Selected works by Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman
Via Colombo, Mediglia, Lombardy, Italy - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

146 x 233.7 cm
Jon Rafman
853 Ménez Ham, Kerlouan, Finistere, France - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

146 x 233.7 cm
Jon Rafman
Rue des Poissonniers, Paris, France - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

146 x 233.7 cm
Jon Rafman
Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

146 x 233.7 cm
Jon Rafman
8 Rue Valette, Pompertuzat, Midi- Pyrenees, France - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

146 x 233.7 cm
Jon Rafman
Rv888, Finnmark, Norway - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

146 x 233.7 cm
Jon Rafman
1 Chapman’s Peak Dr, Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
4 Van Helomaweg, Wapserveen, Nederland - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
5 Rua Tocachi, São Paulo, Brasil - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
9 Rua Pereira da Costa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
22 Breevaartstraat, Rotterdam, South Holland, Nederland - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Laaksosuontie, Sipoo, Suomi (Finland) - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
69 Avenue Winston Churchill, Roquebrune- Cap-Martin, France - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
70 Via Trincea delle Frasche, Fiumicino, Lazio, Italia - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
80 Rua Giulio Eremita, São Paulo, Brasil - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
125 Rua Maestro Benedito Olegário Berti, Mogi das Cruzes - São Paulo, Brasil - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
139 Rua Indiaporã, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil - Google View

2012

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
214 9th Ave, New York, NY, United States - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
253 Rua Lisboa, Itapecerica da Serra - São Paulo, Brasil - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
262 Rua Susana, São Paulo, Brasil - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
265 Morelos, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
330 R. Herois de Franca, Matosinhos, Portugal - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
337 Agustin Yadez, Gomez Palacio, Mexico - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
630 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON, Canada - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
1379 Elgin Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
3004 North Hope Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
A858, Eilean Siar, United Kingdom - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Av. Infante Dom Henrique & Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Avenida de Juan Pablo II - Calle de la Ceseria del Cerro, Granada, Espana - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
B5, Jurby West, United Kingdom - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Blackcomb Peak, British Columbia, Canada - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Calle de Levante, Peñiscola, Valencia, España - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Calle de Osona, Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, España - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Cambie Rd & Brown rd, Richmond, BC, Canada - Google View - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Carretera de Urdax, Baztan, Navarre, España - Google View

2012

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
D52, Blaru, France - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
East 4th Street / South Tryon Street / West 4th Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Edam, North Holland, Nederland - Google View - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Eje 3 Sur Av. Baja California / Altata, Cuauhtémoc, D.f., México - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Fuji-Q Highland, 5-6-1 ShinNishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Manuel Ávila Camacho, Veracruz, Veracruz- Llave, México - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Mexico 45, Silao Guanajuato, Mexico - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Deep Bay Rd, Hong Kong - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Wujie Township, Yilan 268, Taiwan - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, Nederland - Google View

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Place Alexandre Laissac / Rue de l’Ancienne Poste, Montpellier, France - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
R370 Jan Kempdorp, South Africa - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Rua Monte Castelo, Duque de Caxias, Brasil - Google View

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
NánRén Rd, Manjhou Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan 947 - Google View

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Seaworld, San Diego, California, United States

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Strada Olanelor / Strada Steaua Rosie, Bucharest, România

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

45.7 x 60.9 cm
Jon Rafman
Strada Provinciale 1 Bonifica del Tronto, Controguerra Teramo, Italia

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Unknown Rd, Concepción, México

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Via della Rena, Trevignano Romano, Lazio, Italia

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
R. Barra Funda / Viaduto Pacaembu, Santa Cecília, São Paulo, Brazil

2011

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
W Cornelia Ave & N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

2010

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Warwick St, Gateshead, England, United Kingdom

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm
Jon Rafman
Tenochtitlan corner Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, Mexico City, México

2009

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper

101 x 162 cm

Jon Rafman's Biography

Jon Rafman
Born in 1981, Montreal, Canada
Lives and works in Montreal, Canada



“My work explores the paradoxes of modernity. In 2008, a year after Google sent out an army of hybrid vehicles bearing nine cameras on a single pole to photograph the world, I began an exploration of this new virtual world, and was fascinated by how powerfully Street View photographs can represent our contemporary experience, the conflict they can express between an indifferent robotic camera and man’s search for connectedness and significance. The photos underscore the tension between an uncaring camera and man’s need to interpret his experience. While celebrating and critiquing modern experience, the technological tools themselves show how they can estrange us from ourselves.”


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Mirror Sites, International Art Object Galleries and M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Nine Eyes of Google Street View, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON
BNPJ MMXII, American Medium, New York, NY

2010
The Age Demanded, Golden Age, Chicago, IL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Rome wasn’t built because no one was doing anything that day, Outpost, Norwich, UK
Nine Eyes, Moscow Photobienniale, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow, Russia
Public, CONTACT Photo Festival, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
Screenshots, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Mapas Invisibles, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
Point-of-Presence, TRUCK Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
Format, The Luminary Center for the Arts, St Louis, MO
*new jpegs*, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
From Here On, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photographie: International Photography Festival, Arles, France
Alrededor es imposible, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.
Stone Sky over Thingworld, Bitforms, New York, NY
Offline, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Pepsi Throwback Label on a New Coke Can, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA
Read/Write, 319 Scholes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Free, New Museum, New York, NY
Maps & Legends, Fotographia Festival Internazionale di Roma, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy
Repair, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
Man in the Dark, The Woodmill, London, UK
Within which all things exist and move, Art 45, Montreal, QC
Enchanted, The School of Development, Berlin, Germany
FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, UK
Sculpture Storage, LaMaMA Gallery, New York, NY
Avatar 4D, Noma Gallery, San Francisco, CA