Jon Rafman Kool-Aid Man in Second Life logo

b. 1981
Lives and works in Montréal, Canada

2000-04  McGill University, B.A. in Major Philosophy and Literature

2006-08  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. in Film, Video and New Media 


represented by:

Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Seventen Gallery, London 





selected texts: 

The Refracting Eye On Jon Rafman by Bret Schneider, CURA, 2016 (pdf)

Interview with Michael Nardone, Vdrome, 2016

Introduction to catalog by Kevin McGarry, 2016 (pdf)

Infinite Lives: The online Anthropology of Jon Rafman by Gary Zhexi Zhang, Frieze, 2016 (pdf)

This Is Where It Ends: The Denouement of Post-Internet Art in Jon Rafman’s Deep Web by Saelan Twerdy, Momus, 2015

Artforum 500 words, 2014

Interview with Pin-Up, 2013

Interview with New York Times Mag, 2013

Frieze Review of A Man Digging by Galit Mana, 2013

Lauren Cornell on Remember Carthage, 2013

Interview with Creator's Project, 2013

Interview with Aids-3D (Dan Keller & Nik Kosmas), Kaleidoscope, 2011

Rhizome: Codes of Honor, 2011

'Brand New Paint Job' catalog by Domenico Quaranta, 2011 (pdf)

Interview with Lodown Magazine, 2010 (pdf)

Interview with Lindsay Howard, Bomb Magazine, 2010

'IMG MGMT - The Nine Eyes of Google Street View' essay, 2009

16 Google Street Views booklet, 2009 (pdf)

Jon Rafman Live Webcam of Studio