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

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

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Jon Rafman, A Man Digging (Cockpit v.2), 2014
Unique display structure with single channel video

Installation view of Jon Rafman, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2016
Photo: GJ van Rooij

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Jon Rafman, Still Life (Betamale), 2015
Unique ‘ball-pool’ display structure with single channel video

Installation view of Jon Rafman, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2016
Photo: GJ van Rooij

 

Sticky Drama low ii

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

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

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

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

Rafman Carthage 5
Jon Rafman, Remember Carthage, 2013
Single channel HD video
14m
http://remembercarthage.com

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

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