Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman is an artist and filmmaker whose work examines the effects of contemporary technology, particularly on interpersonal relationships.

Recent solo exhibitions include I have ten thousand compound eyes and each is named suffering at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Jon Rafman at Westfälischer Kunstverein, Jon Rafman at The Zabludowicz Collection, London,  The end of the end of the end at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis,  The Nine Eyes of Google Streetview at the Saatchi Gallery, London, Remember Carthage, New Online Art at the New Museum, NY and also at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Group shows include Manifesta 11, Zurich, 9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Speculations on Anonymous Materials at Fridericianum, Kassel; The Photographer’s Gallery, London; Nine Eyes as part of the Moscow Photobienniale, 2012; Screenshots at William Benton Museum of Art, Connecticut; The Greater Cloud, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam and From Here On, Les Rencontres d’Arles: International Photography Festival, Arles.

Jon Rafman lives and works in Montreal, Canada.

 

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Seventeen Exhibitions:

A Man Digging

Jon Rafman, Still Life (Betamale), 2015
Unique ‘ball-pool’ display structure with single channel video
Installation view at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2016

Installation view at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2016

Jon Rafman, Transdimensional Serpent, 2016
Solo presentation with Seventeen at Frieze London
October 2016

Transdimensional Serpent (detail), 2016

Transdimensional Serpent (detail), 2016

Rafman Manifesta 11

Jon Rafman, Open Heart Warrior (Cockpit V.4), 2016
Powder-coated steel frame, steel grating, three channel video
Installation view at Manifesta 11, 2016

Jon Rafman, Installation view
Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2015

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Jon Rafman, Erysichthon (Temple Ruins), 2015
Timber, mirror and polystyrene, projection screen, HD video 8mins 04
Installation view at Zabludowicz Collection, 2015

Sticky Drama low ii

Jon Rafman, Sticky Drama, 2015
HD video and installation
Installation view at Zabludowicz Collection, 2015

 

Jon Rafman, Still Life (Betamale), 2013
Single channel video
Edition of 3
4m 54

Still Life (Betamale) is the first in a trilogy of works which employs Internet subculture detritus such as furry footage, fetish anime art, and 8-bit video game graphics. It was premiered on 4Chan, the anonymous chat room which generates a significant portion of internet memes, and has been linked to digital activism and the group Anonymous.

Jon Rafman, Oh The Humanity! (Waterbed Teal), 2015
Custom made waterbed, HD video
Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2016
Photo: Thorsten Arendt

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Installation view at Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Germany, 2016

Jon Rafman, Installation view at Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Germany, 2016

 

Jon Rafman, Remember Carthage, 2013
Single channel video with sound, 13 minutes 43 seconds

Jon Rafman Annals of Time Lost Microfiche Archive #1
Jon Rafman, Annals of Time Lost Microfiche Archive #1, 2013
Microfiche slides, microfiche viewer, desk
Unique
129 x 80 x 80 cm

Jon Rafman, The Nine Eyes of Google Street View
Installation view at Saatchi Gallery, London 2012

Jon Rafman, The Nine Eyes of Google Street View
Installation view at Saatchi Gallery, London 2012

Meremõisa, Keila vald, Harju County, Estonia
Jon Rafman, Meremõisa, Keila vald, Harju County, Estonia, 2013
Archival pigment print on Hahnemule photo rag paper on aluminium
101.6 x 162.5 cm

More works and information

Jon Rafman, 206th St SE, Snohomish, Washingston State, 2017
Archival pigment print on Hahnemule photo rag paper on aluminium
101.6 x 162.5 cm

Rafman youtheworldandi
Jon Rafman, youtheworldandi.com, 2010
Website, unique
http://youtheworldandi.com/

Jon Rafman, Manifolds X, 2015
Resin, acrylic, 67.5 x 21 x 21 cm

RAFMAN Codes of Honor

Jon Rafman, Codes of Honor, 2011
Single channel video
http://codesofhonor.com/

Rafman Realms of Gold 3
Jon Rafman, In the Realms of Gold, 2012 (screenshot)
Single channel video
4m 59
Rafman Realms of Gold 2Jon Rafman, In the Realms of Gold, 2012 (screenshot)
Digital video
4m 59