Jon Rafman


Kovler, Anna. Your Blood is Marbles: Jon Rafman at the Venice Biennale, Arsenal Contemporary, May.

Falconer, Rachel, The New Breed of Artist Exploring Society’s Digital Consciousness, Frieze Magazine, November 23
Delgado, Jérôme, Solitudes et géométries variables au Mac, Le Devoir, June 16
White, Barrett, Aggregators of anxiety, Document Journal, April 6
Shea, Andrea. Goggles in The Gallery: Mass. Art Museums Venture Into Virtual Reality, Wburg, April 9
Brara, Noor. Jon Rafman Sees the Internet, Unleashed, Vogue, February 27

Rafferty, Penny. Play // Dream Journal: An Interview with Jon Rafman, Berlin Art Link, October 6
Palop, Benoit. Il y a comme un truc de pas très catholique dans l’oeuvre de Jon Rafman, Vice Québec, May 16
Greenberger, Alex. On the High Line and at Frieze, Jon Rafman Dreams of the Internet’s Darkest Corners, ARTNEWS, May 4

Nate Freeman, Sales Abound at Frieze Focus, Where Marguerite Humeau’s Elephants Meet Jon Rafman’s Snake, ARTNEWS, October 7
Alyssa Buffenstein, Art Guides : These Artists Foretell Our Cyborg Future, Artnetnews, August 19
Valerie Amend. Manifesta 11 : What People Do With Money, BlouinArtInfo, August 10.
Claire Bouchara. Top 10 Exhibitions in Asia in August 2016, BloinArtInfo, August, 4.
Robin Jones, Charlie. Jon Rafman and the World’s Hungriest Fetish. 032c, July 5
Kyle Vanhemert, Greek Busts, Reskinned For The Digital Age,, June, 16.
Perlson, Hili. The 9th Berlin Biennale Revels in Doomsday Scenarios and Secret Spaces, artnet news, June 3
Rojas, Laurie. Berlin cements its lead as Europe’s digital art capital, The Art Newspaper, June 3
Carl Kostyál. Visual Metaphore of Data Flow, Carl Kostyal gallery, Stockholm, Mai 31
Gottschalk, Molly. Virtual Reality is the Most Powerful Artistic Medium of Time, Artsy, March 16
Zhexi Zhang, Gary. Infinite Lives, Frieze Magazine, January – February, p. 92 – 97
Palop, Benoit. 5 Experimental Video Artists to Keep an Eye On in 2016, The Creators Project, February 23
Shore, Robert. Interview: Dreaming Mirrors Dreaming Screens. Elephant Magazine, January

Jon Rafman in the Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, editor: Karen Thompson, p. 103, 104, 163
Valcourt, Tracy. Jon Rafman, Border Crossings, p.99, 100. Issue no. 136
Clément, Éric. Nicolas Baier et Jon Rafman honorés, La Presse, Arts section, December 10
Rafman, Jon. Nine Eyes. Text and images, No Internet, No Art: A Lunch Bytes Anthology, p. 150- 153, Onomatopee Amsterdam
Sorenson, Oli. Jon Rafman, esse arts + opnions, p. 88-89, Fall 2015
Chatonsky, Gregory. Post all Internet: Three Figures, ETC Media, p. 24-32, October to February
Hampton, Chris, Watch Jon Rafman’s LARPing, Tamagotchi-Fuelled Film, Canadian Art, November 30
Abrams, Amah-Rose, 50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe Today: Part Two, artnet news, November 25
Judah, Hettie, Why Are Children Having Such a Bad Time in Today’s Art?, artnet news, October 30
Heather Davis and Michael Nardone, Jon Rafman, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Camera Austria International, issue 131, p.79-80
Gottschalk, Molly. Jon Rafman’s Participatory Playground Hits Harder Than You’d Think, Artsy, October 17
Jon Rafman Has First Major Solo Exhibition at the Zabludowickz Collection, Artlyst, October 19
Luke, Ben. Jon Rafman : Annual Commission, exhibition review – Manic, magical and disturbing collection of art right at the cutting edge, Evening Standard, October 12
Gosling, Emily. Surreal, disturbing, NSFW and utterly thrilling: the work of Jon Rafman, It’s Nice That, October 8
Campbell, James D. Jon Rafman, Frieze Magazine, September 25
Anderson, Mitchell. Jon Rafman, Erysichthon, Flash Art, September 30
Hubert, Craig. Jon Rafman and Daniel Lopatin Made a Film Inspired by LARP, Blouin Art Info, September 28
Campeau, Sylvain. Beam me up, Scotty! The Photographs Teleported from Google Street View, Ciel Variable, No. 101, Fall 2015
Whyte, Murray. Internet Explorer: Jon Rafman, archivist of failed online utopias, Canadian Art, Fall 2015
Loget, Violette. Entre addiction et obsession: La cyberculturel selon Jon Rafman, Revue Ex_situ, August 21
Polh, John. Visual arts: artist and curator take differents approaches in exhibitions created from MAC collection, Montreal Gazette, August 13
Bettridge, Thom. Skyrim Sunsets: Artist JON RAFMAN on Exploring VR with the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2, 32c, July 24
Johnson, Ken. Review: ‘Image Object’ Looks at the Relationship Between the Virtual and the Physical, The New York Times, July 16
Indrisek, Scott. “image Objects” Brings the Digital Outdoors, Blouin Art Info, July 8
Meier, Allison. The Digital Lives of Public Art Considered in the City Hall Park, Hyperallergic, July 6
Sproull, Lisa. Art this week, Cult MTL, June 25.
Delgado, Jérôme. L’été Altmejd, Le Devoir, June 27
Polh, John. Visual arts: David Altmejd and Jon Rafman’s universes collide, Montreal Gazette, June 25
Dierker, Libby. Who is Jon Rafman, Canvas by Grolsh, June 22
Nadia Slejskova. Jon Rafman’s Sculpture Garden, Art Frame, June 20
David Altmejd and Jon Rafman at the MAC – This summer, two Montréal artists in the spotlight, CNW Telbec, June 19
Canadian Artist Jon Rafman To Exhibit At The Zabludowicz Collection, Artlyst, June 12
Dafoe, Taylor. On Troll Caves and Roses Gardens: Jon Rafman and Keren Cytter at Feuer/Mesler, ARTslant, May 19
Zhong, Fran. Art 2.0: If you want to ride the next wave in contemporary art, you’re going to have to update your operating system, W Magazine, May 7
Gallery Weekend // Top 10 Must-See Recommendations, Berlin Art Link, April 29
Sobey Art Award 2015 Longlist Revealed, Canadian Art, April 15

Twerdy, Saelan. Saelan Twerdy’s Top 3 of 2014: Shifting Landscapes, Canadian Art, December 22
Mullet, David. Jon Rafman’s digital wanderings at Art Basel Miami, DAZED, December 12
Duray, Dan. Jon Rafman had a great virtual reality piece at NADA, ARTNEWS, December 6
Clement, Eric. Un gros buzz, La Presse +, November 7
Goodden, Sky. Feature Art Fair’s Focus on the art, and the currents that emerged, Momus, October 27
Canadian Artist Shortlisted for 100K$ International Price, Canadian Art, October 29, 2014
Sutton, Kate. Future Lovers, Art Forum, October 28, 2014
Clarke, Bill. Jon Rafman: Hope Springs Eternal, Art Review Magazine, September 2014
Gay, Malcolm. Jon Rafman: Artist creates a disturbing image of the Internet at Contemporary Art Museum. Riverfront Times, july 24th
H. Sanchez, Gabriel. Jon Rafman: 500 words. Artforum, 3
Jager, David. Making strange : Rafman’s search for weirdness pays off. NOW Magazine, june 19-26
Valentine, Ben. Jon Rafman’s Not-So-Still Life of a Digital Betamale. Hyperallergic, june 11, 2014
Murakami, Kenta, Jon Rafman: Experiencing the Sublime in Google Street View, Digital America
Wallace, Ian. Revolutionary New Art Movement. Artspace, march 18
Campeau, Sylvain, Jon Rafman: Captures Accidentelles, Inferno Magazine, January 16th, 2014
Dillon, Noah, Jon Rafman, Art in America, January 13th, 2014Froese, Stephen. Jon Rafman, Pin-Up Magazine, no.15, Fall-Winter 2013-14

Murg, Stephanie, Quote of Note: Jon Rafman, Mediabistro, December 30th, 2013
Soderberg, Brandon, The Best Music Videos of 2013, Noisy, December 30th, 2013
The Top 10 Gallery Shows of 2013, Artsy, December 20th, 2013
Staley, Willy, Poaching Memories from Google’s Wandering Eye, New York Times, December 16
Duray, Dan, Hadou-kin! Jon Rafman Hosts ‘Street Fighter IV’ Tournament at Zach Feuer, Gallerist, October 22th, 2013
Creahan, D., New York – Jon Rafman: “You Are Standing in an Open Field” at Zach Feuer Gallery Through October 26th, 2013, Artobserved, October 24th, 2013
Zabludowicz, Tiffany, On Jon Rafman’s Dystopian Techno-Prophecies at Zach Feuer Gallery,Artspace, October 24th, 2013
Henry, Joseph, Five Picks for Montreal’s Mois de la Photo, Blouin Artinfo, September 6th, 2013
Kozinska, Dorota, Jacynthe Carrier: Les Eux, Jon Rafman: Remember Carthage, Vie des Arts, N°232 Fall 2013, Montreal (Canada)
Indrisek, Scott, Jon Rafman Explains a Gaming obsession, BlackBook, October 15th 2013, New York (NY, US)
DeVille, Chris, Oneohtrix Point Never – “Still Life (Betamale)” Video, Stereogum, September 25th 2013
Gavin, Francesca, Jon Rafman’s Second Life Art, Dazed & Confused Magazine, September 2013
Proulx, Christelle, Jon Rafman: The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, published in Ciel Variable, no. 95, « Cyber / Espace / Public », Montréal, Fall 2013
Cornell, Lauren, Jon Rafman and Rosa Aiello: Remember Carthage, New Museum, September 2013
Duray, Dan, Zoe Lescaze, Michael H. Miller, Andrew Russeth, “15 Things to Do in New York’s Art
World Before September 16”
,, September 2013
Mana, Galit, Jon Rafman, Frieze no. 157, September 2013
Cohn, Hana, The 50 Most Influential Photographers of the Past 10 Years, Complex Art+Design, June 13 2013, New York (NY, US)
“Annals of Lost TIme”,, 6 May 2013

Rafman, Jon. New Age Demanded, Text and images, in No.One Magazine, no 2. Losüng Postlach, Berlin
The street views Google wasn’t expecting you to see – in pictures, The Guardian, February 20th, 2012, London (UK)
Stolen Moments: Google Street View Art Project, The Huffington Post, February 21st, 2012
Kennedy, Randy, Artists and Technologists Team Up for Rhizome Event, New York Times, April 3rd, 2012, New York (NY, US)
Whyte, Murray, Jon Rafman’s The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, Toronto Star, May 3rd, 2012, Toronto (Canada)
Twerdy, Saelan, Jon Rafman: Mapping Google, Canadian Art, May 3rd, 2012, Toronto (Canada)
Mirror Sites: Jon Rafman at M+B Art and International Art Objects, Photograph Magazine, May 29th, 2012, New York (NY, US)
Dyer, Geoff, Street Views, The Believer Magazine vol. 10, no. 5, June 1st 2012, San Fransisco (CA, US)
Linners, Nicolas, Critic’s Pick: Jon Rafman, Artforum, June 14th, 2012, New York (NY, US)
Vanhemert, Kyle, Greek Busts Reskinned for the Digital Age, Fast Co Design, July 12th 2012
Dyer, Geoff, How Google Street View is inspiring new photography, The Guardian, July 14th, 2012, London (UK)
Lebel Ouellet, Catherine. Jon Rafman : The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, Emmanuel Galland : De Lafontaine à Racine, en passant par Bossé et Talbot, Ciel Variable no. 92, p.84-85, Fall 2012
Jon Rafman’s Surreal Google Street View Scenes Show Life On The Edge (PHOTOS), Huffington Post, December 5 2012

Quaranta, Domenico, Brand New Paint Job, 2011
Christiansen, Lauren, Jon Rafman and Tabor Robak’s BNPJ.exe,, February 9 2011
Chen, Jimmy, Jon Rafman’s Google Street Views, Thought Catalog, March 7 2011
O’Hagan, Sean, Why you are the future of photography, The Guardian, July 13 2011
Cornell, Lauren, “In the Nostalgia District”, Frieze Magazine 20th Anniversary Issue, August 2011
Google’s Mapping Tools Spawn New Breed of Art Projects, Wired, August 15 2011
Moser, Gabby, Surveillance, Sovereignty, & Subjectivity in Google Street View, Fillip no. 15, September 1st 2011
Steinberg, Avi The Grand Map, The Paris Review, October 5 2011, New York (NY, US)
Codes of Honor, Kill Screen, September 19 2011
Sohal, Raji, Callings from Canada: Virtual Reality Bites, PBS – Art:21, December 20 2011
Walker, Rob, Independent Projects turn Google Maps into Entertainment, New York Times, December 30 2011

Schiesel, Seth, Tragedy and Comedy, Starring Pac-Man, New York Times, July 15 2010, New York (NY, US)
Networked City: at a festival where the world gets reprogrammed, Motherboard.TV, September 7 2010
Lechner, Marie, Avec view sur la vie, Libération, October 25 2010, Paris (France)
Indrisek, Scott, Take it to the (virtual) streets, Modern Painters, November 2010
Madrigal, Alexis, The Portraits of Google Street View, The Atlantic, November 9 2010, Washington, D.C. (US)
Kinkley, Jonathan, Jon Rafman at Golden Age – Art Review, Time Out Chicago, November 17 2010, Chicago (IL, US)
Deutschland späht durch die Pixellöcher, Der Spiegel, November 19 2010, Hamburg (Germany)
Search and Destroy, Harper’s Magazine, November 1st 2009, New York (NY, US)


Meet Jon Rafman, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, June 25 2015.
Jon Rafman on Digital Art , Cinq a Six, CBC Radio, June 12 2015

Jon Rafman on Gaming, Modernism, and Net Art, Blouin ArtInfo, September 25 2013

Jon Rafman, The lack of history in the post-Internet age, Eye Curious, May 4 2012, online
Three Questions for Jon Rafman, La Gaîté Lyrique, May 11 2011, Paris (France)

Jon Rafman Prend des Photos de Photos Google, Vice France, January 11 2011
Artist Profile: Jon Rafman by Manuel Berger, Lodown Magazine no. 75, March 2 2011
Jon Rafman talks to Dean Kissick, Tank Magazine, vol. 7, no. 12, May 1st 2011
Interview with Jon Rafman, The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC TV, May 18 2011
Jon Rafman interviewed by AIDS 3D (Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas), Kaleidoscope, December 14 2011, Milano (Italy)

Revealing Jon Rafman, Bomb Magazine, July 8 2010, Brooklyn (NY, US)
A Conversation with Jon Rafman, Bad at Sports, May 12 2010 (US)
Is Second Life the theatre of the absurd?, NPRIL, May 28 2010

Jon Rafman : Nine Eyes, New Documents, Los Angeles (USA) & Vancouver (Canada), 2016, 80 p.

Jon Rafman: Zabludowicz Collection, Zabludowicz Art Projects, London (UK), 2015, 134 pages
Jon Rafman, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (Canada), 2015. 192 pages

Screenshots catalogue, William Benton Museum of Art (CT, US)
Moscow Photobienniale 2012 catalogue, Moscow House of Photography Museum, Moscow (Russia)

Nine Eyes of Google Street View by Jon Rafman, Jean Boîte éditions, Paris (France)
Inéditos 2011 catalogue, La Casa Encendida de Obra Social Caja, Madrid (Spain)
In the Nostalgia District, Frieze Magazine 20th Anniversary Issue, London (UK)
From Here On catalogue, Ninth International France, Arles, (France)
Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography catalogue, Arles (France)
The Metropolitan Issue, Gup #30, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Dans lequel tout choses existent et s’animent: Jon Rafman and Gabor Szilasi, Art45, Montreal (Canada)
Futurspectives – Fotografia 2010 catalogue, Rome (Italy)
Repair – Ars Electronica 2010 catalogue, Linz (Austria)
FutureEverthing 2010 catalogue, Manchester (UK)

IMG MGMT: Nine Eyes of Google Street View by Jon Rafman, Art Fag City, New York (NY, US)
16 Google Street Views by Jon Rafman, Golden Age, Chicago (IL, US)
Fotofest Biennial 2009 catalogue, Houston (TX, US)