nr. 10, Honolulu, Philadelphia 2003
Rainer Ganahl – Julia Kristeva, Sens and non-sens of revolt, 1996
In: Julia Kristeva, Revolt, She Said, Semiotext(e), MIT Press, 2002
Rainer Ganahl – Benjamin Buchloh, Böse Bemerkungen zwischen Moskau und Los Angeles / Mean remarks between Moscow and Los Anegles, 1997
In: Rainer Ganahl (ed.), IMPORTED – A reading seminar, Semiotext(e), New York 1998
Unpublished interviews (a selection) – – available on w ww.ganahl.info