Rainer Ganahl

Rainer Ganahl (born 18 October 1961 in Bludenz) is an Austrian-American artist. His work consists of photographs, videos and performances.

From 1986 until 1991, he studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Peter Weibel) and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Nam June Paik). He was a member of the 1990/91 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York City. He is currently a professor of visual arts at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart.

Ganahl started his career exploring computer based art, a pioneering field for its time. His first exhibition in this area was demonstrated at Philomene Magers in 1990.

His best known work, S/L (Seminars/Lectures), is an ongoing series of photographs, begun in 1995, of well-known cultural critics addressing audiences. The photographs, taken in university class rooms and lecture halls, not only show the lecturer but also the listeners and students in the audience. In a similar way, he documented his own process of learning an “exotic” language (e. g., Basic Japanese) into an art project.

In his Imported-Reading Seminars held from 1995 onward, the group study of theoretical works from specific countries were documented on video. His exhibition "El Mundo" at Kai Matsumiya was recently listed as one of the top exhibitions of 2014 by the New York Times. and the film was subsequently acquired in the permanent collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirschorn Collection at the Smithsonian.

Rainer Ganahl represented Austria at the 1999 Venice Biennale.
Rainer Ganahl's Website

Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • Comme des Marxists, Fashion Space Gallery,University of the Arts London, Oct 5, 2018 - Jan 2019
  • 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
  • Kai Matsumiya, New York, (fall 2015)
  • Oracle, Berlin (spring 2015)
  • El Mundo, Kai Matsumiya, New York
  • SWISS JARRY, Hacienda, Zurich
  • De Vleeshal Middelburg
  • 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 (Spring 2012)
  • Kunstverrein Neuhausen (spring)
  • The condition 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 Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwaelder, Login
  • Elaine Levy Projects, Brussels
  • Fruit and Flower Deli, New York
  • DADALENIN, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
  • motherfatherdaughrter, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Les Laboratoires, Aubervilliers, Paris (a theater production, a film)
  • Kunstverrein Schwäbisch Hall, Schwäbisch 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 College 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
  • bicycle, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • GAG, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
  • Kunstbüro, Vienna
  • Das Zählen der letzten Tage der Sigmund Freud Banknote, project wall, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  • Casco, Utrecht
  • Galerie Maisonneuve, Paris
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
  • Landesmuseum Tirol, Innsbruck
  • Max Protetch, New York
  • Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, catalogue
  • Stadtwerkstatt 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, cat. available
  • 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, cat. avail.
  • 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, May
  • Objects like us, Contemporary At 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
  • 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
  • "Underground," Schoenenbourg, France
  • "Kongress der Artikulation," Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin
  • "Sound and Vision, The Sceenings" Paris / Photo, Los Angeles
  • "Toujours / Présent,"s Outcast/ Incorporated, Paris
  • "Take Liberty," Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
  • .... Stadtwerkstadt Graz, Graz
  • "Monads with Windows / Strange Teaching", Künstlerhaus Held, Leipzig
  • Vexations. A long, long, long night (and day) at the piano, Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis
  • Joyride", Marlborough Broom Street, New York
  • Soft Nepotism, Bar du Bois, Vienna
  • Peace among the animals, Boatos Fine Arts, São Paulo
  • Creativity Exercises, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
  • "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 KÔøΩnigs / 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, ÔøΩber die Poetiken und Politiken der Stimme, WÔøΩrttembergischer 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-Württemberg, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
  • 10'000 Stunden.Über 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
  • WalmArt, 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. Außen- 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. Über die inhärente Poesie des Materials. Neue Positionen Bildender Kunst, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
  • The Flower of May, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale, various outdoor spaces, Berlin
  • Videorama, Kunstclips aus Österreich, 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 Schöningen an der Glienicker Brücke. 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, Musée 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 Österreich, Kunsthalle Wien
  • Villa Schöningen an der Glienicker Brücke. Ein deutsch-deutsches Museum, Berlin-Potsdam
  • City Beats, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York
  • Engagierte New Yorker Kunst in Prenning, Villa Feuerlöscher, 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 Nächte im Mustergarten des EWZ,eggn'spoon, Zurich
  • Shanghai Biennal, Shanghai
  • Ephemeral Frindge, Art Brussels, Brussels
  • The Art World, Galerie Feinkost, Berlin
  • Institute für 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 Snörfrid, 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 Emmêlées. l'Espace Culturel François Mitterrand, Périgueux
  • 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, Buffalo
  • Fabric of Fear, 555, Detroit
  • Christian Boltansky, Michaela Melian, Rainer Ganahl, Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt
  • Affinités, Le Pavé Dans La Mare, Besançon
  • Beliques Visionaires, Palais de Beaux-Arts, Brussels (March)
  • Interessi zero, Galleria Civica di Art Contemporanea di Trento, Trento
  • Occupying space, Generali Foundation Sammmlung, Haus der Kunst, München
  • Trade, White Columns, New York
  • Unspeakable, Aeroplastics, Brussels
  • Campus, Warwick Arts Centre The University of Warwick Coventry
  • Occupying Space: Sammlung Generali Foundation
  • Haus der Kunst, München (july)
  • Rotterdam am 8.7. 2005 (an drei Orten, Museum Bojmanns, Witte de With und Fotomuseum).
  • Migrating Identity: Transmission/Reconstruction, Amsterdam
  • this is for real: war and the contemporary, SAC gallery at Stonyt Brook University
  • Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, The Richard E. Peeler Art Center, De Pauw University, Greencastle; The Schick Gaellery, Saratoga Springs, The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orlean, (traveling show)
  • 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 or Reproach, Witte Zaal, Ghent\
  • 2. Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Albisola
  • Utopia, 2. Biennial Tirana, Albania
  • Niemand ist eine Insel, Bremen,
  • going public, modena
  • SoIA - Summit of Interventionist Art, L’espace Forde, Geneva
  • Embassy Galleri F15, Moss, Norway.
  • The tale of the thread. Embroidery and sewing in contemporary art, MART, Muso di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Rovereto
  • Bombs Away, The Physics Room Gallery, New Zealand
  • Private/Public, Häusler Contemporary, Munich
  • New York, Fuckking City, Sautfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara
  • In Media Res,Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes
  • 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
  • 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, (www.centrepompidou.fr/netart), Paris
  • In/SITE/Out, Apex Curatorial Program, New York
  • Blondies and Brownies. Blondinchen und Bräunchen, weiß weiß bin auch ich, Aktionsforum Praterinse, Munich
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Spaghetti Western, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
  • Frankfurter Kreuz, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
  • 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
  • Ö sterreichische Trienale zur Fotografie: Radikale Bilder, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, cat.
  • Quicktimes, http://thing.net/thingnyc, 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
  • Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, How a 19th-Century Absurdist Playwright Accidentally Predicted Trump, Ubu Roi is newly relevant, thanks to our fascist president, Inthetimes.com, 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
  • 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
  • Brainard Carey - Rainer Ganahl, Interviews from Yale University Radio WYBCX, Yale radio, 2016
  • Artforum, instagram
  • 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, huffingtonpost.com, 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 WÔøΩhrungen da? Simon RothÔøΩhler, Forum Expanded, Berlinale, TAZ, Berliner Tageszeitung,16. Feb. 2012
  • Michael Erard, Babel No More, The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners, FreePress, 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, www.bombsite.powweb.com/?p=13142,August 18, 2010
  • Colby Chamberlain Rainer Ganahl, FRUIT AND FLOWER DELI, Artforum.com April Pick, 2008
  • Carol Yinghua Lu, 7th Shanghai Biennial, Frieze, November, December 2008
  • Rainer Ganahl, VOGUE UOMO May, June, 2007
  • Holland Cotter, ÔøΩAGITATION AND REPOSEÔøΩTanya 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
  • 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
  • Manami Fujimori, Rainer Ganahl, BT Vol. 56, No. 847, Arpril 2004
  • untimely ends, Homi K. Bhabha on Edward Said, (S/L photograph) Artforum, 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) 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,
  • 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
  • Base, L’artista va a lezione installazione di Ganahl, La Repubblica, 29 ottobre 2002
  • 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
  • Base, L’artista va a lezione installazione di Ganahl, La Repubblica, 29 ottobre 2002
  • 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? Thing.net 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, www.thing.net, 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, www.artnet.com
  • 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 du 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 The 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
  • Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York
  • HAK, Vienna (P. Weibel), Akademie Düsseldorf (N. J. Paik)
  • Master of Philosophy and History at the University of Innsbruck