Jon Rafman (b. 1981, Montreal, Canada) is an artist based in Montreal, Canada. His work investigates the implications of technology on our social and subjective conditions. Using the rich vocabulary of Internet subcultures and virtual worlds, Rafman produces works that critically engage with contemporary reality. His work manifests a cultural moment fuelled by an ambivalent relationship toward technology’s seemingly infinite potential.
Rafman has had solo exhibitions at the Zabludowicz Collection, London (2015), the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster (2016), and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016). His works have been featured in prominent international group exhibitions, including The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien (2015), Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel (2015), Biennale de Lyon (2015), Berlin Biennial 9 (2016), and Manifesta 11 (2016).