Based in: Montreal, Canada
Jon Rafman (born 1981 in Quebec) exhibited excerpts from The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, an ongoing project in which the photographer creates large-scale works based on screen captures culled from the search engine's map function, in solos at Angell Gallery in Toronto, the Saatchi Gallery in London, and M+B and International Art Objects in Los Angeles in 2012. The two LA shows also featured works from his remarkable New Age Demanded series. In addition to a solo at American Medium in New York and participation in Public: Collective Identity | Occupied Spaces at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA) in Toronto, Moscow Photo Biennale and ART HK, Rafman featured in group shows at Outpost in Norwich, MANEGE Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow, Luis Adelantado Gallery in Mexico City, and the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut in Storrs in 2012. This year, Rafman will premiere a new video entitled Remember Carthage at New York's New Museum as part of their New Art Online series. His 2013 will also include solo shows at The Photographers' Gallery and Seventeen Gallery in London and a four-person group show at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles.
Above: Jon Rafman, Rv888, Finnmark, Norway, 2010, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York