Jon Rafman

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  • JON RAFMAN was born in 1981 in Montreal, Canada. He studied Philosophy and Literature at McGill University in Montreal and received an MFA from 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 Dream Journal 2016 - 2019, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Mental Traveller, Fondazione Modena Arti Visive (2018), Dream Journal 16' - 17', Sprueth Magers Berlin (2017), 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 the 58th Venice Biennale (2019), Sharjah Biennial (2019 and 2017), Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989-Today, ICA Boston (2018) Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal (2017), After Us, K11 Art Shanghai (2017), Suspended Animation, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (2017), Berlin Biennial 9 (2016), Manifesta Biennial for European Art 11 (2016), The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien (2015), Biennale de Lyon (2015), and Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel (2013).


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