see short biography below


Rainer Ganahl


1990/91            Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York

1986-91            HAK, Vienna (P. Weibel), Akademie Düsseldorf (N. J. Paik)

                   Master of Philosophy and History at the University of Innsbruck



Selected One Person Shows




               Comme des Marxists, Fashion Space Gallery,University of the Arts London, Oct 5, 2018 - Jan 2019

               Paul Petro, Toronto, May 2018

               Please, teach me Chinese / Please, teach me Ialian, Fashion Show /performance, Centro Pecci, Prato 2018

               Seminars/Lectures, Frieze Art Fair, New York 2018




               Legacy, Kai Matsumiya, New York, March 5th, 2017

               The Green Gallery, Milwauke, March 2017

               MANHATTAN MARXISM, EXPLOITATION, WOOL WORkS, Panoroma Boa Vista, Portugal April 2017




               Haunted Houses, Barbara Weiss, Berlin




                Artist - Recent Photographs Kai Matsumiya, New York

                WINDOWS #3 "WHY DO WE FAIL," SPIKE,Berlin




                El Mundo, Kai Matsumiya, New York

                SWISS JARRY, Hacienda, Zurich

                De Vleeshal, Middelburg ( opening july 5, 2014)

                Dadalenin, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

                BCP, Shanghai




                Comme des Marxists, White Columns, New York (Nov 2013)

                Rainer Ganahl, Irwin, Elaine Levy Projects, Brussels




                I wanna be Alfred Jarry, Tresor /Kunstforum, Vienna (catalog)

                Perpetual Motion, Kunstverrein Neuhausen





                The conditoin of the working class in England, Reading Festival in Bury / Manchester

                KOOJO, Innsbruck




                Alex Zachary, New York

                Hospitalhof, Stuttgart

                Elaine Levy Projects, Art Brussels

                Tea Party, Werkstatt Graz, Graz




                MAK, Vienna, October 2009/2010

                Toxic Assets, Galerie N�chst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwaelder, Login

                Elaine Levy Projects, Brussels






                Fruit and Flower Deli, New York

                DADALENIN, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm

                Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto

                Les Laboratoires, Aubervilliers, Paris (a theater production, a film)

                Kunstverrein Schw�bisch Hall, Schw�bisch Hall

                G126, Galway, Ireland

                Ce qui roule - That Which Rolls, Early Form's of Rollin' Rock, Les Laboratoire, Aubervilliers, Paris


                Rainer Ganahl, The Apprentice in the Sun, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, catalog

                Rainer Ganahl, Reading, Riding and other Recent Works, Duncan of Jordanstone Colege of Art and Design,                 Dandee



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



                The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Museum, New York , catalog

                Museum of Modern Art, MUMOK, Vienna, catalog

                Gregoire Maisonneuve, Paris

                Roellinduerr, St. Gallen

                Artist Commune, Hong Kong

                Baumgartner Gallery, New York




                 le consortium, Dijon

                 bicycle, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto



                  Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, GAG, Bremen, cataog

                  Kunstbüro, Vienna

                  Casco, Utrecht

                  Maisonneuve, Paris

                  vertretung des landes niedersachsen beim bund , Berlin

                  Das Zählen der letzten Tage der Sigmund Freud Banknote, project wall, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna                  


                  Base, Florence, Italy

                  Baumgartner Gallery, New York


                  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


                  enders projects, Frankfurt

                  Rainer Ganahl: from 10 secondes to 500 hours and more, Medienwerkstatt, Vienna

                  Planet 2000, Geneva

                  Centre de Photographie, Geneva (with Harald F. Muller)

                 Basic Canadian, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto


                  Offene Handlungsräume, 48th Venice Biennale, Austrian Pavilion, Venice (together with 5 other artists                  or artist collectives) cataog

                  Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna

                  Landesmuseum Tirol, Innsbruck

                  Max Protetch, New York


                  Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, catalogue

                  Werkstatt Graz, Graz


                  The Thing, New York

                  Massimo De Carlo, Milan

                  Educational Complex, organized by Rainer Ganahl: Lindsay Anderson, Rainer Ganahl, Candida Höfer, Mike                  Kelley, Frederick Wiseman,

                 Generali Foundation, Vienna, catalogue


                  Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris

                  In Vitro, Geneva

                  Depot, Vienna

                  Villa Arson, Nice

                  Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Paris

                  Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart

                  Thomas Solomon Garage, Los Angeles


                  Sandra Gering, (with Matthew McCaslin), New York

                  Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne

                  Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

                  Contemporary Art Center, Moscow

                  Ice Box, Athens


                  The Thing, BBS, New York, Vienna

                  Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris

                  Nordanstad Gallery, New York


                  Person's Weekend Museum, Tokyo, cataog ue

                  Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Paris

                  Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, catalogue


                  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


                  White Columns (White Room), New York

                  Randy Alexander (with Matthew Antezzo), New York


                  Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Paris

                  Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn, catalogue


                  Virtue in Objects, Installation (with Paul Garrin), Museum Folkwangen, Essen

                  allerArt, Bludenz


Selected Group Shows





                Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future, Hayward Gallery, London 2018
                Gallery Nächst ST. Stephan, Just so Stories, Vienna, 1978 / 2018

                Objects like us, Contemporary Att Aldrich Museum, 2018

                The route of friendship is running into a wall - MAKE BRUTALISM BEATUFUL AGAIN, Strange teacching,                 Ladron, Mexico City 2018
No Man's Library / La Biblioteca di Tutti, Ex Biblioteca Universitaria, Sassari, 2018


                We need to talk, Petzel Gallery, New York, 2017                
                Eencore mode, curated by Noah Barker, Lodos, Mexico City . 2017              
                The Dangerous Professors, Triumph, Chicago
, 2017

                In-Giro, Ruote, cerchi e biciclette d'arte, Zerynthia, ex mercato, Alghero, Italy 2017


                Obsession Dada, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, 2016

                "Our mind into a Pretzel", Kunstverein Neuhausen, Stuttgart/Neuhausen 2016
                SLooking Back/The 10th White Columns Annual - Selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York 2016
                FOREVER, Bubox, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2016
                Walk Artisanal, 2716 Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, 2016

                Redeux, Kai Matsumiya, New York 2015 




                Selling my library, Performa, New York 2015

                Demonstrating Minds, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015

                Alfred Jarry Archipelago, Centre d'art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Paris
                Dinge bewegen. Sammlungen im Dialog,Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, 2015/2016

                Archive Bound, Center For Book Arts, New York 2015

                Triennale Bruges, Bruges 2015

                Waves upon waves of invaders, Armada, Milan 2015

                Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, A plus A Gallery, Venice May 2015

                übermorgenkünstler, Kunsthalle Baden Baden, 2015

                "Im Inneren der Stadt," Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst und dem Künstlerhaus Bremen

                " BR ZZ " Gluck 50, Milan
                The translater's voice, Forde Sogn of Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Norway, 2015

                langauge versus language, RISD, Sol Koffler Graduate Gallery, Providence 2015

                lan alfred jarry archipelago: la valse des pantins, La Ferme Du Boisso, Marnela-Valee, Paris 2015

                Rob Pruit Flea Market, A plus A Gallery and School for Curatorial Studies Venice, Venice 2015

                THE BANK SHOW, Vive Le Capital, MAB SOCIETY, Shanghai 2015
                Occational Furniture, The Apartment, Vancouver 2015

                The translater's voice, MARCO, Vigo, Spain, 2015

                Pink Panther, Oracle, Berlin 2015

                Expectations, The Composing Rooms, Berlin 2015
                The translater's voice, Frac Lorraine, Metz, 2015
                sTableau, Kai Matsumiya, 2015




                Creativity Exercises, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig

                Peace among the animals, Boatos Fine Arts, São Paulo

                Soft Nepotism, Bar du Bois, Vienna

                Joyride", Marlborough Broom Street, New York

                Vexations. A long, long, long night (and day) at the piano, Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis

                "Monads with Windows / Strange Teaching", Künstlerhaus Held, Leipzig

                .... Stadtwerkstadt Graz, Graz

                "Take Liberty," Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

                "Toujours / Présent,"s Outcast/ Incorporated, Paris

                "Sound and Vision, The Sceenings" Paris / Photo, Los Angeles

                "Kongress der Artikulation," Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin

                "Underground," Schoenenbourg, France






                "Salon of fear / Salon der Angst," Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

                "Triennale Esslingen, Crossing Media," Villa Merkel, Esslingen/Stuttgart

                "Athens Biennale 2013", Athens

                "Bike your Dream", Projektraum Wien

                "Der Traum des K�nigs / The Dream of the King," Kunstverein Neuhausen

                THE CAT SHOW, White Columns, New York

                "Khhhhhhh," Invented and Imaginary languages, Centre Pompidou, Paris

                P&CO, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles

                Culturel Freedom in Europe, Goethe Institute, Brussels

                Internation Kund-, Medien- und Foto.Triennale, Villa Merke, Esslingen (summer 2013)                

                Ikone Marx, Museum Trier (summer 2013)





                 Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokio, Paris

                 Tbilisi Triennale, Europa House, Tbibilisi,Gerogia

                 What is it about the end of the world that makes it so appealing? V-Art Center, Shanghai

                 A SIGN ON THE ROAD SAID: TAKE US TO MADRE!, Madre Helper, Brooklyn, New York

                 Acts of Voicing, �ber die Poetiken und Politiken der Stimme, W�rttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

                 Don't smile, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz

                 Public Abstraction, Private Construction I II III, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg

                 Cantastoria, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

                 Summer Greetings, 601Artspace!, New York

                 Don't smile, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz

                 Our House, ACF,2012, New York

                 Forum Expanded, Berlinale 2012. Berlin

                 The Von Show, Von Pro-jekt', New York

                 Video program Marianne Vitale, UKS, Oslo

                 Vivere sulla luna / Living on the moon, Galleria Astuni, Bologna

                 Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Baden-W�rttemberg, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

                 10'000 Stunden.�ber Handwerk, Meisterschaft und Scheitern in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau




                 Performa 2011, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, November 12, 2011

                 Dada Moskau at the 4th Moscow Biennale 2011, Moscow   

                 COLORIFIC! We Make An Art Rainbow , Postmasters, New York

                 WallmArt, White Box, New York

                 This is what democracy looks like, New York University, Gallatin Galleries, New York

                 No Comment, An Occupy Wallstreet show, 23 Wallstreet, former, JP Morgan Building, New York

                 THE FORGOTTEN YEARS 2007-2011, Leftover artworks from Galerie im Regierungsviertel Berlin`s Inventory,                  Galerie im Regierungsviertel / the forgotten bar project, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin         

                 Specters of the Nineties, Marres Center, Netherlands

                 All Things Equal, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle

                    Alive She Cried, A Film & Video Exhibition, Galerie Zink, Berlin

                 Voila, ein Gastspiel, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart

                 Dislocation in Kontinuum, Juraplatz, Biel

                 L�Italia alla finestra. Au�en- und Innensichten, Kaiserliche Hofburg, Innsbruck

                 Family Life,Elaine Levy projects, Brussels

                 The Wolfson Syndrome, The Modern Language Experimen, London

                 A painting show,  Autocenter, Berlin

                 Borderland,smartspaces, New York

                 Born after 1924, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

                 Happy Tech, Fondazione Golinelli, Bologna

                 Happy Tech, Fondazione Golinelli, Milano





                 Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

                 Public and Counterpublics, Centro Andaluz de Art Contemporaneno, Sevilla

                 Bloodflames II, Alex Zachary, New York

                 Morality X, Witte de White, Rotterdam

                 performancelectureseries, Johann Koenig, Berlin

                 Engineers of the Soul, Postmasters Gallery, New York

                 STUDY AFTER NATURE, A Constructed World, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels

                 Learning Machines, Figures, NABA, Milan

                 Regionale 11, the forever ending story #12, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel

                 The beautiful danse of the terrible masks + minds, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin

                 Pseudonym Project, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York

                 Das vertraute Unvertraute. �ber die inh�rente Poesie des Materials. Neue Positionen Bildender Kunst,                  W�rttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

                 The Flower of May, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

                 Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale, various outdoor spaces, Berlin

                 Videorama, Kunstclips aus �sterreich, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

                 City Beats, BankART Studio, Tokyo

                 2 or 3 Things, we�ve learned, Intersections of Art, Pedagogy and Protest, Galerie IG Bildende Kunst,                  Vienna

                 Cooperation, Not Coorporation, ITS, Z1 International Test Site Z1, Ritopek, Belgrade

                 Leinzell open 2010, Schloss Leinzell, Leinzell, Germany

                 Destroying Public Harmony,Brukenthal National Museum/Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu, Romania.

                 Der Augenoptiker auf der Invalidenstrasse Neunzig/An Optical Illusion and The Foretelling of The Oracle                  News//a show by THE FRUIT & FLOWER DELI, NY at DUVE Berlin

                 Hints to Workmen, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, GB

                 1989. Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft? Villa Sch�ningen an der Glienicker Br�cke. Ein                  deutsch-deutsches Museum, Berlin

                 Artschool UK, Cell Project Space, London               

                 Spasticus Artisticus, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool

                 Broken Fall (Geometric), Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna

                 Scratch!, ADN Galeria, Barcelona

                 Ibrido. Genetica delle forme d�arte, Padiglione d�Arte Contemporanea, Milano

                 Brouillon, Mus�e de la danse, Le Garage, Rennes, France

                 Scapegoat Society, Guest Projects, London

                 DETOX, Pop-up show in dis-used gym, Hoxton Square, London

                 Be a Star, Play a Model, Cultural Institution, Knokke, Belgium



                 The Fear Society, Pavillion of Urgency, Venice Biennale 2009

                 Our literal Speed, Gallery 400 (University of Illinoi, Chicago

                 Translation Paradoxes and Misunderstandings, Shedhalle, Zurich

                 Performa 2009, swiss institute, New York

                 That's all Folks! The endless clash between Reason and Destiny, Stadshallen, Bruges, Belgium

                 Broken Tales, Akademie Theatre, Shanghai

                 1989. Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft?, Kunsthalle Wien

                 Crossing Landscape, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Museum, Turin

                 Videorama. Kunstclips aus �sterreich, Kunsthalle Wien

                 Villa Sch�ningen an der Glienicker Br�cke. Ein deutsch-deutsches Museum, Berlin-Potsdam

                 City Beats, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York

                 Engagierte New Yorker Kunst in Prenning, Villa Feuerl�scher, Prenning, Austria

                 Academy of another City, Signs of Respect, IBA, Hamburg

                 Signature of war, Sektor 1, Katowice

                 2012+, The Drop: Urban Art Infill, New York

                 WALK ON THE LIGHT SIDE, Erhellende N�chte im Mustergarten des EWZ,eggn'spoon, Zurich





                 Shanghai Biennal, Shanghai

                 Ephemeral Frindge, Art Brussels, Brussels

                 The Art World, Galerie Feinkost, Berlin

                 Institute f�r Alpine Angelegenheiten, Bozen

                 City Beats, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

                 Rotations (One Work), Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago

                 LA PETITE HISTOIRE, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna

                 ReCollecting, MAK museum, Vienna

                 GO NYC, Nin Brudermann � Rainer Ganahl � Mathias Kessle, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems

                 Manual CC. Game instructions for beginners and advanced players, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Poland

                 Globale/Locale, 7th Bulgarian Biennal of Contemporary Art, Varna, Bulgaria



                 Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, Venice Biennial 2007, Venice

                 Istambul Biennial 2007,Istambul

                 Performa 07 with Sn�rfrid, 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

                 Riss/Lücke/Scharnier A,Galerie Nächste St. Stephan, Vienna

                 Extraordinary Rendition, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona

                 Agitation and Respose,Tanja Bonaktar Gallery, New York


                 Images War: Contesting Images of Political Conflict, Whitney Museum of American Art, ISP show, New York

                 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�l�es. l'Espace Culturel Fran�ois Mitterrand, P�rigueux

                 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


                 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

                 Affinit�s, Le Pav� Dans La Mare, Besan�on

                 La Belgique visionnaire, 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


                 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, Arti et Amicitiea, 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, Hallifax


                 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


                  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.)


                  Detourism, Renaissance Society, Chicago

        , 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, (, 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


                 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


                  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


                  Projects, Candy Factory, Tokyo

                  way.out, kunstraum kreuzlingen, Kreuzlingen

                  In Vitro e Altro, Cabinet des Estamps, Geneva

                  modular composite, Central Fine Arts, New York

                  Livestyle, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz

                  May 17, 1998, May Day Productions, New York


                  Jingle Bells, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

                  Miroir cassé: résistances, L’Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans

                  postproduktion, Generali Foundation, Vienna

                  '97 Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju exhibition hall, Kwangju, catalogue

                  New York, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

                 Zonen der Verstörung, Zones of Disturbance, Steirischer Herbst 1997, Graz, catalogue

                  The Art Exchange Show, Evelmachine, on various sites, New York

                 Andere Orte. Öffentliche Räume und Kunst, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Ittingen

                 Marcello Esposito, Rainer Ganahl, Beat Streuli, École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Tours, catalogue              

                  OIR es VER - To HEAR is To SEE, Luis Angel Arango Library, Bogotá

                 Educational Complex, organized by Rainer Ganahl: Lindsay Anderson, Rainer Ganahl, Candida Höfer, Mike Kelley, Frederick Wiseman, Vienna, catalogue


                  Selections from the MAB Library, AC-Project Room, New York

                  Tinsel Tower, Clocktower Gallery, New York

                  Austria im Rosennetz, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, catalogue

                  Files, Bunker, Berlin

                  En Route to M-E-X, Art& Idea, Mexico City

                  Austria im Rosennetz, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien, catalogue

                  Grenzen, public art initiative, Feldkirch

                 Österreichische Trienale zur Fotografie: Radikale Bilder, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Szombathely, catalogue

                 Rainer Ganahl, Matthew McCaslin, Gilles Melgrani, Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, Marseilles

                  Nach Weimar, Neue Museum Weimar, Weimar, catalogue 

                  Video Faz, Art & Idea, Mexico City

                 Österreichische Trienale zur Fotografie: Radikale Bilder, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, cat. 

                  Quicktimes,, Thing, New York

                  Version 2.2, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, cat.  

                  Departure Lounge, PS1 Museum, Clocktower, New York

                  Between the Acts, c/o Gerhardsen, Oslo, cat. 

                  Aquarium, Vidéo-Films, Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie,    Paris..

                  Between the Acts, Ice Box, Athens, cat.  ,

                  Use As Directed, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa


                  The Invisible Force, Nomadism as Art Practice, Polk Museum of Art, Florida, catalogue

                  Biblio Vertigo, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Chicago, cat. 

                  Haizuka project, Haizuka, Japan

                  On peut toujours tout changer, Usine Fromage, Rouen, cat. avail.

                  Garbage!, Thread Waxing Space, New York

                  Custom Colors, Here Art, New York, cat. avail.

                  Blast 4: Bioinformatica, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, brochure

                 Daniel Buren, Fortuyn/O'Brien, Rainer Ganahl, Haim Steinbach, Joep Van Lieshout, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille

                  Mapping, A Response to MoMA, American Fine Art, New York


                  Gone, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

                  When attitudes become form, The Mont Claire Art Museum, New Jersey

                  Pain/Pain Online, Here, New York

                  Mixbild, Schippers & Krome, Colgone

                  Possibilismo Americano, Studio Oggetto, Milan

                  What is in your mind, National Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm, cat.

                  Artifice 3, Saint Denis, Paris, cat. 

                  Le saut dans le vide, New Tretjakowskij Gallery, Moscow

                  Suture - Fantasies of Totality, Kunstverein Salzburg, cat.

                 Localzeit - Wiener Material im Spiegel des Unbehagens, Forum aktueller Kunst - Raum Stohal, Vienna, cat. 

                  Art After Collecting, Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne.


                  Viennese Stories, Secession, Vienna, cat. 

                 Utopia Del Possibile, fra America ed Europa, Foyer Teatro Carlo Felice, Genova, cat. 

                  Groupshow, Massimo de Carlo, Milan

                  In Between, Floating Gallery, Tokyo

                  More than Zero, Le Magasin, Grenoble, cat. 

                  Before the Sound of the Beep, various sites in Paris, cat.

                  Par les Yeux du Langage, Musée de Marseille, Marseilles

                  Binera, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, cat. 


                  Under Thirty, Galerie Metropol, Vienna, cat. 

                  One plus One, Galerie du Mois, Paris

                  Brain: Internal Affairs, Beatrixziekenhuis, Gorinchem, cat.                

                  L’Ere Binaire, Musée D’Ixelles, Brussels, cat. 

                  Up Date, White Columns, New York, cat. 

                  Greatest Hits, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

                  Letter S Road: RE-marks on Site, Omi, New York

                  The Big Nothing, The New Museum, New York, cat.          

                  Apt. Art Int., Moscow


                  L’esprit bibliothèque, La Galerie du Mois, Paris


                  No, ..., Galerie 1900 - 2000, Paris, cat. 

                 Passage de l’Image, (touring exhibition), Centre Pompidou, Paris, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, catalogue 

                  Art Cologne, (Förderkoje), Galerie Philomene Magers, Cologne, cat.

                  Act Up Conference, Amsterdam (Time Based Arts Gallery)


                  Germination V, Musée d’Art Contemporain St. Pière, Lyon, cat. 

                  Wortlaut, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne, catalogue 


                  Stilleben, Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn, catalogue


                  Logo-Ausstellung, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Wien, catalogue     



Selected Bibliography



                Roberta Smith,On the Hunt for Artistic Gems at Frieze The New York Times, Marx 3, 2018
                                      In their own words: ten Frieze New York artists tell us about their works for the Frame section THE ARTNEWSPAPERR. May 2018

                Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, How a 19th-Century Absurdist Playwright Accidentally Predicted Trump, Ubu Roi

                is newly relevant, thanks to our fascist president,, culture, April 3rd, 2018

                Andrew Russeth , Trump Ubu Alles: Rainer Ganahl Remakes an Alfred Jarry Classic in a Harlem Funeral                 Home, artnews, 12/12/17 3:05 PM

                Sarah Valdez, A Play at a Harlem Funeral Home Confronts the Absurdities of Trump,Vice Magazine, Dec 7,                 2017

                Sarah, Cascone, Did Tinder Swipe Left on Political Art in the Hamptons? Accusations Fly After Show at                 Surf Lodge, artnews, August 3, 2017 

                Rainer Ganahl at Panorma Boa Vista, Porto, Contemporary Art Daily, April 28, 2017      

                Rainer Ganahl at Kai Matsumiya, New York, Contemporary Art Daily, April 21, 2017

                Holland Cotter, 10 Galleries to Visit Now on the Lower East Side, The New York Times, April 27, 2017
                Rachel Corbett, New York Magazine, 22 Artists, Critics, and Curators on What Makes Protest Art

                Successful April 20, 2017

                Painting History: Delacroix for the Digital Age, Modern Painters, March/April 2017

                Rainer Ganahl at Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Contemporary Art Daily,January 3, 2017




                Paige K. Bradley, Artforum diary, OH, LA LA, Artforum, 02/03/2016

                Artforum, instagram

                Brainard Carey - Rainer Ganahl, Interviews from Yale University Radio WYBCX, Yale radio, 2016




                Rachel Corbett, Talk of the Town: Art Squatt, Rainer Ganahl's Tough-Love Artist Residency,
                New Yorker, January 18, 2016


                Sara Roffino, RAINER GANAHL with Sara Roffino, Brooklyn Rail,October 2015

                As It Revamps, the Hirshhorn Adds Work to Its Collection and Members to Its Board, NY Observer,                 3/17/2015



                Roberta Smith, Roberta Smith"s Top Art Shows of 2014, Gober, Koons and more,

                The New York Times,12/14/2014

                Rainer Ganahl at DE Vleeshal, CONTEMPORARY ART DAILY,9/12/2014

                 Martha Schwendener , Rainer Ganahl, El Mundo, The New York Times, May 1, 2014

                Elisa Gallant, RAINER GANAHL "EL MUNDO" at Kai Matsumiya, New York Purple diary, Nov 2014

                 Simon Watson, Storfronts,, 04/29/2014 

                 Audrey Rose Smith, Rainer Ganahl, 'El Mundo at Kai Matsumiya,Lower East Side", Out of Order, May 2014




                 Matthew Higgs, Best Of 2013, Artforum, December 2013

                 David Adler, Art and Economics at the Athens Biennale, The Financial Times, 11/18/13

                 Tracy Zwick, Comme des Marxists: Rainer Ganahl’s Runway Show, Art in America, November 2013

                 Elisa Gallant, Purple diary, Nov 2013

                 Andrew Rosseth, There is only one Karl !, NY Gallerist

                 Renata Silberblatt, El Barrio's Haunted Houses, Urban Omnibus, Sept 2013

                 Fontanaganahl, Zingmagazine, 2013



                 Cathryn Drake, Tri, Tri Again, Artforum Diary, November 2012

                 Wozu sind W�hrungen da? Simon Roth�hler, Forum Expanded, Berlinale, TAZ, Berliner Tageszeitung,                   16. Feb. 2012

                 Michael Erard, Babel No More, The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners, Free                  Press, New York Toronto, London, Sydney, New Dellhi, 2012



                 Tom Williams, Engineers of the Souls, Postmasters, New York, Art in America, 2/23/2011



                 Roberta Smith, Rainer Ganahl: 'Language of Emigration & Pictures of

                 Emigration' The New York Times, April 23, 2010

                 Urusla Maria Probst, Rainer Ganahl. Dadalenin, 'Dada fuer alle!' kunstforum Feb. 2010

                 John Beeson, Sight Mapping, Rainer Ganahl: Art in Context, BOMBLOG,,                  August 18, 2010


                 Colby Chamberlain Rainer Ganahl, FRUIT AND FLOWER DELI, April Pick, 2008

                 Carol Yinghua Lu, 7th Shanghai Biennial, Frieze, November, December 2008






               Rainer Ganahl, VOGUE UOMO May, June, 2007

                       Holland Cotter, �AGITATION AND REPOSE�Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, The New York Times, August 10, 2007

                       Olu Oguibe, An Artist's Biennial, Frieze, October 2007

                      Martin Herbert, 2nd. Sevilla Biennial, Frieze, October 2007

                       Pia Jardi, Rainer Ganahl, Communication and power, Lapiz 229, 2007


                Craig Martin, Rainer Ganahl, The communication of knowledge and the parameters of educational systems, Frieze, September 2006

                Rainer Ganahl, Seminar/Lectures, Metropolis, August/September 2006,

                Aaron Moulton, Reriferic 7 and Bucharest Biennial 2, Flash Art International, July - September 2006

                Rika, Hiro, Can you swim through the society of motorization without wobbling? in "Around the Globe: from L.A." in Bijutsu Techo, July 2006, p.

                Martha Schwendener, Rainer Ganahl at Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, Artforurm, February 2006

                Please, teach me, book review, tema celeste, contemporary art, 114, March/Aprill 2006 06

                Eleanor Heartney, Rainer Ganahl, Wallach Galleryh, Columbia University, book review,art press 321, March 2006

                Didier Arnaudet, Langes emmêlées, ,art press 322 April 2006, p. 82-83

                Krystian Woznicki, Please, teach me.. Rainer Ganahl and teh Poliltics of Learning, New York, (Wallach Art Gallery), 2005 , Springerin Band XII, Heft 2 ,                 Frühjar 2006, p. 82-83 ,

                Max Hollein, Rainer Ganahl, Erziehungskomplex, in: Max Hollein, Unternehmen Kunst, Entwicklungen und Verwicklungen, (Lindinger, Schmid Verlag)                 Regensburg 2006

                Rainer Ganahl in conversation with Paul Mattick, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2005

                 Grace Glueck, 'The Jewish Identity Project', American Jewishness in All Its Infinite Variety, The New York Times, October 10, 2005

                Bernadette Felber, Rainer Ganahl, Flash Art , July - September 2005

                Miaka Pollock, Trade at White Columns, Flash Art , May - June, 2005

                Faye Hirsch, Rainer Ganahl at Baumgartner, Art in America, May 2005

                Andrew Maerkle, Rainer Ganahl at Baumgartner, Zingmagazine, 2005

                Rainer Ganahl, When Attitudes Become - Curating, Manifesta Journal, N4, Winter 2004/05

                 Holland Cotter, Trade, White Columns, The New York Times, February 25, 2005

                A Life in Picutres, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, , (S/L Susan Sontag ..., photograph) Artforurm, March 2005


                 Katy Siegel and Paul Mattick, Money, Thames & Hudson 2004

                 Holland Cotter, No Return, Momenta Art, The New York Times, October 1, 2004

                 Manami Fujimori, Rainer Ganahl, BT Vol. 56, No. 847, Arpril 2004

                 untimely ends, Homi K. Bhabha on Edward Said, (S/L Edward Said ..., photograph) Artforurm, February 2004

                 Rainer Ganahl, Iraq Dialogs, Zingmagazine, Issue 19, Winter 2004

                 A History of the Whitney Independent Study Program, Howard Singerman, (2 S/L photographs) Artforum, February 2004

                 Maria Fusco, Rainer Ganal, The Angry Optimist, afterart news, January 2004


                 Maria Fusco, angry optimists, art monthly Dec.-Jan.2003-04 n. 272

                 Edward Said, Imperiale Sichtweisen, (S/L photographs) springerin, Winter 2003

                 Francesco Manacorda, Homeland Security – l’arte come strumento di riflessione politica, Flash Art Italian Edition, November 2003

                 Maria Fusco, book review art monthly December - January.2003-04

                 Martha Schwendener, Rainer Ganahl at Base, Artforum, February 2003

                 Holland Cotter, New York, Southfirst: Art, New York Times, 2/21/03

                 Edward Leffingwell, Rainer Ganahl at Baumgartner, Art in America, September 2002

                 Suzanne Dieter, Rainer Ganahl at Baumgartner, zingmagazine, 18, Autumn 2002

                 Diana Baldon, Rainer Ganahl, Tema Celeste contemporary art, 91, May/June 2002

                 Francesca Pasini, I rifletti di Marx, Linus, January 2002


                 Jan Verwoert, Rainer Ganahl, Frieze, November 2001

                 A. S. Bessa, Rainer Ganahl, Seminars / Lectures, 1995 - , zingmagazine, 15, 2001

                 Raul Zamudio, Rainer Ganahl, Baumgartner Gallery, zingmagazine, 15, Spring 2001

                 Gregory Williams, Rainer Ganahl, Baumgartner Gallery, Artforum, Summer 2001

                 Daniela Gregori, Stimmen aus der Ferne, Rainer Ganahl in der Wiener Galerie

                 Nächst St. Stephan, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 3/10/2001, Nr. 59/ p. 57


                  Rainer Ganahl, Discontent in Austria, Camera Austria International, 72/2000

                 Roberto Costantino, Broken Language, Flash Art Italiana, nr. 223, Summer 2000

                 Anselm Wagner, Michymaus lädt nach Auschwitz ein, Die Beiträge des Salzburger Kunstvereins, Der Standard, 7/24/2000

                 Konstanze Crüwell, Migration und Identität: eine Ausstellung im Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 2/30/2000, Nr. 4/p. 25


                 Rainer Ganahl, George Baker, Letters to the Editor, Artforum, September 1999

                 Rainer Ganahl, Interface Passages, New Observations 122, Summer 1999

                 Barry Schwabsky, Rainer Ganahl, ArtByte, II 2, Summer 1999

                  Nancy Princenthal, Rainer Ganahl at Max Protetch, Art in America, May 1999

                 Caspar Stracke, Where is Rainer? review.

                 Momoyo Torimitsu, Keep moving away from your mother tongue... Austria Kultur, Vol. 9. No. 3, May/June 1999

                  George Baker Rainer Ganahl: Max Protetch Gallery, Artforum, April 1999

                  Robert C. Morgan, Rainer Ganahl: Max Protetch Gallery, artpress, 245, april 1999

                  Rainer Ganahl, Basic Linguistics, Purple 3, Summer 1999

                 Bill Arning, Rainer Ganahl, Max Protetch Gallery, Time Out New York, Issue No. 175, Jan. 28 - Feb. 5, 1999

                 Matt Freedman, Rainer Ganahl, Max Protetch Gallery, Review, The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, January 15, 1999

                 Thomas Wulffen, Ortssprache - Local Language, Kunstforum International, Bd. 143, Jan. Feb. 1999


                  Rainer Ganahl, Basic Linguistics. Sprachspiel – Language game, Kuva, 5-6, 1998

                 Meike Schmidt-Gleim, Rainer Ganahl, Imported – A Reading Seminar; Ortssparche - Local Language, Springerin, December 1998, Nr.4

                 Ricardo Dominguez, Imported: A Reading Seminar edited by Rainer Ganahl, 8/28/1998,, reviews

                  Martin Tupper, Imported - Rainer Ganahl, Interview, Blocnotes 15, Summer 1998

                  Gregory Volk, Kwangju Biennale, World Art, April 1998

                 Barry Schwabsky, “Subject X”, Notes on Performative Art, Part 1, Art/Text, Nr. 60, February, April 1998

                  Robert Fauser, 1997 Kwangju Biennale, Art/Text, Nr. 60, February, April 1998


                  Kwangju Biennale 1997, BT, November 1997

                 Laura Chiesa, Rainer Ganahl, EA-Generali Foundation, Flash Art International, Summer 1997

                 Barry Schwabsky, Rainer Ganahl, Windows on the Word, in Barry Schwabsky, The Widening Circle, Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, Cambridge University                  Press, Cambridge 1997

                 Thomas Wulffen, Rainer Ganahl, Erziehungskomplex, Generali Foundation, Kunstforum, Bd. 137 Juni - August 1997

                 Reinhard Braun, Rainer Ganahl: Erziehungskomplex, EA-Generali Foundation, Wien,  Camera Austria International, 57/58, 1997

                 Max Hollein, Rainer Ganahl, Educational Complex, Generali Foundation, zingmagazine 4, summer 1997

                 Paulo Bianchi, Rainer Ganahl, Please, teach me..., Kunstforum International, Bd. 137, Juni - August 1997

                 Roberto Costantino, Rainer Ganahl, Assimo De Carlo, Milano, Flash Art, giugno, luglio 1997

                  Francesca D’Antona, Ri-leggere Pasolini, Exlibris, 7, april 1997

                  Maria Wutz, Rainer Ganahl, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris, zingmagazine 3, autumne/winter 1996/97

                 Tom F. McDonough, Rainer Ganahl, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris, zingmagazine 3, autumne/winter 1996/97;

                  Vitus H. Weh, Der Tod des Malerschweins, Falter 8, 1997

                  Johanna Hofleitner, Dokument und Plüsch, Die Presse, 2/6/1997

                 Rainer Metzger, Der Olymp der Trenddenker, Ein "Erziehungskomplex": Rainer Ganahl in der Genarali Foundation, Der Standard, 1/30/1997


                  Jeff Rian, Letters from Paris,

                  Yan C., Rainer Ganahl, Lecture, voyage et Internet, Technikart, N.8, Décembre - Janvier 1997

                  Natacha Carron, Read me frist, Coda 28, Décembre 1996

                  John Ipolito, Where has all the uncertainty gone, Flash Art International, Summer 1996                 

                 Perenosnoe (ne slishkom idealnoe) Iskystbo, [A Portable (Not So Ideal) Art] Interview Rainer Ganahl - Alexej Medwedev, Chudoshestvenny Journal 12, Moscow, July 1996

                 Jean-Christophe Royoux, Exposition(s) du récit après la littérature, Omnibus Nr.16, April 1996 Jean-Charles Agboton-Jumeau, Essais de dialectique idiolectiale, à propos d travail           de Rainer Ganahl, Omnibus Nr.16, April 1996

                 Susan Kandel, A Bare-Bones Look at Cyberspace Totems, Los Angeles Times, March 7, 1996


                 Janine Gorden, Rainer Ganahl, Matthew McCaslin at Sandra Gering, New York, Flash Art International, Nov. 1995

                 Kim Levin, Voice Selections: Rainer Ganahl, Matthew McCaslin at Sandra Gering T he Village Voice, New York October 1994

                  Yekaterina Dyogot, Terroristischer Naturalismus, Springer, Heft 4, Sept 1995

                  Rosanne Altstatt, Knowledge is Power, zingmagazine, Fall 1995

                  Susan Kandel, Grouped Together to Stand Apart, Los Angeles Times,Jan.12, 1995

                  The Thing, Manami Fujimori, BT Magazine, Feb. 1995

                  Olivier Zahm, grec moderne basic, Purple Prose, Winter 1995


                  News from New York, New Project for The Thing, Flash Art International, Oct  1994

                 Reba White Williams, News of the Print world: People & Places: The Thing, The Print Collector's Newsletter, Sept.- Oct.1994

                  Gabriele Rivet, Art after Collecting, BT Magazine, June 1994

                 Wolfgang Staehle (ed.), Snap to Grid, The Thing, New York, (BBS Interview with different participants), February 1994

                  Yukiko Shikata, Studio Voice, March 1994

                 Kim Levin, Voice Selections: Rainer Ganahl, The Village Voice, New York February 1994

                 Todd Alden, Rainer Ganahl: Mapping the Space of Information, Kunstforum, Jan/Feb. 1994


                 Nancy Shalala, Rainer Ganahl at Person’s Weekend Museum, Japan Times, Sunday, November 14, 1993

                  News from Person's Weekend Museum, Tokyo, Flash Art International,   November/December 1993 

                 Robert Fleck, Rainer Ganahl, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseilles, Flash Art International,  May/June 1993

                  Maria Campitelli, Rainer Ganahl, Juliet, June 1993

                  Barry Schwabsky, À propos de l’art de Rainer Ganahl, The Art of Rainer Ganahl, Artpress, April 1993

                 Jean-Charles Agboton-Jumeau, Rainer Ganahl, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseilles, Forum International, March 1993

                  Patricia Brignone, Par les Yeux du Langage, Arte Factum, March                  1993

                 Eleanor Heartney, Rainer Ganahl, Nordanstad-Skarstedt, New York, Art in America, March 1993

                  Rainer Ganahl, Foucault... bourr. text 1, Documents, Paris, Feb. 1993


                  Olivier Zahm, Rainer Ganahl, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Paris, Artforum, Dec.1992

                 News/Information: Rainer Ganahl at Massimo de Carlo, Flash Art Italiana, March/April 1992

                  Jerôme Sans, Rainer Ganahl, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Artpress, June 1992


                 Olivier Zahm, No, not that one. It’s not a chair, Galerie 1900-2000, Artpress, May 1991


                 Dieter Daniels, Rainer Ganahl, Paul Garrin at the Museum Folkwang, Kunstforum, Dec. 1989



- "Please, teach me" - Rainer Ganahl and the Politics of Learning
by William Kaizen
Wallach gallery, New York, Revolver, Frankfurt, 2005,

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
Whne 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

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

Stephan Pascher - Rainer Ganahl, Basic Linguistic Services, 1996
Zeigam Azizov - Rainer Ganahl, Linguini, Languages and Cultures, 1996
Maria Wurtz - Rainer Ganahl, importation/exportation (French), 1996
Wolfgang Staehle - Rainer Ganahl, Snap to Grid, 1994
Michael Cohen - Coldness and Fluidity, 1995
Rainer Ganahl - Oscar Negt, 1995

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short biography:

Rainer Ganahl is a New York-based artist who has been shown internationally, including at the Venice Biennial (1999, 2007, 2009) and at the Shanghai, Athens, Sevilla and Gwangju Biennials. He has had solo gallery exhibitions at Kai Matsumiya, New York  (2017, 2016, 2015), Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2017), Alex Zachary, New York (2010), Paul Pettro, Toronto, (2000, 2004, 2008, 2018), Levy Delval, Brussels (2009, 2010, 2013) among others. Earlier solo gallery shows include those at Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Blum and Poe, L.A., Philomene Magers, Cologne, Nordanstad-Skarstedt, New York , Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Paris, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, Max Protetch, New York, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan and others. He has held institutional solo shows at the Dallas Museum of Art, Person's Weekend Museum, Tokyo, White Columns, New York, Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, New York, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, MAK Vienna, and the Fashion Space Gallery, University of the Arts London.
Ganahl is an alumni of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, and the Art Academy of Dusseldorf, where he studied in the class of Nam June Paik.