RANU MUKHERJEE
e.studio@ranumukherjee.com
p. 415 279 2314       
w. www.ranumukherjee.com
c. https://vimeo.com/user1599418/videos

Representation
Gallery Wendi Norris

Education
1993 M.F.A. Royal College of Art, London
1988 B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

Solo Gallery Exhibitions                                                                               2017 Shadowtime, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco                           2016-17 Phantasmagoria, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston Illinois              2013-14Apparitions, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
2011 Absorption into the Nomadic and Luminous, Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern
2010 VideoHole inauguration, Noma Gallery, San Francisco

Solo Museum Projects and Exhibitions

2015-16 Extracted, Asian Art Museum San Francisco                                       2016  Phantasmagoric, Stark Bar, Los Angeles County Museum of Art           2012 Ranu Mukherjee: Telling Fortunes, San Jose Museum of Art

Selected Group/Two person Exhibitions

2017

Soul Mining, Arizona State University Art Museum, Vincent Price Museum in collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art                             Sanctuary, For-site Foundation. For Mason Chapel Your mind, This Moment: art and the practice of attention, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Ca.              Changjiang International Photo and Video Biennial, Chongqing Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, China                                                             2016                                                                                    

Unruly City, Dold Projects, Sankt Georgen im Schwarzweld, Germany                Pulling Threads, Root Division, San Francisco                                               Sites of Transformation, two person exhibition with Joey Fauerso,               She Works Flexible, Houston                                                                      Bring it Home, (re)locating Cultural Legacy through the Body,                    San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery                                                        2015
Momentum, Women, Art and Technology, Dana Galleries, Rutgers University
Moving Image, Waterfront New York Tunnel, New York
Time Travellers, Kala Institute, Berkeley
2014
Partial View; recoding sacred objects, Manresa Gallery San Francisco
Radiant Chromosphere on view, Oakland Museum of California
Initial Public Offering San Jose Museum of Art
2013
This is not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics, Arizona State University Art Museum
Vital Signs, New Media Art from the SJMA Collection, Wichita Art Museum
Grain, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Occupations: Art Takes Up Space, Block Gallery, Oakland
Fruitique, a Fallen Fruit project fro the Hammer Museum Los Angeles
A Tempting Fate: Inevitability and Scientific Fortune, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland
Only a Signal Shown Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Echoes of Eco, International Winter Arts Festival, Sochi Russia
2012
Making Camp, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum Idaho
Museum Store Mini Solos, SpaceBi at Asian Art Museum Store
United States of Asian America, 15th annual exhibition, SOMARTS, San Francisco
2011
Bay Area Now 6, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora,
San Francisco State University
2nd Floor Window Projection Series, Luggage Store, San Francisco
Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Series, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
Pangea, art at the forefront of cultural convergence, Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern
2010
Kala Fellowship Show, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley
Shadowshop, Stephanie Syjuco in ‘The More Things Change’, SF MOMA
Larry Sultan Memorial Pinup Show, Oliver Art Center, Oakland
2009
Home is Something I Carry With Me, Mission district private residences, San Francisco
For Lovers and Fighters, The Spare Room Project, San Francisco
2008
Field Work, The Apartment, Vancouver
VividWild, Fort Gallery, Oakland          
Eccentric Spaces and Serious Pleasures, The Colony Room at New Langton Arts, San Francisco Code-Switchers, The Lab, San Francisco    
Night Light; an evening of luminous environments, Climate Theatre, San Francisco    California as Paradox; Imagined Communities, Fort Gallery, San Francisco                  
T-10 Video Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland                                                        

Commissions, public projects and Programs
2015-16
Chimeric,  Artprojx Commission, Royal College of Psychiatry, London
2014
Spicy Wild, Growing Gritty, Spirited Transmission, Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, San Francisco Arts Commission
A Procession for the Extracted For-Site Foundation, Nevada City
The Mission: Calle 24 SFAC Passport
2013
Procession for Future Artifacts, Artists Drawing Club at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Towards a Creole Procession, Luggage Store Annex, San Francisco
2012
Live score for Telling Fortunes, Mike Maurillo, San Jose Museum of Art and Zero1 Biennial
2011
Yerba Buena Night Media Lounge, San Francisco
live score for Color of History, Mike Maurillo , Bay Area Now 6
2010
Post-Apocalypse, Post- Colonial, Shadowshop, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2009 
Tender Transmissions, Luggage Store Annex/Tenderloin National Forest,
Wonderland Show, San Francisco and www.tendertransmissions.com

Artist Talks, Presentations and Video                                                     2017                                                                                                           In Conversation: Surrealism and It's Legacy with Jodi Roberts and Jonathan Parker, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco                                             'Making and Unmaking' Artists talk, Tarble Art Center, Southern Illinois University Art Department                                                       Video:Extracted: A Trilogy by Ranu Mukherjee, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco                                                                                             2016                                                                                                   Trilogy Complete, Asian Art Museum San Francisco                                     Food for Thought, lunchtime lecture series, San Francisco Art Institute stARTup pilot, ACT Strand Theatre, San Francisco                                   Recent work, Faculty of Color research Alliance, California College of the Arts Extracted Unearthed, Asian Art Museum San Francisco                                2015
Collapsing ColonialIsm with Ranu Mukherjee, Art School, KQED
Panel discussion, art,technology and feminism, Dana Library, Douglass College, Rutgers University                                                                   2014
An Artist Who Cannot Speak English is No Artist, Asian Contemporary Art Week, Wattis Institute
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Sonoma State College
Interview-Art Speak, Asian Art Museum, Mutiny Radio, Women’s History Month 2012
Visiting Artist, Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art History Dept., UC Berkeley
Visiting Artist, Topophilia, MFA Program, California College of the Arts
2011
Baat Cheet, Asian Art Museum San Francisco
Yerba Buena Night Media Lounge, San Francisco
Visiting Artist, Painting to Video, MFA Program, California College of the Arts
Discover@Dosa, San Francisco
Art Table , Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern
Bay Area Now 6 Public Programs organized by Julio Cesar Morales
2010
Kala Fellowship Talk, Kala Art Institute
2008
Panelist, Ilovetheory,don’tyou, Graduate Painting, California College of the Arts
2005
Presenter at Relativity, SPE West Annual Conference, San Jose State

Publications
Forthcoming 2017
Procession for the Extracted, ed. David Burns and Ranu Mukherjee, For-site Foundation
Joan Jonas on Our Mind, Wattis Institute
2013
M for Metabolism, Open Wide- the great digestive system, Randy Lee Cutler
2012
0(rphan)d(rift>), 2012 edition, Cabinet Gallery London
A Set of Reflections on the Culture of Public School Touring in San Francisco, written in Limbo
(Social Practice, an annual report, California College of the Arts)
2011
A nomadic archive, New Guide to the Universe, Practice&Practice
2010
Top ten reasons why we are living in the future, Imprint 93; The Lists curated by Liz Glass
A collection of reminders, After Words, text on voice, Practice & Practice
2007
Liquid Lattice,Frozen Tears 3, ed. John Russell, Artice Press
Black Hole, Satellite Magazine, issue 2, Independent School of Art

Residencies

De-Young Artist Studio Program, De Young Museum 2016
Space 118, Mumbai Residency 2014
Kala Fellowship Award and Residency, Berkeley 2009

Public Collections

Asian Art Museum , San Francisco
Kadist Art Foundatiion                                                                       Oakland Museum of California                                                                 Robert D. Bielecki Foundation
San Jose Museum of Art

Community                                                                                             2017                                                                                                       Juror, IMPACT Awards, Center for Art and Public Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco                                                                   Invitational Salon -Maternal neologisms, Bureau for Linguistically Reality         2016                                                                                             Invitational Salon- Science Fiction neologisms, Bureau for Linguistically Reality Nominating Committee Member, San Francisco Artist Award, Gallery Wendi Norris                                                                                             2015                                                                                            Participant, Joan Jonas Research Seminar, Wattis Institute                     Program Organizer with Jackie Francis:  Epilogue to yogaflogogo, Olivia Mole, Wattis Institute                                                                           Participant, “Visibility” creative workshop, SFMOMA Public Dialogues           2014 Juror, Kala Fellowship Award, Kala Institute, Berkeley, Ca.                 2014-16 VP Programs, Lakeshore PTA, Lakeshore Elementary School             2013 Nominating Committee Member, San Francisco Artist Award, Gallery Wendi Norris                                                                                       2012                                                                                              Participant, Artists and Institutions: Common Ground Salon, Mak Center, Los Angeles                                                                                                 Juror, Artists in Residence program, Film and Video, Headlands Center for the Arts                                                                                                   2011-12: Chair of Visiting Artist Program, Pacific Primary                               1999-2003 Member- artistic, educational and, ecological initiatives- Haiti Support Group, London

Teaching
2013-2015 Assistant Chair MFA Program, California College of the Arts
2012-present Associate Professor, Graduate Fine Arts, California College of the Arts,San Francisco
2004-2012  Adjunct Professor, Graduate Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, SF
2011-2012 Visiting Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
1994-2002 Lecturer in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London
1998-2002 Lecturer in Fine Art ,University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire

Service
2014 Juror, Kala Fellowship Award, Kala Institute, Berkeley, Ca.
2014-2016 VP Programs, Lakeshore PTA, Lakeshore Elementary School
2013 Nominating Committee Member, San Francisco Artist Award, Gallery Wendi Norris
2012 Juror, Artists in Residence program, Film and Video, Headlands Center for the Arts
2012-2013 Chair of tours and welcome committee, Lakeshore Elementary
2011-2012 Chair of Visiting Artist Program, Pacific Primary
1999-2003 Member (focus on artistic, educational and, ecological initiatives) Haiti Support Group, London

 

 

ORPHAN DRIFT www.orphandriftarchive.com                    
2009-2017

Exhibitions, screenings and performance

2017                                                                                                         Group Show, Lomex Gallery, NY                                                             Miasma, Res Gallery, London                                                                        2016                                                                                                   Unruly City, Dold Projects, Germany                                                       Matter Fictions, Berardo Museum, Lisbon                                               Housing, Immigration and Temporary Fabrications, Material Conjectures at Sorbonne, Paris                                                                                   After London, Horse Hospital London                                                       2015
Alternative 23 visitation, IMT Gallery, London
After Finitude, Sydney
Edge of Wrong, Capetown
2014
Schizo-Culture, Space Gallery London
Sounding the Counterfactual, Goldsmiths College, London
Grotto Heavens, CAC Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Voudon, Art, Uprising and Gnosis, Regent Studios, London
Get Reassembled,:Time, intelligence,acceleration, P.A.F, France
2013
Death of Rave, CTM Berlin
2012
Hyperstition, Delphi Carstens, TED talks
2011
Virtual Futures 2.0’11, University of Warwick
2010
‘Post-apocalypse’ postcard series for ‘Shadowshop’ Stephaie Syjuco at SF MOMA
Videohole, Noma Gallery San Francisco
2009
Obsidiana, Galeria AFA, Santiago Chile

Publications
2012
0(rphan0d(rift>) Cyberpositive, 2nd edition, new intro by Suhail Malik, Cabinet Gallery, London          
2008
Renegade Academia, Simon Reynolds for Sound Unbound ed. Paul D. Miller
Apocalypse Hyperstitions, Delphi Carstens, Simulfow, Capetown
Liquid Lattices, Frozen Tears 3, John Russell

0rphan drift 1994-2003                    

Solo Exhibitions:
2003              
Doublewalker, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
2002              
Motion Capture and Mischief, Minimum Existence, London
2000               
Technical Support, Artspeak gallery, Vancouver                                  
Carrier, Projectroom, KunstnernesHus, Oslo (Nordraaks Prize Recipient)                     
1999              
Syzygy, Beaconsfield Arts, London
(Funded by the Arts Council of England)                    
1995              
0(rphan)d(rift<) ,Cabinet Gallery, LondonAriadne’s Gone Virtual, 30 Underwood Street, London                   

Video screenings, AV performance and Intervention 1994-2007
Rituals of Vodou, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Raindance Film Festival, London                    
Jacmel Film Festival-Fondation Sant D'A, Jakmel Haiti           
Art Live3, Festival of Contaminations, Turin Sharpening Arrows, Distilling Power, Increasing Desire, Bang, Capetown
Raindance Film Festival, London
Permanent Autonomous Zone, Horse Hospital, London
Video set for AI bySteven Spielberg
Nine Inch Nails ‘Fragile’ Tour USA  
Rhythm and Stealth Tour, Europe  
International Videoprogramm, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, curated by Angelika Richter, traveled to Trafo Galerie, Budapest, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and Bunkier Sztuki, KrakowLineaments of the Lwa
‘Feels Like Vodou Spirit’ ,October Gallery, London           
Spiderman , Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
9006,Raindance Film Festival, London  
Nerve, I.C.A., London            
Xchromosomes, Scala, London           
You It’s Eye’s, Global cafe, London    
Pressure, Cyberia, London
Bruises, ‘Classic’ ,Beaconsfield Arts, London   Orisa Bleed, ‘Thinking Alien’, Leeds University
Replicant Vision, ‘Technophobia’ conference, ICA, London    
Death Simstim, ‘Virtual Futures2’, Warwick University
Orphan drift book launch, Poster Studio, London
Possession, 121 Center, London

Group Exhibitions 1995- 2001                     
Century City, Tate Modern, London                                                  
Expo-Destructo, Poster Studio, London                               
Martin Commercial Gallery and Atlantis, London      
Traveled; Catalyst Arts, Belfast,  Maygood Gallery, Newcastle and Galeria Dziekanka, WarsawViper TV Bank, London and satellite venues               
Popoccultural 2, Southampton City Art Gallery                                                       Winkle and his woodland chums Bank, London                                                      
Post GPO Building Edinburgh                                 
Big Blue, Coins Coffee Store, London                        
Popoccultural , South London Gallery, London, curated by Cabinet Gallery
Charge of the Light Brigade, Bank, London                                                   
Cabinet Gallery, San Francisco Art Fair                       
Hanging Picnic, Factual Nonsense, London

Public Programs and Artist Talks

1999-2001                     
Artists Talk, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver
Interviewee for Vancouver art festival: Zero Degree Monstrosities ; UBC Radio, Vancouver     
Screening and discussion, Haitian Art Show, October Gallery, London            
Artists Talk, Beaconsfield Arts, London
1993-1996            
Film presentation and discussion on the maligned vodou religion
Caribbean History Month, Goldsmiths College, London          
Performance of a Lecture, Thinking Alien Conference, Leeds University               
0rphan drift discussion with Michael Archer, Audio Arts Magazine                   
AV performance Technophobia Conference, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
AV Performance, Virtual Futures 2, University of Warwick                    
Performance of a Lecture, Embodied Knowledges, Goldsmiths College, London                   
Performance of a Lecture, Out of Control, Royal College of Art, LondonArtists talk, Canterbury College of Art, CanterburyArtists Talk, Goldsmiths College of Art, LondonArtists Talk, Middlesex University, London

Publications
1999
Meshed, catacomic Beaconsfields Arts and the Arts Council of England         
Hybridized, Video compilation, Beaconsfield and Arts Council of EnglandRadius suck , Vocalist for audio compilation by Ocosi and Kode9
1998              
Treatment for Mumbo Jumbo, Intimacy, issue 5
1997                          
Zone codes    i/o/d, Underground Publications on-line and Fringeware Review
1995              
0(rphan)d(rift>,  cyberpositive novel, Cabinet Editions 1994               
YouV gen, Mute Magazine, pilot issue

VJ gigs:1996-2005        
Viral Lounge, Groovy Troopers, Capetown
Beats for Boobs Fundraiser, 111 Minna, San Francisco
RedWhiteandBlue Beach Installation, Campground Santa Cruz           
Michael Franti and Spearhead, 9/11 Power to the Peaceful Festival, San Francisco    
Tipper, DNA Lounge, San Francisco   
BTX vs the Catacoombs of Boom, San Francisco
Noodle Factory Benefit, Oakland
BTX at Amnesia, San FranciscoLucid,
Soluna and Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
Exotic Erotic, Cow Palace, San Francisco
Photek, DNA Lounge, San Franciscood,
Milk Bar, Vancouver
Ascension03, 1015 Folsom, San Francisco
Boombox Benefit, warehouse, San Francisco
Qool, 111 Minna, San Francisco
Video Riot, Transcinema festival, D7/Emarcadero, San Francisco
Project Valis, London Bughouse at 291 Gallery, London
Oojami, Barbican center, London,
Babylon, Istanbul
Soundscapes, Belgrade Yard Sound System, Belgrade
Raindance Festival Opening, Global Cafe, London
Fick, The Drome, London
Internet radio launch, Global Café, London
Audiovisual, BAKspace, LondonJ
ungle night, The End, London
Silverfish, Cloud9, London

Reviews/Essays
2008
               
Renegade Academia, Simon Reynolds, ‘SOUND UNBOUND’ ed. Paul Miller, MIT Press
2001                   
Seeing the Beat: Retinal Intensities in Electronic Music Videos, Simon Reynolds,
Catalogue Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
2000                  
The Underworld at Kunstnernes Hus, Christian Refsum, BilledKunst, nr.3
Syzygy at Beaconsfield Arts, Jim Flint, Mute Magazine Issue 13       
1998                 
Martin, Pauline Van Mourik Broekman, Mute Magazine
1997                       
Anteomega, Wave Magazine, Belgium
1995              
Beat Regeneration, Jim McClellan, Observer Life MagazineSex, Drugs and Remote Control, Dave Beech, The New German Critique.no.25Serotonin Overkill, ID MagazineTime Out