Jon Rafman – The 2018 Sobey Art Award

The work of Jon Rafman 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. His recent solo exhibitions include Dream Journal ’16 – ’17, Sprüth 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, UK (2015).

Born in Montreal, he studied Philosophy and Literature at McGill University and received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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