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Quebec - Jon Rafman

Sobey Art Award 2015: Quebec - Jon Rafman
The Sobey Art Award is Canada's pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art. The annual prize is given to an artist under age 40, who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. 


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 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 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. His recent film, A Man Digging is currently viewable online at DIS. Jon Rafman lives and works in Montreal, Canada.




The Art of Jon Rafman​

Jon Rafman, Install View, Future Generation Prize Shortlist, Pinchuk Foundation Kiev, 2014


Jon Rafman, New Age Demanded (Angel Racer Marble), 2014, White Carrara Marble, 91,5 x 152,4 x 67 cm


Jon Rafman, New Age Demanded (Zigzagman Stardust), 2014, 3D Photopolymer print, Acrylic, 9.5”x18”x6.5”

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