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Biography,
Bibliography

Born in Raipur, India
Lives in Vienna since 1978

1969–72
→ Scindia School, Gwalior (IN)

1973–76
→ Bachelor of Arts, Delhi University (IN)

1976–78
→ School of Fine Arts, Baroda University, India (IN)

1978–82
→ Academy of Applied Arts Vienna (A)

1987–
→ Teaches at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (A)

Solo Exhibitions

2017
→ Facing the Tangible, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (A)

2013
→ In Suspension, Schauraum, Quartier 21, Museumsquartier Wien,
Vienna (A) Curators: Ruth Schnell, Wolfgang Fiel
→ Viennafair 2013, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (A)

2010
→ to spaces unsigned, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (A)

2009
→ Waves, Nature Morte Gallery, Berlin (D)

2005
→ Waves, Gallery K12, Bregenz (A)

2003
→ Streams Between – Traversing Trajectories, VIDC-Moving
Cultures, Vienna (A)

2000
→ Neue Galerie im Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (A)

1994
→ Villa aller Art, Bludenz (A) Curator: Willi Kopf

1993
→ Mindy Oh Gallery, Chicago (USA)
Curator: Christian Barthod
→ Chemould Gallery, Bombay (IN)

1992
→ Karin Schorm Gallery, Vienna (A)

1991
→ Public Reality & Karin Schorm Gallery, Vienna (A)

1989
→ Secession, Vienna (A)
→ Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)

1986
→ Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)

1983
→ J. Gallery, Vienna (A) Curator: Willi Kopf

Group Exhibitions

2021
→ Domino, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna2020
→ Hybrid. Unknown Identities, curated by_vienna 2020, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (A) Curator: Heidrun Rosenberg2018
→ Die Neunziger Jahre, MUSA, Vienna (A)
→ Unframed | Framed, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (A)

2017
→ Aesthetics of Change, MAK, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (A)
Curators: Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Patrick Werkner, Gerald Bast,
Peter Weibel

2016
→ Unframed, Kunst außerhalb des Rahmens, Raum mit Licht Gallery,
Vienna (A)

2015
→ Unframed, Kunst außerhalb des Rahmens, Raum mit Licht Gallery,
Vienna (A)

2014
→ Unframed, Kunst außerhalb des Rahmens, Raum mit Licht Gallery,
Vienna (A)

2013
→ Bits to Pieces, UAAV, Moscow Biennale (RUS)
Curators: Ruth Schnell, Wolfgang Fiel
→ The Content of Form, Generali Foundation, Vienna (A)
Curator: Helmut Draxler
→ sieben jahre raum mit licht, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (A)
→ Artists in Multifunctions, UAAV / Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (IN)
Concept: Rini Tandon, Curator: Peter Weibel

2012
→ Prozesse, curated_by, 2012, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (A)
Curator: Alexander Streitberger
→ Let The Artist Sign Your Book, 21erHaus, Vienna (A)
Curator: Bernhard Cella

2011
→ Connected, Lisi Hämmerle Gallery, Bregenz (A)
Curator: Brigitte Kowanz
→ Back to School 1, Baroda: 1979–89, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi (IN)
Curators: Ranjit Hoskote, Veer Munshi
→ Back to School 1, Baroda: 1979–89, Tao Art Gallery, Bombay (IN)
→ Entartainer, Parkfair in parking deck, Stadion Station, Vienna (A)

2010
→ Treacherous Path, Nature Morte Gallery, Berlin (D)
→ Ringturm.Kunst, Leopold Museum, Vienna (A)

2009
→ K12 Collection, K12 Gallery, Bregenz (A)

2007
→ North–West by South–East, National Gallery, Skopje (MK)
Curator: Rafet Jonuzi

2006
→ The Jetty, Viennafair, Vienna (A)
→ Project: Der visuelle Entzug / On Visual Deprivation, University of
Applied Arts Vienna (A)
→ Ein gemeinsamer Ort, Skulpturen, Objekte, Plastiken, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (A)
→ K12=326, K12 Gallery, Bregenz (A)

2005
→ The Becoming, Tao Art Gallery, Bombay (IN)
Curator: Alka Pande

2004
→ The Jetty, special appearance of the Group SERUM,
Art Bodensee, Dornbirn (A)
→ Prototypen, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (A)
→ Zwischen Original, Praxis Wien, Vienna (A)

2003
→ Prototypen, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (A)
→ Künstlerinnen: Positions of Women Artists from 1945 till today – Mimosen –
Rosen – Herbstzeitlosen, Kunsthalle Krems (A) Concept: Sylvie Aigner
→ Sechzig Gallery, Feldkirch (A) (with Nita Tandon)
→ 21er, Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna (A)

2002
→ Lichtwege, Kalachakra for World Peace, Kalachakra, Graz (A)

2001
→ Unter freiem Himmel – Skulptur im Schlosspark Ambras, Innsbruck (A)
Organisation: Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck
→ Sculptura Austriae, Castello di San Giorgio, Maccarese-Fiumicino (I)
→ Farbenlust und Formgedanken Abstrakte Wege in Österreich 1900–

2000, Galerie der Stadt Wels, Wels (A) Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna (A) /
Frauenbad, Baden (A) / Städtische Galerie Klagenfurt (A)

2000
→ Works in Space, Private Collection Essl, Sammlung Essl, Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg (A) Curator: Gabriele Bösch
→ West-Östlicher Diwan, Museum auf Abruf, öffentliche Sammlung der Stadt Wien, Vienna (A)
→ Artists’ Positions on Politics / Künstlerpositionen zur Politik, Schaufenster, Kunsthalle, Vienna (A) (with Nita Tandon)

1999
→ Skulptura Austriae, Künstlerhaus, Villach; Kunstforum, Hallein (A)
→ Die Kunst der Linie, Landesgalerie Oberösterreich am OÖ,
Landesmuseum, Linz
→ Hinter dem Lärm, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)
→ ReVues, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)

1998
→ A Visao Austriaca, Visionary positions in Austrian Contemporary Art, Fundaçâo Calousto Gulbenkian, Lisbon (P)
→ Museum auf Abruf, Öffentliche Sammlung der Stadt Wien, Museumsquartier Wien, Vienna (A)
→ Skulptura Austriae, Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman Gallery, Innsbruck (A)
→ Spatiale Malerei, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)

1997
→ Khoj, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, Curator: Ajay Desai (IN)
→ Khoj, British Council Gallery, New Delhi (IN)
→ Conjunction, Atelier Schallautzerstraße, Vienna, (A)
Curator: Nita Tandon

1996
→ Kunst aus Österreich, 1896–1996 Kunst– und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn (D)
→ Kunsträume Wien, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)

1995
→ The Collection / Die Sammlung, EA Generali Foundation, Vienna (A)

1994
→ Michel Verjux, Rini Tandon, Willi Kopf, Kunstraum Messepalast, Wien (A), Curator: Markus Brüderlin
→ Die Moderne und die Überwindung des Begriffs, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna (A) Curator: Oswald Oberhuber
→ Lokalzeit – Wienermaterial im Spiegel des Unbehagens, Kunstraum Strohal, Vienna (A) Curator: Peter Weibel
→ Preview, Mindy Oh Gallery, Chicago (USA)
Curator: Christian Barthod

1993
→ Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (A)
→ Feuer Regen, Schloß Tillysburg, St. Florian (A)
Curator: Peter Baum

1991
→ Plastik Akut, Landesgalerie Kärnten, Klagenfurt (A)
Curator: Arnulf Rohsmann

1990
→ Österreichische Skulptur – Eine Sammlung, Generali Foundation
and Secession (A)
→ Neue Erwerbungen, Wolfgang Gurlitt Museum, Linz (A)
→ Judy Youens Gallery, Houston / Texas (USA)

1989
→ Melencolia, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)
Curator: Eva Presenhuber
→ Kunst der letzten 10 Jahre, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (A)
→ Anina Nosei Gallery, New York (USA)
→ Ricky Renier Gallery, Chicago (USA)→ Margarete Roeder Gallery,
New York (USA)

1988
→ Aperto 88, 43. Venice Biennale (I) Curator: Dieter Ronte
→ Ten European Artists, Ricky Renier Gallery, Chicago (USA)
→ Neue Erwerbungen, Wolfgang Gurlitt Museum, Linz (A)
→ Querfeld I, Volksgarten, Vienna (A)
Curators: Martin Fritz, Martin Kaltner

1986
→ From Vienna, Ricky Renier Gallery, Chicago (USA)
→ Aus Wien, Kunsthalle Oslo (N)
→ Neue Wege des Plastischen, Maerz Gallery, Linz (A)

1985
→ Raum annehmen, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (A)

Lectures and Projects

2015
→ The Skilled Artist, Round Table Talk, Knoll Gallery, Vienna (A)
→ Art Without Strategy – Kunst ohne Auftrag, Artists’ Talk, Public Lecture,
Department of Digital Arts, University of Applied Arts Vienna2007
→ Video Lecture 4, Lecture Series, University Library / University of Applied Arts Vienna (A)

2006
→ Project: Der visuelle Entzug / On Visual Deprivation, Transmedia Arts, University of Applied Arts Vienna (A)
→ Book presentation Der visuelle Entzug / On Visual Deprivation; Project
Space Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (A)

2005
→ Video Lecture on Streams Between – Traversing Trajectories, India
International Center, New Delhi (IN)Bibliography2019
→ Heidrun Rosenberg, “Hybridität, Unknown Identities”, in curated_by
Hybrids, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (Exhibition brochure)2018
→ Die Neunziger Jahre, ed. by MUSA, Vienna (Cat.)2017
→ Christa Benzer, “Von Augen und Händen”, in Der Standard, 6.5.2017
→ Katharina Gs.llpointner, “Facing the Tangible”, in exhibition brochure,
Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna
→ Margareta Sandhofer, “Das Fassbare im Abstrakten”, in Artmagazine (Online Art Magazine)

2015
→ schenkt Oberhuber. Oberhuber schenkt, ed. by University of
Applied Arts Vienna

2013
→ Artists In Multifunctions, ed. By University of Applied Arts Vienna (Cat.),
with texts by Peter Weibel, Gerald Bast, Rini Tandon
→ Natasha, “Indian Origin Rini Tandon Quests to Mingle Two States”, in
Eastern Chronicle India, 22.2.2013, p. 9
→ Oiendrila Moitra, “Multifacetted Multifunctions”, in Matters of Art
(Online Magazine)
→ Bits to Pieces, Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, ed. by University of
Applied Arts Vienna (Cat.)

2012
→ Alexander Streitberger, “Prozesse”, in curated by 2012: kunst oder leben, ästhetik und biopolitik (Exhib. brochure)

2010
→ Leon Gumil Hainzl, “Verlangen nach Informationen, Auflösen von Fragmentierungen”, in Online Art Magazine, 29.5.2010
→ Ringturm.Kunst, Vienna Insurance Group Collection, ed. by Leopold
Museum, Vienna (Cat.)

2009
→ Camilla Nielsen, “Making a Splash, on Rini Tandon’s show at Nature Morte Gallery”, Berlin, ART India, Vol. XIV, Issue III, Quarter III
→ “Art Bodensee 09”, in Art Flash V, 01 / 09, p. 28, 29
→ Back to School / Baroda 1979–89, A production of Foundation b & g,
Bombay / New Delhi (Cat.)
→ Ana Figel Honigman, “Critic’s Picks, Berlin Shows”, in Artforum,
Vol. 47, No.10

2008
→ Rini Tandon, “Changing Hemispheres”, in Spike, Art Quarterly, Vienna / Berlin, Autumn #17, p. 86–90
→ “Back to the Future. Peter Nagy interviewed by Rini Tandon”, in Spike,
Art Quarterly, Vienna / Berlin, Autumn #17, p. 91–96

2007
→ North West by South East (Cat.), with text by Rini Tandon

2006
→ The Jetty, Editions and Newspapers of the artists’ group Serum, Viennafair, ed. by the artists’ group Serum
→ Der visuelle Entzug / On Visual Deprivation, concept and project:
Rini Tandon, Transmediale Kunst, ed. by University of Applied Arts Vienna
→ Ein gemeinsamer Ort, Skulpturen, Plastiken, Objekte, ed. by Lentos
Kunstmuseum, Linz (Cat.)

2005
→ Ariane Grabher, “Alles ist stets im Fluss”, in Vorarlberger Nachrichten,
14.12.2005
→ Karl Heinz Pichler, “Bewegung und Gegenbewegung in Raum und Zeit”, in Kultur, Zeitschrift für Kultur und Gesellschaft, Nr. 10/2005
→ Inge El Himoud-Sperlich, “Rini Tandon: Welle als Symbol für Zeit und Raum”, in Neue Vorarlberger Tageszeitung, 14.12.2005

2004
→ The Jetty, exhibition brochure of the artists’ group Serum, with a text
by Rini Tandon

2003
→ Ariane Grabher, “Das Material als Orientierungspunkt”, in Vorarlberger
Nachrichten, 23. / 24.8.2003

2002
→ Florian Steininger, “Unter freiem Himmel”, ed. by Klaus and Elisabeth
Thoman, Innsbruck (Cat.)
→ Lichtwege, Graz, ed. by Andrea Loseries-Leick, with a text by
Rini Tandon (Exhib. brochure)

2000
→ Rini Tandon, Graz: Neue Galerie Graz (Monograph), with texts by Christa Steinle, Peter Nagy and a conversation between Rini Tandon
and John Casti
→ F.N. “Die Zustände von Materialien”, in Neue Zeit, 25.10.2000
→ Farbenlust und Formgedanken: Abstraction in Austrian Art 1900–2000,
ed. by University of Applied Arts Vienna (Cat.)

1998
→ Skulptura Austriae, ed. by Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck (Cat.)
→ A Visao Austriaca, Visionary positions in Austrian Contemporary Art, Die österreichische Vision – Positionen der Gegenwartskunst. The Austrian Vision – Positions in Contemporary Art, Fundaçâo Calousto Gulbenkian, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Cat.) p. 120, 121
→ Des Eisbergs Spitze – Museum auf Abruf (Cat.)
→ Kristian Sotriffer, “Die Österreicher in Venedig”, in Die Presse, 29.7.1988

1997
→ Khoj 1997, Modinagar, ed. by Pooja Sood, ed. by Khoj International, New Delhi (Cat.)
→ Maia Damianovic, “Painting Beyond Limits”, in Tema Celeste, 4.1997
→ Madhu Jain, “Material Obsession, Khoj”, in India Today, 24.11.1997

1996
→ Kunst aus Österreich 1896–1996, ed. by Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle
der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, München: Prestel, 1996 (Cat)

1994
→ Oswald Oberhuber, Die Moderne und die Überwindung des Begriffs,
Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, ed. by Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (A) (Cat.)
→ Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer, “Persönlicher Schriftzug im Raum:
Kunstraum Wien, MQ”, in Die Presse
→ Eva Jakob, “Das Material mit vielen Eigenschaften”, in Vorarlberger Nachrichten, 08.04.1994
→ Lokalzeit – Wiener Material im Spiegel des Unbehagens, Vienna: Strohal publishers (Cat.), text by Peter Weibel
→ Konrad Bitterli, “Vielschichtige Durchdringungen. Zu Rini Tandons
plastischem Werk”, in Kultur, Zeitschrift für Kultur und Gesellschaft, 1994,
03/22/–03/24
→ Christian Kravagna, “Raum-Schalen des Absoluten, On Rini Tandon’s
Sculptures in Karin Schorm Gallery”, in Der Standard, 31.7.1994
→ Projekte 1994–1996, ed. by Kunstraum Wien, Vienna (Cat.), texts by
Willi Kopf, Markus Brüderlin

1993
→ Kathryn Hixon, “Rini Tandon”, in The New Art Examiner, Nov. 1993
→ Alan G. Artner, “Gallery opens with exhibit by Rini Tandon”, in The Chicago Tribune, Sept. 22, 1993
→ Fred Camper, “Works in Process”, in Chicago Reader, Art Review, 23.10.1993
→ David Mc Cracken, “A Ten most Wanted list for the Season’s Opening
Night”, in The Chicago Tribune, Sept. 10, 1993
→ Feuer – Regen, ed. by Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz (Cat.)
→ Konfrontationen, Neue Erwerbungen 1990–1993, ed. by Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Cat.), text by Eva Badura-Triska
→ Anupa Mehta, “Breaking the Viewer’s Habits”, in The Independent, India,
23.8.1993
→ Der Tiroler Graphik Wettbewerb, ed.by Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (Cat.)
→ Ursula Philadelphy, “Reduziert und überlappend”, in Wiener Zeitung, 18.3.1993

1992
→ Christian Kravagna, “Rini Tandon”, Karin Schorm Gallery, in Forum International, Reviews, No 15, Nov–Dec 92

1991
→ Plastik Akut, ed. by Landesgalerie Kärnten, Klagenfurt (Cat.), with a text
by Rini Tandon, p. 18–21
→ Christian Kravagna, “Rini Tandon in der Galerie Schorm”, in Kunstbulletin, Nr. 12, 1991
→ Markus Brüderlin “Volume, Material and Process: Spatial Aggregates”,
in Rini Tandon (Monograph)

1990
→ Austrian Sculpture – Collection of Erste Allgemeine Generali Foundation,
Vienna (Cat.), p. 60, 61

1989
→ Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna, with a text by Rini Tandon (Monograph)
→ Peter Mahr, “Neue Arbeiten von Rini Tandon”, in Falter.
Wochenzeitschrift für Kultur und Politik Nr. 6
→ Kristian Sotriffer, “Neue Formen für veränderte Wege”, in Die Presse,
28. / 29.01.1989
→ Maria Buchsbaum, “Licht und Raum thematisiert”, in Wiener Zeitung, 28.1.1989
→ Melencolia, ed. by Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (Cat.)
→ Some Works on Paper, Vienna: Secession (Monograph), with an
interview by Hildegund Amanshauser with Rini Tandon and a text by
Rini Tandon
→ 60 Tage österreichisches Museum des 21. Jahrhunderts (Cat.)

1988
→ Dieter Ronte, “Mittel-European Aperto 88”, in L’Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia, 43rd Venice Biennial (Cat.)
→ Gregoria Magnani, “Venice Biennial, A Report on the Major Pavillions, Aperto 88”, in Flash Art Italia, Nr. 145
→ Horst Christoph, “High-Tech, Mythos, Bagatellen”, in Profil, Nr. 27, 4.7.1988
→ Querfeld I, Volksgarten, Vienna (Cat.), with a text by Martin Fritz
→ Kristian Sotriffer, “Die Österreicher in Venedig”, in Die Presse, 29.7.1988
→ Kristian Sotriffer “Zeitzähler und schwebende Hüte, Anmerkungen zur
Aperto 88 im Rahmen der Biennale”, in Die Presse, 11.6.1988

1987
→ Hedwig Saxenhuber, Eva Presenhuber, “Geheim bleibt jedes Zeichen”,
in Falter, Die Wiener Stadtzeitung, 23.1.1987
→ Jan Tabor, “Rini Tandon: Skulpturen als Körbe für Formrätsel” in Kurier, 12.01.1987

1986
→ Raum annehmen I, ed. by Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (Cat.), with
a text by Grita Insam
→ O.R., “Im Sog der Urform”, in Die Presse, 30.12.1986
→ Aus Wien, ed. by Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo / Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (Cat.), with an interview by Grita Insam with Rini Tandon
→ Oswald Oberhuber, “Geheim bleibt jedes Zeichen”, in Rini Tandon,
Vienna (Monograph), with a text by Rini Tandon

1985
→ Töne und Gegentöne. Eine Musikausstellung der Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (Cat.), with a text by Rini Tandon