Jon Rafman
Born in Montreal, Canada 1981. Lives and works in Montreal. Jon studied Philosophy and Literature at McGill University in Montreal and did an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work explores the impact of technology on contemporary consciousness, incorporating the rich vocabulary of virtual worlds to create poetic narratives that critically engage with the present. Rafman's recent solo exhibitions include “I Have Ten Thousand Compound Eyes and Each is Named Suffering”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016), Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster (2016), Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal (2015), and The Zabludowicz Collection, London (2015). His works have been featured in prominent international group exhibitions, including “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything”, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal (2017), K11 Art Shanghai (2017), “Suspended Animation” Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (2017), Sharjah Biennale (2017), Berlin Biennale 9 (2016), Manifesta Biennale for European Art 11 (2016), “The Future of Memory”, Kunsthalle Wien (2015), “Speculations on Anonymous Materials”, Fridericianum, Kassel (2015), and Biennale de Lyon (2015). He has recently created a video for the production of Albert Ginastera’s opera Bomarzo at the Teatro Real, Madrid (2017). Image courtesy of the artist