Born 1981, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Lives and works in Montréal, Canada






Player Character, Basement Roma, Rome, Italy 



Poets, Gamblers, Fools, Lubov, USA

Fake Views, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

MANIFESTOXXIII, Kaleidoscope, Espace Niemeyer, Paris, France

'ɐɹqɐpɥǝʞ ɐɹʌɐ', Neon Parc, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia

Ebrah K'dabri, Sprüth Magers, London

Jon Rafman, Neon Parc, Melbourne

Minor Daemon, 180 The Strand, London



Counterfeit Poast, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany

Ɛցɾҽցօɾҽʂ and Grimoires, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany

What a Wonderful World,  Museo MAXXI, Rome, Italy

฿ł₮Ɇ Ø₣ ₩ØⱤⱠĐ₴, Ordet, Milan, Italy



Dream Journal at Oval Office, Bochum, Germany 

Kunstverein Hanover, Hanover, Germany 

La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain 



Dream Journal '16-'17, Entree, Bergen, Norway

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, Modena, Italy



Dream Journal '16-'17, Sprueth Magers, Berlin, Germany

Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel



I have Ten Thousand Compound Eyes and Each is Named Suffering, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jon Rafman, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany



Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada



HopeSpringsEternalII, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montréal, Canada

The End of the End of the End, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA



You Are Standing in An Open Field, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA

A Man Digging, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK
Annals of Time Lost, Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany



The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK






The Irreplaceable Human, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Scrap Yard Screening, Sara's, New York, USA

Lucky Syndrome, StudyArtPlatform, Stockholm, Sweden

L'Argent dans l'Art, Monnaie de Paris 

Expect the Unexpected, Kunstmuseum Bonn

I'll be your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA

A Leap into the Void. Art beyond Matter, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy



A Gateway to Possible Worlds, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz Cedex Punctured Sky, Metz, France
Melbourne International Film Festival angels on horseback, Lobe Block, Berlin, Germany
What a Wonderful World, MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
Beneath the Skin, Between the Machines, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China



Bon Voyage, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Aachen, Germany  

58th October Salon, Belgrade Biennale, The Dreamers, Belgrade, Serbia  

The 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ticket to the Future, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany 



Moesman, Surrealism and the Sexes, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands



May You Live In Interesting Times, 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah Biennial 14 ,Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
Jon Rafman: Dream Journal 2016-2017, Kunsthalle Freiburg, Freiburg, Switzerland
Serious Games, How Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, China
The Assembled Human, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Black Cloud - KIyv Biennale 2019, Kiyv, Ukraine



Art in the Age of the Internet , 1989-Today, Institut of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

Blind Faith, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Your North is My South, Stadtische Museen Freiburg, Germany

Fosun Foundation Collection Exhibition, Shanghai, China

Our thing: Aude Pariset, Jon Rafman, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Galerie Antoine, Ertaskiran, Montréal, Canada
States of Play, Fact Liverpool, UK

I Was Raised on The Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerlaand
New Acquisitions exhibition, Musee Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
How To See [What Isn't There], Langen Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany

ANTI-: 6th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Fields of Invisibility, Sesc Belenzinho, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Low Form, MAXXI, Rome, Italy

Ghost:2561, Bangkok, Thailand
Virtual Insanity , Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany



A Crack in Everything, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

.com/.cn, K11 Art Foundation and MoMA PS1, Shanghai, China
Jon Rafman | Stan VanDerBeek, Sprueth Magers, Los Angeles SharjahBiennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

After Us, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China
Hello World! Art after the Internet, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki Mutations, High Line Art, New York, USA
Frieze Projects, Frieze, New York, USA
Dream Machines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

Suspended Animation, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Still Human, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA



9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Manifesta Biennial for European Art 11, Zurich, Switzerland
Welt am Draht, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany
Dreaming Mirrors/Dreaming Screens, Sprueth Magers, Berlin, Germany
Why the Performance? 
Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Möglichkeit Mensch, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Mankind/Machinekind, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria

Under Arms: Fire & Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posthumous Lives, Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zürich, Switzerland
Public, Private, Secret, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK



Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France
Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Image Objects, Public Art Fund at City Hall Park, New York, USA
Field Vision, Jon Rafman and Christian Jankowski, Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Grand Tour, Jon Rafman and Keren Cytter, Feuer/Mesler, New York, USA



FIAC Projects 2014 , Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
Fire and Forget: On Violence. KW Presents at HUA2 , Hebeal Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine

Private Settings: Art After the Internet, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

AIRBNB Pavilion, 14th Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Art Post-Internet, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Chna
Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann's Legacy, Lori Bookstein, New York, USA

Surface Modeling, Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Science Fiction: New Death, FACT, Liverpool, UK
What Is a Photograph? International Center of Photography, New York, USA



Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Drone: The Automated Image, Le Mois de la Photo, Montréal, Canada



Moscow Photo Biennial, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow Free, New Museum, New York, USA
MMXII BNPJ, American Medium, New York, USA





2000 - 2004  McGill University, B.A. in Major Philosophy and Literature
2006 - 2008  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. in Film, Video and New Media 






The Ride Never Ends video installation for Balenciaga Spring 2019 Fashion Show 

Poor Magic, Bright Future Program, Rotterdam International Film Festival 



Bomarzo, Scenic design for Opera directed by Pierre Audi, Teatro Real Madrid, Spain





2022 KNF Awarfd, Nederlands (Winner)

2018 Sobey Award (Shortlist)
2016 Long-Term Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts 2016 Pierre Ayot Award, Ville De Montréal
2016 Sobey Award (Longlist)
2015 Sobey Award (Shortlist)
2014 Future Generation Prize, Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev (Long list) 
2012 Media Arts Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts





Banque Nationale, Montréals, Canada

Burger Collection, Hong Kong, China
Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, USA
DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette Fosun Foundation Collection, Shanghai, China
J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angele, USA
Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf
MACRO|Museo d'arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Museet, Stockholm
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
Musée des beaux
arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canda
RBC Collection, Toronto, Canda
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ville de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK