Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, lenticulars, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 30 million visits per year. His work researches the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings. His installations involve moving light and reflections, taking online works and transforming them into spatial experiences. He also created BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open source DIY curatorial format that is spreading across the world rapidly.
Rafaël Rozendaal, born 1980, is a Dutch-Brazilian artist based in New York. Selected solo exhibitions include External Memory at Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam (2014), Everything You See is in the Past at Postmasters Gallery in New York (2013), Cold Void at KK Outlet in Los Angeles (2013), Everything Always Everywhere Steve Turner in Los Angeles (2012), Everything Dies at Kunstverein Arnsberg (2012), Broken Self at Spencer Brownstone in New York (2010), Thank You Very Much at Future Gallery in Berlin (2010), I’m good at TSCA Gallery in Tokyo (2010) and Yes For Sure at Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Being in the Wired World at Kawasaki City Museum in Japan (2013), Node Festival at Kunstverein Frankfurt (2013), #FutureMyth at 319 Scholes in New York (2013), Mythology Online at the Polytechnical Museum in Moscow (2012), Dotcom at the Centre d’Art Bastille in Grenoble (2012),Nova at the Museu da Imagem e do Som in São Paulo (2012), Rhizome at the Armory in New York (2011), Kunsthalle Athena in Athens (2010) and the AFK sculpture park (away from keyboard) in Berlin (2009). His works were presented on the world’s largest LED screen in Seoul Square (2012, curated by Lauren Cornell) and have been included in the Internet Pavillion at the Venice Biennial (2009) and the Valencia Biennial (2005). He has also spoken at the 2012 and 2011 DLD Conference in Germany.