Jon Rafman


Jon Rafman is an artist and filmmaker whose work, often in a melancholic and/or humorous tone, examines the paradoxes of modernity, the tension between indifferent technological devices and the strong inclination to interpret ones experiences through them. Most recently his work has explored isolation, behaviors and environments of solitude which facilitate intimate experiences between a person and their machine.

Recent solo exhibitions include Jon Rafman, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany; Jon Rafman at The Zabludowicz Collection, London; The end of the end of the end, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, MO; The Nine Eyes of Google Streetview, Saatchi Gallery, London; Remember Carthage, New Online Art, New Museum, NY and also at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. His work has been featured in group exhibitions including Keren Cytter/Jon Rafman at the inaugural exhibition of Feuer/Mesler, New York; Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel; What Is a Photograph? International Center of Photography, New York and Free, New Museum, New York. Two recent films, A Man Digging and Mainsqueeze are currently viewable online at DIS.