Rafaël Rozendaal

Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page (en)
Wikipedia (en)
Institutions/museums Rafaël Rozendaal - Upstream Gallery (en)
Other SFAQ archive, In Conversation: Rafaël Rozendaal with Austin Lee (en)

Solo exhibition2019Double PressureCentraal Museum UtrechtUtrecht (NL)
Group exhibition2018ProgrammedWhitney MuseumNew York (US)
Solo exhibition2017Anti SocialPostmastersNew York (US)
Group exhibition2016BYOBStedelijk MuseumAmsterdam (NL)Curator
Solo exhibition2015Times Square Midnight MomentNew York (US)
Solo exhibition2013Seoul Art SquareSeoul (KR)
Group exhibition2013Book MachineBook MachineParis (FR)
Group exhibition2011BYOB VeneziaVenice BiennialVenice (IT)Curator
Group exhibition2009Padiglione InternetBiennale di VeneziaVenice (IT)
Festival2005Sonar FestivalBarcelona (ES)

Artworks in Collections
Stedelijk MuseumAmsterdam (NL)
Whitney Museum of American ArtNew York (US)

Monography2017VALIZRafaël Rozendaal: Everything, Always, EverywhereChristiane Paul, Margriet Schavemaker978-9492095305Amsterdam (NL) 



Foundation of the worldwide exhibition series BYOP bring your own beamer



Amsterdam, Netherlands


Rafaël Rozendaal’s artistic practice comprises websites, installations, prints and writing. His work takes shape through a range of transformations – from movement into abstraction, from virtual into physical space, and from website to print – with all of them informing each other. All of his works have one thing in common: they stem from a fascination with moving images and interactivity in its most basic form. Although Rozendaal is best known for his artworks in the form of websites, he sees no hierarchy between his websites and physical works: ‘The experience that you have when you are at home using Abstract Browsing on your computer is as authentic as viewing one of the tapestries in a gallery. From my point of view: the Internet is like a waterfall, an exhibition more like an aquarium’.

His series Abstract Browsing tapestries draw an analogy between the pixel and the loom, and transform the Abstract Browsing plugin to tapestries depicting the underlying structure of websites such as Twitter and Google. Similar to the tapestries, the lenticular paintings are a way of translating digital work into the physical world. The colourful, multi-layered works evoke a sense of movement when the viewer walks walk past it.

http://www.upstreamgallery.nl/artists/15/rafael-rozendaal (31.03.2020)



Much Better Than This photo Much Better Than This 2015 Rafaël Rozendaal 
Random Fear with Mirrors photo Random Fear with Mirrors 2019 Rafaël Rozendaal