Rafaël Rozendaal

Portraits

January 6 – February 10, 2018
Opening January 6, 6-8PM


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Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 01 (Yahoo Calendar), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 01 (Yahoo Calendar) , 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm (detail)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 02 (Top Ten Reviews) , 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144.1 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 02 (Top Ten Reviews) , 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144.1 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 03 (Reddit), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 03 (Reddit), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm) (detail)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 04 (Reddit), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 04 (Reddit), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm) (detail)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 05 (Paypal), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144.1 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 05 (Paypal), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144.1 cm) (detail)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 06 (Google Spreadsheet), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 06 (Google Spreadsheet), 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm) (detail)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 07 (iTunes Connect) , 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 07 (iTunes Connect) , 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm (detail)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 08 (Google Image) , 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm)

Rafaël Rozendaal. Abstract Browsing 17 06 08 (Google Image) , 2017. Jacquard weaving. 78 3/4 x 56 3/4 inches (200 x 144 cm (detail)

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Portraits, a solo exhibition  by Rafaël Rozendaal that will feature new Jacquard weavings that result from the artist’s everyday use of the “abstract browsing” plugin that he created several years ago to view any website as an abstract composition. (He chose to produce the works as Jacquard weavings because they are considered as an important development in the history of computing hardware.) Rozendaal hunts for “anti-compositions,” those he believes no one would have created on his own. Whenever he finds one that he likes, he takes a screenshot—he has saved thousands of them. For this exhibition, he narrowed the field, choosing only a few images to produce as weavings. In contrast to the software which is fast and fluid, the weaving process is expensive and slow. Rozendaal describes making these works as a very painterly process during which he must turn off his brain to search and reflect.

Rafaël Rozendaal (born 1980, Amsterdam) first rose to prominence by using the internet as a venue for the websites he created as pure art. He subsequently has created related lenticular paintings and room installations that incorporate websites. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2014 & 2016); Postmasters Gallery, New York (2013, 2015 & 2017); Takuro Someya, Tokyo (2016 & 2017) and Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2012, 2014 & 2016). He lives and works everywhere.

Born 1980, Amsterdam
Lives and works everywhere

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Portraits, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Convenient, Takuro Someya, Tokyo
Anti Social, Postmasters, New York
LOOP, Barcelona (with Steve Turner)
Art from the Hugo Brown Family Collection, Kunsthal, Rotterdam

2016
Art Brussels, Brussels (with Steve Turner)
Art Rotterdam (with Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam), The Netherlands
Somewhere, TSCA, Tokyo
Abstract Browsing, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2015
Soft Focus, MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Haiku, Postmasters, New York
The Armory Show, Upstream Gallery, New York
Much Better Than This, Times Square Midnight Moment, Times Square, New York
Zona Maco Sur (with Steve Turner), Mexico City (curated by João Mourã and Luis Silva)
On and on, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm

2014
Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
VIENNAFAIR (with Jonas Lund & Steve Turner Contemporary)
Art Rio (with Michael Staniak & Steve Turner Contemporary)
External Memory, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
Looking at Something, Telfair Museum, Savannah

2013
Everything You See is in the Past, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Cold Void, KK Outlet, Los Angeles
Over Here Over There, Salon 94, New York (video wall)
Seoul Art Square, Seoul

2012
In Motion, W/— Projects, New York
Everything Always Everywhere, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
Without Hesitation, Tokyo (in collaboration with Calvin Klein Global Creative Director Kevin Carrigan)
Everything Dies, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany (curated by Vlado Velkov)
In and Out, Tetem, The Netherlands

2011
New Information, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm
In Motion, With Project Space, New York (curated by Jiminie Ha)
The Shift, W139, Amsterdam (curated by Tim Voss)
To Walk The Night, Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan

2010
Thank You Very Much, Future Gallery, Berlin
Perfect Vacuum, Galeri Pictura, Sweden (curated by Johanna Bergmark)
Broken Self, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
Yes For Sure, NIMk, Amsterdam (curated by Petra Heck)
I’m good, TSCA, Tokyo

2009
Really Really Big, NP3, Groningen

2007
Flaming Log, Carmelitas Gallery, Barcelona
Piece by Piece, Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona (curated by Marti Peran)

2005
Neen Season, Sketch, London

2004
It Will Never be the Same, Quarantine, Amsterdam
New Rafael, M+R Gallery, London

2002
White Trash, Electronic Orphanage, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
ARTBO (with Steve Turner), Bogotá (upcoming)
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner, Brussels

2016
CODE Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen
Seattle Art Fair (with Steve Turner)
Dallas Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Dallas
Digital Abstracts, House of Electronic Arts, Basel

2015
STRP Biennial, The Netherlands
Born Digital, Moti Museum, Breda
Space Program, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
artBO (with Steve Turner Contemporary), Bogotá
Selected Websites, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Looking at Something, Telfair Museum, Savannah
Illumination, G8 Gallery, Tokyo
UNPAINTED, Münich
Liquid Crystal Palace: Recent Works with Jeremy Blake, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Michael Connor and Nate Hitchcock)

2013
Paddles On!, Philips, New York (curated by Lindsey Howard)
Being in the Wired World, Kawasaki City Museum, Japan
Node Festival, Kunstverein Frankfurt
#FutureMyth, 319 Scholes, New York
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Carroll/Fletcher, London
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles)
Proyecto Basurto, Steve Turner Contemporary, Mexico City

2012
Mythology Online, Polytechnical Museum, Moscow (December – February 2013)
Seoul Square, Seoul, Korea (curated by Lauren Cornell and the New Museum)
BYOB MOCA LA, MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles (curated by Mike D)
Richteriana, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Dotcom, Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble
Nova, Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo
DLD Conference, Germany (curated by Johannes Fricke & Hans Ulrich Obrist)

2011
BYOB: Games, Postmasters Gallery, New York (curated by Paul Slocum,)
Extimacy, CACT, Lugano, Switzerland (curated by Pier Giorgio De Pinto)
BYOB Amsterdam, W139 (curator)
BYOB Tokyo, Tokyo (curated by Yosuke Kurita)
BYOB Venezia, Venice Biennial (curator)
File Festival, Rio de Janeiro
Rhizome at the Armory, New York (curated by Lauren Cornell)
BYOB Paris, Paris (curated by Nicolas Maigret)
BYOB London, London (curated by Kernel)
Rojo Nova Festival, Rio de Janeiro (curated by David Quiles Guilló)
DLD Conference, Munich (curated by Johannes Fricke)

2010
Speedshow/PeepShow, Hong Kong (curated by Hitomi Hasegawa)
BYOB NYC, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York (curator)
Bal Jaune Ricard, Paris (curated by Claire Staebler)
BYOB Athens, Kunsthalle Athena (curated by Angelo Plessas)
Speedshow, Amsterdam (curated by Aram Bartholl)
Happy is a place, Mexico City (curated by Violeta Solís Horcasitas)
Taipei Art Fair with TSCA, Taiwan
BYOB (bring your own beamer), Berlin (curated with Anne de Vries)
Binary Code View, The Agency, London
Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (curated by Marina Fokidis)
Multiplex, Munich (curated by Vvork)
Preferiría (si) Hacerlo, Bogota, Colombia
Texture Maps, Nest, The Hague (curated by Eelco van der Lingen)
Circa art fair, Preteen gallery, Puerto Rico
Better Brain: Projected Manifestations of Futurity, Future Gallery, Berlin
Don’t worry, be happy!, Mama, Rotterdam (curated by Gerben Willers)

2009
The Last Session, Amsterdam (curated by Jan van Woensel)
AFK sculpture park (away from keyboard), Berlin (curated by aids-3D)
Afficha Festival, Moscow (curated by Roman Mazurenko)
Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Internet, Venice (curated by Miltos Manetas and Jan Aman)
The New Easy, Art News, Berlin (curated by Lars Eijssen)
Are you sure you are you?, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
101 art fair project room, Tokyo (curated by Kosuke Fujitaka)
Straylight Cavern, Cell Project Space, London
The Real Thing, MU art foundation, Eindhoven (curated by vvork)

2008
Love Delirium, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna
FILE, São Paolo
Rhizome commissions, New Museum, New York
Point of no Return, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (curated by Caroline Hancock)
The Long Cigarette, 11, Amsterdam
Webcra.sh, Pictura, Dordrecht (curated by Jodi)

2007
Dazed & Confused vs. Andy Warhol, England (curated by Jerome Sans, Baltic Mill)
Existential Computing, Hayward Gallery, London
Much Better Than This, Horsecross, Perth

2006
Neen Evening, Amsterdam
Unlike the Rest, Liquid Room, Tokyo
Neen Demo, Benaki Museum, Athens (curated by Angelo Plessas)
RAI art fair, GMVZ, Amsterdam
Superneen, Galleria Pack, Milan
ARCO Madrid (with Galeria Dels Angels, Barcelona)
Inside Out, fondsbkvb, Amsterdam

2005
Loop of Neen, Loop Festival, Barcelona
Bienal de Valencia, Spain (curated by Franck Gautherot and Seung-duk Kim)
Sonar Festival, Barcelona
It Will Never be the Same, le Magasin, Grenoble, France (curated by Claude Closky)

2004
Neen Porn, Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona
New Masters of UniverseMoCA Taipei, Taiwan (curated by Wonil Rhee)
NeenToday, MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands (curator)
I am Very Very Sorry, Gallery MVZ, Amsterdam

2002
Afterneen, Casco, Utrecht, Netherlands
Neen World, Vilette Numerique, Paris
WhitneyBiennial.com, New York

2001
Biennale.net, Deitch Projects, New York
Tirana Biennale, Albania

Selected Bibliography

2016
Griffin, Jonathan. “Abstract Browsing, Steve Turner Los Angeles” Art Review, March
Zellen, Jody. “Rafaël Rozendaal: “Abstract Browsing” at Steve Turner”, art ltd., March
Johnson, Grant. “Rafaël Rozendaal,” Critics’ Picks, Artforum, January 20
Jennifer, Noémie. “Abstract Browser Tapestries Reimagine Surfing the Net,” The Creators Project, Vice, January 12
“Internet Explorer,” AQNB, January 5

2015
Frank, Peter. “Haiku Reviews: ART 2014 Roundup VI,” Huffington Post, January 15
“Abstract Browsing,” an interview with Marvin Jordan, Dis Magazine, March

2014
Connor, Michael. “Liquid Crystal Palace: Jeremy Blake and his new peers,” Rhizome, February 28
Silver, Leigh. “Interview: Digital Artist Rafaël Rozendaal Explains the Magic Behind His Mesmerizing Websites,” Complex, February 6

2013
Galperina, Marina. “Artist’s Notebook: Rafaël Rozendaal,” Animal, December 9
Doms, Annette. “Rafaël Rozendaal,” Künstler – Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Neu-Isenburg: Der Kunsthandel Verlag, ISSN 0934-1730
Maloney, Jennifer. “Auction House Phillips Enters the Digital Age,” Wall Street Journal, September
Miranda, Carolina A. “The New World of Net Art,” ARTnews, June
Siner, Emily. “If the Internet is Your Canvas, You Paint in Zeros and Ones,” NPR All Tech Considered, November 3
Sifferlin, Alexandra. “Digital Art Clicks on the Auction Block,” TIME, October 21
Vartanian, Hrag. “Will An Auction Help Convince People There’s a Market for New Media Art?” Hyperallergic, October 9
Van Der Poel, Daniël. “Digitale discriminatie,” Metropolism, April/May

2012
Saeed, Abdullah. “The Mission to Turn Times Square into a Massive Art Gallery,” The Creators Project, October 17

2011
Gouzer, Malka. “The Web Rafaël Rozendaal Weaves,” Interview, February 7
Goffo, Andrea. “Rafaël Rozendaal,” Vogue Italia Blog, March 15
Van Tienen, Jan. “Rafaël Rozendaal,” VICE, Vol. 5 No. 12
Winter, Caroline. “Smart Robots, Digital Dollars Lure Collectors as Internet Rocks Art World,” Bloomberg, June 7
Davies-Crook, Susanna. “BYOB,” Dazed and Confused

2010
Boutin, Christophe. “Brand New: Rafaël Rozendaal,” Flash Art, May/June
Quaranta, Domenico. “El Arte de los Ciberdanos,” La Tempestad

2009
Aman, Jan. “In at the Deep End,” Dazed and Confused, September
Brereton, Richard. “Make Popcorn Online: Art & the Internet,” Elephant, Winter

2006
Rollin, Laurent. “Pientures sur Toile,” Ecrans, July 1

2003
Manetas, Miltos. “Neenstars Neenstar: #1 Rafaël Rozendaal,” purple, no. 15, Spring/Summer