'exhibitions' category


Mechanical Paintings

Mechanical Paintings at Upstream Gallery
October 30 – December 18, 2021
photos by Gert-Jan van Rooij


Permanent Distraction

Permanent Distraction
Site Gallery Sheffield
September 23 – December 23, 2021
Photos by Jules Lister


Silence, a public art project in Canada

Silence is a public artwork I created for PXL Gallery, Canada’s largest lowres art installation. Only 28 x 88 giant pixels. Photos by Gus Sarino.


Shadow Objects Sculpture Park

Shadow Objects Sculpture Park
A 3D exhibition for Tokyo Art Book Fair


Mechanical Painting (laptop)

laptop rafael rozendaal

Mechanical Painting 20 03 02 (Laptop)
Enamel on Steel
170 x 120 cm
On view at Deitch Gallery New York until November


Quiet, Calm, Staring – online exhibition at upstream.gallery

Upstream Gallery proudly presents its online platform upstream.gallery dedicated to host a new series of online exhibitions. These exhibitions will be developed, curated and participated by artists that belong to the top of the digital art world. The first exhibition is curated by Rafaël Rozendaal: Quiet, Calm, Staring

Participating artists: Claude Closky, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Olia Lialina, Jan Robert Leegte, Peter Luining, Jonas Lund, Guthrie Lonergan, Jonathan Puckey / Moniker, Evan Roth, Claudia Maté, Michael Manning, Rafaël Rozendaal.

“We have been online before the crisis and we’ll be here after.”

For this first exhibition Rafaël Rozendaal made a selection of 13 artists who use websites as a medium. He chose to select websites that require no interaction, websites that are endpoints. No information, no links, they are destinations.

As the artist mentions:
“…Art is a place for reflection and contemplation. Quiet, calm, staring. Trying to observe without too many thoughts. We are used to viewing art that way, but the internet is a different place. The internet is fast paced, jumping from link to link, from impression to impression.
Websites are ubique (ubiquitous) objects, they can exist in many places simultaneously. It might sound obvious, and we take it for granted, but I think now more than ever we understand why websites are a very special place for artists to make work. Websites are different from any other medium… they use computational processes to generate living moving images. Browsing them has it’s own rhythm, it’s own flow of time, different from video, TV or cinema…”


discrete objects at upstream gallery

Discrete Objects
Upstream Gallery 2019
Photos by Gert-Jan van Rooij


centraal museum utrecht

A selection of websites on the facade of Centraal Museum Utrecht
Curated by Bart Rutten
Photos by Gert-Jan van Rooij


Nervous at Postmasters Roma


Random Fear in Kunsthal Rotterdam

“Random Fear with Mirrors”
at the exhibition “Trouble in Paradise, collection Rattan Chadha”
Kunsthal, Rotterdam
Photos by Job Janssen & Jan Adriaans


“Don’t do too much” exhibition at Postmasters, New York

Don’t do too much
exhibition at Postmasters Gallery, New York
Photos by Tamas Banovich & Kyle Knodell


Freedom of Movement at Stedelijk Museum

Freedom of Movement, curated by Karen Archey
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2018
Photos by Peter Tijhuis


Haiku at Galeria Cavalo, Rio


Selected websites at Cleveland Institute of Art

photos by Field Studio


Abstract Browsing 17 08 10X

Abstract Browsing 17 08 10X
(Google Docs, Feedly, iMore, Top Ten Reviews, Waze,
Reviews, Amazon, Nerdwallet, Google Drive, Twitter)

Jacquard weaving, 280 x 510 cm

Photo by Josefina Eikenaar

On view at Textile Museum Tilburg as part of the Color & Abstraction exhibition.


Generosity at Towada Art Center Japan

Solo exhibition at Towada Art Center
Curated by Kodama Kanazawa
Photos by ​Kuniya Oyamada​


“Portraits”, exhibition at Steve Turner, Los Angeles, 2018


Anti Social at Postmasters NYC


Convenient at TSCA Tokyo


Human/Digital: The Brown Family Collection at the Kunsthal Rotterdam

Human / Digital: A Symbiotic Love Affair
Digital Art From The Hugo Brown Family Collection

Kunsthal Rotterdam, 2017
Photography by Job Janssen


Sleepmode – Screensaver exhibition at The Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

Sleepmode: The Art of the Screensaver
Curated by Rafaël Rozendaal
27 jan — 20 aug 2017
Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Photos by Gert-Jan van Rooij


Sleepmode: The Art of the Screensaver

I am curating an exhibition called Sleepmode: The Art of the Screensaver.
It opens January 26 at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

27 lifesize projections of all the classics… Windows, Apple, After Dark, and many others. It’s a survey of screensavers, from the very first (a black screen) all the way to now. There will also be an audiotour with background stories as you walk through the exhibition.

We also made an extensive web-publication, which has writings, videos, source material and interviews with the screensaver creators.